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For Immediate Release

September 23, 2018


New Integrative Dermatology Symposium to Convene in Sacramento October 19-21

Experts in the practices of Western, Naturopathic, Ayurvedic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine from around the world will convene at inaugural conference.


Sacramento, CA –  Dermveda, a Sacramento startup focused on integrative skin care education, is bringing together thought leaders from across the world for the first of its kind Integrative Dermatology Symposium. The sold out event, focusing on skin health and education, is designed to show how practitioners and the general public can work collaboratively, across different disciplines, to provide treatment options for lifelong wellness.


“This is the first time an educational seminar has brought together so many diverse medical specialties to focus on prevention, education and lifestyle management to better help with patient outcomes in dermatology,” said Venita Sivamani, Co-Founder and CEO of Dermveda. “Our goal is to ensure access to high quality, credible, science-backed information, from a wide range of specialties, focused on dermatology to help everyone feel their best from the inside out. The fact that the symposium sold out in its first year speaks to the demand for this type of education. We’re excited to see so much interest in the concept of integrative dermatology.”


With growing healthcare costs and an increasing demand for complementary and integrative medicine, a new approach for public health is needed. Recent studies by the National Institute of Health suggest that 70% of individuals look at complementary and alternative approaches to healthcare. Because of this, Dermveda believes an integrative medicine approach to skin conditions, the number one driver of doctor’s visits, is the future of healthcare.


“With about one-third of the country afflicted with a skin disorder, we have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact by empowering people and practitioners to make better decisions for themselves and their patients,” stated Sivamani. “By working collaboratively across healthcare systems and disciplines, we can better support the community and patient.”



The Symposium will cover a wide range of topics from common conditions seen in clinic to advanced therapeutics, such as:

  • Skin of color
  • Emerging skin therapies
  • Gut microbiome
  • Role of diet in dermatology


The event’s pioneering approach to blending the best of preventative and acute care, appeals to a wide cross section of healthcare practitioners with attendees ranging from dermatologists, family practice physicians, pediatricians, internists, osteopathic doctors, naturopathic doctors, physician assistants, nurses, acupuncturists, and Ayurveda practitioners.


“I am both honored and excited to be a part of the Integrative Dermatology Symposium. This is such an important milestone because it will bring the best of both conventional care and some of the unconventional approaches that are so important to many of our patients and all of us with the intent to get our patients better,” says steering committee member Peter Lio, MD.



Dermveda has partnered with the University of California, Davis, California Northstate University College of Medicine, California State University, Sacramento and other professional associations, schools, and hospitals to host the Integrative Dermatology Symposium, which will take place at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento on October 19-21. They’ve received additional support from industry leaders, such as Pfizer, Microbiome Labs, Sanofi Genzyme Regeneron, Janssen, Burt’s Bees, Incyte, Celgene, and Kamedis.


Sacramento was selected as the host for this inaugural event due to its history in the field of integrative medicine. In 1976, Governor Brown signed a groundbreaking bill legalizing acupuncture as an accepted medical practice and more recently has passed two bills to allow health insurance plans to cover acupuncture treatments for individuals and small businesses. Integrative medicine has been flourishing in California and expanding across the country.


To learn more about the symposium, visit https://integrativedermatologysymposium.com.


About Dermveda

Dermveda is an integrative skin care education company based in Sacramento, CA. Its mission is to provide high quality, evidence-based, peer-reviewed, dermatology-vetted education and courses taught by leading experts in medicine and cosmetics for the public. Using proprietary technology, the education users receive is personalized in order to optimize their skin health and beauty from a science-backed holistic approach. Dermveda’s tools include a skin type profiler, symptom educator, and ingredient analyzer to understand the best foods, products, and routines for one’s skin type and lifestyle.