The medical education event focused on the dermatologic treatment of skin of color has a new name. Skin of Color Update, previously the Skin of Color Seminar Series, provides dermatologists with evidence-based research and practical pearls in treating skin of color, including patients with multiracial backgrounds.
“Just as the treatment of skin of color has evolved, this event has also evolved,” says Skin of Color Update co-chair and founding dermatologist Eliot Battle, MD. “Thanks to audience feedback, nearly all general sessions will have additional time for Q&A, making this year’s event the most interactive yet.”
Skin of Color Update will now be held annually in the fall. The 2019 event will be held September 7 and 8 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York.
Skin of Color Update uses a didactic, case-based approach through lectures, hands-on-training and live demonstrations. Co-founding dermatologist Andrew Alexis, MD, also serves as an event co-chair. Common skin, hair and nail conditions in diverse populations will be covered. In addition, advanced treatment protocols for pigmentary and hair disorders will be shared during mini symposiums.
Sessions will address medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. New sessions include:
- “Challenging Challenges: Hidradenitis Suppurativa and the Skin of Color Patient” with Ted Rosen, MD
- “Current Understanding and Novel Innovations in Photoprotection” with Henry Lim, MD
- “Diagnosis and Management of Vitiligo in Skin of Color Patients: Where Do We Stand?” with Pearl Grimes, MD
- “Laser and Device-Based Treatment of Scars” with Paul Friedman, MD
- “Surgical Approaches for Keloids” with Maritza Perez, MD
“It’s vitally important for all dermatologists to know how to provide safe and effective treatment for diverse patients,” Dr. Battle says. “Skin of Color Update gives dermatologists crucial annual updates and pearls that can directly impact patient care.”
The conference will also offer an exhibit hall featuring companies showcasing the latest innovations in dermatology. A poster session will also be available. In 2018, more than 300 dermatology providers attended the event. Up to 12 CE credits (AMA PRA Category 1™) can be earned. Registration is available at skinofcolorupdate.com.