Networking and Educational Symposia



As the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic continues, the Skin of Color Society has adopted virtual meetings and webinars in lieu of in-person meetings to continue to provide educational, cultural and networking opportunities to our members and community in a safe manner to all. Our mission is more important now than ever and we take this challenge as a great opportunity to broaden our reach and expand access to the knowledge base that our SOCS membership uniquely holds.

Whether you are a current, future, or past member, we invite you to join us and experience what it means to be part of the SOCS community.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

April 2021- Virtual

Title: Truths and Myths in Skin Aging and Skin Cancer in Darker Skin Types
Host: Maritza Perez, MD, FAAD
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Location: Virtual

Watch Recording

February 2021- Virtual

Title: Advanced Dermatologic Procedures
Host: Rawn Bosley, MD
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Location: Virtual

November 2020- Virtual

Title: Influence of Social Media on Dermatology
Host: Hope T. Mitchell, MD
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Location: Virtual

Watch Recording

October 2020- Virtual

Title: The Role of Mid-level Providers in Dermatology
Host: Cheri Adgerson Frey, MD
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Location: Virtual

Watch Recording


September 2020- Virtual

Title: Reputation Management, Review Culture and Online Bullies
Host: Corey L. Hartman, MD, FAAD
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Virtual

October 2019- Williamsburg, Virginia

Host: Valerie M. Harvey, MD, MPH
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 3:45 PM -6:00 PM
Location: Woodlands Hotel & Suites, Williamsburg, Virginia
105 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Synopsis and Photos

September 2019- Chicago, Illinois

Hosts: Lynn McKinley-Grant MD, FAAD; Amit G. Pandya, MD, FAAD, and Stavonnie Patterson, MD
Date:  September 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location:  Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse 
505 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 (Located in the Intercontinental Hotel)

Synopsis and Photos

July 2019- Honolulu, Hawaii

Host: Drs. Candrice Heath and Donald Glass, II
Date:  July 29, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location:  Hilton Hawaiian Village- Kalia Tower Pool (4th floor Kalia Tower)
2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815 USA

Synopsis and Photos

July 2019- New York, New York  

Host: Drs. Susan Taylor and Andrew Alexis
Date:  July 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location:  Boulud Sud Restaurant 20 West 64th Street New York, NY 10023

Synopsis and Photos

April 2019- Los Angeles Area, California

Host: Drs. Pearl Grimes and Nada Elbuluk
Date:  April 30, 2019
Time: 5:15PM-7:15PM
Location:  Omni Hotel in the Governor’s Room | 251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Synopsis and Photos

March 2019- Miami, Florida

Host: Drs. Heather Woolery-Lloyd and Chere Lucas Anthony
Date:  March 14, 2019
Time: 6:30PM- 8:30PM
Location: Smith and Wollensky | 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Synopsis and Photos 

November 2018- Detroit, Michigan

Host: Drs. Henry Lim and Iltefat Hamzavi
Date:  November 8, 2018
Time: 6:15PM-8:15PM
Location:  Caucus Club, 150 W. Congress, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Synopsis and Photos

October 2018-  Durham, North Carolina

Host: Drs. Lynn McKinley-Grant and Amy McMichael 
Date: October 12, 2018
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Washington Duke Inn, Durham, North Carolina

Synopsis and Photos

August 2018- Boston, Massachusetts 

Host: Neelam Vashi, MD
Date:  Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Stella Restaurant, 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Dr. Neelam Vashi will present The Aging Face: Cosmetic Dermatology in Skin of Color 
Dr. Pedro Zancanaro will present Do’s and Don’ts of Cosmetics in Skin of Color

July 2018- Dallas, Texas

Host: Dr. Seemal Desai, FAAD
Date: July 23, 2018
Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Hotel Zaza  2332 Leonard St., Dallas, TX 75201

Synopsis and Photos

May 2018- Chicago, Illinois

Host: Dr. Roopal Kundu
Date: May 9, 2018
Location: Coco Pazzo Cafe

Synopsis and Photos


The SOCS Networking & Educational Series is made possible by a grant from Pfizer.

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