Day One

Agenda for Friday, October 23, 2020

Welcome | 5:00pm-5:25pm PST

Faculty: 

Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP Co-Chair

Description: We’ll set the stage for a successful Symposium experience and how to make the most out of your integrative toolkit. 

 

Exhibit Hall | 5:00pm-5:30pm PST

 

Integrating the Dermatology Profession: Maximizing Patient Options and Care | 5:25pm-6:00pm PST

Speakers: Kelly Barta, Olivia Hsu Friedman, DACM LAc, Peter Lio, MD

Description: Dr. Peter Lio, Dr. Olivia Hsu Friedman and Kelly Barta demonstrate how to apply an integrative medicine approach with examples of co-managing patients through a combination of Eastern and Western therapies to improve patient outcomes.

Panel: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare | 6:00pm-7:00pm PST

Moderator: Michael Traub, ND DHANP FABNO

Panelists: Antía Itzel Gómez, PhD, Jennifer Ornelas, MD, Dejarra Sims, ND

Description: Diversity, equity and inclusion have been brought into sharp focus this year. These issues and their vital importance in healthcare will be presented and discussed with a diverse panel of physicians and a medical student with the objective of giving attendees actionable take-aways.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to understand and articulate health disparities, discrimination, and racism from a systemic perspective as well as in one’s own life.
  2. Participants will be able to integrate self-care strategies for psychological trauma and bring empathy into the clinical and workplace setting.
  3. Participants will be able to formulate plans to address diversity, equity and inclusion in our respective professions.
  4. Participants will be able to describe evidence-based research and practical pearls for treating skin of color and skin types III-VI.

Day Two

Agenda for Saturday, October 24, 2020

Yoga with Jessica Sandhu Sponsored by Burt's Bees (Non-CME Activity) | 8:00am-8:50am PST

Get your heart rate up and mind focused before delving into the lectures of the day in this fun and interactive session!

Integrating Probiotics in Acne and Rosacea by Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP | 9:00am-9:30am PST

Description: Acne and rosacea are chronic inflammatory conditions that appear to have correlations to changes in both the skin and gut microbiome. We will review new evidence for shifts in the gut and skin microbiome in relation to acne and rosacea. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain how antibiotics alter the skin and gut microbiome in acne and rosacea.
  2. Participants will be able to restate the evidence for the use of probiotics in acne and rosacea. 
Novel Topicals for Use in Acne by Reena Rupani, MD | 9:30am-10:00am PST

Description: Despite the popularity and success of many acne medications, including both topical and oral comedolytics and retinoids, there is room for an integrative approach to acne utilizing topical botanical therapies. Frankly, it *feels* good to have a plant-based skincare routine; it conveys a sense of agency to the patient, giving a productive hands-on approach to the skin (rather than squeezing and picking, ie non-productive hands-on behaviors). Botanical extracts and essential oils may augment the effect of traditional therapies, or also help to mitigate side effects. This talk will highlight some botanical ingredients and essential oils that can add to the dermatologists’ therapeutic armamentarium, while also reviewing potential side effects and safety concerns. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will be able to review the available literature on current newly-emerging topical botanical therapies for acne.
  2. Participants will be able to summarize evidence for aromatherapy and essential oils in acne therapy.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss safety concerns and potential limitations on the use of topical botanical agents.
Exhibit Hall | 10:00am-10:30am PST
Diet and Nutrition in Acne and Rosacea by Lauren Vreeland, ND | 10:30am-11:00am PST

Description: The connections between gut and skin, and food and skin, are continuing to be elucidated. Research is still limited, but correlations between specific dietary interventions and acne are more clearly illuminated by currently available data. This lecture outlines evidence-based diet recommendations for the prevention and treatment of acne and rosacea

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to summarize the current evidence regarding the role diet plays in both acne and rosacea.
  2. Participants will be able to compare the connection between the gut microbiome and acne and rosacea, and how nutrition impacts the gut microbiota.
Panel: Acne and Rosacea - Synthesis of Cases and Take-Home Messages | 11:00am-12:00pm PST

