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Webinar Wednesday presentations

NEA’s Webinar Wednesdays feature world-class medical experts discussing the latest in disease management, research, treatments and related information you need to live well with eczema.

Upcoming webinars

Mindfulness Matters

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
11AM PST / 1PM CST / 2PM EST

Research has demonstrated a correlation between stress and eczema – stress causes eczema to flare, and flaring eczema worsens stress. Mindfulness-based practices have been shown to decrease inflammatory markers, improve sleep quality and decrease itch, stress, depression and fatigue. Dr. Mamta Jhaveri will discuss the eczema-stress connection, explain how mindfulness can help fight flares, and identify useful ways to integrate mindfulness practices into your daily life.

Presenter
Mamta Jhaveri, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Board certified dermatologist
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Washington, D.C.

Host
Emily Fesler
Eczema warrior, certified yoga and meditation teacher

Register now for the premier broadcast

Hidden Triggers: Just Because It’s Natural or Organic Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
11AM PST / 1PM CST / 2PM EST

Allergic contact dermatitis affects at least 20% of the general population and up to 50% of people with atopic dermatitis. Most common triggers of allergic contact dermatitis are ingredients found in personal care products including various preservatives, fragrances, and botanical extracts. Labels in products purporting “natural” “sensitive skin” “dermatologist approved” and “organic” are generally meaningless. This webinar focuses on hidden triggers of atopic dermatitis that are often contained in personal care products and how you can avoid them.

Presenter:
JiaDe (Jeff) Yu, MD
Instructor of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Director of Occupational and Contact Dermatitis Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Host:
Lynell Doyle
Eczema and allergy parent

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The 2019 season of NEA’s Webinar Wednesdays is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant by:

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Archived webinars

About Face: Managing Facial Eczema

Facial eczema is particularly challenging to live with because it’s so visible. Dermatologist Vivian Shi, MD, will discuss the different types of facial eczema, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and how to manage the condition.

Presenter
Vivian Shi, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Arizona
Tuscon, AZ

Host
Sarah Harris, author, eczema warrior, founder of Skinstories.us.

Beyond AD: Other eczemas

Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema, but what about all the others? Dyshidrotic, Seborrheic, Stasis, Prurigo Nodularis? Join Peter Lio, MD as he reviews the “other” types of eczema, and how to treat them.

Presenter
Peter Lio, MD
Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Eczema: Separating Fact from Fiction

If you’ve ever looked up “how to treat eczema” on the internet, no doubt you’ve seen every type of diet, herb or ointment under the sun. Dr. Peter Lio is here to clear up the confusion by presenting those complementary and alternative eczema treatments that are shown to be effective through rigorous, scientific research.

Presenter
Peter A. Lio, M.D.
Clinical Assistant of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Eczema in skin of color: What you need to know

Atopic dermatitis can look different on a range of skin tones, and research shows certain ethnic groups are more at risk. Learn about the diagnostic and treatment challenges in skin of color, and the best ways to get the care you need.

Presenter
Andrew Alexis, MD
Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai
Director of the Skin of Color Center, Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Host
Raelle Brown

Ecz-hausted? The impact of eczema on sleep

We all know a good night’s sleep is key to our health and well-being. What happens when itching keeps us up all night? Lisa Meltzer, PhD will help us better understand the impact eczema has on our sleep cycles, and what we can do to help get better rest.

Presenter
Lisa Meltzer, PhD, CBSM
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Feeling triggered? Diagnostic and treatment challenges of eczema

Eczema affects everyone differently, making diagnosis and treatment often challenging. Rupam Brar, MD presents on common, and not so common, triggers for eczema, and how to identify and treat them.

Presenter
Rupam Brar, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

How to Be Well When You Don’t Feel Well: the Brain-Body Connection

Everyone talks about taking care of your skin but does anyone talk about taking care of your mental health — especially when you are constantly itchy and not sleeping well? Join us for a discussion on ways to identify and combat the emotional challenges of eczema.

As a part of our Eczema Awareness Month campaign, Be Well: Mind + Body, Jennifer Moyer Darr, LCSW presents on the psycho-social/ emotional components of coping with eczema.

