Sneak Preview: 19th Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium: Where Science, Innovation & Inclusion Meet

December 20, 2022
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Registration opens on January 4, 2023

We are thrilled to unveil the program theme and lineup for the 19th Annual Skin of Color Scientific Symposium, “Where Science, Innovation & Inclusion Meet,” which will take place on Thursday, March 16, 2023, in conjunction with the 2023 AAD Annual Meeting.

This year, we will offer a full-day program, from 9 am-8 pm, including the SOCS Annual General Business Meeting, followed by the Scientific Symposium, and then our Networking Reception. Come spend the day with SOCS to kick off your Annual Meeting experience for a unique day of learning, connection, enrichment and inspiration!

This year’s Symposium continues the SOCS tradition of showcasing the latest skin of color dermatology scientific research and insights from emerging and highly respected experts and researchers from around the US and many countries around the world. Through a well-rounded scientific program, Symposium presenters will address important topics in skin of color dermatology—ranging from JAK inhibitors, skin cancer, and CCCA to health disparities, dismantling racism and more. Nationally and globally recognized experts as well as future dermatology leaders will share their insights with us through an exciting line-up of invited speaker presentations, moderated panels, oral abstracts and iPosters.

Meet the 2022-2023 SOCS Scientific Committee

Victoria Barbosa, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago
Co-chair, Scientific Committee

Ginette A. Okoye, MD, FAAD
Professor and Chair of Dermatology 
Howard University College of Medicine
Co-chair, Scientific Committee

2022-2023 Scientific Committee

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD

Gary J. Brauner, MD, FAAD

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD

Michelle F. Henry, MD

Shawn Kwatra, MD, FAAD

Nayoung Lee, MD, FAAD

Wilson Liao, MD

Chere R. Lucas Anthony, MD, FAAD

Lynn J. McKinley-Grant, MD

Amy J. McMichael, MD, FAAD

Vineet Mishra, MD, FAAD

Stavonnie Patterson, MD, FAAD

Zakiya Pressley Rice, MD, FAAD

Hema A. Sundaram, MD, FAAD

Cesar A. Virgen, MD, PhD, FAAD

Carmen M. Williams, MD

Schedule Overview: 19th Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023

Location: Grand Salon CD, Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Time: 9:00 AM- 8:00 PM

9:00-10:30 AM | Annual General Business Meeting (members only)

10:30-11:30 AM | SOCS Brunch

12:00-5:30 PM | 19th Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium & Research Awards

5:30-6:00 PM | Featured iPoster Viewing

6:00-8:00 | Networking Reception

Registration will open for all SOCS members and non-members on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

Stay tuned for the registration link!
SOCS members will receive a reduced Symposium registration fee. SOCS Members must pay their 2023 membership dues prior to receiving registration link for discounted registration. 2023 dues renewal is required to access this membership benefit. View registration information and fees on our meeting website.