17th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium


17th Annual Skin of Color Society Virtual Scientific Symposium

Shaping the Future

17th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium, Shaping the Future, is taking place virtually Saturday, March 13, 2021. The SOCS Business Meeting will take place via Zoom on the same day at 8:30AM CT and the Symposium will start at 10:00AM CT.

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.

Schedule: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Welcome and Scientific Committee Co-Chairs Opening Remarks:


Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD, MA, FAAD
SOCS President
Associate Professor, Director of Curriculum Innovation and Development, Department of Dermatology, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC

Amy McMichael, MD

Amy McMichael, MD, FAAD 
SOCS Scientific Committee Co-Chair
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD
SOCS Scientific Committee Co-Chair
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Skin of Color Center

Invited Speakers

Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD
Founding Director, Skin of Color Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center; Faculty, Perelman School of Medicine&nbsp
Title: History of Skin of Color (video presentation)  

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

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

Next Generation | Panel Discussion:

Title: Shaping the Future

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


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