Heating Things Up…While Keeping Our Cool!
Heating Things Up…While Keeping Our Cool!
 Heating Things Up…While Keeping Our Cool!
STM Newsletter - September 2020
Updates
The Minorities and Women in Science Committees at STM are organizing a mentorship program. 
Goal- Connect trainees and junior members with Senior members of STM in informal small groups sessions to facilitate. opportunities for discussions involving career advancement, post-graduate opportunities, networking, international, discrimination, and other pertinent issues.
The initiative is open to ALL members of the Society regardless of background; however, the Committees strongly encourage female and minority members to take part.
Senior members interested in serving as mentors should Rajiv Chopra (rajiv.chopra@utsouthwestern.edu)

Junior members interested in receiving mentorship should contact Anjan Motamarry
(amotamarry@mgh.harvard.edu).
We are also very interested in more members joining the Minorities and Women in Science Committees and encourage interested members to contact Rajiv Chopra (rajiv.chopra@utsouthwestern.edu) and/or Nicole Levi (nlevi@wakehealth.edu).
Membership - Support STM during this critical time
Don’t let your STM membership lapse!  Even though we are not having an in-person meeting until next year, STM is planning a series of virtual symposia and webinars to spread our knowledge, develop new ideas, and engage with one another.  Now is a critical time to show your support for STM and rebuild your connections. Renew your membership here: https://www.thermaltherapy.org/ebusSFTM/MEMBERSHIP.aspx
Membership in The Society for Thermal Medicine is open to anyone interested in the study of thermal medicine. Membership rights and privileges include: participating in society elections, committee service, access to restricted “members-only” areas of the STM website, discounts on in-person and virtual meeting registration fees and a 30% discount on IJH article submission fees.
Virtual Symposia
One of the best ways that STM members can come together is to renew their membership and get ready to participate in the upcoming monthly webinars and symposia. Virtual events will be interactive in real-time so STM members can engage with the speakers and foster good dialogue. Presentations will also be recorded so all members can enjoy this free content.  STM is excited for the new webinar format that will allow for thermal medicine researchers from all across the world to actively participate!
Upcoming virtual events include:
Body temperature: So much more than a thermometer reading!
September 30th
SPEAKER:
Elizabeth Repasky, PhD,  is Professor of Oncology, the William Huebsch Professor of Immunology, and is a Program Leader for the Cell Stress and Biophysical Therapies Program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo NY.  Her major interest is to understand better the physiological and immunological consequences of stress signaling in the tumor microenvironment.  Thermal stress has been a major model system in her career
SEMINAR SYNOPSIS:
This seminar will touch upon some of the “big picture” issues providing the scientific rationale(s) for the application of thermal therapies in oncology.   Attention will be given to the pleiotropic effects of thermal stimuli and their broad effects in stress physiology and immunology.   Dr. Repasky will emphasize new work from her laboratory demonstrating a fundamental association between mild thermoregulatory stress and anti-tumor immunity.   It is expected that this presentation will be interactive with members of the audience and will be especially useful to young investigators in the field of thermal oncology who are interested in  identifying new areas of research and in solving  the challenges which exist in this field.
WHEN: September 30, 2020 at 11:00AM EDT (8:00AM PDT, 9:00AM MDT, 10:00AM CDT). The event is planned to be 60 minutes (45 minute talk, followed by 15 minute Q&A). 
WHERE: Cyberspace, with log-in details for the virtual event provided following registration
REGISTRATION DETAILS: This event is FREE to STM members. Non-STM members are encouraged to renew their membership and join the webinar for free, although they may also participate for $50. 
Please email the STM Business Office at stm@allenpress.com if you would like to register for the event. The last day to register is September 28, 2020.
MORE exciting virtual events coming soon! 
October- There will not be an STM sponsored webinar event.  STM encourages you to get back to your Thermal Medicine research…or relax! Happy Halloween!
November 10th, 12pm-2pm EST- Samir Jenkins (University of Arkansas Medical Sciences) is hosting junior scientist presentations.  This exciting event will showcase the research ventures of STM’s junior investigators.  The best presentation will receive an AWARD! Abstracts will be due 10/1/2020. More info HERE.
Also in November- Get ready to expand your knowledge in the field of magnetic nanoparticle imaging and hyperthermia in a series of sponsored events, coordinated by Prof. Robert Ivkov (Johns Hopkins University, and STM Past President). 
Nov 11, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST - Magnetic Particle Imaging or MPI, chaired by Dr. Patrick Goodwill (CTO of Magnetic Insight)
Nov 18, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST - Magnetic nanoparticles and cancer immunology/immunotherapy, chaired by Dr. Steven Fiering (Dartmouth College, and STM member)
Dec 2, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST - Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia, chaired by Dr. Robert Ivkov 
December (final date TBD): Please help us congratulate the 2020 STM awardees! 
2020 J. Eugene Robinson Award (Physics category) –
Gail ter Haar, MD, PhD, D.Sc. - The Institute of Cancer Research, London, United Kingdom
2020 William C. Dewey Award –
Paul Stauffer, PhD - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, United States (Retired) 

