Agenda for Friday, October 19, 2018
Session 1: 9:00am - 9:30am | Overview of Integrative Medicine in Dermatology by Larry Eichenfield, MD
Integrative medicine is a growing field within healthcare and its influence in skin disease diagnosis and management is evolving. Up to 70% of patients request complementary and alternative medicine therapies according to NIH surveys. With skin being the number one driver of doctor’s visits, exploring integrative medicine in dermatology is key to overall health management and patient care. Basic principles of integrative medicine and its application in dermatology will be reviewed.
- Participants will be able to define integrative medicine and its importance in patient care
- Participants will interpret and arrange the evidence for integrative medicine within dermatology
Session 2: 9:30am-10:00am | Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dermatology by Mazin al–Khafaji, Lic Ac, FRCHM, MATCM
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced for over 3,000 years. This session will provide an introduction to the principles of TCM and how it can accompany patient medical care.
- Participants will be able to define the main principles of TCM
- Participants will state the application and clinical evidence of TCM within dermatology
Session 3: 10:00am-10:30am | Overview of Naturopathy in Dermatology by Michael Traub, ND
The profession of naturopathic medicine is flourishing, and its contribution to holistic healthcare is well recognized. Key principles of naturopathic medicine will be described within dermatology.
- Participants will be able to define the main principles of naturopathic medicine.
- Participants will relate the use and clinical evidence of naturopathic medicine within dermatology.
Session 4: 11:00am-11:30am | Overview of Ayurveda in Dermatology by Marc Halpern, DC CAS PKS
Ayurveda has been practiced for over 5,000 years. This session will provide an introduction to the principles of Ayurveda and how it can be applied to dermatology care.
- Participants will be able to define the main principles of Ayurveda as it relates to dermatology
- Participants will identify the applications for use of Ayurveda within dermatology
Session 5: 11:30am-12:15pm | Patient Perspective and Integrative Approaches to Dermatology by All Speakers
Barriers for integration of alternative medicine and new horizons for collaboration will be discussed.
- Participants will compare and contrast the approaches of Western, Naturopathic, TCM, and Ayurvedic approaches to dermatology
- Participants will describe how different medical perspectives can be used synergistically for the care of patients with dermatological disease
Session 6: 1:30pm-2:00pm | Role of the Gut Microbiome by Leonard Weinstock, MD
The role of the gut microbiome is emerging. In adults there are approximately 1kg of bacteria found in the gut. Many patients who have gastrointestinal disorders can have skin problems associated with them. The connection between the gut and skin axis will be examined in this session.
- Participants will be able to define the gut microbiome and its role in dermatology
- Participants will assess skin diseases related to the skin gut axis and possible treatment approaches
Session 7: 2:00pm-2:30pm | Diet in Dermatology by Rajani Katta, MD
Patients often ask about the best ways to achieve youthful, glowing skin. This session will delve into the role of diet in dermatology and will describe foods that are helpful and those that are harmful to the skin.
• Participants will learn about the role of diet in aging skin
• Participants will learn about the impact of oxidation, inflammation, and glycation in aging skin, along with the foods that can combat these processes
• Participants will be able to identify food “triggers” and food “helpers” for several inflammatory skin conditions
Session 8: 2:30pm-3:00pm | Oral and Topical Approaches for Dry Skin by Vivian Shi, MD
Several skin conditions can lead to dry skin. An evidence-based approach to managing dry skin, including oral and topical therapies, such as natural oils, bathing additives, and systemic modalities, will be discussed.
- Participants will compare the role of oral and topical therapies for dry skin
- Participants will review new and emerging treatment options for dry skin
Session 9: 3:30pm-4:00pm | Cosmeceuticals for Skin Care by Jared Jagdeo, MD
Cosmeceuticals incorporative bioactive ingredients that allow for medicinal benefits, such as anti-aging. This session will evaluate trending botanicals and therapies for optimizing skin care.
- Participants will discuss the various types of cosmeceuticals
- Participants will identify the types of ingredients associated with clinical evidence for use in dermatology
Session 10: 4:00pm-4:30pm | Cosmetic Approaches in TCM: Gua Sha and Topical Herbs by Sandra Chiu, LAc
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) incorporates the use of herbal formulations and topical treatments for skin care. A popular treatment is gua sha, which involves the release of unhealthy matter from the site of injury and bloodstream. Gua sha and topical herbs will be demonstrated in this session.
- Participants will appraise gua sha and its use in skin care
- Participants will review various herbal formulas utilized topically for skin care
Session 11: 4:30pm-5:00pm | Sunscreens and the Effects of High Energy Blue Light by Iltefat Hamzavi, MD
Blue light is everywhere. Sunlight is the main source of blue light and is important in understanding sun protection. Patients offer wonder about mineral versus chemical sunscreens and how they differ. This session will delve into the latest scientific research on sunscreens and high energy blue light.
- Participants will identify the role and consequences of high energy blue light in relation to oxidative stress, hyperpigmentation, and photoaging
- Participants will review types of sunscreens and their ability to protect against UVA, UVB, and blue light
Poster Session: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Dinner Reception: 6:30-8:00pm
$25 which includes two drink tickets and Sacramento signature farm to fork cuisine
Agenda for Saturday, October 20, 2018
Session 1: 8:00am-8:30am | Prebiotics and Probiotics in Dermatology by Raja Sivamani, MD MS CAT
Studies have shown that our skin’s bacterial community changes when going from one part of the body to another. For example, our facial bacterial community is different from the bacteria on our arms. While the awareness for the benefits of probiotics have been explored, research is finding that prebiotics are equally as important. Learn about ways to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria through pre-and probiotics.
