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PSORIASIS IN SKIN OF COLOR

May 21, 2019
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Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, multi-system disease that is one of the most common skin disorders that dermatologists treat, affecting an estimated 125 million people worldwide. There are many misconceptions, challenges and special nuanced considerations when it comes to psoriasis in patients with skin of color. Check out this enlightening educational video featuring SOCS leaders…


Skin of Color Society Leader Spotlight: Featuring Founder Susan C. Taylor, MD

May 16, 2019
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In commemoration of the Skin of Color Society’s 15th anniversary, SOCS Founder Susan C. Taylor, MD shares her memories about establishing the organization, and thoughts about its growth and evolution ever since… Early history that led to the formation of SOCS The inspiration for an organization primarily dedicated to skin of color dermatology came about…


GREAT EXCITEMENT GENERATED THROUGH SOCS PARTICIPATION AT AMEC!

May 14, 2019
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We are so pleased to share that our recent participation in the Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC2019) presented by the Student National Medical Association in Philadelphia was a great success, with so much interest in dermatology shown among medical students in attendance! The Skin of Color Society jointly sponsored an exhibition booth with the American…


DEBUNKING MYTHS ABOUT SUN SAFETY, SKIN CANCER AND SKIN OF COLOR

May 9, 2019
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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know that everyone, regardless of their skin type, needs to practice daily sun protection and be on the lookout for skin cancer? Many people still do not realize that the extra melanin in darker skin is NOT enough to guard against developing skin cancer and sun…


THERE’S STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR WOMEN OF COLOR AND MYOSITIS WEBINAR TOMORROW

May 7, 2019
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May is Myositis Awareness Month! Did you know that dermatomysitis is becoming more prevalent in African American women? To learn more about Women of Color and Myositis, we invite you to join @Myositis, The Myositis Association (TMA), for their upcoming webinar coming up on Wednesday, May 8 at 12 pm EST with Dr. Sonye Danoff…


Myositis Awareness

May 2, 2019
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Among the many systemic diseases that dermatologists may see and help treat in patients is myositis—a serious autoimmune disease that can take various forms, some involving the skin. May is National Myositis Awareness Month—created to help educate the healthcare community and the general public about myositis—a disease that on the average takes more than three-and-a-half…


Have you seen our new #SOCS Identity video?

April 30, 2019
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Check it out on the home page of www.skinofcolorsociety.org and learn more about our wide range of interesting programs and activities—all unique and meaningful benefits of being a member of the Skin of Color Society! Get ideas and inspiration about how YOU can become more involved in our dynamic and growing Society! www.skinofcolorsociety.org


SOCS IS CO-ORGANIZING A SKIN OF COLOR DERM COURSE FOR IMCAS!

April 25, 2019
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We are delighted to announce that a medical team representing the Skin of Color Society is in the process of co-organizing a skin of color dermatology course for the International Master Course on Aging Science (IMCAS), working in collaboration with IMCAS Course Director Dr. Hugues Cartier to develop this first-ever program. This meeting will take…


TMA offers various programs of interest to SOCS members

April 24, 2019
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The Myositis Association (TMA) offers various programs that may be of interest to SOCS members, including fellowships and grants. For those who are interested, the deadlines for a Letter of Intent is due May 15, 2019, the full application is due June 15, 2019. Funding decisions will be made October 1, 2019. Application Link


SOCS members elected to AAD Board of Directors

April 24, 2019
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Congratulations to Skin of Color Society members Drs. Murad Alam, Cheryl Burgess, and Amy McMichael who were elected to the AAD’s board of directors. https://www.newswise.com/articles/american-academy-of-dermatology-elects-new-officers-board-members