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Food and the Skin: What is the Evidence?

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Dr. Douglas J. DeBoer

Who is it for?
Start Date
December 11, 2019


When we think of food and the skin, we should consider the possible detrimental effects of food, as well as the possible benefits. This webinar will briefly discuss the pathogenesis of food allergy, its diagnosis, and in particular the evidence as to the best way to conduct a dietary restriction-provocation trial. We will touch on some ways food can benefit the skin, as well.

This webinar will address the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the pathogenesis of food allergy and how this relates to its diagnosis
  • Understand the qualities of commercial diets that are important in conducting a restriction-provocation trial
  • Learn practical tips for conducting a diet trial
  • Understand some ways that ingredients in some diets may be beneficial to certain skin conditions

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Douglas J. DeBoer


Dr. DeBoer is a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, and completed postgraduate training at Michigan State University and at UC Davis. In 1986, he joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is currently Professor of Dermatology. His research and clinical interests center on the immunology of recurrent and chronic skin diseases, with a focus on canine allergic skin disease. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and has served on the scientific editorial boards of the American Journal of Veterinary Research and Veterinary Dermatology, and is former chair of the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals. Dr. DeBoer is the author of more than 200 clinical and research publications in veterinary dermatology.

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