We are thrilled to see such phenomenal attendance and response to our virtual series addressing “The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research.” This educational series is collaborative, presented by the Skin of Color Society (SOCS), the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Group, and VisualDx, with in-kind support from Zoom Video Communications.
The virtual series, the first of its kind for the Society, features a variety of SOCS experts and thought leaders. Each 75-minute program focuses on a different topic of relevance to the dermatology and medical communities, with SOCS expert presentations, panelist dialogue and lively Q & A interaction. With several thousand participants in each live session, attendees come from all over the country and the world.
This tremendous level of attendance, participant interaction and reaction on social media demonstrates the unique value of these insightful programs, coming at a pivotal and unprecedented time for the house of medicine and for our world.
Sessions that have already occurred include:
- Structural Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine, featuring SOCS Founder Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, SOCS founding members Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD and Maritza Perez, MD, FAAD, and moderated by journalist Susan Saulny.
- Hair Disorders in People of Color featuring SOCS Scientific Co-chairs Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD and Amy McMichael, MD, FAAD and member Ncosa Dlova, MBChB, FCDerm, PhD.
- Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids featuring SOCS founding member Pearl E. Grimes, MD, Immediate Past President Seemal R. Desai, MD, Secretary-Treasurer Donald A. Glass II, MD, PhD, and patient stories from Dhaval Desai, MD, and Titilola Sode, MD.
The final session in the series focuses on “Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children,” scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, Noon-1:15 CT (1:00-2:15PM ET). This timely program features SOCS President Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD, FAAD; Board of Directors member Candrice Heath, MD, FAAD; member Jenna Lester, MD, FAAD, and Kimberly Manning, MD as moderator.
Registration is free, but required. All registrants will receive a link to the recording after the live program. More information and register.