18th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium

In-person March 24, 2022


18th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium

Diversity in Action: Science, Healthcare & Society

In-person Thursday, March 24, 2022 

Live and in person! We are thrilled to be returning to a live, in-person format. The 18th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium, Diversity in Action: Science, Healthcare & Society, is taking place in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in conjunction with the 2022 AAD Annual Meeting. 

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations are now being accepted!

SOCS President & Scientific Committee Co-Chairs

Donald Glass, II, MD, PhD, FAAD
President 2021-2022, Skin of Color Society

Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, UT-Southwestern Medical Center

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD
Co-Chair, SOCS Scientific Committee
Vice-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Dermatology, Dermatologist, Center for Diverse Skin Complexions, Weill Cornell Medicine


Ginette Okoye, MD, FAAD
Co-Chair, SOCS Scientific Committee
Professor of Dermatology, Department Chair, Howard University

Program & schedule are forthcoming!

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As we return to meeting in person, we expect that the Symposium will attract another record-setting crowd of international colleagues, residents, and research fellows.

Researchers from around the U.S. and the world will present new research in skin of color dermatology, share key insights and discuss the continuing evolution of the field.

With the ever-increasing importance of skin of color dermatology around the world, the Skin of Color Society continues to grow in size, scope and impact. We greatly value the engagement of our industry allies in support of our education, research, mentorship and leadership efforts.

In addition to our invited expert speakers, we will have residents, fellows, and medical students featured in oral and poster presentations.


Past Symposium Information:

2021 – 17th Annual Scientific Symposium
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