The Photomedicine Society
promotes a greater understanding
of light in health and disease.


The Photomedicine Society was established in 1992 to promote a greater understanding of the scientific and medical aspects of light in health and disease. The Society is composed of physicians, photobiologists, physicists, and students involved in photomedicine from medical practice, scientific research, government agencies, and industry.

Membership is open to individuals with an interest in photomedicine. The interests of our membership are broad and include the following areas:

  • Photobiology
  • Photopheresis
  • Photoprotection/Sunscreens
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Photosensitivity
  • Ultraviolet & visible phototherapy
  • Photodermatoses
  • Optical diagnosis
  • Photocarcinogenesis
  • Lasers
  • Photoimmunology

The Society convenes a day-long Annual Scientific Meeting, usually held just prior to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Abstract deadline December 31, 2014.

The official journal of the Society is Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, & Photomedicine.

The Society is operated by its membership through the Board of Directors and Executive.


23rd World Congress of Dermatology
June 8-13, 2015
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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25th Annual Meeting of the Photomedicine Society
March 3, 2016
Washington, DC, USA
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