Faculty: Akil Palanisamy, MD
Description: This lecture will review the role of dysbiosis and increased intestinal permeability in metabolic syndrome. You will learn how to evaluate for and treat dysbiosis, and normalize intestinal permeability with an integrative medicine approach incorporating diet, spices, and herbs.
Faculty: Emma Norton, ND
Description: According to the 2018 AHA/ACC guidelines on the management of blood cholesterol, having a chronic inflammatory condition is considered a “risk enhancing factor” and increases cardiovascular risk four-fold. Inflammatory skin disorders, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, show connection to cardiometabolic comorbidities. Learn the latest advanced lipid testing to evaluate an individual’s risk for cardiometabolic disease and discuss treatment options to improve the patient’s profile and decrease risk.
Moderator: Hadar Lev-Tov, MD MAS
Description: The role of nutrition and its impact on the skin has become a greater focus in both clinical care and research. This panel will explore the evidence around the role of nutrition in dermatological diseases and how they are weaved into treatment paradigms.
Faculty: Peter Lio, MD
Faculty: Peter Lio, MD
Description: Taking the best from conventional medicine and other traditions, we explore a truly integrative approach for treating this difficult condition with excellent results.
Faculty: Raja Sivamani, MD MA AP
Description: This lecture will serve as an overview of oleation therapy and examine the differences between essential and fixed oils. Clinical evidence for the use of oils will be discussed as well as how they are best incorporated into treatment regimens.
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Moderator: Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP
Description: Integrative practices have unique needs, and there are multiple models in which they operate. This panel will explore the different approaches to delivering integrative care in the clinical setting.
All in-person participants will receive Burt’s Bees product samples.
Faculty: Emil Tanghetti, MD
Faculty: Fabrizio Galimberti, MD PhD
Description: Psoriasis is associated with psychiatric comorbidities, including poor self-esteem, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairment. Importantly, anxiety and depression may further worsen clinical severity of psoriasis. Thus, a holistic approach for psoriatic patients must be considered. Group medical visits (GMV) are a format of health care delivery whereby 12-15 patients with the same medical disease receive a health evaluation and educational information about their condition from an interdisciplinary team. This session will explore GMV for psoriatic patients.
Moderator : Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP
Description: This panel will explore psoriasis in detail, discussing treatment approaches in a case based setting. The topics will cover differential diagnosis, pharmaceuticals, biologics, nutrition, and the microbiome among other treatment considerations.
Faculty: Hemali Gunt, PhD
Description: Patients are increasingly seeking natural skincare solutions and the market is certainly growing, but one question remains: what truly qualifies as “natural?” Hear from Hemali Gunt, Ph. D., Head of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Burt’s Bees on the latest developments in the natural skincare landscape, what the labels and guidelines really mean, and how Burt’s Bees maintains its commitment to efficacy-first natural skin care.
Faculty: Michelle Jeffries, DO
Description: Many women struggle with acne breakouts related to hormone fluctuations that occur during stages of their menstrual cycle as well as when they approach and enter menopause. These patients often seek help for their hormonal acne by taking herbal anti-androgen supplements to address their acne breakouts. Delve into the ins and outs of the top three anti-androgen herbal supplements women use for hormonal acne: Vitex, DIM, and Saw Palmetto.
Faculty: Apple Bodemer, MD
After finishing medical school and dermatology residency at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bodemer completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She was the first dermatologist to be board certified in both dermatology and integrative medicine and currently is the only dermatologist to serve on the Integrative Medicine Board. She has authored academic texts and curriculum and has spoken widely on a variety of topics related to integrative dermatology. She has always been drawn to exploring how lifestyle choices impact skin health and disease and feels that the most powerful role a physician can play is as an educator and guide, empowering people to get healthy and stay healthy.
Description: This lecture will cover the mechanism of action of Low Dose Naltrexone and how it can be applied to dermatologic disease.
Faculty: Vivien Fam, PhD RD
Description: Our food choices can impact our skin health and appearance. Certain nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc, are recognized for their benefits to the skin. However, each food has a unique nutrient profile consisting of a mixture of macronutrients, micronutrients, and bioactive compounds, which would likely digest, metabolize, and absorb differently from the consumption of a single nutrient. In this lecture, we will look at the evidence for the effects of specific foods on the skin.
Faculty: Jennifer Ornelas, MD MAS
Description: This workshop will help participants strengthen their knowledge regarding common pediatric skin conditions and evidence-based treatments.
Faculty: Steven Daveluy, MD
Description: Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA) is an acupuncture technique that targets 5 points on the ear to reduce pain. BFA is being increasingly utilized for the management of both chronic and acute pain. Studies are investigating the uses of BFA in dermatology, including its use for post-surgical pain and in painful conditions such as hidradenitis suppurativa.
Faculty: Paul Yamauchi, MD PhD
Faculty: Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP
Faculty: Paradi Mirmirani, MD
Description: The aim of this lecture is to give an update on new therapies for alopecia areata, including janus kinase inhibitors. In addition to considering the risks and benefits of medications, this session will explore the social and emotional impact of alopecia areata and how that may alter the therapeutic ladder.
Moderator: Apple Bodemer, MD
Description: This panel will feature patient cases that highlight issues related to hair health and hair loss commonly seen in clinical practice. A clinical case and/or question will be presented. Each of the panelists will explain their individual approach and answer questions related to each case.
Description: Malassezia is a commensal yeast present on mammalian skin, but it can also be the cause of common dermatological conditions that are difficult to treat including: dandruff and cradle cap, seborrheic dermatitis of the face, fungal acne, and tinea versicolor. This presentation will review recent research that demonstrates how Malassezia can elicit immune responses in the skin that lead to inflammation and dermatologic disease in certain people. Evidence-based alternative treatments that can be used topically to inhibit Malassezia growth on the skin will also be reviewed.
Faculty: Karen Stolman, MD
Description: Recent research has shown that at least 5% of the world population suffers from hyperhidrosis. Many people with hyperhidrosis or bromhidrosis find it disrupts both their public and private lives significantly and can even trigger or aggravate psychiatric sequelae like depression and anxiety. This session will review conventional treatments, including topicals, orals, Botox, iontophoresis, surgery, and lasers, with some of their drawbacks and controversies, and the need for an integrative approach. Leading integrative treatments will be discussed, including sage leaf, sage tea, chamomile, valerian root, St. John’s Wort, acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, relaxation techniques, special garments, or sweatproof clothing and footwear, and diet.
Description: Clinical studies have shown that microbial post-biotics in the gut are altered in different skin disease states and can have a measurable impact on skin outcomes. In particular, the production of short-chain fatty acids in the gut and modulation of those short-chain fatty acids in circulation can alter the presence of acne and inflammation in the skin. Studies in those with non-cystic acne in skin of color will be discussed. We will also discuss the role of postbiotics such as carotenoids in the GI tract may have an impact on the resilience of the skin. Finally, we will explore how modulations to the gut microbiota can change post-biotic expression. In addition to gut derived postbiotics, we will also explore the use of topical probiotics and the clinical evidence for their role in skin disease and inflammation.
Faculty: Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP
Description: Growing evidence suggests that the use of oral probiotics can modulate dermatological diseases. This workshop will take a detailed look at how specific probiotic strains influence dermatological conditions and how gut based testing with 16S or whole genome sequencing can be used to better identify which strains can be incorporated into a treatment plan.
Supported by Microbiome Labs
Faculty: Peter Koshland, PharmD BS
Description: This workshop will explore how bioidentical hormones can be utilized to improve your patients’ skin. Different bioidentical hormones will be defined and compared in their ability to support skin health.