Red Lion Hotel
    Seattle, Washington, United States
    11 - 15 June 2009
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    Plan to attend the IPA World Congress

    Plan to join your colleagues for this unique opportunity to collaborate and keep yourself at the forefront of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodiagnosis (PD).

    The International Photodynamic Association is composed of the most prominent international clinicians and scientists involved in performing and researching PDT and PD.

    Online registration for the event is now closed. Convenient onsite registration is available.

    The Congress features Plenary Presentations from top experts:

    Thomas J. Dougherty
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute (United States)
    New drug development: the role of academia
     
    Julia G. Levy
    Valocor Therapeutics, Inc. (Canada)
    Commercialization of PDT
     
    Tayyaba Hasan
    Wellman Ctr. for Photomedicine (United States)
    Molecular target-based combinations with PDT for enhanced treatment outcomes
     
    Stephen G. Bown
    Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
    Taking PDT into mainstream clinical practice
     
    Stanley Brown
    Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
    Clinical developments in antimicrobial PDT
     
    Herwig Kostron
    Univ. Innsbruck (Austria)
    Photodynamic application in neurosurgery: present and future

    See detailed information about the event:
     •Full conference program
     •Sessions at a Glance (PDF)
     •Information on plenaries, interactive papers, and the Conference Dinner
      •The Conference Dinner will be held Saturday evening at the top of the Space Needle. Dinner tickets are $75 each.
     •Hotel Registration - use group code 0906INTERN before 18 May to receive the attendee discount
    The Congress will feature presentations in these or other PDT/PD areas:
     •Antimicrobial PDT
     •Cell Death Mechanisms
     •Combination Therapies
     •Infectious Diseases and Immunology
     •Light Sources and Dosimetry
     •Mechanisms of Action
     •Molecular Targets
     •Photodetection
     •Photosensitizers
     •Aerodigestive
     •Cardiology
     •Dermatology
     •Gynaecology
     •Gastroenterology
     •Neurosurgery
     •Ophthalmology
     •Otorhinolaryngology
     •Urology

    IPA Organizing Committee:
    David Kessel
    Tayyaba Hasan
    Chuck Gomer
    Kenneth Wang

    Scientific Advisors:
    Ahn Woong Shick
    Xui li Wang
    Kristian Berg
    Stanley Brown
    Herwig Kostron
    Harumbumi Kato

    Graduate Student/Post-doc Grants
    Financial support for paper presentations from graduate students and post-docs is available. Direct applications to dhkessel@med.wayne.edu Include the paper title, a brief biographical sketch, and a recommendation from the supervisor. Deadline for applications is 1 April 2009. Notifications to award winners will be sent out by 1 May.

    If your organization is interested in a sponsorship or tabletop exhibit, contact spiesales@spie.org

    View more information on this event and the International Photodynamic Association

    Organized by SPIE


    Event Sponsors: 
    Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    Covidien Imaging Solutions
    Photocure ASA
    Ondine Biopharma Corporation
    Wellman Center, MGH
    QinetiQ North America Technology Solutions Group
    Axcan Pharma
    National Institutes of Health
    Wayne State University

    This gathering provided a unique opportunity to collaborate at the forefront of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodiagnosis (PD).

    The International Photodynamic Association is composed of the most prominent international clinicians and scientists involved in performing and researching PDT and PD.

    The meeting concluded 15 June 2009.

    The Congress featured Plenary Presentations from top experts:

    Thomas J. Dougherty
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute (United States)
    New drug development: the role of academia
     
    Julia G. Levy
    Valocor Therapeutics, Inc. (Canada)
    Commercialization of PDT
     
    Tayyaba Hasan
    Wellman Ctr. for Photomedicine (United States)
    Molecular target-based combinations with PDT for enhanced treatment outcomes
     
    Stephen G. Bown
    Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
    Taking PDT into mainstream clinical practice
     
    Stanley Brown
    Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
    Clinical developments in antimicrobial PDT
     
    Herwig Kostron
    Univ. Innsbruck (Austria)
    Photodynamic application in neurosurgery: present and future

    See detailed information about the event:
     •Full conference program
     •Sessions at a Glance (PDF)
     •Information on plenaries, interactive papers, and the Conference Dinner
      •The Conference Dinner was held Saturday evening at the Space Needle.
     •Hotel Registration - use group code 0906INTERN before 18 May to receive the attendee discount
    The Congress featured presentations in these and other PDT/PD areas:
     •Antimicrobial PDT
     •Cell Death Mechanisms
     •Combination Therapies
     •Infectious Diseases and Immunology
     •Light Sources and Dosimetry
     •Mechanisms of Action
     •Molecular Targets
     •Photodetection
     •Photosensitizers
     •Aerodigestive
     •Cardiology
     •Dermatology
     •Gynaecology
     •Gastroenterology
     •Neurosurgery
     •Ophthalmology
     •Otorhinolaryngology
     •Urology

    IPA Organizing Committee:
    David Kessel
    Tayyaba Hasan
    Chuck Gomer
    Kenneth Wang

    Scientific Advisors:
    Ahn Woong Shick
    Xui li Wang
    Kristian Berg
    Stanley Brown
    Herwig Kostron
    Harumbumi Kato

    View more information on this event and the International Photodynamic Association

    Organized by SPIE


    Event Sponsors: 
    Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    Covidien Imaging Solutions
    Photocure ASA
    Ondine Biopharma Corporation
    Wellman Center, MGH
    QinetiQ North America Technology Solutions Group
    Axcan Pharma
    National Institutes of Health
    Wayne State University

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