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Photodynamic Therapy Symposium 2018 - Royal Society of Medicine

photodynamic therapy symposium 2018

Monday 26 November 2018

Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street

RSM Professionals , UK PDT Charitable Trust

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.


  • 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. 


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.

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

Dr Robert Bell, Senior Clinical Research Associate, UCL

Professor Alison Curnow, Associate Professor in Science & Scholarship, University of Exeter Medical School 

Dr Ewan Eadie, Head of Scientific Services for Photobiology and Optical Radiation, Ninewells Hospital Dundee

Professor Mark Emberton, Professor of Interventional Oncology, UCL

Mr Colin Hopper, Consultant Oral Surgeon, Eastman Dental Hospital and University College Hospital

Professor Gilles Gasser, Principal Investigator, Chimie ParisTech

Dr Yolanda Gilaberte, Aragon Health Sciences Institute, Zaragoza

Mike Hamblin, Principal Investigator, The Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Mr Colin Hopper, Consultant Oral Surgeon, Eastman Dental Hospital and University College Hospital

Professor Zheng Huang, Professor and Director, Center for Medical Photonics, Fujian Normal University, China

Professor Sally Ibbotson, Professor of Photobiology, University of Dundee

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

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

Professor Caroline Maake, Adjunct Professor, University of Zurich

Dr Ricky Thakrar, Clinical Research Training Fellow, UCL

Professor Mark Wainwright, Professor of Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University

Professor Heinrich Walt, Emeritus Professor, University of Zurich


RSM members £15 - £65

Non-members £25 - £80

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


09.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 am

Welcome and introduction

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

Session 1 - PDT Science

Heinrich Walt and Alison Curnow


Alison Curnow

10.25 am

Ewan Eadie

10.40 am


Heinrich Walt and Caroline Maake

11.05 am

Panel discussion

11.05 am

Tea and coffee break

Role of PDT in antimicrobial and local infection

Mark Wainwright and Colin Hopper

11.30 am

Mark Wainwright

11.50 am

Nick Loebel

12.10 pm

Mike Hamblin

12.30 pm

Where to next and panel discussion

Keyvan Moghissi

12.45 pm

Experimental results on PDT for remodelling the myocardium

Dr Robert Bell, Senior Clinical Research Associate, UCL

1.00 pm


PDT and Dermatology

Ernest Allen and Sally Ibbotson

2.00 pm

Introduction and ambulatory PDT in Dermatology

Sally Ibbotson

2.20 pm

PDT in non-oncological skin lesions

Yolanda Gilaberte

2.40 pm

PDT in vascular skin lesions

Zheng Huang

3.00 pm

Case presentation of folliculitis decalvans

Ernest Allan

3.10 pm

Tea and coffee break

PDT Oncology

Colin Hopper and Keyvan Moghissi

3.30 pm

PDT in oncology and PD/PDT in aero-digestive tract

Keyvan Moghissi

3.50 pm

Research in progress - PD/PDT in lung cancer

Ricky Thakrar

4.00 pm

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

Yazan Khalad

4.10 pm

Panel discussion

4.15 pm

PDT in prostate-urology

Mark Emberton

4.35 pm

PD/PDT in head and neck and maxi-facial

Colin Hopper

4.55 om

Closing remarks and evaluation forms

Keyvan Moghissi

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to Jul 4

International Photodynamic Association (IPA) World Congress

17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress

Bringing together researchers and clinicians in all fields of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodiagnosis (PD) since 1986. Every two years, the IPA organizes a conference to foster scientific development and contribute to clinical practice. The 17th IPA World Congress will be held at Marriott, Cambridge MA from June 28 - July 4, 2019. We welcome you to Boston in 2019.



Preliminary Program & Events

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Sessions Include

PDT in Clinical Practice: A Look at Current Oncology Trials

Nanotechnology in PDT

Photo-immunology and PDT-Induced Immunology

PDT Mechanisms: Tumor Microenvironment and Cell Death Pathways

Challenges in PDT Dosimetry and Technology

Fluorescence Guided Resection and PDT imaging

Antimicrobial and Anti-infective PDT

Role of PDT in Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Head and Neck Cancers, Dermatology, and Gliomas

Development Opportunities

Networking Events, Mentoring Lunches with Faculty,

Grant Writing Workshops, Careers in Industry Panel

Trainee travel grants are available.

