This course is approved for 15.5 credits of continuing medical education (CME) by MER.
This course is approved for 15.5 credits of Naturopathic continuing education by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and LearnSkin. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CE activity provides 15.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Nurses should claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299 for 0.75 contact hours.


The Integrative Dermatology Symposium has been approved for 15.5 credits of Naturopathic Continuing Education of which 4 credits qualify for ND Pharmacology Continuing Education by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.


The Integrative Dermatology Symposium has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 015, for 15.5 hours of Category 1 continuing education.


The Integrative Dermatology Symposium has been approved for 6 TIA and 9 TIW PACE Credits by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). A certificate of completion for this course is given to all that participate in the 2018 Integrative Dermatology Symposium after completing an evaluation form that will be emailed to you.


The first annual Integrative Dermatology Symposium is designed to appeal to practitioners across disciplines and will address emerging trends as well as practical approaches to dermatology as practitioners assess and manage skin conditions and care. It is estimated that nearly one-third of the population is afflicted with a skin disorder.  There is great need for best practice sharing and cross-collaboration to support practitioners in the field and improve patient outcomes.


After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Recall evidence-based standard of care Western treatment approaches to common dermatological diseases such as acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and rosacea
  • Recall evidence-based standard of care treatment approaches for hair diseases
  • Define how the gut microbiome relates to inflammation and skin diseases
  • Describe the mechanism of action of probiotics and prebiotics
  • Appraise the evidence for the effects of probiotics and prebiotics on the gut and skin microbiome
  • Assess the evidence for the influence of diet on common dermatological conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and rosacea
  • Recall the standard of care and new emerging topical therapies for atopic dermatitis
  • Evaluate the evidence for the use of biologic-based therapies for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis
  • Describes medication and lifestyle-based approaches for moisturizing and hydrating the skin in those with atopic dermatitis and dry skin
  • Define the Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches for facial aesthetics including Gua Sha and topical herbs
  • Evaluate the role of blue light in skin aging
  • Describe the evidence for the use of sunscreens for sun protection and prevention of skin aging and cancer
  • Appraise the evidence for the use of cosmeceuticals on skin diseases and skin aging
  • Interpret the science for how botanical extracts are made and their evidence for use for cosmetics and medical skin conditions
  • Evaluate the evidence for the safety of medication in pregnancy
  • Define how topical and systemic medications should be evaluated when used in pregnancy
  • Recall the use of light-based therapies for common skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, acne, and psoriasis
  • Evaluate the evidence-based approaches in the treatment of hair diseases
  • Discuss the ethnic and skin color based differences in skin and hair health
  • Evaluate evidence-based topical and oral medical treatment approaches for acne in children
  • Recall the responsible use of antibiotic therapies for acne based on current guidelines
  • Discuss the comparative evidence for the new systemic oral and injectable therapies for psoriasis
  • Define the different approaches in acupuncture for the treatment of common dermatological diseases
  • Appraise the evidence for the use of acupuncture for skin diseases
  • Define the use of Ayurvedic oils and their effects on skin barrier properties and skin disease
  • Appraise naturopathic approaches for dermatological diseases
  • Restate the Ayurvedic theories for skin assessment and treatment
  • Appraise the use of integrative approaches between medical disciplines for common skin conditions


This live symposium is designed to meet the educational needs of:

  • Physicians
    • Dermatologists
    • Family Practice Physicians
    • Pediatricians
    • Internists
  • Osteopathic Doctors
  • Naturopathic Doctors
  • Chiropractors
  • Acupuncturists
  • Ayurveda Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Practice and Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Herbalists
  • Estheticians


Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational programs. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not the business interest of a commercial interest.


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources, Dermveda, and LearnSkin. The speakers have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

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