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Sunday, March 03
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Reena N. Rupani, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Define basic integrative therapies including diet, nutrition, botanicals/herbal medicine, non-Western healing traditions, and mind-body interventions.
- Determine appropriate use of these healing modalities as adjuncts to standard dermatologic care.
- Formulate comprehensive/integrative treatment plans for various common dermatologic conditions.
Integrative medicine is a rapidly growing field of study, and there is a paucity of information concerning its use and relevance to dermatology despite increasing patient awareness and demand. This session will be directed towards all medical practitioners caring for general dermatology patients who are interested in expanding their armamentarium of treatment options, identifying and applying non-pharmaceutical therapeutic adjuncts, as well as incorporating methods to address the "whole patient."