​International Photodynamic Medicine Symposium
at Ohio State

May 11-12, 2012
Ohio State's Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115

Friday, May 11

7 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Patrick Ross, Jr., MD, PhD
Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Professor, Department of Surgery
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James)

Michael A. Caligiuri, MD
CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

8:15 a.m.

Keynote Presentation
Our Experience of PDD and PDT of Lung Cancer
Harubumi Kato, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Tokyo Medical University

Dr. Kato's presentation
​9:15 a.m. Where Does PDT Fit within the Oesophageal Cancer Treatment Jigsaw Puzzle?
Keyvan Moghissi, MD, FRCS
Clinical Director and Consultant
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Yorkshire Laser Center

Dr. Moghissi's presentation
​10 a.m. Break
​10:15 a.m. PDT for Airway Malignancies
Patrick Ross, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Professor, Department of Surgery
OSUCCC – James
​11 a.m. Continuous Low Irradiance PDT: A New Therapeutic Paradigm
Gary Rogers, MD
Professor, Surgery and Dermatology
Director, Melanoma and Soft-Tissue Tumor Program
Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. Rogers presentation
​11:45 a.m. Lunch
​1 p.m.

Photodynamic Therapy of Brain Tumors
Harry T. Whelan, MD
Professor, Neurology
Bleser Endowed Chair
Director of Hyperbaric Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Officer Captain, U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy Professional School Liaison

Dr. Whelan presentation

​1:45 p.m. Clinical Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy:
Phase II Studies in Chronic Wounds

Stan Brown, PhD
Director, Centre for Photobiology and Photodynamic Therapy
Professor of Biochemistry
University of Leeds

Dr. Brown's presentation
​2:30 p.m. Photodynamic Therapy for Head and Neck Lesions in the Subtropics
Francisco Civantos, MD, FACS
Co-Director, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Civantos' presentation
3:15 p.m.​ Break
3:30 p.m. Maximizing Photodynamic Therapy: Molecular Targets
Tayyaba Hasan, PhD
Professor of Dermatology
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Professor of Health Sciences and Technology
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
​4:15 p.m. The Immunobiology of Photodynamic Therapy
Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Moffatt-Bruce's presentation
​5 p.m. Induction of Prosurvival Molecules During Treatment:
Rethinking Therapy Options for Photodynamic Therapy

Charles Gomer, PhD
Professor, Cancer Biology and Pediatrics
The Saban Research Institute
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Gomer's presentation
5:45 p.m.​ Adjourn

Saturday, May 12

​7 a.m. Continental Breakfast
​8 a.m. PDT and Anti-tumor Immunity
Sandra Gollnick, PhD
PI, Department of Cell Stress Biology
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Immunology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Dr. Gollnick's presentation
​8:45 a.m. Photodynamic Therapy in Cholangiocarcinoma
Michel Kahaleh, MD
Chief of Advanced Endoscopy
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Kahaleh's presentation
9:30 a.m. PDT for Pancreatic and Biliary Tract Cancer:
The UK Experience
Stephen Pereira, PhD
Head, Hepatobiliary Dysplasia and Malignancy Group
Institute of Hepatology
University College London
10:15 a.m.​ Break
​10:30 a.m. Subcellular Targets for Photodynamic Therapy:
Implications for Initiation of Apoptosis and Autophagy
David Kessel, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dr. Kessel's presentation
​11:15 a.m. PDT of Barrett's Esophagus and Related Neoplasia
Kenneth Wang, MD
Director, Advanced Endoscopy Group and Esophageal
Neoplasia Clinic
Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic
​12 p.m. Lunch
​1 p.m. PDT for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Joseph Friedberg, MD
Chief, Thoracic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Dr. Friedberg's presentation
​1:45 p.m.

PDT Dosimetry
Timothy Zhu, PhD
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Division of Medical Physics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Zhu's presentation

​2:30 p.m. Practical Applications for PDT: Adapting Preclinical Concepts for Use in Clinical Trials of Serosal and Interstitial PDT
Keith Cengel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Dr. Cengel's presentation
​3:15 p.m. How Mainstream Medicine Sees PDT in the UK
Stephen Bown, MD, FRCP
Director, National Medical Laser Centre
Professor of Laser Medicine and Surgery
University College London

Dr. Bown's presentation
4 p.m. Closing Remarks
​4:15 p.m. ​Adjourn

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