Photodisinfection for onychomycosis: Science and Treatment
Photodynamic therapy combines a photosensitizer and exposure to light. This technique is used worldwide in oncology, and in recent years has gained quick traction in Europe for dermatological indications. It has emerged as an attractive option for clinicians seeking a non-invasive topical treatment for patients suffering from microbial infections including bacteria, protozoa, and fungi. In this talk, Dr. Van-Ham discusses the principles of photodisinfection for treatment of onychomycosis and will share insights of recent research clinical trials which were conducted in Ontario in collaboration with McMaster University and Hamilton Foot Clinic.
Friday, March 5, 2021
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EST
Dr. Irit Van-Ham, PhD , Founder and CTO of ToeFX Inc.
Irit Van-Ham is the founder and CTO of ToeFX Inc. and leads on all of the company’s research and development, as well as product design.
Irit holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and completed postdoctoral. She has held senior positions at TEVA Pharmaceuticals and at the Ontario Ministry of Health and is an expert in toxicology and formulation development.
Irit is a serial entrepreneur and previously founded Olliane Inc., a custom cosmetics formulation company.
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