Thursday / February 15, 2018
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Room: Grand Ballroom 6
San Diego, California
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the Skin of Color Society’s Scientific Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 14th Annual Skin of Color Society Symposium being held in San Diego, CA on February 15, 2018.
The Symposium will bring 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.
We encourage you to submit an abstract to present and mark your calendar now and plan to participate in the Symposium.
We look forward to welcoming you to San Diego, CA!
6:30 AM – Registration / Check-in
7:00-8:00 AM – Global Vitiligo Foundation (GVF) Poster set-up, discussion, breakfast and networking
8:00-10:00 AM – GVF Abstracts
10:00-10:30 AM – Committee Meetings of the GVF
10:30-11:00 AM – Outcomes / Investigative Global Advancement (IGA) of the GVF (location TBD)
11:00-11:30 AM – GVF Poster Dismantle / SOCS Poster Set-up
11:30-12:55 PM – Skin of Color Society (SOCS) Annual Business Meeting
12:55-1:00 PM – Welcome and Introduction – Seemal R. Desai, MD | SOCS President
Schedule of Events for SOCS 14th Annual Scientific Symposium 1:00PM-5:30PM
1:00-1:03 PM – Introduction – Drs. Andrew Alexis & Amy McMichael | 2018 Co-Chairs SOCS Scientific Symposium
1:03-1:28 PM – Invited Speaker – Amit G. Pandya, MD | University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Title: Pigmentary disorder breakthroughs
1:28-1:36 PM – Nahla Shihab, MD | Universitas Indonesia
Title: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of oral tranexamic acid and topical hydroquinone vs topical hydroquinone alone in the treatment of melasma
1:36-1:44 PM – Yssra S. Soliman, BA | Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Title: Disparities in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Experience of a Dedicated Tertiary Referral Center
1:44-2:09 PM – Invited Speaker – Valerie D. Callender, MD | Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
Title: Update on Hair Loss in Women of Color
2:09-2:17 PM – Yemisi Dina, BS | Meharry Medical College
Title: Increased Prevalence of Fibro-proliferative Disorders in Patients with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
2:17-2:42 PM – Invited Speaker – Hema Sundaram, MD | Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
Title: Emerging Strategies for Planning and Implementation of Aesthetic Treatments in Skin of Color
2:42-3:02 PM – Break
3:02-3:10 PM – Divya Seth | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: Interdisciplinary Needs Assessment for Dermatology and Wound Care Capacity Building in Eldoret
3:10-3:35 PM – Invited Speaker – Steven L. Pruitt | Managing Partner, Watts Partners
Title: Raising the public policy profile and discussion on the treatment of skin scarring and keloids in patients with skin of color
3:35-3:43 PM – Eseosa Asemota, MD, MPH | Tufts Medical Center
Title: Pruritic papular eruption in HIV patients with higher Fitzpatrick skin types
3:43-4:08 PM – Invited Speaker – Jonathan Silverberg, MD | Northwestern University
Title: An update on atopic dermatitis including comorbidities and treatment breakthroughs
4:08-4:16 PM – Andrea Tovar Garza, MD | University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Title: Non-cultured epidermal suspension grafting using suction blisters as donor tissue for vitiligo and leukoderma
4:16-4:46 PM – Invited Speaker – Amy McMichael, MD | Wake Forest School of Medicine
Title: Review of medical student diversity pipeline (as presented at the AAD Diversity Summit)
4:46-4:51 PM – Closing Remarks – Seemal R. Desai, MD, SOCS President
4:51-5:30 PM – Poster Viewing and Q&A (poster presenters to stand by their poster)
5:30-7:00 PM –Skin of Color Society Research Award Reception (San Diego Ballroom C)
Thank you to all who attended the 13th Annual Skin of Color Society Symposium held in Orlando, FL on March 2, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. We hope you enjoyed the program! For those unable to attend, we are pleased to share with you the Symposium summary and handouts.
Click here for more information on the Valeant Research Award.
Read published peer-reviewed articles written your by Skin of Color Society members
Did You Know
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 2042, more than 50% of the US population will have skin of color.