Social Events

Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Tours,

Awards, and more.


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to Jul 4

International Photodynamic Association (IPA) World Congress

17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress

Bringing together researchers and clinicians in all fields of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodiagnosis (PD) since 1986. Every two years, the IPA organizes a conference to foster scientific development and contribute to clinical practice. The 17th IPA World Congress will be held at Marriott, Cambridge MA from June 28 - July 4, 2019. We welcome you to Boston in 2019.


Conference Chair: Tayyaba Hasan, PhD 

Massachusetts General Hospital | Harvard Medical School

Tayyaba Hasan is a Professor of Dermatology at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School and a Professor of Health Sciences and Technology (Harvard-MIT). She was the founding Director of the Office for Research Career Development at Massachusetts General Hospital until 2011.

Preliminary Program & Events

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Sessions Include

PDT in Clinical Practice: A Look at Current Oncology Trials

Nanotechnology in PDT

Photo-immunology and PDT-Induced Immunology

PDT Mechanisms: Tumor Microenvironment and Cell Death Pathways

Challenges in PDT Dosimetry and Technology

Fluorescence Guided Resection and PDT imaging

Antimicrobial and Anti-infective PDT

Role of PDT in Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Head and Neck Cancers, Dermatology, and Gliomas

Development Opportunities

Networking Events, Mentoring Lunches with Faculty,

Grant Writing Workshops, Careers in Industry Panel

Trainee travel grants are available.

Social Events

Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Tours,

Awards, and more.

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International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP)

International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP), Munich Germany

July 1-6, 2018

Authors submitting abstracts for the first time will need to register their email on the submission site below.

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.

As at past ICPPs, this tenth 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.

The list of scheduled symposia is presented below. Additional symposia may be added at a later date as will the names of the organizers once all sessions are confirmed.

I. Synthesis

1. Corroles
Organized by: Wouter Maes and Roberto Paolesse
2. Phthalocyanines and Related Systems (double sessions)
Organized by: Tomas Torres and Dirk Guldi
3. Porphycenes
Organized by: Jacek Waluk and Santi Nonell
4. SubPcs, SubPzs, SubPors and Related Contracted Porphyrinoids
Organized by: Atsuhiro Osuka, Soji Shimizu and Salomé Rodriguez Morgade
5. Functionalization of Porphyrins
Organized by: Norbert Jux and Christian Brueckner
6. NIR-Responsive Porphyrinoids
Organized by: Jishan Wu, Yoshihiro Matano and Hiroko Yamada
7. Porphyrazines
Organized by: Pavel A. Stuzhin and Petr Zimcik
8. BODIPY Dyes
Organized by: Kevin Smith and Lijuan Jiao
9. Novel Pyrrolic Macrocycles and Chromophores
Organized by: Zhen Shen and John Mack
10. Metalloporphyrinoids
Organized by: Jun-Long Zhang and Kin-Shing Chan
11. Exotic Coordination Chemistry of Porphyrinoid Systems
Organized by: Penny Brothers and Bernard Boitrel

II. Characterization and Properties

12. Corrole - Properties
Organized by: Wouter Maes and Roberto Paolesse
13. Phthalocyanines and Related Systems
Organized by: Tomas Torres, Gema de la Torre, Giovanni Bottari, and Andrew Cammidge
14. Optical, Electrical and Optoelectronic Phenomena in Phorphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Organized by: Angela Sastre-Santos and Fernando Fernández-Lázaro
15. Chiral Aspects of Porphyrin Supramolecular Chemistry
Organized by: Roberto Purrello and Nina Berova 
16. Chirality and Spatially Pre-Organized Multi-Porphyrinoids
Organized by: Nathalie Solladie and Victor Borovkov
17. High-Valent Metal-Oxo and Their Precursor Macrocyclic Complexes: Structure and Reactivity (double sessions)
Organized by: Wonwoo Nam and Alexander Sorokin

III. Materials

18. Sandwich Tetrapyrrole Rare Earth Materials
Organized by: Yongzhong Bian, Yulia Gorbunova, and Jianzhuang Jiang
19. Porphyrin Assemblies on Bioinspired Templates
Organized by: Eugen Stulz and Alessandro D’Urso
20. Porphyrin Assemblies in Confined Space
Organized by: Minghui Liu, Penglei Chen and Akihiko Tsuda

