Hosted by LearnSkin

2023 Integrative Dermatology Symposium

Featured Speakers

October 27-29, 2023

Reno, Nevada

Valerie A Stern,


Valerie A Stern, DMSc MPAS PA-C, is a board-certified, SDPA Dermatology Diplomate Fellow practicing integrative dermatology. Valerie has specialized in dermatology for over 20 years and practices general, surgical, cosmetic, and laser dermatology from an integrative standpoint.
Valerie received her degree in Physician Assistant Medicine from Keck, USC School of Medicine. She then obtained her master’s degree in dermatology from the University of Nebraska Medical School, followed by doctorate degrees in medical science with an emphasis on dermatology and physician assistant education from Lynchburg University in Virginia.
Valerie lectures and teaches at USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Physician Assistant Studies as well as acting as an expert in legal case testimonials during malpractice litigation involving advanced practice providers. Valerie has been an international laser trainer, educator, and lecturer for two large laser companies over the past 15 years.
Valerie is passionate about providing the highest quality care to each and every patient she sees. She believes that internal optimization is key to overall health, which manifests outwardly onto the skin. Understanding root cause etiology plays a significant role in keeping the skin at its best.
In her free time, Valerie loves to study, learning all she can about environmental interactions and genetic predisposition, focusing on such factors as toxins in our homes, the foods we consume, and the products we put on our skin daily, all of which impact our overall health and well being.
Valerie’s goal is to provide each patient with the education and comprehensive care they deserve through quality interactions using a team approach, helping to achieve success in their skin health goals.
Valerie A Stern, DMSc MPAS PA-C

IDS 2023 Sessions

Essential Guide to Food Allergies and Sensitivities in Dermatological Disease: Understanding the Key Role of the Microbiome

Day One: Friday, September 30, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM:

Diet can potentially have a significant impact on skin conditions. This talk will present an up-to-date research review of our understanding of diet and dermatological disease, with an emphasis on the major role the microbiome plays in determining whether a patient is tolerant of or sensitive to a particular food. The talk will also provide practical tools that clinicians can use in their practice to address nutrition with patients.