Catch a Glimpse of Our Speakers

SoMeDocs is proud to build this VIRTUAL, 3 day event, with CME credits (through CMEfy). Lectures will cover everything from effective techniques for releasing pent-up stress to safeguarding emotional health against trauma-related skin disease to integrating lifestyle design into trauma therapy for better results. Each speaker, and their lecture titles, are featured below.



(All times listed in EST)


Friday, April 12: 

6:30-7:00 PM: Introduction (Keira Barr, MD)

7:15-8:15 PM: "Psychodermatology: A Link Between Brain and Skin & Practical Implications" (Mohammed Jafferany MD)

8:30-9:30 PM: "Beauty and the Beast: Stress, Skin Disease and a Somatic Approach To Healing" (Keira Barr, MD)


Saturday, April 13:

9:00-10:00 AM: "Psychosocial Stress, Self Harm and Its Dermatological Manifestations" (Shrea Karpour MD)

10:15-11:15 AM: "Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria: A Potential Link with Childhood Trauma and Maladaptive Attachment Styles" (Cemre Turk, MD)

11:30-12:30 PM: "Eating For Three: A Gut-Brain-Skin Connection Primer" (Stephen Lewellis, MD)

12:30-1:30 PM: LUNCH BREAK

1:30-2:30 PM: "The Art of Medicine: Using Reiki and Subtle Energy/Intention Techniques to Enhance Patient Care" (Judith Hong, MD)

2:45-3:45 PM: "Laughter Yoga in Dermatology" (Steven Daveluey, MD)


Sunday, April 14: 

9:00-10:00 AM: "Play: The Overlooked Treatment Modality to Integrate into Your Practice" (Wendy Schofer MD)

10:15-11:15 AM: "Finding Joy and Loving the Skin You’re In" (Meena Julapalli, MD)

11:30-12:30 AM: "Writing to Heal" (Valerie LeComte, DO)

12:30-1:30 PM: LUNCH BREAK

1:30-2:30 PM: "Clinical Hypnosis and the Largest Organ of the Body" (Steven Gurgevich, PhD)

2:45-3:45 PM: Panel: Keira Barr, MD (Moderator), Steven Gurgevich PhD, Steven Daveluey MD, Judith Hong MD, Meena Julapalli MD

4:00-5:00: “Compassion-Focused Therapy in Dermatology” (Christian Stierle, PhD)

This course is closed for enrollment.

A 3-Day Virtual Live Event

April 12-14, 2024

SoMeDocs is proud to be curating this virtual event, filled with quality lectures and expert speakers. We're bringing an innovative approach to somatic-skin care, straight to your home, delivered live through your computer screen. It can't get any better.

This lecture aims to discover the complex interplay between childhood trauma, attachment styles, and their potential influence on chronic health conditions like chronic spontaneous urticaria.

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 Writing to Heal

Valerie LeComte, DO lectures on how writing impacts our emotional (and therefore physical) health and gives specific writing practices that help us to release trauma.

Laughter Yoga In Dermatology

Steve Daveluy MD, FAAD will explore the health benefits of laughter and teach techniques to harness laughter through Laughter Yoga.

Clinical Hypnosis And The Largest Organ Of The Body

Steven Gurgevich, PhD explains how clinical hypnosis application, or hypnotherapy, is the central therapeutic modality to access the mind/body connection, symptomatically and psychodynamically.

This course is closed for enrollment.

The Art Of Medicine: Using Reiki And Subtle Energy/Intention Techniques To Enhance Patient Care

Judith Hong, MD lectures about Reiki and other subtle energy/intention practices and how they can enhance the patient-physician encounter.  

Beauty And The Beast: Stress, Skin Disease And A Somatic Approach To Healing

Keira Barr, MD lectures on how to help patients heal emotional scars and tackle stress-induced skin issues with evidence-based mind-body strategies to enhance treatment outcomes and foster healing beyond skin deep.

Play: The Overlooked Treatment Modality To Integrate Into Your Practice

Wendy Schofer, MD teaches why play isn't a diversion but a neuroscience-backed active process that invites healing from the inside out for patients and caregivers of all ages.

Psychodermatology: A Link Between Brain And Skin & Practical Implications

Mohammad Jafferany, MD teaches us to incorporate the knowledge of Psychodermatology in the management and treatment planning of patients with Psychocutaneous disorders.

This course is closed for enrollment.

Finding Joy And Loving The Skin You’re In

Meena Julapalli, MD teaches us all how discovering, experiencing, cultivating, embracing, celebrating, and sharing joy can make a positive difference in our skin.

Eating For Three: A Gut-Brain-Skin Connection Primer

Leverage the gut-brain-skin axis to learn how dietary choices and habits can influence skin health and skin problems that have strong psychosocial components with Stephen Lewellis, MD, PhD, FAAD

Psychosocial Stress, Self Harm And Its Dermatological Manifestations

Shrea Kapoor, MD shares a case of psychosocial stress leading to self harm and dermatological disorders- managed jointly with pharmacological and non pharmacological methods

Compassion Focused Therapy In Dermatology

Christian Stierle, PhD lectures on the scientific background for using compassion-based interventions in Psychodermatology.

This course is closed for enrollment.

You're in for an Experience.

If you haven't yet tried out a SoMeDocs, now's your chance. Join this exclusive, 3-day event, and soak all of it up from the comfort of your own home. It's the easiest way to grow, without the nuisance of using time off, having to take flights, or paying for accommodations.