IV. Catalysis and Energy

21. Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion, Storage and Catalysis
Organized by: Yujiang Song
22. Hard-Matter Nanoscale Objects for Electro-Optics and Energy Conversion
Organized by: Mike Therien
23. Porphyrinoids Based Chemical Sensors
Organized by: Corrado Di Natale, Marcel Bouvet and Catherine Hirel
24. Electron Transfer Applications of Tetrapyrroles
Organized by: Francis D'Souza and Dirk Guldi
25. Catalytic Chemical Transformations by Metalloporphyrins
Organized by: Peter Zhang and Ivana Invanovic-Burmazovic
26. Porphyrinoids for Solar Cells
Organized by: Hiroshi Imahori and Wouter Maes
27. Photo- and Electro-Catalytic Processes
Organized by: Zeev Gross
28. Biomimetic Solar Conversion
Organized by: Ally Aukauloo and Fabrice Odobel

V. Biomedical Applications

29. Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy
Organized by: Kristjan Plaetzer and Reza Ghiladi
30. Porphyrin Derivatives for Medical/Biological Applications
Organized by: M. Graca H. Vicente and Claude P. Gros
31. Phthalocyanine Materials for PDT
Organized by: Dennis K. P. Ng, Pui-Chi Lo and Jinping Xue
32. Targeting in PDT
Organized by: Celine Frochot and Fabienne Dumoulin
33. New Frontiers in Poprhyrin Triplet State Photophysics
Organized by: Mike Therien
34. Porphyrin-Based Cancer-Imaging and Therapy
Organized by: M. Graca H. Vicente

VI. Biochemistry

35. Heme Proteins and Synthetic Analogues (double sessions)
Organized by: John Dawson and Takashi Hayashi
36. Defining Heme Enzyme Catalytic Mechanisms
Organized by: James Kincaid and Anabella Ivancich
37. Chemistry, Properties, and Applications of Corrinoids and Related Compounds
Organized by: Felix Zelder and Dorota Gryko
38. Heme Enzymes: Structure and Function
Organized by: Denis Rousseau and Syun-Ru Yeh
39. Biochemistry of Linear Tetrapyrroles
Organized by: Kai-Hong Zhao and Hugo Scheer
40. Natural Porphyrinoid Pigments
Organized by: Bernhard Kraeutler and Franz-Peter Montforts
41. Heme Enzymes : Functional Mechanisms
Organized by: Takashi Ogura and Shingo Nagano
42. Chemistry and Biology of Chlorophylls and Bacteriochlorophylls
Organized by: Hitoshi Tamiaki and Mathias O. Senge

VII. Theory and Modeling

43. Theory and Spectroscopy
Organized by: Martin J. Stillman and Nagao Kobayashi


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5th ESP Photobiology School


10-16 June, 2018

Casa della Gioventù Universitaria of the University of Padova
Via Rio Bianco 12, I-39042 Brixen/Bressanone, Italy

The 2018 ESP Photobiology School will take place in Brixen/Bressanone in South Tyrol, Italy.
The purpose of the ESP Photobiology Schools is to provide an introductory overview of all main aspects of photobiology, presented by experts in each area. The intention is to cover the basic principles of photobiology and photochemistry of biomolecules as well as applications of such knowledge in understanding effects of climatic changes, influence of light on biological systems, applications of light in medicine and related purposes.

The school will cover the following areas:

Photophysics and photochemistry
Biophotonics - Light dosimetry in biological tissues,
UV (from cells to skin tissue, DNA damage, Vit. D effects)
PDT and fluorescence diagnosis
Environmental photobiology


How to register

Only ESP members are admitted to the School.

To become ESP member please go to the page:

The School is mainly funded by the ESP and only in small part by the income from the registration fees. Therefore the School can accept only a limited number of students and can not provide additional fellowships. PhD students attending the entire program will have priority. Approval of registration for PhD students will be on a “first registered and paid – first approved” basis. Others will be accepted if possible so please do apply.

Registration fees and deadlines
Early registration (before 31 March 2018): Student/PhD student 100 Euro; Post-doc/Researcher 150 Euro
Late registration (after 31 March 2018): Student/PhD student 150 Euro; Post-doc/Researcher 200 Euro

The registration fee covers attendance at all lectures, lunches, coffee breaks and the (one) official dinner. Lodging and dinners other than the official one are not covered by the registration fee.

