STM 2017 Annual Meeting

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April 29 - May 2, 2017


Society News

The 2015 Impact Factors have been released for the International Journal of Hyperthermia and we are pleased to report that the Impact Factor has increased from 2.645 in 2014 to 3.361 in 2015. 
This is an all-time record for the journal and is the first time the journal’s Impact Factor has made it into the 3s. 
Congratulations to all of those involved with IJH that helped make this possible!

The 2015 Impact Factors have been released for the International Journal of Hyperthermia and we are pleased to report that the Impact Factor has increased from 2.645 in 2014 to 3.361 in 2015. 

This is an all-time record for the journal and is the first time the journal’s Impact Factor has made it into the 3s. 

Congratulations to all of those involved with IJH that helped make this possible!

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ABC News
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5th International Symposium
on Focused Ultrasound
August 28-September 1, 2016  
Washing DC Metro Area
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10th International Congress
on 
Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
November 17-19, 2016 
Omni Shoreham Hotel

Official Journal of STM


The International Journal of Hyperthermia
2015 Impact Factor: 3.361
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.82
Frequency: 8 issues per year



 

Mission


Our Mission Statement

The Society for Thermal Medicine is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose mission is to significantly improve patient treatment outcomes by advancing the science, development and application of Thermal Therapy.

Our Society strives to:

  • Promote new discovery in thermal biology, physics/engineering, and medicine.

  • Sponsor high quality forums for education of medical professionals in the practice of thermal medicine.

  • Advocate for increased patient access to appropriate, high quality, thermal therapies.

Get to Know Us

Founded in 1986, STM is a premier, international scientific forum for fostering interaction and innovation in the study of biological, physical and medical applications of thermal therapy for cancer and other diseases and for facilitating a greater basic understanding of the role of temperature in cellular and molecular function. A key goal of the Society is to facilitate rapid dissemination of exciting scientific breakthroughs in thermal medicine in order to expedite the translation of both basic and applied research to the clinic for the immediate benefit of patients.

The Society meets annually in the United States, (and with other international societies every 4th year) for members to exchange new research information in the areas of thermal physics/engineering, and biology and medicine, with sub-specialty interests including thermal physiology , immunology, regulation of gene/protein expression, nanoparticles and drug delivery, inflammation and metabolism, hypoxia, vascular function and the tumor microenvironment, radiation and chemotherapy sensitization by heat, thermal ablation, chemistry, and new industry development . A major emphasis at the annual meetings is placed on presentations of new translational and clinical data in thermal therapy. There are many opportunities for new investigators to present their data, and graduate students, laboratory and clinical fellows, and allied health professionals are particularly welcome at our meetings; several career development and mentor-ship opportunities are available.

Among other activities, the Society sponsors CME accredited educational events, its own outstanding journal: The International Journal of Hyperthermia, a website for scientific and informational exchange, and yearly travel awards and speaking opportunities for new investigators.

What is Thermal Medicine?

Thermal Medicine, or the manipulation of body or tissue temperature for the treatment of disease, can be traced back to the earliest practice of medicine. Cultures from around the world can point to ancient uses of hot and cold therapy for specific medical applications, including cancer. Modern research in thermal medicine aims to understand molecular, cellular and physiological effects of temperature manipulation and the “stress” response, as well as to develop effective and safe equipment for clinical application and temperature monitoring. As a result, today there are a growing number of clinical applications of thermal therapy that benefit patients with a variety of diseases. More ... 

 

STM Image Archive Added to the Member Center

Using the images provided by Dennis Leeper, Chair of the History Committee, we have added a STM slideshow image archive to the Member Center.

The Member Center is restricted to current members via log-in. 

2016 STM Awards

2016 STM
J. Eugene Robinson Award




 Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD

Professor and Director

Division of Translational Radiation Sciences
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland Baltimore
PAST RECIPIENTS



2016 STM/ICHO 
NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARDS


$500 travel grants were awarded to New Investigators to encourage participation at the 2016 ICHO.  Awards were given based on a competitive evaluation of submitted applications and abstracts by the ICHO Awards Committee.

