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.


32nd Annual Meeting of the Photodermatology Society
March 16, 2023
Churchill A
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The Photodermatology Society is currently planning a hybrid meeting where guests will be able to attend either virtually or in-person.

We are finalizing the program now. A draft is available here.

Congratulations to our 2022 Photodermatology Society Trainee Abstract Competition Winner!

Wayne State University medical student Muhammad Osto worked with Henry Ford Hospital's photomedicine unit and presented his research, “Individual Typology Angle and Fitzpatrick Skin Phototypes are Not Equivalent in Photodermatology."

We are excited to continue our annual abstract competition for residents and fellows. There will be a $500 prize for an abstract submitted by a trainee which best exemplifies excellent data-driven research pertinent to any area of photomedicine. Learn more