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SPOTLIGHT ON SOCS MEMBERSHIP

September 30, 2020
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Did you know that the membership of the Skin of Color Society hails from 41 states in the US and 32 countries around the world? Since the organization was founded in 2004 by Dr. Susan C. Taylor, the Society has been growing steadily on a global scale, now with nearly 800 members representing different membership…


Exciting Research Awards, Mentorship and Observership Opportunities for SOCS Members

September 18, 2020
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Supporting research, career development, mentorship and observership are core aspects of the Skin of Color Society mission. To this end, we are proud to offer several outstanding opportunities for physicians-in-training and early-career dermatologists, as exclusive benefits to your SOCS membership. We are currently in the height of “application season” for various exciting programs with deadlines…


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR THE SOCS 17TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM IS NOW OPEN!

August 31, 2020
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Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations are now being accepted for the Skin of Color Society’s (SOCS) 17th Annual Scientific Symposium, which is currently scheduled to take place in San Francisco, California on Thursday, March 18, 2021, in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. The SOCS Annual Scientific Symposium is a…


SOCS Fosters Virtual Connection through the Dermatology Diversity Town Hall Series

August 21, 2020
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These unprecedented times are calling on us all to be adaptive, responsive and innovative when it comes to addressing the needs, concerns and interests of our global skin of color dermatology community. Since we have not been able to gather in person for several months at this point, by necessity we have created new ways…


Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium Recap:
A Virtual, Record-setting Success!

August 4, 2020
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Due to COVID-19, the 16th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium was reimagined as a virtual experience, created and curated so that SOCS members and colleagues from around the world could partake in the program from the safety and comfort of their own homes or offices. While we have been experiencing increasing Scientific Symposium attendance with…


SOCS In the News: Understanding Healthcare Disparities Affecting People of Color

July 21, 2020
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As leaders and members of the Skin of Color Society know firsthand, various dermatologic conditions can manifest differently on darker skin, ranging from subtle to dramatic variances. Recognizing these differences and discerning the nuances are essential to avoid misdiagnosis, mistreatment or serious complications involving patients of color. The historical dearth of images in medical literature…


Skin of Color Society Committee/Chair Highlight: Research Committee

June 30, 2020
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To help fulfill the overarching mission of the Skin of Color Society (SOCS), which focuses on promoting excellence in, and awareness of, the special interest area of skin of color dermatology, SOCS members serve on twelve different standing committees to carry out various aspects of the organization’s work. For our first SOCS Committee Highlight, we’ll…


A Time for Resolve, Change, Unity and Hope: A United Message from SOCS Leadership and the Dermatology Section of the NMA

June 19, 2020
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We are honored to have been recently invited to contribute an editorial to the June 2020 issue of The Dermatologist Magazine. This opinion piece gave us an especially important opportunity to share a united message calling for resolve, change, unity and hope, representing the Skin of Color Society (SOCS) and the Dermatology Section of the…


An Important Message of Solidarity from the SOCS Executive Committee in our Turbulent Times

June 1, 2020
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DERMS ON THE FRONTLINES OF FIGHTING COVID-19:
Q & A with SOCS Board Member Candrice Heath, MD

May 21, 2020
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Several Skin of Color Society members have volunteered to help in the battle against the novel coronavirus, through institutions around the US and the world. In the first of our series, we share the frontline experiences of SOCS Board member Candrice Heath, MD, FAAD, who is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Lewis Katz School of…