16th International Photodynamic Association World Congress
Time June 8 Thursday June 9 Friday June 10 Saturday June 11 Sunday June 12 Monday June 13 Tuesday
09:00 Registration in PDT school Opening Kevin Smith David Kessel Brian W. Pogue Michael Hamblin
09:30 Design PDT photosensitizers
Luis Arnaut
Tayyaba Hasan Mladen Korbelik
10:00 Wenbin Lin Peter Ogilby Janusz Dabrowski Imran Rizvi
10:30 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
11:00 Mechanism and optimization of
PDT outcomes

Tayyaba Hasan
Symposia 1-4-7 Symposia 3-6-9 Symposia 10-11-12 Symposia 13-14-15 Vanderlei Bagnato
11:30 John DeWitt
12:30 Closing
13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:30 PDT Dosimetry and Technology
Brian Pogue
Ravindra Pandey Brian C. Wilson Social program Rolf-Markus Szeimies
15:00 Graça Vicente
15:30 Mariette Pereira Samuel Achilefu Zheng Huang
16:00 Sabrina Oliveira Posters (even numbers) Posters (odd numbers)
16:30 Registration in IPA2017 Coffee break
17:00 Symposia 2-5-8
18:00 Guided tour of the University* Posters/IPA Board meeting
19:00 Guided tour of the University* IPA Board Meeting
19:30 Departure to Gala Dinner
20:00 Welcome reception IPA Board Dinner Gala Dinner

*The guided tour, with the same content, will be offered for two groups of participants

The Registration and the Lectures of IPA2017 will take place in the Rectory Auditorium of the University of Coimbra, entry through Rua Larga, at the historial site of the university. The Registration and classes of the PDT school will take place at the Chemistry Department, entry also by Rua Larga.

Plenary (60 min) lecturers

Plenary 1: Photodynamic Therapy as a Targeted Pruner of Problem Cells?
-Tayyaba Hasan (Harvard Medical School, USA)

Plenary 2: Photosensitizers Derived from Chlorin e6
-Kevin Smith (Louisiana State University, USA)

Plenary 3: Approaches to PDT Without External Light sources‎
-Brian C. Wilson (University of Toronto, Canada)

Plenary 4: Enhanced photodynamic efficacy using two photosensitizing agents
-David Kessel (Wayne State University, USA)

Plenary 5: Predicting the optimal delivery of verteporfin-PDT in pancreas cancer
-Brian W. Pogue (Dartmouth College, USA)

Plenary 6: PDT in Dermatology – A success story since more than 100 years
-Rolf-Markus Szeimies (University Hospital Regensburg, Germany)

Plenary 7: Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Photodynamic Therapy
for Pancreatic Cancer: What is the Potential for Clinical Application?
-John DeWitt (Indiana University, USA)

Invited (30 min) lecturers

Invited 1: EGFR Targeted Dual-Function Agents for Cancer-Imaging and Therapy
-Ravindra K. Pandey (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA)

Invited 2: Targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor >with photosensitizer-peptide conjugates
-Graça Vicente (Louisiana State University, USA)

Invited 3: Targeted photodynamic therapy with nanobodies
-Sabrina Oliveira (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

Invited 4: Is there a new paradigm for photodynamic therapy? Molecular modulation and synthesis of stable meso-arylbacteriochlorin photosensitizers
-Mariette M. Pereira (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Invited 5: Nanoparticle-Based Photodynamic Therapy to Enhance Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy
-Wenbin Lin (University of Chicago, USA)

Invited 6: Radionuclide stimulated photodynamic therapy of cancer
-Samuel Achilefu (Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA)

Invited 7: Singlet Oxygen Photophysics in Functioning Biological Systems
-Peter Ogilby (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Invited 8: Photodynamic Therapy with NIR-absorbing Photosensitizers: Mechanisms, Applications and Future Research Directions
-Janusz Dabrowski (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Invited 9: Evolving Role of Vascular PDT in Treating Portwine Stain Birthmarks
-Zheng Huang (Fujian Normal University, China)

Invited 10: Potentiation of Antimicrobial Photodynamic Inactivation by Inorganic Salts
-Michael Hamblin (Harvard Medical School, USA)

Invited 11: PDT and stress signaling networks: Relevance for cell survival and immune responses
-Mladen Korbelik (BC Cancer Agency, Canada)

Invited 12: Mechanism-based Enhancement of Molecular, Cellular and Stromal Therapies by PDT
-Imran Rizvi (Harvard Medical School, USA)

Invited 13: Special programs of microbiological control with the use of PDT and PT: from laboratory to clinical use
-Vanderlei Bagnato (Sao Paulo University, Brazil)

(7 presentations, 2×20 min + 5x15min)