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 32nd Annual Meeting of the Photodermatology Society
(formerly the Photomedicine Society)

March 16, 2023
Churchill A
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

8:25 – 8:30 Opening Remarks
Elizabeth Buzney, MD, Boston, Massachusetts
New and Now: Innovations in Photodermatology
8:30 – 8:55 Henry W. Lim, MD, Detroit, Michigan
The Future of Photoprotection: The Need for Personalized Recommendations
8:55 – 9:20 Claire Marionnet, PhD, Aulnay-sous-Bois, France
The Damaging Effects of Long UVA Rays: Benefits of an Enlarged Photoprotection Efficiently Covering the Whole UV Spectrum
9:20 – 9:45 Joel M. Gelfand, MD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Real World Studies of Phototherapy: Lessons from the Light Treatment Effectiveness (LITE) Study
9:45 – 10:00 Q&A
10:00 – 10:30 Break/Poster Viewing
Abstract Presentations
10:30 – 10:45 Sara Moradi Tuchayi, MD, MPH, Boston, Massachusetts
Effectiveness of Marketed Sunscreens in UV Protection
10:45 – 11:00 Carl D’Ruiz, MPH, Parsippany, New Jersey
Clinical Test Results Present a Solid Foundation for an FDA Determination that Bemotrizinol May be Considered as GRASE for OTC Sunscreen Use
11:00 – 11:10 Q&A
Keynote Speaker
11:10 – 11:50 Cheng-Che E. Lan, MD, PhD, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Effects of Photon Density on UV-induced Skin Carcinogenesis
11:50 – 12:00 Q&A
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 1:35 Introduction
1:35 – 1:55 Lisa Winckler, BS, Fieldale, Virginia
Mitigating the Photodamaging Effects of Glass Transmitted Solar Energy
1:55 – 2:15 Sophie Bai, MBA, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sunscreens: Misconception, Misinformation, and New Opportunities
2:15 – 2:35 Eduardo Ruvolo, Jr., MS, Morristown, New Jersey
Evaluation of Protective Effects of Sunscreens Against Long UVA-1 and VL: A Comparative Study
2:35 – 2:55 Rolf Schuetz, PhD, Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
Effects of UV on the Skin Microbiome and its Protection by UV Filters
2:55 – 3:10 Q&A
3:10 – 3:25 Break
Advances in Light Therapy
3:25 – 3:50 Maria K. Hordinsky, MD, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Light Therapy for Hair Growth
3:50 – 4:00 Q&A