24 - 26 April 2023

Grand Hotel Karel V

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Hotel Karol V

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The UIA is looking forward to an engaging symposium chaired by Dr Andrew Feeal applications on Monday, with medical applications on Wednesday. Subject-specific topics of currency, Lecturer in the Centre for Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics at the University of Glasgow.

The three-day symposium will feature a day focusing on industry interest and importance in ultrasonics will be central to discussions among delegates on Tuesday, followed by poster presentations and a laboratory tour. To conclude Tuesday, delegates will be invited to a canal tour leading to the Oudaen Brewery, where dinner and a tour will take place.

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Utrecht was selected for our symposium due to its central location in the Netherlands, and importantly ideally situated in the vicinity of universities with ultrasonic research activity. These include UMC Utrecht, which hosts the Center for Image Sciences (CIS), a Focused Ultrasound Foundation Centre of Excellence; Eindhoven University of Technology, which hosts PULS/e (Photoacoustics & Ultrasound Laboratory Eindhoven); and Delft University of Technology. Utrecht can be reached via a thirty-minute train journey from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

We invite you to look at the Call for Presentations information below, for registration, planning your trip with us to Utrecht, and our Tuesday evening event. We hope to see you there!

Conference Schedule

UIA51 will begin on Monday, April 24 with Medical Sessions.  Tuesday, April 25 will include workshops, poster sessions, and a tour/presentation - and end with our evening event, which will include a canal tour and then a brewery tour and dinner at Oudeen Brewery.  Wednesday, April 26 features our Industrial Sessions, and the conference concludes that day by 5 pm.

Conference Headquarters: Grand Hotel Karel V

Check out the Grand Hotel Karel V which will be the headquarters hotel for UIA51. Located just a five-minute walk from Central Station, the hotel provides a magnificent setting for our symposium.  Our room rate will be 180E.  

What was once a 14th-century monastery and served as accommodation for knights & priests is now a luxury five-star hotel in the centre of Utrecht. Step inside a beautiful monumental building surrounded by several large gardens. You can relax in one of our spacious rooms overlooking the green surroundings.

If you wish to book either Saturday, 23 April or Thursday, 27 April, you must include the days of the Symposium.  The default is for a sole occupant—you can
adjust check-in if you have a traveling companion staying in your room.

Due to room renovations, a complimentary upgrade is offered to our main building to the Superior (Empire Rooms and Suites).

Make your hotel reservations here.

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Travel to and around Utrecht

Delta, KLM, American, and United provide direct service from US gateway cities to Schipol Airport in Amsterdam.

Utrecht is just a 29-minute train ride from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam to Central Station.  From there, you have a five-minute walk to our hotel.  For our European participants, every train that goes through The Netherlands stops in Utrecht!

Utrecht is a walking city, with restaurants, stores, and museums just a few minutes from our hotel.  Plan to arrive early or stay late to enjoy the open-air weekly food markets. Bring good walking shoes!  April is the driest month in Utrecht, and temperatures will vary between 40 - 60 degrees.  Bring a sweater to enjoy the many bars and restaurants with outside service.

Tuesday Evening Event at the Oudaen Brewery

Our evening begins with a tour of the Utrecht canals as we board our boat near our hotel. Oudaen brewery is right in the middle of Utrecht: around 75,000 litres of beer are brewed in the wharf cellar of Stadskasteel (City Castle) Oudaen every year, according to traditional methods. Each beer has its own distinct character. You can sample beers amid copper kettles, tap your own beer from the uKeg, and enjoy a tour of this fully-renovated, modern brewery in the heart of Utrecht., followed by dinner.

This event is included in your Symposium registration; extra tickets for guests are available.


Oudean Brewery 3

Oudean Brewery 1

More information on the Symposium will be posted here when available.


General Information


24 - 26 April 2023

Grand Hotel Karel V, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Based on our successful multi-access conference in 2022, we will be offering a virtual component so that participants from around the globe unable to travel to the UK will still be able to participate.

Multi-access (and what this means)

The Symposium will accommodate both live and virtual participants.  The schedule for the Symposium has been designed for easy viewing for both UK and European participants and those from North America.  All presentations will be live streamed and participants will be able to answer questions and participate in unconference discussions.

To cover the production costs for the virtual platform the registration fee will be the same as the early registration for live participants.

UIA51 Code of Conduct

UIA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and staff. All participants are expected to abide by this Virtual Programs Code of Conduct.

UIA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings.

Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal abuse of any participant or UIA staff member.
  • Examples of verbal abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations or threatening or stalking any participant.



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Registration Fees

Live registration fees:



Students $495

Poster Presenters
$199 (includes Tuesday and your choice of either Monday or Wednesday at no additional charge

Daily registration - Members

Daily registration - Nonmembers

Virtual registration Fees:

Members $650
Nonmembers $850
Daily - members $299
Daily - nonmembers $499
Students Full - $495
Students Daily - $199

UIA is pleased to underwrite student participation as a full symposium participant OR as a poster presenter.  Students submitting posters have the choice of adding either the  Monday Industrial Sessions or the Wednesday Medical Sessions at no additional charge.

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Featured Speakers

Featured Keynote Speakers

Monday, 24 April

Our Medical Session keynote speaker is Dr. Koen van Dongen, TU Delft on Imaging and inversion in medical ultrasound.

Koen Van Dongen

Chrit Moonen

Wednesday, 26 April

Chrit Moonen, Emeritus professor of Image Guided Molecular Interventions | Division of Imaging and Oncology| University Medical Center Utrecht will be our keynote speaker.


