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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.