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Atopic Dermatitis

A Potential Lifetime of Itch

Now Available On Demand

Free online program for patients and caregivers

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Produced in collaboration with Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Support for this patient education program was provided by Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Eczema is a condition that touches many people’s lives – in this new educational program, created in collaboration with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, families managing eczema can learn:

  • What causes eczema in the human body
  • What types of medicines and lifestyle habits can help manage eczema
  • How to communicate with health care professionals, and participate in treatment decisions
  • Social and financial burdens than can accompany eczema, and how to address them
  • Other conditions that often come along with eczema

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Peter Lio, MD

Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago

Peter Lio, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, and a medical acupuncturist with interest in alternative medical approaches to dermatologic diseases. He is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center that’s devoted to patients with eczema and their families, with an emphasis on education about the disease. He currently serves as a board member and scientific advisory committee member for the National Eczema Association, and is the author of 2 textbooks and over 100 publications in peer-reviewed literature. Dr Lio received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts and completed his internship in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Lidia Pomaville, PA-C

Forefront Dermatology

Lidia Pomaville, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology with more than 16 years of health care experience. She is an expert in treating acne and rosacea, psoriasis, eczema (including pediatric atopic dermatitis), and skin cancer detection. She also treats cosmetic concerns such as acne scarring, pigmentation, and age-related skin changes, and takes a special interest in integrative dermatology, combining conventional treatments with complementary holistic approaches. She focuses on skin aging prevention and using the latest in cosmetic treatments to achieve natural-looking results. Ms Pomaville began her career at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and currently practices medical and aesthetic dermatology in Berwyn, Illinois.

Sanaz Eftekhari

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Sanaz Eftekhari is the director of corporate affairs at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), where she leads tactical and strategic conversations with business partners across multiple industries and works closely with project teams to collect patient insights, develop programs, and increase awareness of asthma and atopic diseases through a variety of social and communications channels. During her ten years at AAFA, Ms Eftekhari has gained experience in patient advocacy, marketing, communications, and business development. She serves on the board of directors for the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform (GAAPP) and is working to disseminate results from AAFA’s Atopic Dermatitis in America study. She earned her BA from George Washington University in Washington, DC.


Patient Presenter

Kuniko has over forty years of experience managing her atopic dermatitis with her trusted healthcare providers. Her childhood and adolescent treatment focused on alternative therapies that included Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, energy work, and balneotherapy. As an adult, she has resorted to using topical steroids and calcineurin inhibitors, phototherapy, and biologics to name a few. She practices yoga, meditates, and takes bleach baths to augment her treatments. She regularly attends an Eczema Support Group and engages with the National Eczema Association to stay attuned to the latest developments in eczema research and treatment options.
Kuniko has lived and worked in different parts of Asia, Europe and within the United States. She is committed to not let eczema define her or get in her way, while occasionally succumbing to a flare. Kuniko is a diplomat and currently on assignment in the Midwest.


Partners and Supporters

  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
  • PlatformQ Health