The Photomedicine Society
is now doing business as
the Photodermatology Society

Our core goal of promoting a greater understanding of the effects of light in health and disease has not changed.



To promote excellence in clinical care and advancement, education, discovery and innovation of light based therapies.


To harness the beneficial effects of light while promoting understanding of the importance of photoprotection.

Areas of Interest

  • Sun protection and prevention of skin cancers
  • Light based therapies for skin diseases and beyond
  • Diagnosis of light sensitivity diseases
  • Interaction of environment and skin
  • Use of light for improvement of health

The Society convenes a day-long Annual Scientific Meeting, held just prior to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

The official journal of the Society is Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, & Photomedicine.


30th Annual Meeting of the Photodermatology Society
March 18, 2021

To ensure that The Photodermatology Society can have an annual meeting in March 2021, we are currently planning a virtual meeting. If the situation improves so that an in-person meeting in San Francisco becomes viable, we will switch to that format.

The planning committee is working on the program now. More details will follow as they develop.