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 are pleased to invite you to the 16th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium being held virtually in lieu of our inperson Symposium. We have curated a virtual experience that we hope will educate SOCS members from the safety and comfort of their home or office.

Through this virtual symposium, poster and oral presenters will have an 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.

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

Virtual Poster Notifications have been emailed. If you have previously accepted your abstract for a poster or oral presentation, and you have not received an email notification please email


Sara Behbahani, MS
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Melanoma in Blacks: An Analysis of the National Cancer Database from 2004-2016

Fritzlaine Roche, MS
University of Rochester Medical School
Activation of STAT3 in Lymphocytes Associated with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

Meganne Nichole Ferrel, BS
The University of Utah
Characterization of Navajo Teledermatology Outreach

Josee Smith, BSc
Wayne State School of Medicine  
Quantitative Analysis of Skin Attenuation Using Optical Coherence Tomography

Dulce M. Barrios, MS
Upstate Medical University
Anticancer Therapy-induced Cutaneous Dyschromias in Oncology Patients with Skin of Color

Virginia Alvarado Jones, MS
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Latinx Health: Common Dermatologic Conditions Examined in Chicago


16th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium Cancelled

2020 AAD Annual Meeting Cancelled

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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