Moderator: Raja Sivamani, MD MD AP

Panelists: Joseph Alban, MS LAc, Lauren Vreeland, ND, and Reena Rupani, MD

Description: Acne and rosacea have many different presentations, and this panel will focus on a variety of cases. Diagnostic approaches and treatments will be discussed in the context of the severity of the presentation and the need for collaborative perspectives and care.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to evaluate variants of acne and choose medications and supplements based on clinical presentation. 
  2. Participants will be able to contrast variants of rosacea and which subtypes are most amenable to medications.
Use of Novel and Emerging Cosmeceuticals for Skin Care Sponsored by Burt's Bees (Non-CME Activity) | 12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Moderator: Raja Sivamani, MD MD AP

Panelists: Hemali Gunt, PhD, Jared Jagdeo, MD, Ashley Dumont, ND

Workshop: Hormonal Dysregulation and Intermittent Fasting: The What, When, and Why of Eating by Heather Hammerstedt, MD | 1:00pm-2:00pm PST

Description: We will dig into the reason why most people are overweight. It’s not just what you eat, but when and why. Many are stuck in a hormonal dysregulation problem that they are blaming on willpower, when in fact it is just skills they need to learn to undo the decades of misinformation. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the main hormones related to weight issues.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss simple lifestyle changes you can make to fix this hormonal weight problem. 
  3. Participants will be able to recall examples of common fasting patterns.

Day Three

Agenda for Sunday, October 25, 2020

Zumba with Carolyn McGlynn (Non-CME Activity) | 8:00am-8:50am PST

Get your heart rate up and mind focused before delving into the lectures of the day in this fun and interactive session!

Novel Therapeutics in Atopic Dermatitis by Vivian Shi, MD | 9:00am-9:30am PST

Description: This session will review the evidence behind natural and bioactive oils, probiotics, supplements, and targeted immunomodulators for the integrative treatment of atopic dermatitis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to examine emerging evidence on novel natural topical and oral therapies for atopic dermatitis.
  2. Participants will be able to rate new topical and oral targeted immunomodulators for atopic dermatitis.
  3. Participants will be able to apply complementary and prescription treatment modalities for atopic dermatitis.
Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis with Chinese Herbal Medicine by Trevor Erikson D-TCM | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM PST

Description: Clinical trials have shown Chinese herbal medicines to be safe and effective for the treatment of moderate to severe atopic eczema. Of special interest was that many patients continued to have stable skin one year later. This ability to escort the atopic eczema patient from acute flare to healthy skin is best achieved through two stages of treatment, aptly named clearing and supplementing. Case study presentations will be used to exemplify this important therapeutic approach when seeking to stabilize the atopic patient with Chinese herbal medicine.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define two stages of treatment used when prescribing herbal medicine for atopic dermatitis. 
  2. Participants will be able to assess case-based evidence for the treatment of atopic dermatitis with herbal medicines.
  3. Participants will be able to review published research for the treatment of atopic dermatitis using Chinese herbal medicine.
Exhibit Hall | 10:00am-10:30am PST
Panel: Atopic Dermatitis - Synthesis of Cases and Take-Home Message | 10:30am-11:30am PST

Moderator: Peter Lio, MD

Panelists: Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, Trevor Erickson, D-TCM and Vivian Shi, MD

Description: Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine clinicians will share best practices for treating patients across the spectrum from moderate to severe Atopic Dermatitis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to debate common pitfalls in the topical treatment of eczema, with special emphasis on other traditions.
  2. Participants will be able to question treatments and interventions that have been shown to be of no benefit in the disease.
Revolutionizing AD for Children (6-11 Years of Age) With Uncontrolled Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis by Lawrence Eichenfield, MD Sponsored by Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme (Non-CME Activity) | 11:30am-12:30pm PST
Workshop: Case Based Approach to Creating Ayurvedic Herbal Formulations by Amy Branum, AHP and Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP | 12:30pm-1:30pm PST

Description: Both Ayurvedic and Chinese medical traditions have a long history of using herbal formulations that are tailored to support an individual’s unique presentation and constitution. This workshop will review some of the basic methods used by each tradition when evaluating the dermatology patient and how this is used to develop herbal formulas. Basic formulation theory, from both traditions, will be outlined using several practical examples.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will review the basics of the Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine evaluation in dermatology and how these biochemically correlate to the western Dermatology approach. 
  2. Participants will evaluate the evidence for the use of herbs and their dosing.
  3. Participants will summarize the effects of different herbs and how they can be tailored toward different Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine imbalances.