Program Schedule

 Full Symposium Program Schedule

Monday 24-Apr Day 1 - Medical Part 1 Organization  Presentation Title
4:00 AM 10:00 AM Open Networking / Unconference; Selectived Visit to UMC Utrecht Labs for 20 people (10:30 - 11:30 AM)
6:00 AM 12:00  Lunch
7:25 AM 1:25 PM Dr. Dominick A. DeAngelis  
Dr. Andrew Feeney
UIA President 
UIA51 Symposium Chair
7:30 AM 1:30 PM Dr. Heikki Niemenen Aalto University How flexurally oscillating ultrasonic needles could improve healthcare?
8:00 AM 2:00 PM Martin Hofmann University of Bern New approaches of planar piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers for effective periodontal scaling and care
8:30 AM 2:30 PM Dr. Sebastian Schlack PI Ceramic GmbH Highly flexible polyurethane based PZT composites
9:00 AM 3:00 PM Q/A and Unconference
9:30 AM 3:30 PM Dr. Koen van Dongen TU Delft Keynote: Imaging and inversion in medical ultrasound
12:30 PM 4:30 PM Jack Stevenson University of Glasgow The performance of Lead-free material in a miniaturised HIFU device
13:00 PM 5:00 PM Olga Yevlashevskaya  University of Birmingham Novel ultrasonic device for studying cells on titanium surfaces in vitro
1:30 PM 5:30 PM Dr. Dominick DeAngelis / Dr. Andrew Feeney Closing Remarks
  6:00 PM Wine and Cheese Reception    
Tuesday  25-Apr Day 2 –  Medical Part 2 & Insights and Poster Showcase  Organization Insights Title
3:55 AM 9:55 AM Dr Dominick A. DeAngelis
Dr Andrew Feeney
UIA President/UIA51 Symposium Chair Welcome
4:00 AM 10:00 AM Dr. Hans-Jürgen Schreiner CeramTec GmbH Recent breakthroughs in sensor and transducer development
4:30 AM 10:30 AM Dr. Xuan Li/ Professor Margaret Lucas University of Glasgow A miniature ultrasonic surgical device based on a novel flextensional configuration
5:00 AM 11:00 AM Dan Cotter/Jay Sheehan Integra Advanced laparoscopy with ultrasound
5:30 AM 11:30 AM Q/A and Unconference  
6:00 AM 12:00 PM Luncheon  
7:30 AM 1:30 PM Insight 1 - Manufacturing Challenges Charlie Dowling, CeramTec Manufacturing Challenges
    Insight 2 - Translational Applications Jay Sheehan, Integra Interdisciplinary Research & Development
    Insight 3 - Looking to the Future Dominick DeAngelis, Kulick & Soffa Industries Looking to the future
9:00 AM 3:00 PM Q/A and Unconference
9:30 AM 3:30 PM Keynote: Dr Karl Graff: Power ultrasonic manufacturing processes - status of the technology and its applications
10:30 AM 4:30 PM Poster and Exhibitor Showcase
12:00 PM 6.00 PM Dr Dominick A. DeAngelis/Dr Andrew Feeney UIA President/UIA51 Symposium Chair Day 2 Close
Wednesday 26-Apr Day 3 – Industrial Organization  Presentation Title
3:55 AM 9:55 AM Dr Dominick A. DeAngelis Dr Andrew Feeney UIA President/UIA51 Symposium Chair Welcome
4:00 AM 10:00 AM Dr Dominick A. DeAngelis Kulicke & Soffa Industries Quantifying power of ultrasonic transducers
4:30 AM 10:30 AM Dr. Mahshid Hafezi University of Glasgow Nitinol’s tribological characteristics for adaptive ultrasonic devices
5:00 AM 11:00 PM Abdul Hadi Chibli University of Glasgow Comparing generation III relaxor-PT single crystal with modified PZT-4 and PZT-8 for power ultrasonics devices
5:30 AM 11:30 AM Q/A and Unconference
6:00 AM 12:00 Noon Luncheon    
7:30 AM 1:30 PM Prof Chrit Moonen UMC Utrecht Keynote: Therapeutic ultrasound 
8:30 AM 2:30 PM Dr. Dan Richards Lettus Grow Ultrasonics applications in aeroponics
9:00 AM 3:00 PM Leo Klinstein Dukane New developments in power ultrasonics from Dukane
9:30 AM 3:30 PM Q/A and Unconference
10:00 AM 4:00 PM Dr Amin Moghaddas EWI On the effect of laser surface preparation on the quality of ultrasonic wire bonding process in battery pack assembly
10:30 AM 4:30 PM Dr. David Grewell North Dakota State University Biofuels
11:00 aM 5:00 PM Dr Dominick A. DeAngelis/Dr Andrew Feeney UIA President/UIA51 Symposium Chair Symposium Concluding Remarks


Travel Info

Getting to Utrecht, The Netherlands

Distances to Utrecht

Utrecht is conveniently located with both train and air access from throughout Europe.

Delta, KLM, American, and United provide direct service from US gateway cities to Schipol Airport in Amsterdam.

Since all trains in The Netherlands stop in Utrecht, arriving from Schiphol airport is a quick 30-minute train ride. 
The Karel V Hotel is a delightful 5 minute walk from the  Central Station.  The ease of access to major European cities provides great opportunities for pre and post Symposium travel.



Past UIA Symposia and Workshops

UIA50 Information

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