Participants will be lodged at the Academia Cusanus ( is external)) which is at a 10 min walking distance from the School venue. Standard student accommodation is in twin rooms and breakfast at the rate of 35 Euro per night per person. Only a limited number of single rooms are available at the rate of 40 Euro per night.

Accommodation has to be paid together with the registration fee.

Deadline for registration and payment: 30 April 2018.

Information about preliminary approval of registration will be provided as soon as possible after registration.
The registration will not be given a final approval before payment has been registered. Those who do not pay in time will lose priority.

Deadline for submission of poster abstracts: 30 April 2018.

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to Apr 26

SPIE Photonics Europe

SPIE Photonics Europe returns to Strasbourg, France for the 2018 event
The meeting had been held in Strasbourg for many years, then in 2010 the event was moved to Brussels, where it remained through 2016. We are pleased to be returning after so many years away.


Conference Program Tracks:

Nano- and Quantum Sciences

Optical Imaging and Sensing

Lasers and Nonlinear Optics

Applications of Photonic Technology

Workshops on Emerging Topics

DOID2018 Student Optical Design Challenge


Nano- and Quantum Sciences

Metamaterials (Conference 10671)

Chair(s): Allan D. BoardmanAnatoly V. ZayatsKevin F. MacDonald

Nanophotonics (Conference 10672)

Chair(s): David L. AndrewsAngus J. BainJean-Michel NunziAndreas Ostendorf

Advances in Ultrafast Condensed Phase Physics (Conference 10673)

Chair(s): Martin Schultze; Eleftherios Goulielmakis; Thomas Brabec

Quantum Technologies (Conference 10674)

Chair(s): Jürgen StuhlerAndrew J. ShieldsMiles J. Padgett


Optical Imaging and Sensing

3D Printed Optics and Additive Photonic Manufacturing (Conference 10675)

Chair(s): Alois M. HerkommerGeorg von FreymannManuel Flury

Digital Optics for Immersive Displays (DOID18) (Conference 10676)

Chair(s): Bernard C. KressWolfgang OstenHagen Stolle

Unconventional Optical Imaging (Conference 10677)

Chair(s): Corinne FournierMarc P. GeorgesGabriel Popescu

Optical Micro- and Nanometrology (Conference 10678)

Chair(s): Christophe GoreckiAnand K. AsundiWolfgang Osten

Optics, Photonics and Digital Technologies for Imaging Applications (Conference 10679)

Chair(s): Peter SchelkensTouradj EbrahimiGabriel Cristóbal

Optical Sensing and Detection (Conference 10680)

Chair(s): Francis BerghmansAnna G. Mignani


Lasers and Nonlinear Optics

Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres (Conference 10681)

Chair(s): Kyriacos KalliAlexis MendezChristian-Alexander Bunge

Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics (Conference 10682)

Chair(s): Krassimir PanajotovMarc SciamannaRainer Michalzik

Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications (Conference 10683)

Chair(s): Stefano TaccheoJacob I. Mackenzie; Maurizio Ferrari

Nonlinear Optics and its Applications (Conference 10684)

Chair(s): Benjamin J. EggletonNeil G. R. BroderickAnna C. Peacock


Applications of Photonic Technology

Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care (Conference 10685)

Chair(s): Jürgen PoppValery V. TuchinFrancesco S. Pavone

Silicon Photonics: from Fundamental Research to Manufacturing (Conference 10686)

Chair(s): Roel G. Baets D.D.S.Peter O'BrienLaurent Vivien

Organic Electronics and Photonics: Fundamentals and Devices (Conference 10687)

Chair(s): Sebastian ReinekeKoen Vandewal

Photonics for Solar Energy Systems (Conference 10688)

Chair(s): Ralf B. Wehrspohn


Workshops on Emerging Topics

Neuro-inspired Photonic Computing Workshop (Conference 10689)

Chair(s): Marc SciamannaPeter Bienstman

Light Shaping Workshop (Conference WS200)

Chair(s): Frank WyrowskiYouri MeuretJohn T. Sheridan


DOID2018 Student Optical Design Challenge

DOID Student Optical Design Challenge for VR/AR and MR (Conference ODC2018)

Chair(s): Bernard C. Kress

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to Apr 19

Women in Photonics - Workshop on Career Opportunities

Photonics is a strongly growing sector of the economy and a major research area in Europe. In Thuringia and in particular in Jena, the scientific and industrial location is shaped by universities, research institutes and companies in the field of optics and photonics. While the number of young, well-trained female graduates is high, women who hold a leading position in academia and high-tech industry are still underrepresented.

