17th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium

17th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium taking place virtually Saturday, March 13, 2021. Mark your calendar, the SOCS Business Meeting will take place via zoom at 8:30AM CT and the Symposium will start at 10:00AM CT. Program and more details coming soon!

The Symposium brings together international colleagues, residents, and research fellows who will present on new research, share experiences, and discuss the new direction of the special interest of dermatology–skin of color.

Amy McMichael, MD

Amy McMichael, MD, FAAD 
Scientific Committee

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD
Scientific Committee


8:30-9:45 a.m.
Skin of Color Society (SOCS) Annual Business Meeting


10:00-1:30 p.m.
17th Annual SOCS Virtual Scientific Symposium

Welcome and Introduction:

Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD, FAAD | Howard University College of Medicine | SOCS President

Introduction | 2020 Co-Chairs SOCS Scientific Symposium:

Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD | Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Skin of Color Center
Amy McMichael, MD, FAAD | Wake Forest School of Medicine

Invited Speakers:

Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD | Penn Medicine Washington Square
Pearl Grimes, MD, FAAD | The Grimes Center for Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Title: History of Skin of Color (video presentation)

Shawn G. Kwatra, MD, FAAD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Title: Racial Differences in Itch: From Bedside to Bench

Angel Byrd, BS, MD, PhD | Howard University
Title: Understanding the Immunopathological Mechanisms Contributing to the Pathophysiology of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Howard Bauchner, MD | JAMA Editor-In-Chief
Title: Evolving Issues in Medical Journalism

Antonella Tosti, MD | University of Miami
Title: Trichoscopy in the Diagnosis of Hair Disorders: Why, When and How

Steve Wang, MD, FAAD | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Title: Controversies in Photoprotection

Next Generation | Panel Discussion:

Candrice Heath, MD, FAAD | St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center
Jenna Lester, MD, FAAD | University of California, San Francisco
Janiene D. Luke, MD, FAAD | Loma Linda University
Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSc, FAAD | University of California, Downtown Los Angeles
Dhaval G. Bhanusali, MD, FAAD | Hudson Dermatology and Laser Surgery
Title: Shaping the Future

Sponsorship Prospectus

Past Symposium Information:

2020 – 16th Annual Scientific Symposium
2019 – 15th Annual Symposium Page
2019 – 15th Annual Symposium Final Program
2018- 14th Annual Symposium Page
2018 – 14th Annual Symposium Agenda
2017 – 13th Annual Symposium Agenda
2016 – 12th Annual Symposium Agenda
2015 – 11th Annual Symposium Agenda
2014 – 10th Annual Symposium Agenda

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