The Nagalingam Suntharalingam Annual Lecture would not be possible without the generous support of Dr. Suntharalingam’s family, friends and colleagues. This includes present and past faculty members of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, as well as medical and physics residents and post-doctoral fellows. Contributions from his many friends within the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American College of Medical Physics, the American College of Radiology, and several equipment manufacturers have helped to make the idea of this yearly event a reality. Special thanks are extended to Adam P. Dicker, MD, Yan Yu, PhD, MBA, Alex Khariton, MBA, Karen Ginsburg, and Mildred Harden for their efforts in the organization of this year’s lecture. The efforts of the staff of the Development Office of Thomas Jefferson University are also appreciated.
The Nagalingam Suntharalingam Lecture is presented annually to honor Jefferson's Professor Emeritus, an international leader in the field of medical physics, and former Chief of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
2015 - Role of Charged Particle Beams in Modern Radiotherapy
Faiz M. Khan, PhD, FAAPM, FACMP
2014 - Disruptive Technology on the Horizon for Radiation Oncology: A Report of the ASTRO AAPM NCI Workshop
Mary K. Martel, PhD, FAAPM
2013 - QA in the Era of Advanced Treatment Technologies
2012 - Radiation Oncology in the 20teens: Optimization of Response-based, Adaptive Therapy
Randall K. Ten Haken, PhD
2011 - Dose Distributions, Toxicity, and Local Control: Recent Results and Open Questions
2010 - Image-Guided Stereotactic
Cedric X. Yu, DSc, FAAPM and Carl M. Mansfield, MD Professor
2009 – Proton Therapy - Physical Potential and Clinical Reality
2008 – Image-guided Radiation Therapies: Improved Cancer Treatment Outcomes with Imaging Science Advances
Jeffrey F. Williamson, PhD, FAAPM
2007 – The Challenge of Infraction Motion in Radiotherapy
2006 – Proton Therapy: Is it the Next Evolution in Radiation Therapy?
Jatinder R. Palta, PhD, FAAPM
2005 – Imaging from Man to Molecules: How will Advances in Radiology Affect Radiation Oncology?
Andrew D.A. Maidment, PhD
2004 – Image-Guided Radiotherapy
2003 – An Integrated System for Precision Radiation Therapy
2002 – A Perspective on Radiation Treatment Accuracy
2001 – Tomotherapy
2000 – Evidence-based Multidimensional Radiotherapy
1999 – Radiotherapy for Cervix Cancer is Still Primitive and Needs to be Updated
1998 – Technical Improvements in Radiation Oncology: Treatment Planning and Treatment Delivery