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At the 17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, the Dermatology and Venerology Department of Nanfang Hospital, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, was recognized with the 2019 Clinical PDT Research Excellence Award.
The Dermatology and Venerology Department of Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, is one of the most influential teams focusing on photodynamic therapy (PDT) in China. Under Professor Yanhua Liang, the Chief Physician of the Department of Dermatology, the Nanfang Hospital team has successfully treated over 2,000 patients with PDT since 2015 for indications including: condyloma acuminate, port-wine stain, Bowen’s disease, chromoblastomycosis, and verrucous epidermal. The Dermatology and Venerology Department of Nanfang Hospital team includes: Kang Zeng, Lifen Jiang, Sijin He, Hui Liu, Junpeng Li, Qian Li, Pingjiao Chen, Jia Guo, Menghua Zhu, Liang Huang, Xuebiao Peng, Liuping Liang, Li, Nasha Yu, Zaigao Zhou, Haimei Lan, Zhili Hu, JiaJia Xie, Xiaowen Huang, Jingying Wang, Xingyao Zheng, Meinian Xu, Chunping Ao, Sujia Wang and Li Wang.
IPA World Congress
The Boston World Congress was the 17th conference held by the International Photodynamic Association, marking 34 years of this global meeting. The IPA World Congresses, held every two years, are the leading PDT meetings bringing together members of the global photodynamic community to advance scientific and clinical research relating to photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapies. The Boston World Congress was led by Congress Chair and IPA President Dr. Tayyaba Hasan, Professor of Dermatology at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a Professor of Health Sciences and Technology (Harvard-MIT) and had record attendance with representatives from 33 countries. The 2021 IPA World Congress will be hosted in Moscow, Russia and the 2023 IPA World Congress will be held in Shanghai, China.
About Photodynamic Therapy
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a combination therapy involving light activated photosensitizers to diagnose and treat various types and stages of cancers and pre-cancers, macular degeneration and multidrug-resistant infections involving bacteria, viruses and fungi. First developed in the 1980s, PDT has demonstrated superior patient outcomes with considerable cost savings. Over the past 30 years, millions of patients globally have been successfully treated with PDT.
About the International Photodynamic Association
The International Photodynamic Association (IPA) was founded in 1986 to support and endorse the scientific advancement and clinical development of photodynamic therapy and photodiagnosis. With members and associates from over 30 countries, the IPA represents a truly global community consisting of prominent international scientists, clinicians and translational researchers, healthcare professionals and students across academic, hospital, government and private sector organizations. The IPA promotes the study of diagnosis and treatment using light-activated photosensitizers and disseminates scientific information to its members, the research community, and to the community at large. The IPA organizes a biennial World Congress around the world, providing members and non-members a unique opportunity to share and learn more about global developments relating specifically to photodynamic therapy and photodiagnosis.
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