What is the Society for Thermal Medicine (STM)?
The Society for Thermal Medicine, 501(c)(3), founded in 1986, is a premier, international scientific forum for fostering interaction and innovation in the applications of thermal therapy for cancer and other diseases. A key goal of the Society is to facilitate rapid dissemination of exciting scientific breakthroughs in order to expedite the translation of both basic and applied research to the clinic for the immediate benefit of patients.
Who runs STM?
The Society for Thermal Medicine is run by a board of officers and councilors elected annually by the general membership. Governing Council positions – officers and councilors – are non-paid volunteer positions. Elected officers serve multi-year-year terms, and councilors are elected to serve for two years on the Governing Council. Allen Press, Inc. manages the day-to-day operations of the society through a contract to provide association management services.
Where is the STM business office located?
The STM Business Office is located in the Allen Press, Inc. facilities located at 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 USA. Hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday CST.
When should I contact the Society?
You should feel free to contact the Society whenever you have questions regarding its policies or events, for the contact data of colleagues, or for information about society events and activities. Also, please contact us if your address or phone number has changed.
How can I get in touch with the STM?
The STM can be reached by phone at (785) 843-1234 or by fax at (785) 843-6153 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Our e- mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
How is STM funded?
Membership dues, donations and annual meeting revenues (registrations and sponsorships) are the primary revenue streams for the society.
When do Memberships expire?
STM memberships are sold on a calendar-year basis, from January 1 through December 31. Members can expect to receive invoices for membership dues from mid-October through December. Membership Dues paid after October 1 are applied to Memberships for the coming year.
What are the STM Membership categories?
Membership categories include Active Members, Active International Associate, Emeritus, and New Investigators.
Why am I asked to register and login?
Everyone using this website needs to register online to create a User Account. Once registered, a Username and Password is generated. Registration is a one-time requirement. Future visits to the website will only require visitors to login using their Username and Password. After login, visitors are allowed to conduct online transactions such as registering for the annual meeting, making donations, and applying for membership in the society.
Why do I need to provide an area of discipline in my Membership Profile?
STM Bylaws require representation by all three disciplines on committees and some awards and Governing Council positions are rotated annually between the three disciplines. Members are asked to choose one of the three disciplines: Biology/Chemistry, Clinical/Medical, or Engineering/Physics. This information is also displayed in the Membership Directory files, making it easier to locate colleagues with specific interests.
Who sees my personal information?
To protect your privacy, STM will not sell or rent Member data. It is available in the Membership Directory located in the Member Center which is restricted to Members-Only. Your colleagues who are STM members in good standing will be able to search the STM Member Directory. STM will include data from partner organizations in mailings and e-mail messages to members and these partner organizations will reciprocate by including STM information to their members – but email addresses and phone numbers are not exchanged. Only announcement information is exchanged.
What are acceptable payment Options?
STM accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards. For security reasons we ask that you do not email credit card information. Credit card payments are secure on this website and can be faxed or mailed to the STM Business Office. Checks drawn on US banks in US currency and Wire transfers are also accepted. Any bank and/or wire transfer fees are the responsibility of the person sending the wire payment. Please contact the STM Business Office for wire transfer details.
Does STM accept sponsorships and advertising?
Yes! Sponsors and corporate partners are appreciated. STM accepts advertising on this website as well as sponsorship of the annual meeting. Please contact either the Commercial Relations Committee Chair or Chris Lapine at the STM Business Office to inquire about website advertising, meeting sponsorships, and exhibitor opportunities at the annual meeting.