CME Credited Thermal Oncology Course

Learn how to start a thermal oncology unit, educate your staff and use industry standard medical devices

  • UMMC hyperthermia training
    University of Maryland Thermal Oncology School CME course
    held at the Maryland Proton Center in Baltimore, MD
  • Thermal oncology training team
    The educational team included (left to right) JW Snider, MD; Paul Stauffer;
    Dario Rodrigues, PhD; Jason Molitoris, MD, PhD; Mariana Guerrero,PhD; John Hayes,MD;
    and Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, Phd
  • Participants from the U.S., Poland, South Korea and key hospitals in the
    U.S. attended the 2-day lecture and workshop
  • Professor Stauffer, from Thomas Jefferson University, discusses Treatment Planning
    and Execution
  • Dr. Rodrigues demonstrates temperature probe placement in a phantom on the BSD-2000
  • BSD-500 Superficial Hyperthermia at University of Maryland
    Dr. Guerrero (UMMC) with Mr. Stauffer (Thomas Jefferson) demonstrate the operation
    of the BSD-500 Superficial/Interstitial Hyperthermia system.
  • Participants discuss the operation of the BSD-2000 Deep Regional Hyperthermia System
  • The thermal oncology staff at the University of Maryland use lasers for
    reliable, repeatable patient positioning
  • Doctors' Biswal and Rodriques discuss operational safety and RF field management
  • Using a phantom to simulate temperature management on the BSD-500
  • South Korean delegation at the Maryland Proton Center


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Are you interested in starting a thermal oncology service at your cancer center?

Do you currently offer hyperthermia but would like more training?

Are you interested in increasing your center's revenue stream?


All of these questions will be answered, plus hands-on training in superficial, interstitial, and deep regional hyperthermia, alongside the thermal medicine community's most experienced hyperthermia experts. Whether your a physician, physicist, RT, nurse, or practice manager, you will benefit from the experience of this two-day intensive course.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall all the components required to establish a hyperthermia therapy program
  • Distinguish the different biology of tumors and healthy tissues during elevated temperatures
  • Decide proper patient eligibility for hyperthermia treatments and the adequate modality: interstitial, superficial, or deep hyperthermia therapy
  • Define the radio- and chemosensitization effects induced by hyperthermia
  • Describe the physics of radio waves and microwaves as well as the need for water bolus 
  • Explain how to position the different hyperthermia applicators relative to the patient and define the need for multiple treatment sites
  • Perform treatment delivery of interstitial, superficial, and deep hyperthermia therapy
  • Analyze and report hyperthermia therapy treatment data
  • Implement the clinical workflow, documentation, and reimbursement of hyperthermia treatments

Developed by the world-renowned University of Maryland, attending this CME credited program will ultimately benefit your patients.

Program held on October 28-29th 2021, at the University of Maryland and Maryland Proton Center. Use this link to download the program flyer. Space is limited to 24 students, and we are expecting it to fill quickly.

  • This semi-annual course will be the first of its kind in the U.S. to provide practice guidelines and practical training to national and international thermal therapy practitioners, including

    • Radiation Oncologists
    • Medical Physicists
    • Radiation Therapists
    • Medical Oncologists
    • Oncology Residents
    • Students
    • Surgical Oncologists
    • Oncology Fellows
    • Nurses
  • Over the past decade, there has been a significant advancement in the field of thermal therapy, an adjuvant cancer therapy that sensitizes tumor cells to both radiation and chemotherapy. With increased knowledge and training, clinicians will be able to provide a less invasive form of radiation to their patients.

    Theoretical aspects of thermal therapy will be presented in a lecture format with a question and answer session. Several cases will be reviewed to explain the different approaches to treat different treatment sites. Small groups will facilitate in-depth training of practical guidelines for thermal therapy treatment delivery and will practice the treatment delivery in terms of software and hardware in experimental phantoms.

    Attending practitioners will be made aware of combining thermal therapy with the different forms of radiation treatment and will benefit from a formal training course that will provide one day of lectures and one day of practical training that will cover reviewing clinical cases and using thermal therapy equipment.

  • Lectures and simulations will be held at two locations (walking distance):

    Maryland Proton Treatment Center
    (MPTC) 850 W. Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    22 S. Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201
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