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Read the NOVEMBER 2021 STM Newsletter - Heating Things Up…While Keeping Our Cool!

October 29-30, 2021 - Hyperthermia Therapy Practice School

After a successful first edition, the University of Maryland School of Medicine has the pleasure to announce the second edition of the Hyperthermia Therapy Practice School. This 2-day CME-accredited course will provide attendees with theoretical and practical aspects of superficial, interstitial, and deep hyperthermia therapy (HT). The first day will include lectures and the review of clinical cases to explain the different approaches to treat different treatment sites. On the second day, small groups will facilitate in-depth training of practical guidelines for HT treatment delivery, with hands-on practice with HT software and hardware using anatomical experimental phantoms. Attending practitioners will be made aware of the powerful adjuvant effect of combining HT with the different forms of radiation treatment and will benefit from a HT formal training in a clinical environment.

Course Directors: Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD and Dario Rodrigues, PhD.

More information HERE.


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Member spotlight:

The STM Member co-authored open access article, Design and construction of a Maxwell-type induction coil for magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia, published in the International Journal of HyperthermiaVolume 37 Issue 1, is now available to access via

ABC News
Report on Hyperthermia:

Part 1: History of Hyperthermia

Part 2: How Hyperthermia Works

Part 3: Why Hyperthermia is More Prevalent Outside the US

Part 4: How can we make it more available

Part 5: Adjunct to Brachytherapy in the treatment of cancer

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The International Journal of Hyperthermia
2021 Impact Factor: 3.914
Frequency: 8 issues per year

About STM

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:

  • 1) To encourage the advancement of thermal medicine in all areas of natural and medical sciences.

  • 2) To facilitate cooperative research among the disciplines of physics, engineering, biology, chemistry, and medicine in the study of the properties and effects of thermal medicine.

  • 3) To promote dissemination of knowledge in these and related fields through publications, meetings and educational symposia.

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 ... 

2021 STM Awards

The Society for Thermal Medicine is pleased to announce the winners of the prestigious 2021 STM Awards.

J. Eugene Robinson Award


Dr. Michael Horsman
B.Sc.(Hons), PhD, D.M.Sc.

George M. Hahn Award

Dr. Rolf D. Issels

Prof. Dr. med. Dipl. Biochem.

Tsudomu Sugahara Award

Dr. Mark Dewhirst


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