The workshop “Women in Photonics“ aims to connect excellent female scientists at the beginning of their career with experts in photonics holding leading positions at research institutions and companies. The event addresses young female postdocs in the field of (bio)photonics, who want to present their own research work and build up new networks. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange with experienced scientists from academia and industry and jointly develop strategies for a successful professional career.

Canditates interested in participation can apply by sending an e-mail with their name, short CV including a list of recent publications and an abstract of the talk by January 15, 2018.

Participation is free of charge. A limited number of grants for travel and accomodation will be available.

To register for the workshop please follow the link below.



Marc Skupch
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Tel.: +49 3641 206 035
E-mail: marc.skupch(a)

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to Mar 18

17th Annual Congress of the European Society for Photodynamic Therapy

17th Annual Congress of the European Society for Photodynamic Therapy


Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at Le Méridien Nice, France

Board of the Euro-PDT
L.R. Braathen, Bern, Switzerland, President
R.-M. Szeimies, Recklinghausen, Germany, Vice President
A. Sidoroff, Innsbruck, Austria, Board Member
C.A. Morton, Stirling, Scotland, Board Member

Scientific committee
L.R. Braathen, Bern, Switzerland
R.-M. Szeimies, Recklinghausen, Germany
A. Sidoroff, Innsbruck, Austria
C.A. Morton, Stirling, Scotland


Congress secretariat and hotel reservation
24 rue Erlanger - 75016 Paris
Tel. : +33 (0)1 46 43 33 42
Fax : +33 (0)1 46 24 88 38


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to Mar 9

Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction Gordon Research Conference

How Light Controls Behavior of Molecules, Cells, Organisms and Ecosystems over Time Scales of Femtoseconds to Eons

March 4 - 9, 2018

ChairKatrina T. Forest

Vice ChairJohn T. Kennis

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco

Via Giovanni Pascoli

Lucca (Barga), IT

Conference Description

Living organisms harness light energy, activate repair pathways, and change their observable behaviors based on information contained in the spectral qualities of illuminating light. The macromolecular photosensors that underly these abilities have evolved to couple photophysical and photochemical processes that occur on femtosecond timescales to cellular changes over minutes, organismal responses over seasons and ecosystem adaptations over eons. Similarly, researchers have been able to delve deeply into photosensory signal transduction pathways by employing a remarkable array of classical and modern experimental techniques to match these phenomena. Applications of human design principles to create photosensor-based tools for imaging, control of gene expression and protein interactions, and ultimately improvements to human health have capitalized on basic research findings in the field of Photosensory Receptors.

Every oral session at this GRC will include space for talks selected from submitted abstracts to highlight recent results and junior researchers. All attendees are important contributors to poster sessions, spontaneous conversations and collaborative discussions. We value the participation in the GRC and associated GRS of researchers with diverse scientific, geographic and cultural perspectives. An important goal of this meeting is to ensure the vital engagement of well-known masters, junior researchers, and scientists from allied disciplines who together will grow and shape the field.


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Boston Photonics Centennial Conference


This conference is open to students and researchers from all over the Greater Boston Area, whether or not you are giving a presentation at the conference. Please check our Registration information on the right side of our page as it is updated.

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Northwest Building, Harvard University
52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The conference will feature talks by speakers who are leading researchers across different areas of photonics:

  • Prof. Ed Boyden
    Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute
  • Prof. Theodore Moustakas
    Distinguished Professor of Photonics and Optoelectronics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University
  • Dr. Peter Moulton
    Senior Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Oral and poster presentations will be given by fellow researchers at all stages of their scientific careers and across different fields of photonics. If you would like to present your work at this conference, abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 15, 2016

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Boston Photonics Conference


The Second Annual Boston Photonics Conference will take place at Boston University Photonics Center on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 hosted by the Boston University OSA/SPIE Chapter. This Conference is available for researchers in both academia and industry throughout the Greater Boston Photonics Community. This event will highlight the leading optics research in the area. More information can be found at:

Early Bird Tickets are $15 and avaliable until January 31st, 2018 after which Regular Tickets will be $20