A virtual symposium will be held as an opportunity for STM members to come together and recognize the outstanding contributions that Drs. ter Haar and Stauffer have made to the field of Thermal Medicine. BYOB.
Connect with us!
If you have suggestions for how we can better improve STM as we delve together into these new plans, please reach out, and let us know:
Call for Committee Members
STM is seeking your help in contributing to editing the monthly newsletter.  This would be an opportunity to contribute and build your CV. Inquire with Nicole Levi-Polyachenko, nlevi@wakehealth.edu.
STM now has two new committees that would welcome the participation of junior and established members:
- Minorities in STM (chaired by Rajiv Chopra and Raquel Martinez) and
- Women in STM (chaired by Nicole Levi and Colleen Crouch)
We encourage you to become more involved in STM through participation in these committees! Contact stm@allenpress.com to sign up.
STM now has a new member's only jobs section on our website, for both industry and academic positions. Please send any jobs wanted or job postings to stm@allenpress.com and we will add them to the website. Please note, in order to access the jobs page you must be signed in as an active STM member. Please contact us if you have any questions/concerns.
International Journal of Hyperthermia Updates
Colleagues that wish to support IJH by reviewing journal submissions will qualify for full access to all 2500 Taylor and Francis publications for 30 days. Take advantage of this beneficial incentive by offering your expertise in Thermal Medicine and supporting outstanding research!
Do you like learning more about Thermal Medicine? Remember that STM is the official sponsor for the International Journal of Hyperthermia.

STM members receive a valuable 30% discount on publishing charges.  Now is a great time to work from home and write your manuscripts for submission to IJH!  IJH is on track to receive a record number of submissions this year and its impact factor continues to increase annually (3.589 for 2018).  
IJH is always interested in innovative ideas to increase the breadth of the journal and we strongly hope that the special issues venue will help in the expansion. We are open to additional Industry-Sponsored or Foundation sponsored Special Issues. Please let us know if you have an idea for one!
Featured International Journal of Hyperthermia Articles


Prolonged post-ablation fever may predict one-year tumor recurrence in hepatocellular carcinoma after radiofrequency ablation



Ping-Hung Ho, Wei Teng , Chen-Chun Lin, Wen-Juei Jeng, Wei-Ting Chen, Chun-Yen Lin
https://doi.org/10.1080/02656736.2020.1806363

The effect of injected dose on localized tumor accumulation and cardiac uptake of doxorubicin in a Vx2 rabbit tumor model using MR-HIFU mild hyperthermia and thermosensitive liposomes


Bingbing Cheng, Chenchen Bing, Robert M. Staruch, Sumbul Shaikh, Michelle Wodzak Staruch, Debra Szczepanski, Noelle S. Williams, Theodore W. Laetsch & Rajiv Chopra https://doi.org/10.1080/02656736.2020.1812737

Exploring the potential of the dynamic hysteresis loops via high field, high frequency and temperature adjustable AC magnetometer for magnetic hyperthermia characterization




Irati Rodrigo , Idoia Castellanos-Rubio, Eneko Garaio, Oihane K. Arriortua, Maite Insausti, Iñaki Orue, José Ángel García &Fernando Plazaola  
https://doi.org/10.1080/02656736.2020.1802071

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