Matthew Adams

“Development of MR-guided endoluminal ultrasound applicators for thermal ablation of pancreatic cancer: design and evaluations in ex vivo and in vivo porcine studies”             

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA


Bassim Aklan      

“Hyperthermia treatment planning: Impact of variation in manual tissue-segmentation on the simulated temperature distribution”              

Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany


Kathleen Ashcraft           

“Enhanced efficacy of radiotherapy by voluntary exercise is dependent on a thermoneutral environment”              

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA


Akke Bakker       

“Scar tissue is more at risk of developing thermal skin damage in recurrent breast cancer patients treated with reirradiation and hyperthermia”         

AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 


Sarah Brueningk

“A comprehensive model of hyperthermia and radiotherapy induced cell death”

The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey, UK


Mark Bucsek      

“The impact of β-adrenergic signaling on radioresistance and anti-tumor immunity in murine tumor models”

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA


Tejan Diwanji     

“Multidisciplinary Management Of Unresectable Verrucous Carcinoma Of The Genitals, i.e. Buschke-Lowenstein Tumor, With Combined External Beam Radiation and Hyperthermia: A Case Report”             

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA


Kalyani Ektate    

"Ultrasound monitoring of tumor temperature and drug delivery with echogenic thermosensitive liposomes"          

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA


Samuel  Fahrenholtz        

“Laser ablation prediction via global optimization and cross-validation”         

Department of Imaging Physics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA


Taylor Ibelli         

“Photothermal Ablation of Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus using Fluorescent Bio-Polymer Nanoparticles”   

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA


Paras Jawaid       

“Effects of nanoparticles on the cell killing induced by different physical stressors”      

Toyama University, Toyama, Japan


Samir Jenkins     

“Photothermal Treatment and Radiosensitization of Breast Cancer Cells using Targeted Polydopamine Coated Gold Nanocages”

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA


Thomas Longo    

“HEAT-TARGETED DRUG DELIVERY USING A NOVEL CONDUCTIVE BLADDER HYPERTHERMIA DEVICE”

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA


Eleanor  McCabe-Lankford             

“Near-Infrared Nanoparticle Mediated Hyperthermia In Colorectal Cancer Spheroids: A Tissue Phantom Study”  

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA


Daniel Meeker

“Designing novel antibiotic-loaded, targeted nanoparticles to eradicate Staphylococcus aureus planktonic cultures and biofilms”      

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA


Hendrik Thijmen Mulder 

“Optimal path length correction for the Sigma Eye applicator for Hyperthermia Treatment Planning”

Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Rupal Parikh       

“Extreme Exotherms using Polyprotic Acids with Polyamines for Thermochemical Ablation”

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA


Elles Raaijmakers              

“An MRI-Compatible Hyperthermia Applicator for Small Animals”      

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Mati Ur  Rehman              

“Cold atmospheric helium plasma (He-CAP) and mild hyperthermia in combination causes enhancement in cell killing mainly via generation of reactive oxygen species”              

Department of Radiological Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan


Stephanie Rice   

“External thermal therapy (ETT) as an adjunct to radiation therapy in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma”

University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology, Baltimore, MD, USA
          


Dario Rodrigues                                                                                                                      

“Towards integration of non-invasive temperature measurement with microwave radiometry for improved control of superficial hyperthermia array applicators”          

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Jan Sebek            

“Sensitivity of microwave ablation models to tissue biophysical properties: application to model-based treatment planning”

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA


James Snider, III

“Concurrent Interstitial Thermal Therapy and Interstitial Brachytherapy for Recurrent and Bulky Pelvic Malignancies: A Single Institution Experience”

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA


Frederik Soetaert             

“Influence of magnetic nanoparticle location on the survival of SKBR3 cells”    

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA


Stefan Stangl      

“Membrane associated Hsp70 as a tumor-specific target structure for theranostic in vivo targeting of a wide variety of malignancies”       

Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU München, Munich, Germany


Caspar M. van Leeuwen  


“The effect of the time interval between radiotherapy and hyperthermia on treatment outcome in cervical cancer”

Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Joshua VanOsdol              

“Targeted intratumoral doxorubicin delivery by ultrasound-imageable low temperature sensitive liposomes and high intensity focused ultrasound mild hyperthermia”              

