Introduction to Photodermatology, Photodynamic Therapy & Laser Therapy
Monday 28th April – Friday 2nd May 2014
Photobiology Unit, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland
This educational course alternates annually between the Photobiology Unit in Dundee and the St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London. This course is aimed at dermatology trainees and consultants and covers all aspects of photodermatology. The basics of photobiology and photophysics, the photosensitivity diseases, investigation and management will be thoroughly covered. Phototherapeutics, photodynamic therapy and lasers are also included in detail. The course includes a balanced mix of lectures, practical demonstrations and clinical cases and comprehensively covers curriculum requirements and those of a consultant dermatologist. National and International speakers from the Photobiology community will participate in the programme.
(CPD approval application pending)
The next course will be held in the Photobiology Unit, Level 9, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, DD1 9SY. To request a Provisional Programme and/or Registration Form or for further information on the course please contact:
Ms Lorraine Black, Course Co-ordinator (
); Tel: 01382 383272
International Congress on Photodynamic Applications
Sunday 25th – Wednesday 28th May 2014
The Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland
The international congress on photodynamic applications was organised to build upon the successful series of the International Symposium on PDT. This congress is devoted to increase awareness and spread the knowledge on photodynamic techniques and technology in the laboratory and in the clinical setting.
37th Meeting of the American Society for Photobiology (ASP)
14-19 June 2014, Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego, California, USA
The meeting is geared to bring together researchers from a wide variety of disciplines in order to disseminate photobiology research and its application to medicine. It is anticipated to be useful to physicists, chemists, biologists, physicians and engineers.
Please refer to the congress flyer for more details and, please, post or distribute it.
More information about the ASP and the conference is available at http://www.photobiology.org.
ICPP-8 International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
22-27 June 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
As at past ICPPs, this eighth conference on porphyrins and phthalocyanines aims at gathering together numerous topics related to this exciting family of molecules. All aspects of porphyrins, phthalocyanines and related macrocycles will be discussed in the form of Plenary Lectures, Award Lectures, short oral presentations and posters over the full five-day period of the meeting.
Topics to be covered in microsymposia include the physics, chemistry, biology, material science, engineering, nanotechnology, medical and biomedical or industrial applications of porphyrins, phthalocyanines and related macrocycles.
XV World Congress on Cancers of the Skin
September 3rd – 6th, 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
The 15th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin (WCCS 2014) is to take place for the first time in the UK in the historic and picturesque city of Edinburgh, capital of Scotland. The list of speakers comprises an outstanding faculty of top molecular scientists, epidemiologists, academic and clinical dermatologists, oncologists, dermatological and plastic surgeons, public health specialists and nurses from around the world. Further, these specialists will present in four separate specialty tracks catering for every aspect of the requirements and interests of modern multidisciplinary skin cancer teams. The conference is therefore a unique opportunity for all participants interested in the fi elds mentioned above to join and interact over four days to further their personal learning. While doing so, they will also contribute signifi cantly to the major progress in understanding, treatment and patient care currently taking place in this rapidly and excitingly advancing field.
WCCS 2014 will appropriately consider all aspects of skin cancer, from their clinical, histological and genetic aspects, to how best to prevent and treat them medically, surgically and where necessary palliatively. Addressing these major issues will be the superior faculty of speakers referred to above, drawn from the UK, continental Europe, the USA, Canada, Africa, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, clearly demonstrating the thoroughly global importance of the topic.
Given the major worldwide importance to society in morbidity, mortality and cost of skin cancer, this conference is already attracting a very large number of delegates from all over the globe.
16th International Congress on Photobiology
September 8th – 12th, 2014, Córdoba, Argentina
The President of the International Union of Photobiology, IUPB (http://www.pol-us.net/iupb/), the Chairwoman of the Organizing Committee and the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee invite you to attend the 16th International Congress of Photobiology to be held in the City of Córdoba in Argentina in September (8th to 12th) 2014, in the Campus of the University (http://www.unc.edu.ar/english). This congress is organized every five years with the last one in Duesseldorf, Germany, in 2009.
The Congress will address all areas of Photobiology such as photosensors in Archaea, Bacteria and Eucaria, photosynthesis including antennas and reaction centres, photomovement, photomorphogenesis, cryptochromes, LOV, BLUF and retinal proteins and domains, vision, circadian rhythms, environmental photobiology, UV influence on plankton, UV damage, protection and repair of DNA, photoreceptors in extremophiles (at high altitudes and in the Antarctic and Arctic regions), photoaging, photocarcinogenesis, photomedicine, synthetic and natural photosensitizers, photodynamic therapy, PUVA, vitiligo, molecular basis of the medical uses of lamps and lasers, artificial tanning, optogenetics, optical technology, photophysics and photochemistry of natural compounds, modelling photosynthesis with man-made compounds, and others. Sessions will be organized in several of these areas.
The multidisciplinary nature of the subjects treated offers the opportunity for scientists in many different disciplines, who otherwise do not often meet, such as physicists, chemists, plant physiologists, biologists, biochemists, ecologists, physicians, engineers, etc., to come together in the beautiful City of Córdoba, discuss new approaches and start new collaborative projects. The meeting should also offer the opportunity to renew long standing friendships, and to establish new ones.
During the Conference several awards will be offered, such as the Finsen Medal in Photobiology and in Photomedicine, the Finsen Award Lecture, and the Edna Roe Award Lecture.
The University of Córdoba turns 400 years old in 2013, being the oldest in Argentina. Many buildings will be renovated for this occasion. Some of the buildings erected by the Jesuits, now in the Centre of the City, very near the Campus, are part of the Jesuit legacy and have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2000. The City has a marvellous weather in September, is very near the mountains of the Province of Córdoba with extraordinary hiking possibilities as well as historical sites of the colonial times.
We will be delighted welcoming you in Córdoba in September 2014.
Please mark your calendar, visit the congress webpage and preregister.
Hasta pronto en Córdoba.
Henry W. Lim, President IUPB,
Silvia E. Braslavsky, Chairwoman of Organizing Committee 16th ICP 2014,
Gerardo Argüello, Chaiman of Local Organizing Committee,