When: This webinar was held on Tuesday, June 18 2019
Your Host: Jessica Simonis
ATMS Accredited member - $49.50
Non ATMS Practitioner - $59.50
ATMS Student member - $35
Non ATMS Student - $49.50
Psoriasis is an autoimmune chronic inflammatory skin disease which affects approximately 2-5% of the global population. Psoriasis has several presentations and is associated with a number of systemic complications and comorbidities. Although current conventional treatments can be effective, the potential side effects are severe and cannot be used long term.
From this seminar you will:
- Understand the pathophysiology of psoriasis
- Recognise the different presentations of psoriasis and differential diagnoses
- Understand the causes and triggers of psoriasis
- Understand the major comorbidities of psoriasis
- Learn strategies to help psoriasis patients manage triggers and flares
- Learn how to prescribe bioactive herbals and nutritionals to help reduce skin inflammation
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Jessica is a dedicated and passionate therapist who brings over 14 years of experience within the natural medicine field including clinical practice, regular presenting/educator roles, content writing and nutrition program development. Jessica began her studies in Health Science at Deakin University in 2001 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Nutritional Medicine and Cert IV in Massage Therapy through ECNM and an advanced Diploma WHM through ACNT, all whilst raising her 3 young children.
Jessica has worked across a number of clinic settings including busy multi-disciplinary clinics, specialist clinics and private practice. She has treated patients from all over Victoria and now resides at Psoriasis Eczema Clinic, Melbourne where she undertook further training to specialize in the treatment of chronic skin conditions. Since joining the clinic Jessica has been involved in educating local medical professionals about Integrative Dermatology, contributing towards research in the area and written several talks which have been presented at renowned international dermatological congresses. She is currently co-authoring a book on the dietary treatment of psoriasis with Professor Michael Tirant, due out later this year.