Dear Colleagues and Friends,

we are looking back at a successful conference surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Kochel am See and perfect weather.

We were 233 participants from 28 different countries!

The organizing team of PDT & PD Update 2018 thanks you a lot for your attendance, your abstracts, posters and talks! We hope your travel went smoothly, that you could enjoy Oktoberfest and that you could expand your scientific network and knowledge.

Hope to meet you in Boston (2019), Nancy (2020) and Kochel (2022) again!


Invitation letter from the Conference Chairs to join the “Photodynamic Therapy and Photodiagnosis Update” conference which will take place from September 19th to 22nd 2018 at Kochel am See, a one hour drive south of Munich, Germany:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

following the tradition initiated in 1996 by Giulio Jori and Herwig Kostron, the 2nd post Brixen (Italy) Symposium PDT & PD Update 2018 will bring together students, researchers and clinicians working in all fields of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodiagnosis (PD) to foster the scientific developments in this field thus contributing to widespread use. While presenting interdisciplinary lectures and posters the Brixen-Spirit could be tasted and experienced during your intercultural discussions bringing young and elder attendees together, new friendships and relations can be founded.

Located in Southern Bavaria, Kochel am See offers impressive scenic views as well as interesting activities for relaxation. After hard work during the conference days, it depends on you to attend the first weekend of the Munich-October-Fest (22.09.-07.10.2018) while still being accommodated in Kochel am See.
There are frequent train services between Kochel and the Oktoberfest. See schedule here.

Registration is open. We can accept about 230 registrations for this conference, for some social events there are even less tickets available.


PDT & PD Update 2018 offers sponsors the unique opportunity to have decisive PDT researchers and clinicians at the same spot. We appreciate your valuable contribution to make the conference an even better forum for the progress of PDT and PD.

We look forward to seeing you in Kochel am See 2018!

ronald-klein1Ronald Sroka & Herbert Steppherbert_klein

Conference Chairs

Hospital of University Munich, Germany


PDT & PD Update 2018 serves for light around the world – without any borders! 

This conference is dedicated to Giulio Jori (1939-2014)
our friend, great scientist and leader in photobiology.


Organising Committee:
Scientific Program Committee:
Wolfgang Bäumler
Kristian Berg
Celine Frochot
Christian Betz
Herwig Kostron
Arjen Bogaards
Lothar Lilge
Julia Buchholz
Tim Maisch
Céline Frochot
Serge Mordon
Tayyaba Hasan
Kristjan Plätzer
Peter Hillemanns
Angelika Rück
Colin Hopper
Adrian Rühm
Mladen Korbelik
Ronald Sroka
Serge Mordon
Herbert Stepp
Santi Nonell
Angelika Rück
Adrian Rühm
Mathias Senge
Ronald Sroka
Herbert Stepp
Georges Wagnières
Xiuli Wang
Georg Widhalm

Local Organising Committee:
Laser-Research-Laboratory (LFL) / LIFE Center at Urology Department of Klinikum der Universität München
Gerhard von Bültzingsloewen, Congress Organiser (PCO)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Congressconsulting

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A warm thanks to the team in Nancy (France),
who successfully hosted the 2016 conference.