The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference BO109
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXIX
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

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Program Committee
Call for
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been approved by health agencies in several countries for treatment of neoplasia in a variety of sites and has been used for treatment of other pathologic conditions including actinic keratosis, atherosclerosis, and age related macular degeneration (AMD). PDT can be used to target different subcellular sites for photodamage, e.g., the endoplasmic reticulum, lysosomes, mitochondria, and the plasma membrane. Photodamage can elicit cell death by activation of apoptosis, circumventing many common modes of drug resistance.

This conference will emphasize drug development, mechanisms, clinical applications, instrumentation for light delivery and dosimetry determinations along with new information on photodynamic mechanisms.

Abstracts are encouraged dealing with these topics:
  • drug development and characterization
  • clinical protocols and outcomes
  • mechanisms of phototoxicity
  • techniques for light delivery and dosimetry
  • tissue optics.
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