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


The 26th Annual Meeting of The Photomedicine Society

The 26th Annual Meeting of The Photomedicine Society will be held:

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Plaza Ballroom D
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL USA

Although the Photomedicine Society has had a longstanding presence at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, we are evolving to meet the needs of our membership and the greater dermatologic community.

Below is the program for our upcoming meeting, March 2, 2017, in Orlando. This program offers a wonderful array of new topics with broad appeal including:

  1. Nuts and Bolts of In-office Phototherapy, a Practical Course
    This course is ideal for trainees, practitioners, and physician extenders who want to establish or enhance phototherapy in their office.
  2. Partnership and Lecture with the Skin of Color Society
    This innovative program allows for coordination between common interests in each society, including a dual-lecture featuring the effect of skin pigment on phototherapy.
  3. State of the Art Lectures
    These modern lectures address voriconazole-induced photosensitivity and sun protection.

Registration Options:

As in the past, members of the Photomedicine Society are automatically registered for the full day meeting (all sessions). This membership also includes a subscription to the Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine Journal. Trainees may join the society with full membership benefits for a discounted rate of $90. Non-trainees may register for the full day (all sessions) for $125. This does not include the journal subscription.

New this year, Skin of Color Society members may attend Session 4 Skin of Color Joint Session at no cost.

Trainees may attend Session 5, Phototherapy A-Z at no cost. Non-trainees who are not registered for the full meeting may register for just the Phototherapy course for $75.00.

Trainees attending the Phototherapy course must show a hospital badge or have a letter from their program director to show at the on-site registration desk. All others may register on-site as well, but registration in advance is encouraged. Register in advance here. For issues or questions in regard to registering, please email

We urge you to come check out what the Photomedicine Society is all about, and encourage your trainees to attend as well.

Heidi Jacobe, MD, MSCS
President, The Photomedicine Society

8:30 – 8:55 Registration
8:55 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
Heidi Jacobe, MD, Dallas, Texas
Session 1: Photosensitivity and Photocarinogenesis
9:00 – 9:30 Michael Girardi, MD, New Haven, Connecticut
Dissecting the Immune Influences Driving UV-induced Carcinogenesis
9:30 – 10:00 Dennis H. Oh, MD, PhD, San Francisco, California
Voriconazole and Phototoxicity
Session 2: Sunscreen
10:00 – 10:30 Shaun Hughes, PhD, Seattle, Washington and Curtis Cole, PhD, Ringoes, New Jersey
2017 Update: Natural Sunlight Protection Offered by Sunscreens and Fabrics Compared to Laboratory Methods
10:30 – 11:00 Joshua D. Williams, PhD, Skillman, New Jersey
The Clinical Efficacy of High SPF Sunscreen: Sunburn Protection Benefits in Actual Use Conditions
11:00 – 11:15 Break
Session 3: Pigmentary Disorders
11:15 – 11:45 Stanca Birlea, MD, PhD, Denver, Colorado
Strategies to Study UV-induced Activation of Melanocyte Precursors in the Hair Follicle During Repigmentation Process of Human Vitiligo
11:45 – 1:15 Break for Lunch (Lunch is provided)
Session 4: Skin of Color Society Joint Session
1:15 – 2:00 Keynote Speaker
Sewon Kang, MD, Baltimore, Maryland
Factoring in Skin Pigment in Phototherapy
2:00 – 2:15 Break
Session 5: Phototherapy A-Z – A Practical Course for the Dermatology Provider
2:15 – 2:45 Colby Evans, MD, Austin, Texas
Theory to Practice: Establishing a Phototherapy Clinic
2:45 – 3:15 Heidi Jacobe, MD, Dallas, Texas
Approach to the Phototherapy Patient
3:15 – 3:45 Amit Pandya, MD, Dallas, Texas
Treating Vitiligo with Phototherapy
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 4:30 Elizabeth Buzney, MD, Boston, Massachusetts
Nuts and Bolts: Treating Psoriasis and Eczema with Narrowband UVB
4:30 – 5:00 Heidi Jacobe, MD, Dallas, Texas
How to Set-up Home Phototherapy for Your Patients


26th Annual Meeting of the Photomedicine Society
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Plaza Ballroom D
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL USA
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