Day Four
Agenda for Monday, October 26, 2020

 

Mindfulness Session: Pausing to be Present with Keira Barr, MD (Non-CME Activity) | 5:00pm-5:15pm PST
Center yourself and your awareness with mindfulness expert Keira Barr, MD.
Exhibit Hall | 5:15pm-5:30pm PST
Don’t Be Shy: Talking with Patients about Genital Psoriasis by Jennifer Soung, MD | 5:30pm-6:00pm PST

Description: 

Psoriasis patches and plaques can occur anywhere on the body–even the genital area. However, patients are sensitive about this area and may not bring it up in a visit. Learn about the importance of discussing the signs and symptoms of psoriasis in the genital area.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to discuss the epidemiology of genital psoriasis–how common is it and the effect on quality of life.
  2. Participants will be able to contrast the different features of genital psoriasis during physical exams.
  3. Participants will be able to review treatment guidelines.
Exhibit Hall | 6:00pm-6:15pm PST
Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies for Psoriasis by Joseph Alban, MS LAc | 6:15pm-6:45pm PST

Description: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to treat psoriasis for thousands of years. Chinese medicine therapies are used both orally (internal medicine) as well as topically (external medicine). Chinese medicine therapies are most efficacious applied according to TCM pattern theory. This presentation will explore clinical trials as well as case studies of TCM treatment of psoriasis to illustrate the TCM concepts and ability in treatment of psoriasis. Additionally, we will review a model of integrative care for psoriatic patients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to illustrate common patterns of psoriasis in TCM.
  2. Participants will be able to examine the state of current research on TCM and Psoriasis.
  3. Participants will be able to inspect an integrative model of care for psoriasis patients.

Day Five
Agenda for Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Mindfulness Session: Coming Back to Your Senses with Keira Barr, MD (Non-CME Activity) | 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM PST

Center yourself and your awareness with mindfulness expert Keira Barr, MD.

Exhibit Hall | 5:15pm-5:30pm PST
Comprehensive Management of Psoriasis in the Era of COVID-19: A WHOLE-istic View by Jason Hawkes, MD MS | 5:30pm-6:00pm

Description: Psoriasis is a multi-faceted and chronic skin condition that requires multiple perspectives when considering a holistic approach to management. Pharmacologically, biologic medications have revolutionized therapeutic options when developing a treatment plan. This lecture will review the evidence for the use of biologics and discuss how they may be incorporated as part of an integrative approach to therapy. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to recall clinical features and comorbidities of psoriatic disease.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the immunopathogenesis of psoriasis and current targeted (selective) therapies.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss potential disease-modifying and lifestyle factors (eg. nutrition, diet, exercise, alcohol).
  4. Participants will be able to summarize key statements/recommendations for disease management in the era of COVID-19.
Exhibit Hall | 6:00pm-6:15pm PST
Panel: Psoriasis - Synthesis of Cases and Take-Home Messages | 6:15pm-7:00pm PST

Moderator: Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP

Panelists: Lela Altman, ND MSA LAc, Jason Hawkes, MD MS and Jennifer Soung, MD

Description: Cases in psoriasis will be presented and discussed with an interdisciplinary panel of experts. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to create a practical knowledge base for managing psoriasis patients.
  2. Participants will be able to contrast how psoriasis is managed in other disciplines.

Day Six
Agenda for Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Mindfulness Session: Mindfulness of Breath with Keira Barr, MD (Non-CME Activity) | 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM PST

Center yourself and your awareness with mindfulness expert Keira Barr, MD.

Exhibit Hall | 5:15pm-5:30pm PST
Natural Approaches to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth by Lela Altman, ND MSA LAc | 5:30pm-6:00pm PST

Description: SIBO is more common than previously thought and may alter immunity that triggers dermatological conditions. This session will focus on the diagnosis, clinical subtypes, and treatment of SIBO, including herbal and dietary therapies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to review the steps involved in diagnosing SIBO.
  2. Participants will be able to compare subtypes of SIBO and how symptoms and treatment may differ depending on subtype.
  3. Participants will be able to appraise herbal and dietary treatment options for SIBO.
Exhibit Hall | 6:00pm-6:15pm PST
Emerging Evidence in Gut-Skin Health by Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP | 6:15pm-6:45pm PST

Description: There is increasing evidence for the role of gut health and a gut-skin axis. This session will discuss the evidence for the connection between gut health and dermatological diseases. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define the different mechanisms by which the gut communicates with the body and the skin.
  2. Participants will be able to assess evidence for how nutrition affects different dermatological diseases.
  3. Participants will be able to recall how food sensitivity testing may influence disease severity in psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa.

