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FRM F081 - Botanical and Mycological Dermatology: Therapeutics from a Novel Perspective

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 23

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 2C

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Daniel M. Siegel, MD, MS, FAAD - Handout

  • Sharon Rozenblat - Handout
  • Reena N. Rupani, MD, FAAD
  • Paul Stamets, DSc

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss the use of medicinal mushrooms, identify their benefits and dangers, and recognize their value in augmenting conventional therapies.
  • Describe the benefits of integrating traditional herbal knowledge and science in dermatology.
  • Categorize new scientific approach to treat atopic dermatitis, secondary infections, and other common disorders.

The majority of the drugs we use every day are derived from Mother Nature. We will review some of the more important dermatology drugs derived from these sources, introduce you to new ones you will likely meet for the first time and expand your horizons regarding pharmacologically active substances that have co-evolved with the human race that have utility in the management of skin disease. Two dermatologists and two brilliant scientists will guide you along a Gaian path to enlighten you and help you see the world in an evidence based and different way than you do now.


Sunday, March 23
1:00 PMWelcome and Introductions / Dr. Siegel
1:05 PMDrugs from Plants and Bugs: Things You May Have Learned, Forgotten or Never Thought About But Really Should Know / Dr. Siegel
1:25 PMBenefits and Adverse Reactions of Medicinal Mushrooms: Ancient Remedies Reveal New Properties / Stamets
2:00 PMAncient East Meets Modern West: Therapeutic Applications of Neem / Dr. Rupani
2:25 PMWhen Traditional Herbal Medicine and Science Meet: Innovative Solutions to Skin Conditions / Rozenblat
2:45 PMQuestions, Answers and Heady Interactive Discussion / All faculty