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 Graa 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 IPA Board Dinner Gala Dinner

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

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)