Day Seven
Agenda for Thursday, October 29, 2020

Mindfulness Session: Mindfulness of The Body with Keira Barr, MD (Non-CME Activity) | 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM PST

Center yourself and your awareness with mindfulness expert Keira Barr, MD.

Exhibit Hall | 5:15pm-5:30pm PST
Gut-Immune-Skin Axis by Heather Zwickey, PhD | 5:30pm-6:00pm PST

Description: As our knowledge of the microbiome increases, the mechanisms of how basic nutrients impact the skin has become more interesting. In this session, we will discuss the immune response to food, the microbial metabolites that interplay with this response, and how these factors impact skin health. After covering the science, we will further examine how nutrients, herbs, and vitamins can be used to manipulate this response clinically.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe a healthy immune response to food and how that impacts skin.
  2. Participants will be able to distinguish a hypersensitivity or allergic response to food and how that impacts skin.
  3. Participants will be able to recall microbial metabolites resulting from diet and their impact on skin.
  4. Participants will be able to propose foods, herbs, and vitamins that impact immune and microbial metabolites to improve skin health.
Exhibit Hall | 6:00pm-6:15pm PST
Integrative Approach to Hidradenitis Suppurativa by Jennifer Hsiao, MD | 6:15pm-6:45pm PST

Description: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is an oftentimes debilitating chronic skin condition that can be difficult to treat. There are non-pharmacologic strategies that can be integrated with conventional treatments to optimize care for HS patients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to analyze non-pharmacologic therapeutic strategies for patients with HS.
  2. Participants will be able to experiment ways to integrate complementary and alternative medicine with conventional medical therapies for HS.

Day Eight
Agenda for Friday, October 30, 2020

Mindfulness Session: Developing Self-Compassion with Keira Barr, MD (Non-CME Activity) | 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM PST

Center yourself and your awareness with mindfulness expert Keira Barr, MD.

Exhibit Hall | 5:15pm-5:30pm PST
Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to Cosmetics: Acupuncture for Enhancing Facial Appearance by Shellie Goldstein, MS LAc | 5:30pm-6:00pm PST

Description: According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the underlying state of one’s health is directly related to the state of the face and skin. By supporting the internal systems of the body, TCM cosmetic acupuncture can effectively reduce wrinkles, enhance muscle activity, and improve skin health along with other facial concerns.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define the key principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). 
  2. Participants will be able to apply TCM as it relates to cosmetic acupuncture for enhancing facial appearance.
  3. Participants will be able to demonstrate the benefits of TCM facial cosmetic acupuncture treatment for appearance enhancement.
    Exhibit Hall | 6:00pm-6:15pm PST
    Ethno Dermatology: Naturopathic Approaches to Treating Skin Discoloration and Scarring In People of Color by DeJarra Sims, ND | 6:15pm-6:45pm PST

    Description: It is imperative that practitioners are able to understand the physiological differences of various skin tones. In this lecture, we will review the “classic presentation” of the most common physical exam findings in clinical practice and contrast them to what is seen in patients with varying degrees of skin pigmentation. We will then discuss a Naturopathic Approach to treating scarring and hyperpigmentation, which is a common dermatological concern in people of color. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to locate key differences in the skin structure and how it relates to diagnosing and treating common ethnic skin disorders. 
    2. Participants will be able to interpret various cultural and ethnomedical practices when performing a skin examination.
    3. Participants will be able to identify common dermatological skin conditions in various ethnic skin tones.
    4. Participants will be able to appraise Integrative dermatological therapies for scarring and discoloration, including oral and topical botanical medicines, vitamin supplementation, and nutrition.
    Building Connections at IDS - Implement Your Toolkit and Grow Your Community | 6:45pm-9:00pm PST
    Without leaving the comfort of your home, join us for an incredible night of building connections and unwind with your fellow professionals after a long day of absorbing content.

