The first ThUNDDAR event took place in October 2016. This was a very successful ‘Sandpit’ at the Royal Society of Medicine to which a number of potential users and funders of therapy ultrasound were invited, and were told about the enormous potential of therapy ultrasound. The first ThUNDDAR THUGs took place in York at the same time as the BMUS annual meeting, and was attended by ~ 30 people.
ThUNDDAR received 5 applications (involving 12 different groups) for the first round of pilot study funding. Congratulations to the successful teams led by David Sinden at NPL, and Carmel Moran in Edinburgh.
Some funding has also been given to the film maker, Martin Freeth, to make some short films about therapeutic ultrasound. Martin was out at The Therapeutic Ultrasound Winter School In Les Houches last month. His filming included short interviews with some of the 10 participants who had received ThUNDDAR funding to attend.