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SOCS Secretary / Treasurer – Health Volunteers Overseas

November 27, 2017
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Dear SOCS Members, I have been serving on the Dermatology Steering Committee at Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) for several years and want to share with you an exciting opportunity. Now in its 32nd year, HVO is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing education and training to health care professionals in resource-scarce countries.  Working across the globe, HVO…


Call for Oral and Poster Abstracts

November 11, 2017
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- deadline: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017 - Click here to access the 2018 Call for Abstracts Responsibilities and Guidelines. Then fill in the online Call for Abstracts submission form and click SUBMIT for consideration. Again this year, in addition to SOCS Residents, SOCS Fellow and Associate members can submit an abstract to present a poster at the Symposium.


SOCS Mentorship Program Kicks off a New Season

November 10, 2017
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- deadline: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017 - The Skin of Color Society Mentorship Program connects young physicians with an approved skin of color expert from SOCS. Mentoring will be provided for up to one year. If you want to get involved in this professional development endeavor, click on the appropriate link to fill out an application. Complete…


Call for Grant Applications

November 9, 2017
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- deadline: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017 - The SOCS invites submission of applications for the Skin of Color Society Research Grant Award, an annual research grant(s) (up to $15,000) to promote dermatology research in the area of skin of color. Click here to access the online grant application form and instructions. If you have any questions or need assistance,…


2017 SOCS Media Day is almost here! Checkout this piece from Ms. XFactor from last year’s Media Day

November 7, 2017
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"When it comes to breakthrough beauty treatments, lasers are often an important part of the conversation. But like scores of beauty products introduced in the past, the benefits of lasers didn’t initially translate to work on those of us who have more melanin in our skin. As a result, many of us assigned lasers to…