    We’ll kick things off with a 15 minute mixology class and then then open the floor for informal topic discussions. This is your time to meet with attendees in intimate groups, so make the most of it! Discuss your favorite sessions, compare your integrative toolkits, and wrap up your experience by creating meaningful connections.

    Day Nine
    Agenda for Saturday, October 31, 2020

    Pilates with Wahida Sharman Sponsored by Lilly (Non-CME Activity) | 8:00am-8:50am PST

    Get your heart rate up and mind focused before delving into the lectures of the day in this fun and interactive session!

    Mindfulness: The Antidote to Stress and Aging by Keira Barr, MD | 9:00am-9:30am PST

    Description: Upwards of 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and skin issues are no exception. There is a growing body of research highlighting the intricate and intimate connection between our emotional health and skin health. Evidence suggests that chronic psychological stress activates the autonomic nervous system, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and the renin-angiotensin system when the body attempts to manage real or perceived threats to homeostasis. Chronic immune dysfunction, increased production of reactive oxygen species, and DNA damage, which are known to contribute to the aging and inflammation of skin, result from prolonged stimulation of these pathways. Addressing the mechanisms by which stress leads to immune dysfunction, oxidative radicals, and ultimately DNA damage via neuronal, endocrine, and immune modulation present additional interventions for skin aging and inflammation. In addition to addressing the impact of the exposome on skin health, mind-body medicine techniques like mindfulness and meditation can be of  therapeutic benefit to minimize skin aging and inflammation. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe the role of chronic stress and the impact it has on skin, aging, and hormone imbalance.
    2. Participants will be able to examine the role of mindfulness as a clinical tool and treatment strategy.
    3. Participants will be able to identify and assess the safety, evidence, and role of hormone replenishment in modulating the effects of stress.
    Using Botanical Medicine in Dermatology: What’s the Evidence? by Julie Greenberg, ND | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Description: According to a 2018 survey, approximately 75% of adults take dietary supplements with 41% of adults taking herbal and botanical products. Of note to dermatologists, approximately a quarter of the people age 18-54 who take supplements are using them to improve their hair, skin and nails. More and more patients are coming in asking for “natural medicine,” and health care practitioners need to be knowledgeable in order to make informed treatment decisions as well as to safely guide patients and answer their questions. Botanical medicine has been used by traditional cultures for thousands of years, and it can offer effective treatment options and greatly expand a practitioner’s tool kit. This presentation will review the latest research-based clinical evidence for using botanicals to treat common dermatological conditions. The focus will be on readily-accessible botanicals that practitioners can start using immediately to safely improve treatment outcomes in their patients.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe the history of botanical medicine and compare and contrast botanical medicine to pharmaceuticals.
    2. Participants will be able to describe how investigating the pathophysiology of dermatological disease can be used to discover targeted botanical treatments.
    3. Participants will be able to explain how pomegranate addresses various pathophysiological processes in acne including mTOR, FOX01 and malondialdehyde.
    4. Participants will be able to identify and assess the safety, evidence, and availability of botanicals in order to prescribe them as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
    Exhibit Hall | 10:00am-10:30am PST
    Supplements for Optimal Hair Health by Apple Bodemer, MD | 10:30am-11:00am PST

    Description: Hair health is an increasingly important area of dermatology that is not widely discussed. This session will provide an overview of supplements important for maintaining optimal hair health, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to recognize vitamins and minerals that are important in maintaining healthy hair.
    2. Participants will be able to identify supplements that have some evidence for benefit in hair health.
    3. Participants will be able to describe a lifestyle that will promote healthy hair.
    Panel: Hair Health - Synthesis of Cases and Take-Home Messages | 11:00am-12:00pm PST

    Moderator: Apple Bodemer, MD

    Panelists:  Anne Kennard, DO, Sophia Kogan, MD and Paradi Mirmirani, MD

    Description: This session explores several examples of hair loss ranging from autoimmune to hormonal to stress related etiologies. Clinical cases will be presented and then discussed on an integrative panel. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe the difference between non-scarring and scarring hair loss.
    2. Participants will be able to describe the difference in treatment approaches between autoimmune and hormonal related hair loss.
    What Sets Taltz Apart: An Overview of Long-Term Safety and Efficacy—Featuring Data in New Patient Population by Jennifer Soung, MD Sponsored by Lilly (Non-CME Activity) | 12:00pm-1:00pm PST
    Workshop: Introduction to Mindfulness, Meditation and Reiki by Judith Hong, MD | 1:00pm-2:00pm PST

    Description: This workshop is an introduction to mindfulness, meditation and reiki which are techniques being used for wellness.   There will be a brief overview of the basic concepts of reiki, along with some mindfulness and meditation practices.   Of note, this is not a reiki certification class, but rather, is an introduction to practice. 

     Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will learn about the main principles of reiki.
    2. Participants will learn basic mindfulness and meditation techniques.
    3. Participants will practice placing their hands on themselves with the intention for well-being.

    Day Ten
    Agenda for Sunday, November 1, 2020

    Barre with Nikki Warren Sponsored by Bio-Botanical Research Inc. (Non-CME Activity) | 8:00am-8:50am PST

    Get your heart rate up and mind focused before delving into the lectures of the day in this fun and interactive session!

    Can Technology Advance Integrative Dermatology? by Hadar Lev-Tov, MD MAS | 9:00am-9:30am PST

    Description: Technology is advancing at a rate never seen before in human history. Medicine has benefited immensely from technological advancements. Integrative medicine is often misconstrued as antiquated. Which technological advancements can be leveraged for integrative dermatology? 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to review the role of modern technology in integrative medicine.
    2. Participants will be able to appraise recent technological advancements and their role in integrative dermatology. 
    Low Dose Naltrexone in Dermatology by Apple Bodemer, MD | 9:30am-10:00am PST

    Description: This session will provide an overview of Low Dose Naltrexone and the emerging uses of LDN for dermatologic patients.  

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to recognize the functions of the opioid system.
    2. Participants will be able to list 3 dermatologic conditions that are likely to be helped by LDN.
    3. Participants will be able to identify potential side effects of LDN.
    Exhibit Hall | 10:00am-10:30am PST
    Environmental Toxins and the Skin by Emma Norton, ND | 10:30am-11:00am PST

    Description: The purpose of this session is to highlight how environmental toxins (pollution and toxic elements in our environment, including endocrine disruptors) can affect skin and contribute to skin disorders. This includes irritation and inflammation of the skin, early aging of the skin, and skin cancer. Discussion will include sources of these toxins as well as provide clear alternatives or ways of decreasing or preventing exposure. A review of the body’s detoxification process of the toxins (if known) will be included, as well as foods and other natural supplements that can help with the detoxification process.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to underline the environmental toxins and their sources known to cause inflammation, irritation, and premature aging of the skin (such as air pollution, pesticides, plasticizers, and flame retardants) as identified in the medical literature. 
    2. Participants will be able to restate the body’s detoxification process. 
    3. Participants will be able to distinguish what labs to order to investigate toxic burden.
    4. Participants will be able to discuss nutrition and natural supplements that can assist with the detoxification process.
    Cannabinoids and the Skin: Hype or Hope? by Peter Lio, MD | 11:00am-11:30am PST

    Description: This session provides an up-to-date analysis of the claims and data surrounding cannabinoids in the skin. We will examine the science and clinical data.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to inspect common claims about cannabinoids for skin conditions.
    2. Participants will be able to evaluate the evidence for cannabinoids in skin health, particularly disease-focused recommendations.
    3. Participants will be able to debate the pitfalls with cannabinoids at this time with respect to skin conditions.
    Diagnosis and Management of SIBO for the Gut and Beyond Sponsored by Bio-Botanical Research Inc. (Non-CME Activity) | 11:30am-12:30pm PST

    Moderator: Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP

    Panelists: Lela Altman, ND, Jocelyn Strand, ND, Marvin Singh, MD

    Workshop: Pain-Free Procedures in Dermatology and Beyond by Peter Lio, MD | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM PST

    Description: A deep dive into the science and practical implementation of ways to mitigate pain, anxiety, and distress during procedures for both children and adults. This not only improves the patient experience but also can improve the procedural success.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe the relationship between pain, anxiety, and attention and how these contribute to procedural distress.
    2. Participants will be able to outline evidence-based strategies for improving pain and discomfort during a variety of procedures.