The Photodermatology Society
promotes a greater understanding of the
effects of light in health and disease



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.


33rd Annual Meeting of the Photodermatology Society
March 7, 2024
Aqua Salon DEF
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California, USA, 92101

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

See full details here.

Congratulations to our 2023 Photodermatology Society Trainee Abstract Competition Winner!

Massachusetts General Hospital research fellow Sara Moradi Tuchayi worked with the Wellman Center for Photomedicine and presented her research, “Effectiveness of Marketed Sunscreens in UV Protection”.

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