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Abdel-Kader, Mahmoud, 13

Anand, Sanjay, 0H, 0Q

Awazu, Kunio, 14

Baran, Timothy M., 0J

Betz, Vaughn, 0O

Bölük-basi Ates, Gamze, 0X

Breymayer, J., 0R

Burgucu, Mehmet Necmi, 0X

Cassidy, Jeffrey, 0O

Cengel, Keith A., 09

Chen, Bin, 0K

Chen, Kuizhi, 0L, 0U

Chen, Zhenzhen, 0U

Choi, Mi-Ran, 0T

Clare, Susan, 0T

Darafsheh, Arash, 12

Dimofte, Andreea, 09

Elliott, Jonathan T., 11

Fang, Qianqian, 0T

Finlay, Jarod C., 09, 0V, 12

Foster, Thomas H., 0J

Friedberg, Joseph S., 09, 12

Gomaa, Iman, 13

Hasan, Tayyaba, 11

Hazama, Hisanao, 14

Honda, Norihiro, 14

Huang, Zheng, 0L, 0U

Inai, Mizuho, 14

Isik, Sevim, 0X

Jacques, Steven L., 09

Kaneda, Yasufumi, 14

Kessel, David, 02

Kim, Michele M., 09, 0A, 0N, 0V

Kiris, Tugba, 0X

Kraus, Daniel, 0K

Lilge, Lothar, 0O

Liu, Jiangsheng, 0U

Loschenov, V., 0R

Maytin, Edward V., 0H, 0Q

Murray, Christopher B., 12

Najmr, Stan, 12

Nakamura, Hiroyuki, 14

Nishida, Tomoki, 14

Paik, Taejong, 12

Pan, Sujuan, 0U

Peng, Yiru, 0L, 0U

Penjweini, Rozhin, 09, 0A, 0N

Pogue, Brian W., 11

Prabhu Verleker, Akshay, 0T

Rollakanti, Kishore, 0H, 0Q

Rück, A., 0R

Ryabova, A., 0R

Sagir, Tugba, 0X

Samkoe, Kimberley S., 11

Saraya, Hend, 13

Senel, Mehmet, 0X

Simone, Charles B., II, 09

Sinha, Lagnojita, 11

Stantz, Keith M., 0T

Steiner, R., 0R

Tabakoglu, Hasim Ozgur, 0X

Tachikawa, Shoji, 14

Tenuto, Michael E., 12

Tichauer, Kenneth M., 11

Wang, Xiongwei, 0L

Wen, Junri, 0U

Wong, Rosemary S. L., 0E

Yamauchi, Masaya, 14

Yasuda, Hidehiro, 14

Zekri, Maha, 13

Zhu, Timothy C., 09, 0A, 0N, 0V

Conference Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • James G. Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

  • R. Rox Anderson, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (United States) and Harvard School of Medicine (United States)

Program Track Chair

  • Brian Jet-Fei Wong, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)

Conference Chairs

  • David H. Kessel, Wayne State University School of Medicine (United States)

  • Tayyaba Hasan, Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)

Conference Program Committee

  • Charles J. Gomer, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (United States)

  • Nancy L. Oleinick, Case Western Reserve University (United States)

  • Ravindra K. Pandey, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (United States)

  • Brian W. Pogue, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States)

  • Kenneth K. Wang M.D., Mayo Clinic (United States)

Session Chairs

  • 1 Photodynamic Therapy I

    David H. Kessel, Wayne State University School of Medicine (United States)

  • 2 Photodynamic Therapy II

    Imran Rizvi, Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)

  • 3 Photodynamic Therapy III

    Brian W. Pogue, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States)

  • 4 Photodynamic Therapy IV

    Jonathan P. Celli, University of Massachusetts Boston (United States)

  • 5 NIH Report

    David H. Kessel, Wayne State University School of Medicine (United States)

  • 6 Photodynamic Therapy V

    Keith Cengal, University of Pennsylvania (United States)

  • 7 Photodynamic Therapy VI

    Timothy M. Baran, University of Rochester Medical Center (United States)

  • 8 Photodynamic Therapy VII

    Srivalleesha Mallidi, Harvard Medical School (United States)

  • 9 Photodynamic Therapy VIII

    Timothy C. Zhu, The University of Pennsylvania Health System (United States)


SPIE has been sponsoring conferences related to photodynamic therapy since 1987. These were initially organized by Thomas Dougherty, but more recently (since 2003) by David H. Kessel, with Tayyaba Hasan added in 2011. We attempt to bring together a cross-section of major workers in the field along with new investigators that periodically appear. Contributions include both basic science and clinical applications.

PDT research was initially directed at finding out what malignant conditions could be treated and attempts at drug development. The early products tended to be somewhat non-specific and could result in persistent skin photosensitization. More recent photosensitizers have improved specificity, sometimes as a result of targeting via nanotechnology or immunologic processes. Light sources and dosimetry determination have also improved.

Several effects have served to limit the impact of PDT on health care. Some pharmaceutical organizations in the United States have not seen sufficient profits in the PDT field. Funding for basic and clinical research has remained flat, resulting in decreased support. It appears that more active programs are occurring in Europe and Asia, for a variety of reasons.

In spite of such difficulties, some of which have affected PDT since early days, the field does continue to progress. Examples of successful therapy for neoplastic disease and other indications continue to be demonstrated. The efficacy of this form of therapy in some cases remains superior to all other options.

David H. Kessel

Tayyaba Hasan

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