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA


Chencai Wang    

“Heating Efficiency of Colloidal Magnetic Fluids with Nonlinear Loss Properties and Aggregate Formation”              

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA




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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;"><em>&ldquo;Development of MR-guided endoluminal ultrasound applicators for thermal ablation of pancreatic cancer: design and evaluations in ex vivo and in vivo porcine studies&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</em><em></em></span></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Bassim Aklan&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Hyperthermia treatment planning: Impact of variation in manual tissue-segmentation on the simulated temperature distribution&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Kathleen Ashcraft&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Enhanced efficacy of radiotherapy by voluntary exercise is dependent on a thermoneutral environment&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;"><strong>Akke Bakker&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><strong></strong></span></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Scar tissue is more at risk of developing thermal skin damage in recurrent breast cancer patients treated with reirradiation and hyperthermia&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands&nbsp;<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;A comprehensive model of hyperthermia and radiotherapy induced cell death&rdquo;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey, UK<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;The impact of &beta;-adrenergic signaling on radioresistance and anti-tumor immunity in murine tumor models&rdquo;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Tejan Diwanji&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Multidisciplinary Management Of Unresectable Verrucous Carcinoma Of The Genitals, i.e. Buschke-Lowenstein Tumor, With Combined External Beam Radiation and Hyperthermia: A Case Report&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">"Ultrasound monitoring of tumor temperature and drug delivery with echogenic thermosensitive liposomes"&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Samuel&nbsp; Fahrenholtz&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Laser ablation prediction via global optimization and cross-validation&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Department of Imaging Physics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Taylor Ibelli&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Photothermal Ablation of Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus using Fluorescent Bio-Polymer Nanoparticles&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Paras Jawaid&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Effects of nanoparticles on the cell killing induced by different physical stressors&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Toyama University, Toyama, Japan<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Samir Jenkins&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Photothermal Treatment and Radiosensitization of Breast Cancer Cells using Targeted Polydopamine Coated Gold Nanocages&rdquo;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Thomas Longo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;HEAT-TARGETED DRUG DELIVERY USING A NOVEL CONDUCTIVE BLADDER HYPERTHERMIA DEVICE&rdquo;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;"><strong></strong></span></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Eleanor&nbsp; McCabe-Lankford&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Near-Infrared Nanoparticle Mediated Hyperthermia In Colorectal Cancer Spheroids: A Tissue Phantom Study&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Daniel Meeker</span></strong></p>
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Extreme Exotherms using Polyprotic Acids with Polyamines for Thermochemical Ablation&rdquo;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Elles Raaijmakers&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;An MRI-Compatible Hyperthermia Applicator for Small Animals&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Mati Ur&nbsp; Rehman&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Cold atmospheric helium plasma (He-CAP) and mild hyperthermia in combination causes enhancement in cell killing mainly via generation of reactive oxygen species&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Department of Radiological Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Stephanie Rice&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;External thermal therapy (ETT) as an adjunct to radiation therapy in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma&rdquo;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology, Baltimore, MD, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Dario Rodrigues&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Towards integration of non-invasive temperature measurement with microwave radiometry for improved control of superficial hyperthermia array applicators&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Jan Sebek&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Sensitivity of microwave ablation models to tissue biophysical properties: application to model-based treatment planning&rdquo;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Concurrent Interstitial Thermal Therapy and Interstitial Brachytherapy for Recurrent and Bulky Pelvic Malignancies: A Single Institution Experience&rdquo;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Frederik Soetaert&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Influence of magnetic nanoparticle location on the survival of SKBR3 cells&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Stefan Stangl&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Membrane associated Hsp70 as a tumor-specific target structure for theranostic in vivo targeting of a wide variety of malignancies&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU M&uuml;nchen, Munich, Germany</span></p>
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Joshua VanOsdol&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Targeted intratumoral doxorubicin delivery by ultrasound-imageable low temperature sensitive liposomes and high intensity focused ultrasound mild hyperthermia&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"><em><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">&ldquo;Heating Efficiency of Colloidal Magnetic Fluids with Nonlinear Loss Properties and Aggregate Formation&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></p>
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