30 April - 2 May 2018

Marriott Suites Hotel Midtown, Atlanta, GA, USA

Registration is NOW OPEN!

The UIA invites abstract submissions for posters for the 47th  Annual UIA Symposium, 30 April - 2 May 2018, in Atlanta, GA, USA.. This is an opportunity to showcase your research results to academic and industry delegates in any area of medical or industrial ultrasonics. We would be delighted to receive poster abstracts from graduate students to bring a strong ‘local research’ flavor to the UIA Symposium. You can submit your abstract here. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta.

Tentative Schedule

The Symposium begins on Monday morning, 30 April at 8:30 am with the Industrial Sessions and concludes at the end of the day with a wine and cheese reception.  Dinner is on your own.

Tuesday includes a special workshop in the morning, poster session and tour of the ultrasound laboratory at Georgia Tech in the afternoon.  It concludes with the Tuesday Evening  Event (included with full registration fee).

Ultrasonic Transducer Modeling in ATILA FEA software - Dr. Alfredo Vazquez Carazo

ATILA is a finite element software package specifically developed for the analysis of two or three-dimensional structures that contain piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials. Its FEM solver is organized around strong electrical-to-mechanical coupling and fluid-to-structure coupling formulations.  As a result, this software has been extensively used in a variety of ultrasonic power transducers and ultrasonic underwater sonars. During this workshop, a typical analysis of various piezoelectric and magnetostrictive devices will be shown. A typical analysis of an ultrasonic transducer will be implemented with special focus to modal,
harmonic and transient response. 

FEM and Micromechatronics with ATILA software by Kenji Uchino, a $125 value, is being offered to conference attendees at the subsidized cost of only $50 (must register for this workshop to receive discount).  As a special bonus, the full-featured ATILA light version of the latest ATILA++ software will also be offered to all participants for free when it is published in 2018; the only thing “light” about this software compared to ATILA++ is the limit in model size.

Wednesday will begin with a few industrial sessions; the majority of the program will focus on medical applications.  

The Symposium will conclude by 4:30 pm.

The tentative schedule of presentations will be available here shortly. 

 Call for Papers/Posters

We apologize for the problems presenters have encountered using our online abstract submission.  Please send your abstract t.o us at .  Your abstract will be acknowledged promptly.

Abstracts are accepted for both medical and industrial sessions.

Should you have any questions, please email or call +1.937+586.3725.


Deadline for submission is 28 February 2018

Atlanta Marriott Midtown Suites

UIA has arranged for rooms at the special rate of $169 USD single/double.  You may make your reservations online. 

This reservation link has been updated.  If you had problems making your reservation, please try again.  Note, if you need reservations prior to 27 April, please call the hotel at 404.876.8888  and ask to speak to Christian Williams.  She will be glad to assist your early arrival reservation.

Or, you may call 1.800.228.9290 and specify that you are attending the Ultrasonic Industry Association Annual Symposium.  

Please make your hotel reservations by Friday, 6 April to ensure the special room rate is still available.

Registration Fees

Prior to 1 March:

Member: $790

Non-member: $910

As of 1 March:

Member: $950

Non-member: $1,050







None at this time.

Past UIA Symposia and Workshops

43rd Annual Symposium of the Ultrasonic Industry Association