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


Submission Guidelines

The Photomedicine Society (soon to be Society for Phototherapy and Photoprotection) meets yearly on the day before the annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting to discuss topics related to photoprotection, photocarcinogenesis, photopigmentation, and phototherapy.

This year we are excited to present an abstract competition for residents and fellows. There will be a $500 prize for an abstract submitted by a dermatology resident or fellow which best exemplifies excellent data-driven research pertinent to any area of photomedicine. At the Thursday, February 28th meeting in Washington D.C., we will recognize the competition winner as well as residents and fellows who have contributed other outstanding submissions.

We welcome all abstract submissions for the meeting, but only submissions from residents and fellows will be eligible for the competition. Please note that to be eligible for the competition, fellows must have completed dermatology residency.

Abstracts must:

  • Be 2000 characters or less, including spaces (font size 10)
  • Begin with the title, authors' full names and institutions' full name(s)
  • If a resident or fellow, state the name of their training program, program director, and project faculty mentor

Please use this provided template.

The deadline is Friday, November 30. Please send to with Society for Phototherapy and Photoprotection Abstract Submission in the email subject line. If you have questions about the submission, the topic, the presentation, or other questions about the Photomedicine Society session, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks!


28th Annual Meeting of the Photomedicine Society
February 28, 2019
Capitol Room
Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC, USA

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