The 2016 edition of IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium is coming to TOURS, FRANCE, 18 to 21 September and will be held in the VINCI convention center. It is an honor to host this wonderful symposium and to bring together academic and industrial researchers from over 50 countries to allow scientific exchange, inspire new ideas and projects.

TOURS has a long history with ultrasound in France. In the late sixties, Professor Léandre Pourcelot brought to market the first European CW Doppler system. With his research group, he developed one of the first real-time ultrasound imaging systems based on electronic scanning of a linear array. His work paved the way to more than 40 years of innovations in medical ultrasound.

TOURS city is situated in the LOIRE VALLEY, nicknamed “Jardin de la France” (Garden of France), a UNESCO world heritage, popular for a number of famous castles such as Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord, Villandry …

TOURS located in the center of France, is easily accessible and a major touristic region renowned for its unique history, gastronomy, heritage and culture.

I am looking forward to seeing you in TOURS, FRANCE

Very sincerely,



Dr. Ayache Bouakaz, General Chair