Photodynamic therapy symposium 2017


Monday 27 November 2017


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

RSM Professionals , UK PDT Charitable Trust


5 CPD Points

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about this event

This one day event with specialists in photodynamic therapy (PDT) will provide you with an insight into the science and progress of this revolutionary treatment, and review future research and trends. To be involved in this discussion, book your place today.


Professor Keyvan Moghissi, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Clinical Director, Yorkshire Laser Centre.  
Professor Moghissi is recognised as one of the UK's leading Cardiothoracic Surgeons  and pioneering experts in PDT. 


Professor Mark Wainwright, Professor of Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University
Professor Wainwright has worked on the application of photoantimicrobials for 25 years. Read his recent article on using photoantimicrobials to fight bacterial resistance.


Dr Nicolas Loebel, Chief Technology Officer and President, Ondine Biomedical Inc, Canada 
Dr Loebel specialises in product research and development, photochemistry and system integration. 


  • Understand the scientific basis of PDT and its application in a range of conditions including local infection, surgical site infections, and some common cancers - including skin, lung and head and neck cancers.
  • Know about the benefits of PDT in clinical practice
  • Understand the difference and similarities between photodiagnosis (PD) and photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • Have opportunity to network with scientists and clinicians engaged in, or interested in, PDT and PD. 


RSM members £15 - £65

Non-members £25 - £80

*Tickets include tea, coffee and lunch.

* Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here


We would like to thank our exhibitors Ambu, Excel Lasers and Dermalux.

We are grateful to Galderma for supporting this meeting.

We would also like to thank our donors:

  • Yorkshire Laser Centre
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Medi-Lase (The Scottish Photodynamic Therapy Centre)


Please contact Mrs Kate Dixon, Yorkshire Laser Centre for any queries relating to the programme or sponsors: 

*Programme subject to change


9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 am

Welcome and introduction

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

What is PDT and how does it work?

Dr Gilles Gasser, Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University, France and Professor Mark Wainwright, Professor of Chemotherapy, Liverpool John Moores University

10.10 am

PDT mechanism of action

Professor Alison Curnow, Associate Professor, University of Exeter Medical School

10.25 am

Dosimetry in PDT

Dr Ewan Eadie, Head of Scientific Services for Photobiology and Optical Radiation, NHS Tayside

10.40 am

PDT enhancers: Nano-particles and others

Professor Heinrich Walt, Group Leader of Oral Oncology Research, University Hospital Zurich and Professor Doctor Caroline Maake, Researcher, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich

11.00 am


11.10 am

Tea and coffee break

Role of PDT in antimicrobial and local infection

Dr Ernest Allan, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, The Christie Hospital and Professor Alison Curnow

11.30 am

Anti-microbial PDT

Professor Mark Wainwright

11.50 am

Antimicrobial: Clinical and preclinical

Dr Nicolas Loebel, Chief Technology Officer and President, Ondine Biomedical Inc, Canada

12.10 pm


PDT in Dermatology

12.20 pm

PDT closer to home

Professor Sally Ibbotson, Professor of Photodermatology, University of Dundee

12.35 pm

Extramammary Paget's disease. PDT the treatment of choice

Dr Ernest Allan

12.50 pm


1.00 pm


Imaging and image guided surgery and therapy in oncology

Mr Colin Hopper, Senior Lecturer and Consultant, University College London and Professor Heinrich Walt

2.00 pm

Fluorescence and other image guided therapy for cancer

Mr Colin Hopper, Dr Simon Morley, Consultant Radiologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Jocelyn Brookes, Consultant Radiologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2.30 pm


2.40 pm

PDT in lung cancer: Where are we and where to?

Professor Keyvan Moghissi

3.00 pm


Mr Maninder Singh Kalkat, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

3.10 pm

PDT in head and neck: Where are we and where to?

Mr Colin Hopper

3.30 pm


3.40 pm

Tea and coffee break

PDT research in progress

Professor Keyvan Moghissi and Mr Maninder Kalkat

4.00 pm

Research in progress: Lung cancer, the PEARL trial

Dr Ricky Thakrar, Consultant Chest Physician, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

4.10 pm


4.15 pm

ABCG2 as a mechanism of resistance to PDT in 3D models of colorectal cancer

Mr Mohammed Ibrahim Khot, Doctoral Student, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, University of Leeds

4.25 pm


4.30 pm

Discussion and closing remarks

Professor Keyvan Moghissi

5.00 pm

End of meeting

register for this event

  • Online booking is now closed - places available on the day
  • RSM members £15 - £65
  • Non-members £25 - £80


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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Tasha ShawTel: 020 7290 3867 Fax: 020 7290 2992 Email: arrow