ICHO Supporting Societies








ICHO Confirmed Sponsors

WE THANK OUR SPONSORS!

DIAMOND SPONSOR




PLATINUM SPONSOR



GOLD SPONSOR



SILVER SPONSORS






SUSTAINING SPONSORS







BRONZE SPONSORS












FRIENDS SPONSORS












SUPPORTING SPONSORS









2016 International Congress of Hyperthermic Oncology




The Society for Thermal Medicine is proud to host the 12th International Congress of Hyperthermic Oncology which will be held April 11-15, 2016 at the luxurious InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

On behalf of the three supporting Societies of ICHO, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in the “Birthplace of Jazz”, New Orleans, Louisiana. We will meet April 11 – 15, 2016, for what is shaping up to be an outstanding line-up of world class speakers addressing important topics in the field of thermal medicine. The Congress will feature an Educational Session, prior to the kickoff of the meeting (CME credits are pending). In addition, several congress sessions will be disease oriented, to attract participation by clinicians from around the world. Other sessions will be technology oriented, to focus on existing and emerging technologies in thermal medicine. We view “thermal medicine” as a continuum which ranges from cryotherapy to thermal ablation. The program will reflect this perspective. The President’s symposium will consider new frontiers in Thermal Medicine, with an eye toward future opportunities.

I am pleased to announce that travel grants will be provided for up to 20 young investigators. The abstracts for young investigators will be judged and the top 20 will be selected for the ICHO travel award. Application criteria can be found HERE.

I look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

- Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, FASTRO, FAAAS
  12th ICHO President



12th ICHO President



Mark W. Dewhirst,
DVM, PhD, FASTRO, FAAAS

Duke University Medical Center
Department of Radiation Oncology
201A MSRB1, Research Drive
Box 3455
Durham, NC 27710





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




<p> </p>
<div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial;">
<h3 style="line-height: 24px; text-align: center;">
<div style="text-align: center;"><br />
</div>
</h3>
<div style="color: #000000; font-family: arial; text-align: left;">
<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.800000011920929px; line-height: 24px; font-size: 14px; font-family: arial;">
</span></div>
</div>
</span></div>
<hr />
<span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">
<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;"><br />
<strong>2016 STM/ICHO <br />
NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARDS</strong><br />
<br />
</span></div>
<span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: arial;"> $500 travel grants were awarded to New Investigators to encourage participation at the <a href="http://www.thermaltherapy.org/ebusSFTM/ICHO2016.aspx">2016 ICHO</a>.&nbsp; Awards were given based on a competitive evaluation of submitted applications and abstracts by the ICHO Awards Committee.</span></span>
<div id="winnerWrapper">
<p style="color: #314c7f; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 13px; letter-spacing: 0.6499999761581421px; line-height: 19.5px;"></p>
<p style="color: #314c7f; 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;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; color: #000000;"><strong>Matthew Adams</strong><strong></strong></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;"><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 />
<br clear="all" />
</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;">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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">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 />
<br clear="all" />
</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;"><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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">Sarah Brueningk</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;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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">Mark Bucsek&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;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 />
<br />
</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;"><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;">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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">Kalyani Ektate&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;">"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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">Daniel Meeker</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;Designing novel antibiotic-loaded, targeted nanoparticles to eradicate Staphylococcus aureus planktonic cultures and biofilms&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;">University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA<br />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">Hendrik Thijmen Mulder&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;Optimal path length correction for the Sigma Eye applicator for Hyperthermia 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;">Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands<br />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">Rupal Parikh&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;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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;"></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;">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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">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 />
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p>
<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;">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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">James Snider, III</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;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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">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 />
<br />
</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;"><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;">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>
<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;"><br />
Caspar M. van Leeuwen&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;The effect of the time interval between radiotherapy and hyperthermia on treatment outcome in cervical cancer&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;">Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands<br />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">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 />
<br />
</span></p>
<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;">Chencai Wang&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;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>
<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, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA</span></p>
<br />
<div class="winner">
<ul> </ul>
    <div style="clear: both;"></div>
    </div>
    </div>

© 2017 Society for Thermal Medicine   
Contact Us: STM@allenpress.com
Tel: 1-785-865-9403 
(or toll-free in USA 1-800-627-0326)
Fax: 1-785-843-6153 
eBusiness assistance provided by Allen Press, Inc.