Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Stanislav Emelianov, Ph.D.
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Joseph M. Pettit Professor
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University Medical School

Dr. Emelianov is Director of the Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory where projects are focused on the discovery, development and clinical translation of diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy augmented with theranostic nanoagents. Throughout his career at the University of Michigan, the University of Texas at Austin, and now at Georgia Tech and Emory, Dr. Emelianov has been developing advanced functional, cellular and molecular imaging methods capable of detecting and diagnosing cancer and other pathologies, assisting treatment planning, enhancing image-guided therapy, and monitoring of the treatment outcome. In recognition of his contributions to the field, Dr. Emelianov has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Acoustical Society of America (OSA), and Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).





Dr. Naomi Halas, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Stanley C. Moore Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy
Director, Smalley-Curl Institute and Director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics
Rice University



Dr. Natalia Trayanova, Ph.D.

Murray B. Sachs Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Director, Alliance for Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment Innovation

Dr. Trayanova holds the Murray B. Sachs Professorship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She is also a Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Johns Hopkins University. She directs the Alliance for Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment Innovation (ADVANCE), a research center aimed at bringing directly into the clinic innovative engineering and artificial intelligence (AI) approaches to cardiovascular health. Trayanova is the Director of Research in Health and Medicine in the new Data Science and AI Institute at Johns Hopkins. Trayanova also directs the Computational Cardiology Laboratory. Using a personalized simulation and machine learning approaches, her lab has developed new methodologies for predicting risk of cardiac arrest and improving the accuracy and outcome of atrial and ventricular catheter ablation therapies. Through our first-of-their-kind personalized digital twin and artificial intelligence technologies, her team is working at advancing personalized medicine for patients with cardiovascular disease, to influence clinical decision-making and the delivery of patient care. She is currently conducting an FDA-approved clinical trial in sdigital-twin-driven treatment for cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Trayanova has published over 430 scientific papers, many of them in journals of high impact. She has also given over 300 invited talks, keynotes, and plenary lectures.

For her pioneering work in computational cardiology, in 2013, Trayanova received the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. In 2019, Trayanova was inducted in the Women of Technology International Hall of Fame. She has been awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award (2019); followed by the Zipes Distinguished Lectureship Award (2022) from Heart Rhythm Society. In 2023, she was awarded the Gordon Moe lectureship by the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society. In recognition for her innovations, Trayanova was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.  She is a Fellow of all American and European cardiology societies: American College of Cariology, American Heart Association, Heart Rhythm Society, European Society of Cardiology, and European Heart Rhythm Association. She is also a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Society, and International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. Her work has been featured by a large number of news outlets, including a TEDx talk.

39th Annual Society for Thermal Medicine Meeting


Dear Friends and Supporters of STM,

On behalf of the Society for Thermal Medicine Governing Council and 2024 Meeting Planning Committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us as for our 39th Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas USA, at the Hilton Post Oak, May 12-16, 2024.

The 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Thermal Medicine will provide an arena for presentations of latest data, concepts, and breakthroughs in our ever-expanding understanding of thermal medicine in the context of medicine, engineering, physics, materials science, biology and immunology. Keynote and Plenary speakers will highlight the extensive connections among clinical applications of thermal medicine, immunology, physics, biology, imaging, computing and the thermal state. International thought leaders will lead breakout sessions on:
 

·      Ablation

·      Artificial Intelligence (use of)

·      Biology

·      Clinical thermal therapy outcomes

·      Computational Modeling

·      Cryotherapy

·      Extra Cellular Stress

·      Focused ultrasound

·      HIPEC

·      Immunotherapy

·      Image Guided Therapy

·      LITT

·      Magnetic particle imaging

·      Magnetic particle modeling

·      Nanoparticles - Magnetic

·      Nanoparticles - Photothermal

·      Neuro-oncology

·      Neuropathy

·      Quality and Safety

·      Wound healing and infection

We look forward to seeing you in Houston!

Sincerely yours,

David Fuentes, PhD
Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
STM Vice President
2024 Meeting Program Chair

Questions? Please contact stm.ks@kwglobal.com.

2024 Program Chair



David Fuentes, PhD

Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
STM Vice President
2024 Meeting Program Chair


Planning Committee

Program Chair: David Fuentes, PhD, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Erik Cressman, MD, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hans Crezee, PhD
, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

Colleen Crouch, PhD
, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sergio Curto Ramos, PhD, 
AMC Erasmus, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Chris Diederich, PhD
, University of California San Francisco

Mark Dewhirst, PhD
, DVM, Duke University Medical Center

Sharon Evans, PhD
, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Rohan Fernandes, PhD
, The George Washington Cancer Center

Michael Graner, PhD
, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine,
Department of Neurosurgery

Robert Griffin, PhD
, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dieter Haemmerich, PhD
, Medical University of South Carolina

Rob Ivkov, PhD
, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology

Samir Jenkins, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Debbie Ledezma, BS
, George Washington University

Nicole Levi, PhD
, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Alireza Mohammad Mohammadi, MD
, Cleveland Clinic

Jason Molitoris, MD, PhD
, University of Maryland, Department of Radiation Oncology

Allison Payne, PhD
, University of Utah School of Medicine

Punit Prakash, PhD
, Kansas State University

Hattie Ring, PhD
, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota

Dario Rodrigues, PhD
, University of Maryland, Department of Radiation Oncology

Jason Stafford, MD
, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Elizabeth Sweeney, PhD
, George Washington University

Paola Tello Valverde, PhD, 
AMC Erasmus, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Timo ten Hagen, PhD
, Erasmus AMC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD
, Cleveland Clinic


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