The rooms are limited at the Blackstone Hotel at this stage (August 30th). This is also the weekend for the Chicago Marathon.

After registering online, please contact Lisa from Great Time tours directly ASAP  to help with arranging your hotel accommodations for the conference.  Phone 847-882-8881 or email at

I N T E R N A T I O N A L   B U B B L E   C O N F E R E N C E  

October 5-6, 2017
The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL 

October 7, 2017 - Basic CEUS Training 101
The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL

32 Years of Bubble Conferences... 

Please join the conversation as the global collaborators and experts in the field of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) meet in Chicago again this year. This is a unique forum for the CEUS community to network, collaborate and discover solutions to common challenges in the specialties.

The annual Bubble Conference is the single-most important global forum for cross-specialty CEUS research and practice.  Bubble Conference faculty members include the world's foremost clinicians, physiologists, engineers, and other scientists working in the fields of cardiology, radiology, vascular medicine, gynecology, gastroenterology, and other body imaging sub-specialties. Participants include physicians, scientists, nurses, sonographers, technicians and related paramedical professionals from North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East

Since the very first Bubble Conference sessions were held in a small conference room in 1985, this extraordinary international meeting has consistently featured the most compelling scientific and clinical work in the CEUS field, along with opportunities to test new ideas, forge new scientific relationships and drive the field forward.  Whether you are a clinical practitioner, a research professional or a member of industry, you will not want to miss this year's 32nd Annual Bubble Conference.

The meetings  take on added significance with unprecedented interest in avoiding unnecessary exposure to radiation-based medical imaging, reducing overall healthcare costs and improving healthcare quality for patients.The Bubble Conference features timely updates on safe non-invasive, cost-effective, radiation-free CEUS imaging of organ systems and tumors throughout the body. Additional sessions will offer regulatory and accreditation updates along with breaking scientific developments in the use of contrast agents to enhance targeted delivery of genes and drug therapies.

Presenters address clinical safety and expanding applications of diagnostic CEUS, along with promising investigation and clinical applications of therapeutic CEUS for targeted delivery of genes and drugs to organ systems and tumors.  All sessions are highly interactive, promoting lively discussions in an open, challenging, collegiate atmosphere. As a result, Bubble Conference consistently spark new innovations that help energize the CEUS fields, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care and saving lives.

Live Web Conference:

Attend the Chicago event online on Thursday and Friday with additional post event access through Livemedia. More information regarding this year's registration and details will follow soon. Questions, please contact Irene Syraki at Livemedia -

Impact on public health:

The conference directly promotes public health by providing an inter-disciplinary and international forum focused on development of diagnostic and therapeutic CEUS applications. Diagnostic CEUS imaging is non-invasive, is performed without radiation or dye, improves imaging accuracy, reduces patient risk, and potentially reduces downstream testing and costs. Therapeutic CEUS, which is in the investigational stages, shows promise for delivering genes and drugs to targeted organ systems and tumors.

Venues and Schedules:

The Bubble Conference  will be held south of the Chicago River across from the Lake Michigan lakefront, the rolling parks and museum campus, at the historic and elegant Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Avenue (The "Magnificent Mile"), Chicago. Saturday's training sessions will be at the Blackstone Hotel.

At a Glance...


Thursday, October 5 (all day), expert presentations and lively discussion in the Blackstone Hotel. All day professional CEUS exhibits displayed.

Friday, October 6  (until 3 PM) expert presentations and lively discussion in the Blackstone Hotel. All day professional CEUS exhibits displayed.

~ BASIC CEUS TRAINING at The Blackstone Hotel: 

Saturday, October 7 (9:00AM - 2:30PM) patient cases using the latest CEUS imaging machines and contrast agents for liver and cardiac studies. Hands-On Knobology, phantom demonstrations of deliver and imaging, 

~ LIVE WEB CONFERENCE interactive online option:

Cant make it into Chicago this time? You now have the option to be "in the room" through the live video conference available through our Livemedia partners.
Questions: Irene Syraki:
Register Here

Conference Director:
Steven B. Feinstein, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL USA

Conference Co-Directors:
Stephanie Wilson, MD, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Petros Nihoyannopoulos, MD, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Scientific Committee with Conflict of Interest Oversight:
James Miller, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Payman Sattar, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Seth Powsner, MD, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Conference "Boots on the Ground" Logistics Team in Chicago:
Gerri Somerville Kalita - Conference Manager
Elizabeth Ruiz - Faculty and Registration Manager
Frances Murphy - Conference Coordinator

Hotel and Air Coordination:
GREAT TIME TOURS, Miriam Levinson and Lisa Padulek


  • When

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017
    7:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
    636 S Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60605

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