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 33rd Annual Meeting of the Photodermatology Society
(formerly the Photomedicine Society)

March 7, 2024
Aqua Salon DEF
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California, USA, 92101

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8:25 – 8:30 Opening Remarks
Elizabeth Buzney, MD, Boston, Massachusetts
New and Now: Innovations in Photodermatology
8:30 – 8:55 John E. Harris, MD, PhD, Worcester, Massachusetts
Light for Vitiligo – From Ancient to Modern Therapy!
8:55 – 9:20 Giovanni Leone, MD, Rome, Italy
Usefulness of a Digital Medical Device to Optimize the Effectiveness and Safety of PDT: Possible Use in the Outdoor and Indoor Setting. Overview and Preliminary Data, Based on the European Experience
9:20 – 9:45 Tashmeeta Ahad, MD, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Suspecting and Managing Drug-Induced Photosensitivity
9:20 – 9:45 Sunil Kalia, MD, MHSc, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Masaoki Kawasumi, MD, PhD, Seattle, Washington
Impactful and Innovative Articles in Photodermatology
9:45 – 10:00 Q&A
10:00 – 10:30 Break
New and Now: Innovations in Photodermatology
10:25 – 10:27 Mohsen Mokhtari, MS, Detroit, Michigan
(on behalf of Brittany Lane, BS, East Lansing, Michigan)

Optical Coherence Tomography Measured Vasculature Changes in Subjects with Skin of Color
10:28 – 10:30 Mohsen Mokhtari, MS, Detroit, Michigan
Transmission of Solar Radiation Through Automobile Glass
10:31 – 10:33 Amir Pourghadiri, MSc, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Effectiveness of Phototherapy in Chronic Pruritus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
10:34 – 10:36 Mavra Masood, MD, Detroit, Michigan
A Tale of Two Handhelds: A Comparison Of Spectral Output Of Narrow-Band UVB Phototherapy Devices
10:37 – 10:39 Shirley Parraga, BS, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
To Evaluate the Efficacy of A Sunscreen Tailored For People With Albinism (PWA) In Low- and Middle-Income Countries
10:40 – 10:42 Hawasatu Dumbuya, PhD, New York, New York
In Vitro Evaluation of Tinted Sunscreens Protection Against Blue Light
10:43 – 10:45 Shaun Hughes, PhD, Seattle, Washington
Natural Sunlight Protection of Innovative and US Regulation-Compliant High SPF Sunscreens Compared to Sun Protective Clothing
10:45 – 11:10 Break/Poster Viewing
Abstract Presentations
11:10 – 11:20 Megan Lau, BA, Mineola, New York
Narrowband UVB Phototherapy Burn Rates Using Minimal Erythema Dosing Protocol
11:21 – 11:31 Yvonne Deng, BSc, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Is Phototherapy Associated with High Medico-legal Risk? An Analysis of Canadian Medico-legal Trends
11:32 – 11:42 Redina Bardhi, MD, Detroit, Michigan
Assessment of Color Match of Universal Tinted Sunscreens in Fitzpatrick Skin Phototypes I-VI
11:43 – 11:53 Leila Deravi, PhD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Using Cephalopod-inspired Chemistry to Extend Long-wave Ultraviolet and Visible Light Protection of Mineral Sunscreens
11:55 – 12:00 Anna Chien, MD, Noori Kim, MD, Giovanni Leone, MD, and Said Ghannam
Trainee Prize Presentations. Compliments of Fondation Bioderma and European Society of Photodermatology
12:00 – 1:00 Break for lunch
Keynote Speaker
11:10 – 11:50 Lesley E. Rhodes, MD, PhD, Manchester, United Kingdom
Update on the Photodermatoses
11:50 – 12:00 Q&A
1:30 – 1:35 Steven Wang, MD, Newport Beach, California
1:35 – 1:55 J. Frank Nash, PhD, Mason, Ohio
Are UV Filters/Sunscreens Hazardous to Human Health
1:55 – 2:15 Steven Wang, MD, Newport Beach, California
Compliance - The Final Frontier in Photoprotection
2:35 – 2:50 Q&A
2:50 – 3:05 Break
3:05 – 3:25 Carl D’Ruiz, MPH, Princeton, New Jersey
Current US Sunscreen Situation – Should We Be Concerned?
3:25 – 3:50 Eduardo Ruvolo, Jr., MS, Florham Park, New Jersey
The Visual Sun Protection Factor (vSPF) and Broadspectrum Test Method. A New Way to Visualize Sun Protection
3:25 – 3:50 Indermeet Kohli, PhD, Detroit, Michigan
Visible light in Photodermatology - Updates on Phototesting Methods
3:50 – 4:00 Q&A