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 30th Annual Meeting of the Photodermatology Society
(formerly the Photomedicine Society)

March 18, 2021
Virtual Meeting
All times listed are Pacific Time

The Photodermatology is planning a virtual annual meeting which will be held March 18, 2021. If you are a Society member or have paid for registration only, you will be sent a link to join the Zoom meeting. A program draft can be found below.

8:25 – 8:30 Opening Remarks
Steven Q. Wang, MD, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
New and Now: Innovations and Cutting Edge Research
8:30 – 9:00 Inbal Sander, MD, Baltimore, Maryland
Photosensitive and Photoaggravated Skin Disorders
9:00 – 9:30 Iltefat Hamzavi, MD and Indermeet Kohli, PhD, Detroit, Michigan
UVC Decontamination 
9:30 – 10:00 Break/Poster Viewing
Abstract Presentations
10:00 – 10:15 Elle Wang, MS, Vancouver, Canada
Incidence and Profile of Skin Cancer in Patients Undergoing Ultraviolet-B Phototherapy
10:15 – 10:30 Nneamaka Ezekwe, MD, Detroit, Michigan
Efficacy Evaluation of Topical Sunscreens Against Long Wavelength Ultraviolet A1 and Visible Light Induced Biological Effects: Preliminary Findings
10:30 – 11:00 Giovanni Leone, MD, Rome, Italy
Combined Phototherapy in the Treatment of Vitiligo – An Update
11:00 – 11:30 Bob Golding, JD, Bryan, Ohio
When Milijoules Aren't Really Milijoules: Systemic Dosing Inconsistency in Phototherapy Dosing"
11:30 – 1:00 Break
Keynote Speakers
1:00– 1:20 E Dennis Bashaw, PharmD, Senior Science Advisor, FDA
FDA Regulatory Landscape on Sunscreens
1:20 – 1:45 Henry Lim, MD, Detroit, Michigan
Visible Light in Dermatology
1:45 – 2:05 Henry Lim, MD, E. Dennis Bashaw PharmD, Luke Oh, PhD
2:05 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 2:20 Introduction
Steven Q. Wang, MD, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
2:20 – 2:40 Steven Xu, MD, Chicago, Illinois
Wearable, Battery-Free Dosimeters for Measuring UV Exposure
2:40 – 3:00 Julie Bain, BFA, New York, New York
The Skin Cancer Foundation: After 40 Years of Saving Our Skin, What’s Next?
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 3:35 Carl D-Ruiz, MPH, Parsippany, New Jersey
Approval of New Sunscreen Filters in The Unites States - Challenges and Opportunities
3:35 – 3:55 J Frank Nash, PhD, Mason, Ohio
Systemic Absorption of Topically Applied UV Filters:  Toxicological Considerations
3:55 – 4:15 Eduardo Ruvolo, Jr., MS, Morristown, New Jersey
Effective Models and Methods to Protect Skin from Visible Light Induced Effects

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