About this event

  • Date and time Mon 26 Nov 2018 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by RSM Professionals, UK PDT Charitable Trust

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.

You will have the opportunity to network with scientists and clinicians engaged in, or interested in, PDT and PD.

To be involved in this discussion, book your place today.

Topics covered

  • The scientific basis of PDT and its application in a range of conditions including local infection, surgical site infections, and some common cancers like skin, lung and head and neck cancers
  • The benefits of PDT in clinical practice
  • The difference and similarities between photodiagnosis (PD) and photodynamic therapy (PDT)

Please contact Mrs Kate Dixon, Yorkshire Laser Centre for any queries relating to the programme or sponsors: kdixon@yorkshirelasercentre.org  

Key speakers

Professor Keyvan Moghissi

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Clinical Director, Yorkshire Laser Centre

Speaker's biography

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

Speaker's biography

Professor Wainwright has worked on the application of photoantimicrobials for 25 years.

Dr Nicolas Loebel

Chief Technology Officer and President, Ondine Biomedical Inc, Canada

Speaker's biography

Dr Loebel specialises in product research and development, photochemistry and system integration.

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Keyvan Moghissi, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Clinical Director, Yorkshire Laser Centre and Honorary Consultant in Laser Surgery and Photodynamic Medicine, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

PDT Science

Professor Heinrich Walt, Group Leader, Oral Oncology Research, University Hospital Zurich and Professor Alison Curnow, Associate Professor, Science and Scholarship, University of Exeter Medical School

PDT mechanism of action

Professor Alison Curnow

Light sources in PDT

Dr Ewan Eadie, Head of Scientific Services for Photobiology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

Immunological aspects of PDT

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

Question and answer session
European platform for photomedicine

Professor Gilles Gasser, Chimie ParisTech, PSL Research University

Tea and coffee break

Role of PDT in antimicrobial and local infection

Professor Mark Wainwright, Professor of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Liverpool John Moores University Professor of Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University and Mr Colin Hopper, Consultant Oral Surgeon, Eastman Dental Hospital

MBDs - edging towards the clinic!

Professor Mark Wainwright

Clinical applications of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy

Dr Nicholas Loebel, President and Chief Technology Officer, Ondine Biomedical Inc.

Potentiation of antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation by inorganic salts

Professor Mike Hamblin, Associate Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital

Where to next?

Professor Keyvan Moghissi

Question and answer session

Professor Mark Wainwright, Dr Nick Loebel, Professor Mike Hamblin and Professor Keyvan Moghissi

Experimental results on PDT for remodelling the myocardium

Dr Robert Bell, Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Research Fellow, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust

Question and answer session

Dr Robert Bell

Lunch

PDT and Dermatology

Dr Ernest Allan, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Christie Hospital, Manchester and Professor Sally Ibbotson, Professor of Photodermatology, Photobiology Unit, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

Introduction and ambulatory PDT in dermatology

Professor Sally Ibbotson

PDT in non-oncological skin lesions

Professor Yolanda Gilaberte, Chief of the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Miguel Servet, Spain

PDT in vascular skin lesions

Professor Zheng Huang, Professor and Director, University of Colorado Denver, USA, and Fujian Normal University, China

Photofrin PDT: An effective treatment for Folliculitis Decalvans

Dr Ernest Allan

Question and answer session

Professor Sally Ibbotson, Professor Yolanda Gilaberte, Professor Zheng Huang and Dr Ernest Allan

Tea and coffee break

PDT oncology

Mr Colin Hopper and Professor Keyvan Moghissi

PDT for cancers of aero-digestive tracts: Tracheo-bronchial and oesophageal cancers

Professor Keyvan Moghissi

Research in progress - PD/PDT in lung cancer

Dr Ricky Thakrar, Clinical Research Training Fellow, University College London Hospitals

Theranostic silica nanoparticles for targeted fluorescent imaging and PDT of colorectal cancer

Mr Yazan Khalad, Clinical Research Training Fellow, University of Leeds

Question and answer session
PDT in prostate-urology

Professor Mark Emberton, Professor of Interventional Oncology, University College London

PD/PDT in head and neck and maxi-facial

Mr Colin Hopper

Question and answer session

Professor Moghissi, Professor Mark Emberton and Mr Colin Hopper

Closing remarks and evaluation forms

Professor Keyvan Moghissi

Close of conference

Sponsors

UK PDT

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St,, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom