Photodynamic therapy symposium


Monday 30 November 2015


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

RSM Professionals , European Platform for Photodynamic Medicine and UK PDT


5 CPD points

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about this event

Educational aims

This meeting will discuss:

  • What is PDT and what its clinical applications are;
  • The current state of clinical PDT in the UK and elsewhere;
  • How PDT can enhance the standard treatments for cancer;
  • How the position of clinical PDT can be consolidated for the benefit of patients;
  • What photodiagnosis is and how it can help clinicians


By the end of the meeting delegates will:

  • Understand more about PDT and its applications;
  • Be able to see the benefits of PDT in clinical practice;
  • Understand difference and similarities between photodiagnosis (PD) and photodynamic therapy (PDT);
  • Have met colleagues who can provide a support network for clinicians engaged in, or interested in, PDT and PD.


8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Keyvan Moghissi, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon / Clinical Director, Yorkshire Laser Centre

9.05 am

Welcome by President of EPPM

Mr Colin Hopper, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial, University College Hospital


Professor Hugh Barr and Professor Aleksander Sieroń

9.10 am

PDT science

Professor Harry Moseley, Head of Scientific Services, The Photobiology Unit, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

9.30 am

Relevance of nanotechnology to PDT

Professor Heinrich Walt, Group Leader, Oral Oncology Research, Department of Oral- and Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University Hospital Zurich & Professor Caroline Maake, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich

9.50 am

Immunological aspects of PDT

Professor Ron Allison, Medical Director, 21st Century Oncology, Greenville, USA

10.10 am

Photodetection- Is fluorescence imaging in clinical practice necessary?

Professor Aleksander Sieroń

10.30 am

Tea and coffee break


Mr Maninder Kalkat and Professor Ron Allison

11.00 am

A multicenter registry to evaluate indications and outcomes for PDT in bronchogenic and esophageal cancers

Professor Patrick Ross, Professor and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University, USA

11.25 am

Comment and discussion

Professor Keyvan Moghissi

11.30 am

PDT in head and neck / ENT

Dr Munir Baris Karakullukcu, Head and Neck Surgeon, Netherlands Cancer Institute

11.50 am

Comment and discussion

Mr Colin Hopper

12.00 pm

Poster presentations

12.30 pm



Professor Heinrich Walt and Dr Ernest Allan

1.30 pm

Overview of topical PDT in dermatology

Dr Sally Ibbotson, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Photobiology Unit, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School

1.50 pm

Comment and discussion

Dr Ernest Allan

1.55 pm

PDT in urology

Miss Caroline Moore, Senior Clinical Researcher, University College London, Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at University College Hospital

2.15 pm

Comment and discussion

Mr Laurence Coombs

2.20 pm

The current state of PDT in France

Dr Céline Frochot, CNRS Research Director, LRGP-CNRS Laboratory, University of Lorraine, France

2.40 pm

Poster presentations

3.00 pm

Tea and coffee break


Professor Aleskandra Kawczyk-Krupka

3.30 pm

Overview of clinical PDT

Mr Colin Hopper

3.50 pm

Resume of the day

Professor Hugh Barr, Consultant General and Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Gloucester Royal Hospital

4.00 pm

EPPM general assembly handover of Presidency to Professor Aleksander Sieroń

Mr Colin Hopper

4.30 pm

Close of meeting and completion of evaluation forms

Professor Keyvan Moghissi, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon / Clinical Director, Yorkshire Laser Centre

4.40 pm

Drinks reception open to all delegates

Drinks reception will end at 6 pm

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