The Photomedicine Society
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of light in health and disease.


The 27th Annual Meeting of The Photomedicine Society

The 27th Annual Meeting of The Photomedicine Society will be held:

February 15, 2018
8:30AM – 5:00PM
Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina
Grand Ballroom 5
San Diego, CA USA

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the annual Photomedicine Society Meeting will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 in San Diego preceding the American Academy of Dermatology Meeting.

We have made significant efforts to increase the appeal of our meeting to a larger audience in attendance at the AAD Meeting while continuing to provide content relevant to our core group. This year you will find the following sessions:

  • Tough Cases: Patient Based Reviews by Experts in Photomedicine
  • The Best of the Photomedicine and Photobiology Literature (presented by the authors of the manuscript)
  • Topics in Photoprotection including Skin of Color
  • Controversy: Impact of Sunscreen on the Oceans
  • Sunscreen Workshop: Understanding SPF and it Limitations
  • Phototherapy Workshop
    • Tough Diagnoses You Never Thought to Treat with Phototherapy
    • Photodynamic Therapy Update
    • UVA1 Phototherapy in Office and At Home
    • Targeted Phototherapy Applications

As many of you know, our membership and attendance have declined sharply. The future success of our Society depends not only on your continued support of our meeting, but also in communicating the broad appeal and quality of our meeting to others. I ask that each of you encourage your colleagues and trainees to attend the upcoming meeting. This will be a fantastic program! I look forward to seeing you in San Diego.

Kind regards,
Heidi Jacobe, MD, MSCS
President, Photomedicine Society

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 Eduardo Ruvolo, Jr., Whippany, New Jersey
What is New in Photoprotection
9:00 – 9:30 Lilit Garibyan, M.D., Ph.D., Boston, Massachusetts
The Magic Wand Initiative
9:30 – 10:00 Chih-Shan Jason Chen, M.D, Ph.D., Hauppauge, New York
Optical Imaging of Basel Cell Carcinoma – Beyond Diagnosis
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45 Andrea Willey, M.D., Sacramento, California
Innovations in PDT
10:45 – 11:15 Arup K. Indra, Ph.D., Corvallis, Oregon
Sun and Vitamin D in Melanoma Skin Cancer
11:15 – 11:45 Roopal V. Kundu, M.D., Chicago, Illinois
Photoprotection: Does color matter?
11:45 – 1:15 Break for Lunch
Keynote Speaker
1:15 – 2:00 Craig Elmets, M.D., Birmingham, Alabama
Current Progress in the Chemoprevention of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
2:00 – 2:15 Break
Grand Ballroom 5:
Phototherapy A-Z: A Practical Course for the Dermatology Provider
2:15 – 3:00 John Koo, M.D. and Kristen Beck, M.D., San Francisco, California
Targeted Phototherapy Can Clear Psoriasis in as Little as 3 Treatments
3:00 – 3:30 Anna L. Grossberg, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland
Phototherapy in Children
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:15 Elizabeth Buzney, M.D., Boston, Massachusetts
Therapeutic Challenges You Never Thought to Treat with UV
4:15 – 4:45 Heidi Jacobe, M.D., Dallas, Texas
UVA1 Today
Grand Ballroom 11:
Sunscreen Workshop
2:30 – 2:55 InSeok Seo, Ph.D., Skillman, New Jersey
Effects of UVA at Physiologically-relevant Doses by Non-invasive Methods: Pigmentation and Microstructural Responses Across Skin Ethnicities
2:55 – 3:20 Uli Osterwalder, M.S., Basel, Switzerland
How to Restore Trust in SPF Determination
3:20 – 3:55 Dennis Zlotnik, Chicago, Illinois
Stopping the Clock: Preventing the Formation of UVA and Visible Light Inducted Oxidative Stress
3:55 – 4:25 Shaun Hughes, PhD, Seattle, Washington and Curtis Cole, PhD, Ringoes, New Jersey
Redefining Sunscreen Protection
4:25 – 4:35 Indermeet Kohli, Ph.D., Detroit, Michigan
An Update on Visible Light Induced Effects from Henry Ford Health System-Detroit
4:35 – 4:40 Dan Latore
Skin Cancer Foundation
4:40 – 5:15 Q&A

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


27th Annual Meeting of the Photomedicine Society
February 15, 2018
8:30AM – 5:00PM
Marriot Marquis
San Diego Marina
Grand Ballroom 5
San Diego, CA USA
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