American Society for Photobiology

2017 ASP Presidential Evening Symposia
San Diego

2017 ASP Presidential Evening Symposia: 'Photo-excited States: From Tissue Damage to Photomedicine'

Come visit us in San Diego, exploring the frontiers of research on photoexcited states and their mechanistic role in skin photodamage and photomedicine !

This ASP focus symposium gathers basic and translational researchers that will present cutting edge talks in high quality oral sessions held on two evenings.

Symposium I (Thursday, April 6, 2017, evening): ‘Excited states in skin and other tissue damage: Photodamage, photocarcinogenesis, and photochemoprevention’
6.30 p.m.: reception
7-10 p.m. scientific session (with dinner break)

This symposium examines the mechanistic role of excited states in mediating tissue damage (focusing on skin and solar exposure) and explores avenues for preventive and therapeutic intervention.

Symposium II (Friday, April 7, 2017, evening): ‘Excited States in Photomedicine: from Mechanisms to Translation’
6.30 p.m.: reception
7-10 p.m. scientific session (with dinner break)

Activation of extrinsic photosensitizers and cellular biomolecules by visible light can trigger a complex array of biologic and physiologic processes. These effects include changes in the balance of tumor cell death versus survival, the development of inflammation and anti-tumor immunity, and the remodeling of vascular microenvironment. This symposium will explore exciting new developments in the mechanisms and application of photoexcited states in medicine.

Event venue: Spring Hill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront
This brand new premier hotel is located at 900 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101 and will provide a vibrant setting to host the 2017 ASP Presidential Symposium. See hotel link in the menu bar above.

Program, abstracts, and registration:
– Online registration will be available January 1, 2017. (Special rates will be available to ASP members and associate members)
– Online abstract submission will open by the end of November, 2016.
– Program will be updated continuously.
– Registration will include two extraordinary events: the ‘ASP Presidential’ reception (evening I) and the ‘Meet the editor: Photochemistry & Photobiology’ reception (evening II).

We are looking forward to an exciting ASP focus meeting in San Diego, CA.

With our warmest regards
2017 ASP Presidential Symposium Organizers
Georg T. Wondrak, University of Arizona, ASP President
Keith A. Cengel, University of Pennsylvania, ASP Past president
Yu-Ying He, The University of Chicago, ASP President Elect
Theresa M. Busch, University of Pennsylvania, ASP Treasurer

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