Presenter
Jennifer Moyer Darr, LCSW
Manager Pediatric Behavioral Health Services at National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado

Introducing Biologics

There’s a lot of buzz around the new biologic treatments for atopic dermatitis. But what exactly are biologics and how do they work? Join NEA and dermatologist Dr. Paul Yamauchi as he outlines the fundamentals of these very sophisticated drugs and how they curb symptoms of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in adults.

Presenter
Paul Yamauchi, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Adjunct Associate Professor, John Wayne Cancer Institute
Dermatologist, Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center of Santa Monica

More than just a rash: Eczema’s related conditions

Eczema, especially atopic dermatitis, can exist with other known medical conditions. These other conditions are called “comorbidities.” Jonathan Spergel, MD will help us learn more about what these conditions are, and how they relate to eczema.

Presenter
Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Newly Diagnosed with Atopic Dermatitis? What You Need to Know

If you’re new to atopic dermatitis (AD), this presentation is for you. Dr. Craig Teller will present the basics of atopic dermatitis: what it is, how it differs from other forms of eczema, conditions related to AD, available treatments and how you can best manage your disease.

Presenter
Craig Teller, M.D.
Clinical Instructor of Dermatology in family medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston
Dermatologist, Bellaire Dermatology in Houston, TX

No More Tears: Managing Your Child’s Eczema Symptoms

Parenting a child with a chronic condition is no cakewalk. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your child be more comfortable and happy in his or her skin. Dr. Robert Sidbury will discuss the latest treatments available and standards of care for children with eczema.

Presenter
Robert Sidbury, M.D., MPH
Division Chief, Dermatology, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Starting from Scratch: Why do we itch and what can we do about it?

Itch is the number one symptom of eczema and often the most difficult to manage. Tim Berger, MD will help us understand the mechanisms of eczema itch and some tools to help manage it.

Presenter
Tim Berger, MD
Professor of Clinical Dermatology, UCSF Department of Dermatology
San Francisco, CA

The Cure

An online search for “eczema cure” will reveal products and regimens claiming to eradicate all traces of eczema’s rash and itch. But does a cure really exist? Dr. Peter Lio explores the concept of a cure for eczema, revealing the latest and most promising research, and discussing when we might expect to see a cure (and what that cure might look like).

Presenter
Peter A. Lio, M.D.
Clinical Assistant of Dermatology and Pediatrics
Northwest University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Host
Wendy Smith Begolka, NEA Director of Research

The Era of Eczema – Treatments in Development

You’ve heard the experts say that this is the era of eczema. Find out why as Amy Paller, MD shares the exciting current research to better understand the mechanisms causing eczema and new treatments to heal it in both children and adults.

Presenter
Amy S. Paller, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University
Professor of Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Director, Northwestern University Skin Disease Research Center (SDRC)

Tools for School

1 in 4 children with eczema are bullied at school. Learn the tools, techniques, and resources that will help you give your child the best possible experience at school or daycare.

Presenter
Stephanie Knox
Educator and parent of a child with eczema

Treating Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis with Topicals

When used correctly, prescription topical treatments can be effective in managing eczema flares. Dermatologist Nurse Practitioner Susan Tofte will review new and existing topical prescription treatments available, how to safely start and taper off steroids, and which topicals are better for certain parts of your body.

Presenter
Susan Tofte, RN, MS, FNP
Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health and Sciences University

Unhide Eczema – Storytelling for healing

We all have a story and telling yours can be freeing and empowering. Learn how to own, tell and share your eczema story, and hear from “influencer” warriors how going public has made a difference in their lives.

Presenters

Eczema Warriors Ashley Ann Lora, Alexis Smith, and Mercedes Matz

What about the food? How food can help or harm our eczema

Food allergies are more common among people with eczema and can cause flares. How do you find out if foods are triggers, and what do you do if they are? Ruchi Gupta, MD will guide us through how to determine the difference between food allergies and sensitivities and how they impact our eczema.

Presenter
Ruchi Gupta, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Northwestern Medicine
Board-certified pediatrician and health researcher
Director of the Science and Outcomes of Allergy and Asthma Research Team (SOAAR)
Clinical attending at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago