Course: Plant Based Oils - Feeding Your Skin & Taking the Next Step in Your Practice
Plant Based Oils - Feeding Your Skin & Taking the Next Step in Your Practice
Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP +6

The oils derived from plants have been used for thousands of years among various forms of medicine and for skin based therapies. This session will dive into the science of plant based oils and the research behind their use in various skin issues and conditions. Some of the topics covered will include coconut oil, pumpkin seed oil, jojoba oil, and plant oil based antioxidants. Following the lecture by LearnSkin's certificate program chairs, alumni will share their experiences in the program and tips for advancing your integrative dermatology practice. If you have been thinking about next steps in your educational journey, join us for a fun evening of expert discussion and Q&A!


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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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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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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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Aliesh Pierce

Aliesh Pierce, LE is the author of Milady’s Aesthetics Series: Treating Diverse Pigmentation, a textbook educating estheticians about multi-ethnic protocols. She began her career in the beauty industry as a makeup artist in Milan. Moving back to the states, she attracted celebrity clients like Queen Latifah, India. Arie, Ming Na Wen, and the Obama family. However, when she wanted to get to the core of her client’s concerns, she turned to skincare and has been a licensed esthetician for 17 years.


Her aesthetics career includes holding positions as the Director of Education for DMK Skin Revision and Veria Ayurvedic Skincare, the Marketing Manager for R&E Cosmetics Labs, and the Product Training Specialist for Vitality Institute. She also had a hand in formulating products for Daily Concepts and the new Viola Rouge cosmetics line.


Aliesh has been the keynote speaker at conferences all over the United States, as well as Switzerland, Italy, and China.


She currently divides her time working as an independent consultant, creating courses for her e-learning platform AskAliesh.com, and offering transformative skincare services at her skin treatment studio in Philadelphia, PA.

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Steve Daveluy

Dr. Daveluy is a professor and program director at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He earned a bachelor's in science from Michigan State University. He completed medical school and his dermatology residency at Wayne State University.

He holds special interests in teledermatology, noninvasive skin imaging, skin of color, integrative dermatology, and complex medical dermatology, including hidradenitis suppurativa. He is active on AAD committees, including Performance Measure and DataDerm Oversight. He is the past president of the Wayne County Medical Society and Michigan Dermatological Society. He serves on the board of directors of the HS Foundation and editorial board for the JAAD and JAAD Case Reports and is building a growing body of publications of his own. He lives across the border in Windsor, Ontario, Canada with his husband and two very spoiled dogs

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Joy Logothetis

Joy Logothetis, PA, is a board-certified physician’s assistant at Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. She has extensive dermatology training and unique experience as a subinvestigator for various clinical trials that further treatments for acne, actinic keratoses, and psoriasis.

Joy earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois, before completing a master’s in medical science degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago in 2012.

Since graduating, Joy has been practicing dermatology, seeing medical and cosmetic patients. She has also shared her knowledge as a preceptor for physician assistant students at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois, training them in various dermatologic conditions.

Joy has served as Secretary and board member for the Illinois Society of Physician Assistants and is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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Charlene "CJ" Joseph

CJ received her state licensure in aesthetics after completing one thousand hours of training - she was awarded the General Occupational/Technical Studies Outstanding Graduate Recognition and consistently made the Dean’s list throughout her studies. She also has a Master of Science, a Touch for Health certification since 1989, a Reiki practitioner since 2013, and holds her DermaplanePro certification. She has received additional training in Eminence and OsmosisMD Skincare, Celluma LED treatments, Ayurveda/Kansa Wand training and DoTerra Aromatherapy. Raised in Honolulu, her upbringing always included the integration of mind, body and spirit in beauty and wellness, not just addressing the symptoms. Looking at the skin as your largest organ and as a reflection of what is going on inside and on all levels, has fueled her passion for discovery of the best way to reveal your most beautiful skin. Prior to moving to Kentucky, she owned and operated a Training and Consulting Firm specializing in Strategic Image Development (a “finishing school” for professionals).

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