The first-ever Skin of Color Society Scientific Session at the 25th World Congress of Dermatology was a huge success! We were thrilled to have so many attendees from around the world, including longtime SOCS leaders and members, as well as many people who are new to the Society.
Our esteemed Invited Speakers covered a fascinating range of topics of interest to the international skin of color dermatology community, including:
- Inflammatory Disorders in Skin of Color, presented by SOCS President Dr. Andrew F. Alexis
- Cultural Beauty Around the World, presented by Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess
- Lichen Planopilaris in SA, presented by Professor Ncosa Dlova
- Unmasking Facial Pigmentation, presented by Dr. Michelle Rodrigues
- Less Known Facets of Cutaneous Tuberculosis, presented by Dr. Archana Singal
Special thanks to WCD 2023 Scientific Session Co-Chairs Drs. Victoria Barbosa and Ginette A. Okoye and Dr. Andrew Alexis for their excellent leadership of this important scientific program.
The SOCS Scientific Session at the WCD was made possible with thanks to an educational grant from Pfizer.
Thank you to our speakers and attendees for joining us.
Recordings from this informative and insightful program will be made available through the SOCS Dermatology E-Learning + Equity Platform (DEEP) in the near future.
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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.