Microbiome Series

Skin Microbiome and Dermatologic Conditions


Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75
Supported by independent educational grants from Microbiome Labs, Burt's Bees, and Nutranext.

About this course

Skill level: all levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 min
Release date: October 15, 2018
Expiration date: October 14, 2019


American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), American Medical Association(AMA)


This activity is part of a 13-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients through microbiome education.

3. Skin Microbiome and Dermatologic Conditions

The skin hosts one of the most diverse species of microbes in our body. Dysbiosis, or the alterations of microbial composition with overgrowth of pathogenic species over commensal species, has been implicated in a number of skin diseases including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and acne vulgaris. This activity will discuss evidence on the association of skin dysbiosis on the pathogenesis of several skin conditions and will review emerging research on skin microbiome transplant and restoration as treatment modalities.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will able to:

  • Describe skin dysbiosis events associated with common inflammatory skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, and psoriasis
  • Identify emerging clinical evidence on the role of skin microbiome transplant and restoration in treating the above skin conditions

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Vivian Shi, MD

Advisory Panel: National Eczema Association

Consultant: Sanofi Genzyme, Menlo Therapeutics

Investigator: Menlo Therapeutics, DermTech, Atopic Dermatitis Foundation

Education Honorarium: Sanofi Genzyme, Pfizer, Novartis, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine


Vivian Shi, MD

Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and Dermeda

Questions about CE accreditation or CE certificates related to this course, please contact us via email at yourcesource@synaptiv.org.

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Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75