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng (BU, Label-Free Microscopy)

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Dirk Englund (MIT, Quantum Optics)

Prof. Conor Evans (Harvard, Biomedical Optics)

Prof. Yongmin Liu (Northesastern, Nano Optics)

Prof. Gabriela Schla-Cohen (MIT, Ultrafast Spectroscopy)

Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Marys Street, #906, Boston, MA 02215

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The 27th Annual Meeting of The Photomedicine Society

The 27th Annual Meeting of The Photomedicine Society

The 27th Annual Meeting of The Photomedicine Society will be held:

February 15, 2018
San Diego, CA USA

We are pleased to announce the annual Photomedicine Society Meeting will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 in San Diego preceding the American Academy of Dermatology Meeting.

We have made significant efforts to increase the appeal of our meeting to a larger audience in attendance at the AAD Meeting while continuing to provide content relevant to our core group. This year you will find the following sessions:

  • Tough Cases: Patient Based Reviews by Experts in Photomedicine
  • The Best of the Photomedicine and Photobiology Literature (presented by the authors of the manuscript)
  • Topics in Photoprotection including Skin of Color
  • Controversy: Impact of Sunscreen on the Oceans
  • Sunscreen Workshop: Understanding SPF and it Limitations
  • Phototherapy Workshop
    • Tough Diagnoses You Never Thought to Treat with Phototherapy
    • Photodynamic Therapy Update
    • UVA1 Phototherapy in Office and At Home
    • Targeted Phototherapy Applications
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SPIE Photonics West

January 27 - February 1, 2018: SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, USA

Conference Program Tracks:

Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics

Neurophotonics, Neurosurgery, and Optogenetics

Clinical Technologies and Systems

Tissue Optics, Laser-Tissue Interaction, and Tissue Engineering

Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging



Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics

Photonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery 2018 (Conference 10467)

Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Urology 2018 (Conference 10468)

Optical Imaging, Therapeutics, and Advanced Technology in Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology 2018 (Conference 10469)

Endoscopic Microscopy XIII (Conference 10470)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Light in Cardiology 2018 (Conference 10471)

Diseases in the Breast and Reproductive System IV (Conference 10472)

Lasers in Dentistry XXIV (Conference 10473)

Ophthalmic Technologies XXVIII (Conference 10474)

Visualizing and Quantifying Drug Distribution in Tissue II (Conference 10475)

Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXVII (Conference 10476)

Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation Therapy XIII (Conference 10477)

Molecular-Guided Surgery: Molecules, Devices, and Applications IV (Conference 10478)

Photonic Diagnosis and Treatment of Infections and Inflammatory Diseases (Conference 10479)

Neurophotonics, Neurosurgery, and Optogenetics

Clinical and Translational Neurophotonics 2018 (Conference 10480)

Neural Imaging and Sensing 2018 (Conference 10481)

Optogenetics and Optical Manipulation 2018 (Conference 10482)

Clinical Technologies and Systems

Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXII (Conference 10483)

Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVI (Conference 10484)

Optics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings IV (Conference 10485)

Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XI (Conference 10486)

Multimodal Biomedical Imaging XIII (Conference 10487)

Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVIII (Conference 10488)

Optical Biopsy XVI: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis (Conference 10489)

Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy 2018: Advances in Research and Industry (Conference 10490)

Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XVI (Conference 10491)

Tissue Optics, Laser-Tissue Interaction, and Tissue Engineering

Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXIX (Conference 10492)

Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XV (Conference 10493)

Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2018 (Conference 10494)

Biophotonics and Immune Responses XIII (Conference 10495)

Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics V (Conference 10496)

Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging

Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XVI (Conference 10497)

Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XVIII (Conference 10498)

Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XXV (Conference 10499)

Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging XI (Conference 10500)

Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVIII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics (Conference 10501)

Adaptive Optics and Wavefront Control for Biological Systems IV (Conference 10502)

Quantitative Phase Imaging IV (Conference 10503)

Biophysics, Biology and Biophotonics III: the Crossroads (Conference 10504)

High-Speed Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy III: Toward Big Data Instrumentation and Management (Conference 10505)

Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2018 (Conference 10494)


Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications XV (Conference 10506)

Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XIII (Conference 10507)

Reporters, Markers, Dyes, Nanoparticles, and Molecular Probes for Biomedical Applications X (Conference 10508)

Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XV (Conference 10509)

Frontiers in Biological Detection: From Nanosensors to Systems X (Conference 10510)


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to Jan 28

6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology

Optical systems are ubiquitous in modern society, from medical sciences to space exploration, telecommunications, information processing and numerous industrial and military applications of all kinds.

