2020 SOCS Media Day



Nationally recognized experts share what’s new and what’s next in skin of color
dermatology treatments, trends and emerging tech. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Offices of Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali,
Hudson Dermatology and Laser Surgery
483 10th Ave., Suite 310, New York, NY  10018
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Featuring Skin of Color Society dermatologic experts:

Crystal Aguh, MD, FAAD
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD
Chair, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West, Professor of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director, Skin of Color Center

Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, FAAD
Dermatologist and digital health entrepreneur

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD
President & Medical Director, Innovative Dermatology / Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern

Donald A Glass II, MD, PhD, FAAD
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

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

Amy McMichael, MD, FAAD
Professor & Chair, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center

Maritza Perez, MD, FAAD
Director of Cosmetic Dermatology, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center / Associate Director of Procedural Dermatology, Beth Israel Medical Center / Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

Laura Scott, MD, FAAD
Associate Director, Skin of Color Division, University of Miami, Dr. Philip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD
Founding Director, Skin of Color Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center; Faculty, Perelman School of Medicine


Our Sponsors


Lunch buffet
Welcome by Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali
Opening Remarks by Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant, President, Skin of Color Society 

Expert presentation teams and topics (Rotations from room to room)


State-of-the-Art in Treating Pigmentation Disorders & Skincare Products

Get the scoop on new drugs and devices for treating pigmentation disorders, such as melasma and vitiligo, including new advances in combination treatments, cosmeceuticals and skincare products for patients of skin of color

Hair Happenings

Expand your knowledge about the growing body of new research and innovative treatments for hair disorders in people of color

Patient Safety with Cosmetic Procedures

Understand important patient safety issues and special considerations in performing cosmetic procedures on individuals with skin of color

External Signs of Internal Disease

Diseases present differently on darker skin. Gain insights into the nuances of detecting, assessing and treating systemic diseases in darker skin types

Skin Cancer & Sun Protection in Melanin-Rich Skin

Learn the facts and myths about skin cancer in skin of color and understand the keys to sunscreen use and selection for darker skin types

Panel Discussion (30 minutes)
  • Delving into diversity: The “why” behind the need for greater diversity in the specialty and more broadly, in healthcare
  • Complications, controversies, caveats and considerations in treating skin of color circa 2020
  • Q & A’s

Private Appointments Available
Private appointments with experts will be available after the formal program concludes for a more in-depth conversation.


For more information or to request an expert source, please contact: media@skinofcolorsociety.org

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Skin of color patients comprise the majority in California, New Mexico and Texas…and soon will be the majority in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, New York and Florida.

By 2050, more than 50% of the US population will have skin of color.