- Participants will be able to define the mechanisms of action of prebiotics and probiotics
- Participants will review the clinical evidence for the use of prebiotics and probiotics in dermatology
Session 2: 8:30am-9:00am | The Use of Botanicals in Dermatology by Cassandra Quave, PhD
Medicinal plants are used to treat diseases around the world. Growing research is discovering the source of these ingredients and their effects on skin health. This session will highlight botanicals for skin care, wound care, hydration, and other applications for botanicals within the field of Dermatology.
- Participants will identify different types of botanicals and different extraction techniques
- Participants will review applications for botanicals within the field of Dermatology
Session 3: 9:00am-9:30am | Perils of Skin Care During Pregnancy by Jenny Murase, MD
The skin can change during pregnancy, due to fluctuating hormones and other major shifts in the body and lifestyle. Certain medications need to be used with caution in pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding. Best practices for skin care during pregnancy will be discussed in this session.
- Participants will review safety precautions and recent changes in pregnancy safety assessment for medications
- Participants will recall new and emerging topical and systemic therapies for acne, dry skin, and melsama during pregnancy
Session 5: 10:30am-11:00am | Multi–Ethnic Approaches to Skin and Hair Health by Oma Agbai, MD
Increasing diversity and growing multi-ethnic communities in the country and worldwide has led to a shift in dermatology practice. Treatment plans need to be tailored to different skin types and skin colors. Hair health is particularly differentiated amongst patient populations. This session will discuss the factors for consideration in multi-ethnic dermatology and how to begin incorporating them into patient care.
- Participants will summarize the unique conditions and concerns that arise in multi-ethnic dermatology
- Participants will describe hair health and its variation across patient populations
Session 6: 11:00am -11:20am | Integrative Trends in Acne and Hidradentis Suppurativa by Ali Alikhan, MD
Ali Alikhan, MD
Session 7: 1:30pm-2:00pm | Emerging Therapies for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic condition that can be localized or spread over the entire body. It is characterized by red, scaly lesions and often requires a multi-pronged approach for management. A patient’s joints, cardiovascular system, and psychological state can also be affected. This session will examine emerging therapies for psoriasis management with an emphasis on the recent development of new biologic therapies.
- Participants will identify key indicators for psoriasis diagnosis and how to differentiate need for more aggressive therapy
- Participants will evaluate new treatment options for psoriasis with a focus on the clinical evidence for biologic therapies.
Session 8: 2:00pm-2:30pm | Emerging Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis by Peter Lio, MD
The prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis (AD) has been growing, with up to 25% of children and adults reportedly to have eczema. Treatment for AD focuses on skin moisturization, anti-inflammatory treatments, and anti-microbials, and lifestyle modification. Targeted topical and systemic treatment options are also emerging, This session will delve into new and emerging western and alternative and complementary therapeutic modalities for atopic dermatitis.
- Participants will review the diagnostic criteria for AD and the typical factors that are involved in AD development
- Participants will discuss new topical and systemic therapies and approaches for management of AD
Session 9: 2:30pm-3:00pm | Use of Acupuncture within Dermatology by Joe Alban, MS LAc
Acupuncture is gaining popularity for managing skin conditions, such as acne and eczema. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses acupuncture for both identification of the type of disease as well as care. This session will demonstrate common protocol for acupuncturists and its application in dermatology.
- Participants will be able to define acupuncture and its use in TCM
- Participants will review acupuncture treatment options for common skin conditions and their clinical evidence
Session 10: 3:00pm-3:30pm | Ayurvedic Abhyanga and Skin Care Body Work Therapies by Jayagopal Parla, BAMS, M.D. (Ayurveda), MAOM, CMT
A common body work practice in Ayurveda is the application of oils and self-massage through abhyanga. The natural oils and touch stimulation have been shown to improve skin health without irritating the skin and can be an effective at-home remedy for patients. This session will demonstrate the application of abhyanga and how it can be combined with herbs for optimal performance.
- Participants will be able to define abhyanga and its application in skin care
- Participants will be able to recall different oils used for abhyanga and how they are selected and used as adjunctive therapy for skin disease
Session 11: 3:30pm-4:10pm | Speaker Panel: Applying Integrative Dermatology in Your Practice
This session will focus on practical tips on how practitioners are able to deliver integrative care. In particular, practitioner will discuss how they balance management of disease in their clinic with collaboration with colleagues from other medical perspectives.
- Participants will be able to organize practical approaches to work with others in an integrative fasion
- Participants will be able to institute practice policies and habits that allow for collaborative work more cohesively with colleagues in other medical fields.
Closing Remarks: 4:15pm-4:30pm by Raja Sivamani, MD MS CAT
Public Event: Health & Wellness Fair 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Open to the public
Agenda for Sunday, October 21, 2018
Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:30am
Workshop Session I: 8:00am – 10:00am
Workshop A: How to identify high quality botanical medicines by James Traub
Workshop B: Gua Sha by Sandra Chiu
Workshop C: Ayurvedic Purification Techniques
Break: 10:00am – 10:30am
Workshop Session II: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Workshop A: TCM Herbs for Dermatology by Mazin al–Khafaji
Workshop B: Ayurvedic Aesthetics
Workshop C: Microneedling