This 6th edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature 3 different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects. Researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in any of these fields are welcome to join us in Funchal, Madeira and present their work on new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques, as well as general survey papers indicating future directions.

1 . Optics 

2 . Photonics 

3 . Lasers 



Paulo A. Ribeiro, CEFITEC/FCT/UNL, Portugal


Maria Raposo, CEFITEC, FCT/UNL, Portugal


Maurizio FerrariIstituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (CNR-IFN), Italy
Kevin MacDonaldOptoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Bill GrahamQueens University of Belfast, United Kingdom
Pablo AlbellaUniversidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

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SPIE International Day of Light Micro Grants

The International Day of Light is a global initiative highlighting to the citizens of the world the importance of light and light-based technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. SPIE IDL Micro Grants will support local community events and activities that highlight the critical role that light plays in our daily lives.

SPIE IDL Micro Grants will not exceed $3,000 USD.


   •  SPIE IDL Micro Grants are available to SPIE Members only. Membership must be active through 31 May 2018.

   •  Grant application must highlight the critical role that light plays in our daily lives.

   •  Events or activities must take place during May 2018.

   •  Application must be completed and submitted by 4:00 pm (PST) 15 December 2017.

   •  Winners will be notified by 31 January 2018.

   •  A report to the Society on how the grant was used must be submitted by November 2018.

Only applications with events and activities highlighting the critical role that light plays in our daily lives and that are taking place during May 2018 will be submitted for consideration.

Incomplete applications or events and activities that are not taking place during May 2018 will not be submitted for consideration.

Have questions? Need more information? Email us at

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SPIE Startup Challenge 2018

Welcome to the 8th Annual SPIE Startup Challenge.

The SPIE Startup Challenge for photonics technology is held at the Photonics West conference in San Francisco. This competitive event invites new entrepreneurs to pitch their light-based technology business plan to a team of business development experts and venture capitalists. Applicants selected to pitch at Photonics West are invited to attend an entrepreneur boot camp for training, networking, and refining their business plan. The best pitch presenters receive cash prizes and are provided support to attend additional entrepreneurship training to continue refining ideas and make further contacts with experts.

More information about the competition - like complete prize package information, judging, and training can be found at



The Startup Challenge uses the competition management and application system from the Global Entrepreneurship Network. You will need to create an account with to apply to the Startup Challenge - click on the orange Log in/Register button in the upper left. Once your account is completed, you can access the Start Challenge application. For a preview of the application, please see:

Written applications submitted outside of the StartupCompete system will not be accepted.


  • Written Applications Open - 15 September, 2017
  • Written Applications Close - 13 November, 2017
  • Semi-Finalists Notified - 28 December, 2017
  • Pitch Clinic at Photonics West - 29 January, 2018
  • Semi-Finalists pitch and Finalists selected - 30 January, 2018
  • Startup Challenge Finals and Winners selected - 31 January, 2018

Eligibility: Participants must have an optics or photonics technology or application that they wish to publicly present as the basis for a viable new business. Established companies must be pre-revenue at the time of the written application. Pre-revenue in this case means revenue generated from products sold, not funding acquired through investors, grants, or other support. The focus is on new businesses and potential startups. Therefore, companies that have already sold products are ineligible to enter the competition. Students, post-docs, professors and other first-time business starters are encouraged to apply. The Startup Challenge accepts applications from the worldwide community of entrepreneurs.

Training: The Startup Challenge is more than a simple pitch competition, but an entry point into the community of photonics business development. Numerous experts and mentors attend the competition training to volunteer their time in support of new business ventures. Semi-Finalists in the Startup Challenge will be invited to attend a full day of training on Monday, 29 January 2018 at Photonics West. This training will include 1) business plans: from beginnings to exits 2) pitching and 3) customer interviews. A networking lunch and additional industry programming will serve to introduce you to the right people to help solve your business formation questions. Representatives from IP Law, finance, marketing, partnerships, and capital funding are looking forward to learning about your plan and answering your questions about creating a successful venture.

