The Photomedicine Society
is now doing business as
the Photodermatology Society

Our core goal of promoting a greater understanding of the effects of light in health and disease has not changed.



To promote excellence in clinical care and advancement, education, discovery and innovation of light based therapies.


To harness the beneficial effects of light while promoting understanding of the importance of photoprotection.

Areas of Interest

  • Sun protection and prevention of skin cancers
  • Light based therapies for skin diseases and beyond
  • Diagnosis of light sensitivity diseases
  • Interaction of environment and skin
  • Use of light for improvement of health

The Society convenes a day-long Annual Scientific Meeting, held just prior to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

The official journal of the Society is Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, & Photomedicine.


31st Annual Meeting of the Photodermatology Society
March 24, 2022
Marina Ballroom 1
Weston Boston Seaport
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Photodermatology Society is currently planning a hybrid meeting where guests will be able to attend either virtually or in-person. However, due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19, this is subject to change. The meeting format will be virtual-only if necessary.

We are developing the program now. A draft will be posted under the Meeting's tab soon.