16th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium

Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD

Amy McMichael, MD
Scientific Committee

Andrew F. Alexis, MD
Scientific Committee

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Skin of Color Society’s Scientific Committee, we thank you to all who attended the 16th Annual Skin of Color Society Symposium held virtually on May 7-12th, 2020. We hope you enjoyed the program!

The curated Symposium virtual experience brought together international colleagues, residents, and research fellows who present on new research, share experiences, and discuss the new direction of the special interest of dermatology–skin of color aiming to educate SOCS members from the safety and comfort of their home or office.

Poster and Oral presenters had the opportunity to walk viewers through their presentation via audio and video presentations. Oral presentations will be accessible on our virtual program as prerecorded videos and a simplified PowerPoint presentation. As we near the launch of the virtual program, the link to presentations will be available here.

We had an amazing new virtual symposium and would like to thank everyone who logged in to create this unique experience. 

Once in-person meetings can take place again, we will hold a networking reception to honor our 2020 outgoing board members, research grant winners, and observership grant recipients. Our plan is to host this reception during one of the larger dermatological meetings held later in the year.

We look forward to virtually engaging with you and when the current crisis has abated, networking and socializing in-person.

Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD, MA, SOCS President
Amy McMichael, MD, Scientific Committee Co-Chair
Andrew F. Alexis, MD, Scientific Committee Co-Chair

Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors who made the 16th Annual Skin of Color
Scientific Symposium Virtual Program possible.

Past Symposium Information:

2019- 15th Annual Symposium Page
2019 – 15th Annual Symposium Final Program
2018- 14th Annual Symposium Page
2018 – 14th Annual Symposium Agenda
2017 – 13th Annual Symposium Agenda
2016 – 12th Annual Symposium Agenda
2015 – 11th Annual Symposium Agenda
2014 – 10th Annual Symposium Agenda

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