UPDATE: Semi-finalists get additional training opportunity with NSF iCorps instructors and may qualify for iCorps funding.

Structure of the Competition: All applicants will have their written application evaluated by a team of expert judges. The written application for the Startup Challenge is extensive and requires an investment of time to complete. Each answer will be saved automatically when you move on to the next question and you can return to previous questions and the application itself at any time. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. Based on the written application, judges will select approximately 20 semi-final pitches that will enter the live pitch round of the competition from the initial pool of applicants. 

The semi-final round will take place at Photonics West on Tuesday afternoon (30 January, 2018) and has the same format and rules as the final round. Pitches are organized into topical tracks. A panel of judges, different from the initial evaluation group, will select the top 6 presenters from Tuesday who will go on to the final competition on Wednesday afternoon (1 February). 

The final round will occur at the Moscone Center, with judges deciding the top 3 pitches and announcing the winners shortly after the last presenter has finished. The decisions of the judges are final.

Pitch Rules: Oral pitches for both rounds of the Startup Challenge can be no longer than FIVE (5) MINUTES each. Extra time and additional materials are not allowed. Pitches must be made live and in person at Photonics West by the applicant or a team member named in the application.

Participation in the competition means that you agree to have your startup presentation evaluated publicly. Furthermore you allow SPIE to use your name, likeness, and the information provided in the Startup pitch to promote your product and this competition, in print and electronic communication means.

Application Fee: There is no fee to enter the competition. However, applicants selected as semi-finalists will need to pitch in person at Photonics West. You will need to register for the conference - a free "Exhibit-only" badge is sufficient - and make arrangements to travel to San Francisco.

Travel: The Startup Challenge does not provide travel support to attend Photonics West

A note on disclosure: The written application to participate in the Startup Challenge will be read by a team of evaluators who have been asked to keep the contents of the application confidential, however, no formal guarantee of confidentiality will be provided or implied. The oral presentations required in January 2018 to participate in the Startup Challenge do constitute disclosure. Participants should avoid the release of proprietary information, trade secrets, information subject to export control, or ITAR.

Additional Questions: If you have questions about eligibility, participation, expectations, sponsorship, or anything related to the Startup Challenge, please contact the program administrator: Dirk Fabian ( or by phone (+1 360 685 5474) - this is a US West Coast timezone.

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SPIE-Hillenkamp Fellowship

The new SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Fellowship will provide an annual award of US$75,000 to translate new biomedical optics and biophotonics technologies to clinical practice for improving human health.

SPIE has partnered with four international biomedical optics laboratories and the Hillenkamp family to establish the fellowship. The labs are:

  • The Wellman Center for Photomedicine,
  • The Manstein Lab in the Cutaneous Biology Research Center
     at Massachusetts General Hospital,
  • Medical Laser Center Lübeck, and
  • The Beckman Laser Institute at University of California in Irvine

The fellowship honors Hillenkamp's distinguished career as a researcher, teacher, and mentor who had an enormous international impact. A German scientist, he introduced the first medical laser applications laboratory and marked the genesis of translational research in biomedical optics in Europe in the 1970s.

Young investigators with a PhD, MD, equivalent degree, or who are soon to receive their doctoral degree are eligible to apply. There are no restrictions on geographical location; however, applicants and hosting labs must propose original research in biomedical optics that is expected to lead to new diagnostics and/or therapeutics in medicine and biology.

The annual award of US$75,000 will support the interdisciplinary problem-driven research and training opportunities.

Applications are due 27 October for the first fellowship in January 2018.

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to Jul 28

Photochemistry Gordon Research Conference - Enhancing the World Through Photochemistry: From Basic Science to Applications, Lewiston, ME, USA

Gordon Research Conference

Enhancing the World Through Photochemistry: From Basic Science to Applications

From GRC website: "The 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Photochemistry will focus on bringing together scientists working on fundamental problems in photochemistry with those who engage in more applied research. The conference will provide a forum for dynamic interactions between these two groups of researchers, leading to new collaborations and ideas at the cutting-edge of the fields of photochemistry and photophysics. There will be sessions on photochemical dynamics, mechanisms, and theory, as well as on solar energy conversion, environmental photochemistry and sustainability, light switches and motors, and on medical imaging and therapeutics. Internationally-recognized speakers will be invited from academia, industry, and government-sponsored laboratories. "

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