- 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.
Call for Oral and Poster AbstractsNovember 11, 2017
SOCS Mentorship Program Kicks off a New SeasonNovember 10, 2017
- 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 ApplicationsNovember 9, 2017
- 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 DayNovember 7, 2017
"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…
Possible Treatment for Uneven Skin Tone? Experts Weigh-In in this New York Times PieceAugust 29, 2017
For those who suffer from dark blotches, skin discoloration and even scars -- SOCS's President Dr. Seemal Desai and other expert dermatologists discuss a possible new treatment using Glutathione, a natural antioxidant found in all human cells. Visit the New York Times article for a quick read on the upsides of Intravenous Glutathione treatment and possible risks to consider.
Health News » In dermatology, health disparities can be skin deepJuly 19, 2017
About half of patients will have skin of color by 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau projects. Of the many ways this demographic change will affect American society, there is one medical implication that is not widely appreciated. Dermatologists and the primary care physicians who refer to them will be faced with cutaneous diseases that happen…
Dr. Seemal Desai named to US FDAJuly 6, 2017
Seemal R. Desai, MD, has been appointed to the US Food & Drug Administration by the United States Department of Health & Human Services. He will be a new member of the FDA Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC). Nominated by ASDSA/AADA, he will provide advice concerning compounding, medications and federal policy to the FDA. Dr. Desai has…
REGISTER TODAY!! The 8th 5CC in Barcelona Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 2017June 20, 2017
SOCS President, Seemal Desai, MD, FAAD, will be moderating the 8th 5-Continent-Congress taking place Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 2017, in Barcelona. SOCS members can register at a reduced 'member' rate! Click here for more details.
Diversity in Dermatology: A Society Devoted to Skin of ColorJune 5, 2017
In Collaboration with Cutis Cutis. 2017 May;99(5):322-324 This inaugural Skin of Color column produced in collaboration with Curtis serves to demonstrate how the society aims to increase the knowledge available to dermatologists to help improve delivery of care to this underserved population. The authors highlight the ongoing efforts of SOCS and chronicle the society's approach to broadening…
Quick Facts in “Things You Didn’t Know About Skin Of Color”April 10, 2017
Find out what you can learn from Wendy Lewis of @BeautyintheBag, as she met with SOCS Physicians at Media Day in New York. Check out her full article here.