2016 Skin of Color Society

Media Day

2016 Skin of Color Society Media Day

Delving into Diversity

A deeper look into the latest dermatologic issues, trends and breakthroughs with leading skin of color experts

Join us for Luncheon Presentations and Roundtable Discussions
with the Skin of Color Society Experts

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The London Hotel, NYC, Regent Park Room
151 West 54th Street
New York, NY  10019
12:00 noon -2:00 pm

Private appointments with the Skin of Color Society Experts are also available
before and after the Luncheon program.


Skin of Color Society Presentation topics and experts:

Team 1: Skin of Color Health+Beauty Tech Talk – Get the scoop on the hottest derm-related technological breakthroughs, newer treatments, lasers, at-home gadgets, apps, trends, etc., with special emphasis on risks/concerns in skin of color, led by: Dr. Nada Elbuluk and Dr. Babar Rao.

Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSc, FAAD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU Medical Center

Babar K. Rao, MD
Founder and Director of Rao Dermatology NY, NJ, CA / Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School / Clinical Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medical School




Team 2: Hair Health – Find out about the breakthroughs, newer solutions and time-tested treatments for various hair health issues affecting individuals with skin of color,
led by: Dr. Amy McMichael and Dr. Andrew Alexis.

Amy McMichael, MD
Professor & Chair, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s & Mount Sinai Roosevelt / Associate Professor of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 Team 3: Latest Science, Highest Art in Treating Pigmentary Disorders – Learn more about the scientific breakthroughs, most effective treatments, therapies and considerations for the host of pigmentary disorders, including hyper-pigmentation, PIH, melasma, and vitiligo, with special emphasis on key considerations and risks in treating skin of color.  Discussion will also address when to skimp and when to spend on OTC beauty products/prescription products targeting pigmentary disorders,
led by: Dr. Marta Rendon and Dr. Seemal Desai.

Marta I. Rendon, MD
Founder Skin Care Research, Medical Director, Rendon Center for Dermatology / Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD
President & Medical Director, Innovative Dermatology / Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern

Team 4: Sun Safety and Skin Cancer in Skin of Color: Myths and TruthsKnow the facts, myths, and truths about skin cancer and sun protection in darker skin types,
led byDr. Maritza Perez and Dr. Susan Taylor.

Maritza Perez, MD
Director of Cosmetic Dermatology, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center / Associate Director of Procedural Dermatology, Beth Israel Medical Center / Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

Susan C. Taylor, MD
Founding Co-Director, Skin of Color Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Faculty, Perelman School of Medicine









Skin of Color Society Media Day Sponsors

This year’s Skin of Color Society Media Day is made possible thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors, in support of the educational mission of our Society:

aclaris_jpgAclaris Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage dermatologist-led specialty pharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing innovative and differentiated therapies to address significant unmet needs in medical and aesthetic dermatology.  Aclaris is based in Malvern, Pennsylvania and more information can be found by visiting the Aclaris website at www.aclaristx.com.

new-lrp-logo-10-09 Recommended by more than 25,000 dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay offers a unique range of daily skincare developed with dermatologists for every skin type to complement and enhance their patients’ treatments and to promote good skincare practices at home every day. Started from Europe’s leading center of thermal dermatology, La Roche-Posay develops formulas with its exclusive Selenium-rich water, used at the center since 1905 to treat over 7,500 patients every year for skin disorders thanks to its antioxidant and soothing properties.
Visit:  www.laroche-posay.us/

Merz Dermatology delivering a better total experience in aesthetics, dermatology and neurosciences. As part of the Merz Pharma Group, our ambition is to become the most admired, trusted and innovative aesthetics and neurotoxin company. By developing products that improve patients’ health and help them to live better, feel better and look better, we will continue to make significant contributions to the well-being of individuals around the world. Merz Dermatology‘s flagship brand, Naftin® (naftifine HCl), remains the #1 topical antifungal brand prescribed by dermatologists and podiatrists in the U.S. Merz Dermatology is an important contributor to the U.S. dermatology space, offering a well-balanced product portfolio that includes the Naftin® (naftifine HCl) family of products, Onmel™ (itraconazole) and Aluvea™ (Urea 39%) Cream. To learn more about Merz Dermatology and their U.S. product portfolio.
Visit: www.merzusa.com/dermatology

nutrafol-1Nutrafol®, a first-to-market smart-supplement for healthy hair growth, has leveraged recent innovations in biotechnology to help treat hormonal and stress related hair loss. With patent-pending formulas for both female hair loss and male hair loss, Nutrafol® has captured the hearts of key opinion leaders in the medical and salon channels nationwide.
Visit: www.nutrafol.com

Procter & Gamble: Through leading brands like Olay, Art of Shaving, and Head & Shoulders, P&G is committed to understanding and improving skin. Almost all of our products touch or impact skin in some way, making our work with dermatologists crucial to so many moments experienced throughout a typical daily routine. In partnership with leading dermatologists, P&G scientists examined racial similarities and differences in both skin aging and gene expression related to sun exposure in the Multi-Decade and Ethnicity (MDE) study to better understand how to meet the needs of people around the world. This understanding leads P&G brands to create products that patients and consumers find effective and enjoyable to use, enabling a higher level of compliance.
Visit: www.pg.com


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By 2042, more than 50% of the US population will have skin of color.