Course: Week 32: Practice of Medicine
Week 32: Practice of Medicine
Apple Bodemer, MD +4

Welcome to week 32 focused on the practice of medicine!

Ethics in Integrative Medicine

This course will cover the basic premises of medical ethics as well as ethical issues that commonly arise in the practice of integrative dermatology with a focus on strategies for evaluating risk/benefit of treatment options. 

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ethical issues related to the practice of Integrative Dermatology
  2. Describe the SORT method for evaluating integrative treatment options regarding safety and efficacy

The Business of Integrative Medicine

An introduction to some of the important aspects of integrative dermatology that differ from conventional medicine with emphasis on ethics.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe some of the key issues involved with integrative medicine business and ethics
  2. Identify some key ethical issues around the business of integrative medicine

Building an Integrative Network

This lecture will cover strategies that can help you build a better integrative network around you.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Create a plan for developing more partnerships with other integrative practitioners
  2. Distinguish the importance of an online presence in building an integrative network

Skin Care Products: A Legal Overview

This session will provide an overview of legal issues relevant to the manufacture, sale, and medical practice use of cosmetic and dietary supplement products.


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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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Mathew Sadler

Matthew has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and natural product industries, where he has led preclinical, clinical, and overall product development teams for some of the world’s largest R&D-based healthcare companies. He has extensive experience in the design and conduct of both qualitative and quantitative human efficacy/safety studies and has strategically recruited and managed teams of world-class scientists, including a team with two Nobel laureates, for business and product development initiatives. Matthew has considerable experience with both US and Canadian government regulators and has been instrumental in the government approval of important medicines and botanical-based products that are marketed in both countries.

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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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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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Susan G. Etheridge

Susan is an attorney with over 25 years of experience. She is the founding member of the Alternative Health Law Firm. Susan’s legal practice is focused in the areas of healthcare law, business transactions, consumer products, and regulatory and advertising law. Susan represents various alternative healthcare practitioners and providers, medical associations, and natural product manufacturers and distributers. Susan regularly serves in a leadership role on projects involving access to plant medicine. In addition to practicing law, Susan is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist.

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