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

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


The 28th Annual Meeting of The Photomedicine Society

The 28th Annual Meeting of The Photomedicine Society was held at:

February 28, 2019
Capitol Room
Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC, USA

We are changing our name! To better reflect our mission, The Photomedicine Society will soon become The Society for Phototherapy and Photoprotection (SPP).

The planning committee is working hard to put together another innovative program.

8:00 – 8:25 Registration
8:25 – 8:30 Opening Remarks
Heidi Jacobe, MD, Dallas, Texas
New and Now: Innovations and Cutting Edge Research
8:30 – 9:00 Patrick J. Rochette, PhD, Quebec, Canada
Chronic UVB Exposure Influence Genotoxic Stress Response in Skin Cells
9:00 – 9:30 Mary Sheu, MD, Baltimore, Maryland
Biomarkers Activated with Fractionated Laser
9:30 – 10:00 June K. Robinson, MD, Chicago, Illinois
Early Childhood Photoprotection Programs
10:00 – 10:30 Break/Poster Viewing
10:30 – 10:45 Abstract Presentation
Tasneem F. Mohammad, MD, Detroit, Michigan
The Effect of Combination Non‑steroidal Anti‑inflammatory Drugs and Phototherapy in Non‑Photoadapters with Vitiligo
10:45 – 11:00 Abstract Presentation
Breanne Mordorski, MD, Bronx, New York
Curcumin Nanoparticles as a Photoprotective Adjuvant
11:00 – 11:30 Curtis Cole, PhD
Photoallergy Safety Screening: Stuck in the Past?
11:30 – 1:00 Break for Lunch (lunch provided)
Keynote Speakers FDA Panel Discussion
1:00 – 1:15 E. Dennis Bashaw, Pharm D
Senior Science Advisor FDA
The Maximal Usage Trial: Why MUsT it be Done?
1:15 – 1:30 Luke Oh, PhD
Senior Staff Fellow FDA
Sunscreen in your System: Generally Recognized as Safe?
1:30 – 1:45 Sojeong Yi, PhD
Clinical Pharmacology Reviewer FDA
In Vitro Skin Permeation Test Coupled with MUsT to Evaluate Dermal Absorption of Sunscreens
1:45 – 2:00 Q & A
2:00 – 2:15 Break
Phototherapy A-Z: A Practical Course for the Dermatology Provider
Capitol Room
2:15 – 3:15 Elisabeth Richard, MD, Baltimore, Maryland
Part 1: PUVA: Clinical Pearls and Practical Matters Discussion
Part 2: Primer for Phototesting and Photosensitivity
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:00 Kristen M. Beck, MD, San Francisco, California
Phototherapy of Checkpoint Inhibitor Dermatoses
4:00 – 4:30 Noori Kim, MD, Baltimore, Maryland
Narrow Band UVB Phototherapy for Uremic Pruritus
Photoprotection Workshop
Congress Room
2:30 – 2:50 J. Frank Nash, PhD, Mason, Ohio
Toxicological Risk Assessment of UV Filters/Sunscreen Products: Current Considerations
2:50 – 3:10 Henry W. Lim, MD, Detroit, Michigan
Environmental Impact of UV Filters: How Should We Advise our Patients?
3:10 – 3:30 Eduardo Ruvolo, MS, Whippany, New Jersey
New Learning in Photoprotection
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:05 Brian Underwood, BA, New York, New York
Impact of Media on Sun Protection
4:05 – 4:25 Shaun Hughes, MBA, Seattle, Washington
Curtis Cole, PhD, Ringoes, New Jersey
SPF, Broad Spectrum and Action Spectrum Testing in Natural Sunlight
4:25 – 4:45 Uli Osterwalder, MS, Basel, Switzerland
Alternative SPF Methods – Where Do We Stand?

Continuing Medical Education Credit will not be available for this year’s meeting.