Course: IDCP Info Session: Collagen in Skin: The Evidence and Does it Have to be Animal Derived?
Collagen in Skin: The Evidence and Does it Have to be Animal Derived?
Apple Bodemer, MD +4

Join us for an insightful webinar where we will review the role of collagen in skin, hair, and nails, examining the evidence and efficacy of collagen supplementation, including vegan and plant-based supplements. We will also discuss quality control measures and explore the cultural and religious factors that drive the adoption of plant-based diets. Following the lecture by LearnSkin's certificate program chairs and director, IDCP alumni will share their experiences in the program and offer tips for advancing your integrative dermatology practice. If you've been considering your next steps in your educational journey, join us for a fun evening of expert discussion and Q&A!

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Learning Objectives:

  • Review how collagen contributes to the health and appearance of skin, hair, and nails, including its role in maintaining structural integrity and elasticity
  • Evaluate the scientific evidence and quality control on the use of collagen supplements including the effectiveness of vegan and plant-based sources of collagen and amino acids
  • Discuss cultural and religious factors driving the adoption of plant-based diets, with a focus on how these dietary choices impact skin health and the demand for vegan-friendly collagen products


User: Apple Bodemer
Apple Bodemer

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.

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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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Peter Lio

Dr. Peter Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, and his Dermatology training at Harvard where he served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Dr. Lio is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and has spoken nationally and internationally about atopic dermatitis, as well as alternative medicine.

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Stacy McClure

Dr. Stacy McClure is a board-certified dermatologist and sees patients at Dermatology Associates of La Grange. She is member of the Chicago Dermatological Society, the Chicago Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. McClure earned her undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1990. She earned her medical degree in 2000 at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She completed her internship in 2001 at Rush University Medical Center, and her residency in dermatology in 2006 at Northwestern University.

Dr. McClure went on to complete a two year research fellowship at Northwestern University focusing on clinical trials in dermatology. She also completed the LearnSkin Integrative Dermatology Certificate Program in 2022 and has a passion for integrative dermatology.

Dr. McClure was born and raised in Texas, and currently resides in La Grange with her husband and two children.

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User: Adriana Cruz
Adriana Cruz

Dr. Adriana Cruz studied medicine and dermatology at the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. She conducted a research fellowship at University of Connecticut and worked for more than 12 years in syphilis related research projects. Dr. Cruz has served as an advisor for Colombian Ministry of Health, as a teacher at Universidad del Valle and CIDEIM and currently is part of the Colombian Dermatology Society – AsoColDerma’s directive board. Dr. Cruz enjoys leading and organizing academic events and also devotes time for social responsibility activities.



Médica y dermatóloga formada en la Universidad del Valle, Colombia, con un posdoc en investigación en la Universidad de Connecticut. Ha sido asesora del Ministerio de Salud, docente universitario, hace parte de la Junta Directiva de la Asociación Colombiana de Dermatología - AsoColDerma, miembro de la AAD, CILAD. Actulamente cursando el Certificado de Dermatología Integrativa LearnSkin en USA. Líder de opinión y gestora de actividades académicas y de responsabilidad social en la Ciudad de Cali. Cuenta con varias publicaciones en revistas internacionales indexadas y ha participado como conferencista en varios escenarios.

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