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Suntharalingam Lecture


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. 

Suntharalingam Lectures

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

Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD

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

Joseph O. Deasy, PhD

2010 - Image-Guided Stereotactic

Cedric X. Yu, DSc, FAAPM and Carl M. Mansfield, MD Professor

2009 – Proton Therapy - Physical Potential and Clinical Reality

Thomas Bortfeld, PhD

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

Paul J. Keall, PhD

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

Radhe Mohan, PhD, FAAPM

2003 – An Integrated System for Precision Radiation Therapy

David A Jaffray, PhD

2002 – A Perspective on Radiation Treatment Accuracy

John W. Wong, PhD

2001 – Tomotherapy

Thomas R. Mackie, PhD

2000 – Evidence-based Multidimensional Radiotherapy

Clifton C. Ling, PhD

1999 – Radiotherapy for Cervix Cancer is Still Primitive and Needs to be Updated

Colin G. Ortin, PhD

1998 – Technical Improvements in Radiation Oncology: Treatment Planning and Treatment Delivery

James A. Purdy, PhD