Course: Strategies to Reduce the Use of Topical and Systemic Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in Acne and Rosacea
Strategies to Reduce the Use of Topical and Systemic Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in Acne and Rosacea
Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP +3
Supported by an independent educational grant from Galderma

This non-CME panel-based webinar will review several cases of acne and rosacea and discuss clinical strategies to reduce exposure to antibiotics and the development of antibiotic resistance.


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Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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User: Julie Harper
Julie Harper

Dr. Julie Harper is a board-certified dermatologist in private practice at the Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Harper graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1991 with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies. She received her medical training at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She remained there for her internship and dermatology residency, which she completed in 2000. 

 Dr. Harper transitioned from residency training into an academic dermatology career at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). During that time, she developed a special interest in acne and rosacea, participating in acne clinical trials and writing and speaking on the subject locally and nationally. Dr. Harper is a Founding Director of the American Acne and Rosacea Society and is the organization’s past-President. 

In 2007, Dr. Harper began her own private dermatology practice. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and recently served on the AAD’s Acne Work Group. Dr. Harper is also a member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and a former President of the Alabama Dermatological Society. 

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User: Neal Bhatia
Neal Bhatia

Dr. Neal Bhatia is a board-certified dermatologist in San Diego, California. He serves as Director of Clinical Dermatology at Therapeutics Clinical Research. He is as chief medical editor for Practical Dermatology.He has a background in immunology and has interests in mechanisms of therapy, skin cancer, and medical dermatology. Aside from teaching at medical conferences, he sits on several editorial boards and is an active teacher for dermatologists, industry, and patients.

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User: Jennifer Ornelas
Jennifer Ornelas

Dr. Jennifer Ornelas is a board-certified dermatologist and pediatric dermatologist. She has conducted translational research investigating botanical extracts as novel treatment options for acne and earned a master’s in clinical and translational research. She is passionate about working with children and adults alike and providing excellent care to all of her patients. She is committed to serving the medically underserved populations of the region and strives to provide culturally competent specialist care in her practice.

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