Course:  DCIE Info Session: Seborrheic Dermatitis or Sebopsoriasis: Clinical Conundrums & Management
Seborrheic Dermatitis or Sebopsoriasis: Clinical Conundrums & Management
Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP +2

This session will delve into the complexities of diagnosis, differentiation, and effective management strategies for seborrheic dermatitis and sebopsoriasis. Valuable insights and clinical pearls will be shared to enhance your clinical acumen when managing these conditions. Following the lecture by LearnSkin's certificate program chairs, we will share what the Dermatology: Clinical & Integrative Essentials (DCIE) program has to offer. If you have been thinking about enhancing your clinical dermatology skills, join us for a fun evening of expert discussion and Q&A!

To learn more about the DCIE, visit: https://get.learnskin.com/dcie/

Learning objectives:

  • Identify key diagnostic features that will aid in accurately distinguishing between seborrheic dermatitis and sebopsoriasis, which often present with overlapping symptoms
  • Review the current treatment modalities available for Seborrheic Dermatitis and Sebopsoriasis including topical therapies, systemic treatments, lifestyle modifications, and the role of patient education in the management of these chronic skin conditions
  • Discuss valuable clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches to successfully navigate clinical conundrums in Seborrheic Dermatitis and Sebopsoriasis management


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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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Valerie A Stern

Valerie A Stern, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C is a board certified, SDPA Dermatology Diplomate Fellow practicing integrative dermatology. Valerie has specialized in dermatology for over 20 years and practices general, surgical, cosmetic and laser dermatology from an integrative standpoint. 


Valerie received her degree in Physician Assistant Medicine from Keck, USC School of Medicine, she then obtained her masters degree in dermatology from the University of Nebraska Medical School followed by doctorate degrees in medical science with emphasis on dermatology and physician assistant education from Lynchburg University in Virginia.  


Valerie lectures and teaches at USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Physician Assistant Studies as well as acting as an expert in legal case testimonial during malpractice litigation involving advanced practice providers. Valerie has been an international laser trainer, educator and lecturer for two large laser companies over the past 15 years. 


Valerie is passionate about providing the highest quality care to each and every patient she sees. She believes that internal optimization is key to overall health which manifests outwardly onto the skin. Understanding root cause etiology plays a significant role in keeping the skin at its best.


In her free time, Valerie loves to study, learning all she can about environmental interactions and genetic predisposition, focusing on such factors as toxins in our homes, the foods we consume, and the products we put on our skin daily, all of which impact our overall health and well being.  


Valerie’s goal is to provide each patient with the education and comprehensive care they deserve through quality interactions using a team approach, helping to achieve success in their skin health goals. 

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