Photodynamic therapy symposium


Monday 28 November 2016


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

RSM Professionals , UK PDT


5 CPD points

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about this event

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
  • The role of PDT in localised infection 
  • PDT in Oncology, Urology and Gynaecology
  • 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.


Organised by RSM Professionals, UK PDT Charitable Trust with the participation of the Oncology Section of the RSM. 

We would like to thank our exhibitors: Excel Lasers, Galderma Ltd and Modulight, Inc 


RSM members can stay at the Domus Medica for this meeting - click here to book your stay


9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 am

Welcome and introduction

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


Professor Michael Wilson, Professor of Microbiology, University College London and Professor Mark Wainwright, Professor of Chemotherapy, Liverpool John Moores University

10.10 am

What is PDT and what are its clinical applications

Professor Heinrich Walt, Group Leader, Oral Oncology Research, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

10.20 am

Implementation of PDT into peri-implantitis therapy

Dr Paul Schumann, Oral and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon, Department of Oral and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

10.35 am

Question and answer session

10.40 am

PDT in surgical site infection (SSI): What the surgeon needs

Professor Keyvan Moghissi

10.50 am

More than a microbicide: The multi-faceted potentials of light activated anti-microbial agents

Professor Michael Wilson

11.10 am

Panel discussion on the role of PDT in localised infection

11.20 am

Tea and coffee break


Professor Heinrich Walt and Professor Sally Ibbotson, Professor of Photodermatology, University of Dundee

11.45 am

Photosensitisers for clinical use: What is the role of Phenothiazinium in local infection?

Professor Mark Wainwright

12.05 pm

Panel discussion on PDT in local infection

12.20 pm

PDT in skin cancers, including Gorlin's syndrome

Dr Ernest Allen, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

12.35 pm

Comparison of topical PDT with other standard therapies for superficial non-melanoma skin cancer and dysplasia

Professor Sally Ibbotson

12.55 pm

Question and answer session

1.00 pm



Dr Ernest Allen and Dr Paras Dalal, President, Oncology Section, The Royal Society of Medicine

2.00 pm

Light emitting fabrics (LEF) for PDT: Recent developments

Professor Serge Mordon, Research Director, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

2.30 pm

Contribution of photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy to the treatment of lung cancer: The Russian Experience

Professor Andrey Akapov, Head of Department, Thoracic Surgery, Pavlov First State Medical University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2.55 pm

Question and answer session

Professor Keyvan Moghissi

3.10 pm

Tea and coffee break


Mr Colin Hopper, Senior Lecturer and Consultant, University College London Eastman and Professor Keyvan Moghissi

3.40 pm

Tookad soluble vascular targeted phototherapy in early prostate cancer - a phase III study

Professor Mark Emberton, Dean of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University College London

4.05 pm

Question and answer session

4.10 pm

Head and neck

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

4.35 pm

Evaluation and closing remarks

Professor Keyvan Moghissi

4.45 pm

End of meeting

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