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May 2018
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Crowne Plaza Times Square 1605 Broadway New York , New York 10019
Tel: (212) 977-4000
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Skin of Color Seminar Series (SOCSS)

Attendees

300

Exhibitors

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Register

$199 -

Overview

Event Overview:

Fresh, New Practical Pearls, Immediately Useful

The Skin of Color Seminar Series (SOCSS) is the largest CE event dedicated to trending evidence-based research and new practical pearls for treating skin types III – VI. Earn CE in New York City with direct access to elite experts and an experience unmatched by any other event in dermatology.

Register now for this 2-day, case-based event, attended by over 300 dermatology experts.

Exhibitor Information:

Through grant support, sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities:

  • Gain direct access to 300 dermatology experts and influential faculty
  • Establish relationships and increase your brand equity with this elite group of dermatology physicians
  • Showcase your medical products, aesthetic treatments and device technology in one of our 6 live demonstrations, hands-on sessions and poster abstract exhibit
  • Generate leads and expand your network in this intimate setting
  • Expand your reach with an outflow publication in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD)

Space is limited and sponsorship is not guaranteed. 

Agenda

May 5   

7:00 AM

Registration Desk Open

 

 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Acne & Rosacea Breakfast Session

TBA

General Session

 

TIME

PROGRAM

FACULTY

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Welcome & Introduction

Andrew Alexis, MD
Eliot Battle, MD

 

Understanding Hair Loss in Skin of Color Patients

Alopecia can be seen in woman and men, and in all nationalities. However, certain beauty habits such as hair styles, frequent chemical processing and innate genetic factors cause those with skin of color to be particularly susceptible to more forms of hair loss. Hair Loss Expert, Dr. Valerie Callender will review the most common types of hair loss in skin of color patients and share her concise and accurate assessment approach for alopecia. Enhance your existing treatment strategies with personal practical pearls from Dr. Callender’s practice, and increase your clinician confidence with medical management of hair loss in skin of color patients

Valerie Callender, MD

 

An Update on Medical & Surgical Treatment Options for Hair Loss (Traction Alopetia & CCCA)

Valerie Callender, MD

 

New Innovations in Treating Hair Loss: PRP, Supplements, and Other Adjunctive Therapies

Wendy Roberts, MD

 

PRP Live Demonstration

TBD

 

Live Demonstration  

 

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

 10:30 – 11:00 AM                                                                                  

CE Working Group: Managing Inflammatory Diseases in Skin Types IV-VI 

Andrew Alexis, MD

General Session

 

TIME

PROGRAM

FACULTY

11:00 – 12:45 PM 

                                                                                                                                                    

Out with the Old, In with the New: Acne Treatments that No Longer Work

Our understanding of acne and its appropriate treatments have rapidly evolved in the last 5 years. We now understand that acne is primarily an inflammatory disease for which antibiotic treatment is not always warranted.  Concerns regarding antibiotic resistance have motivated dermatology practitioners to develop innovative treatment plans that do not require unnecessary and potentially dangerous antibiotic regiments. Acne pioneer and researcher, Dr. Hilary Baldwin will reveal which acne treatments are on the horizon, and which ones should be left behind. Not to be missed!

Hilary Baldwin, MD

 

 

Psoriasis in Skin of Color Patients: Update on Diagnostic Pearls and Therapeutic Insights

Andrew Alexis, MD

 

Updates on the Prevention and Management of Keloids

Keloids are a common skin disorder in patients of color, and despite their benign nature, they may create severe aesthetic as well as functional problems that can negatively impact patients’ quality of life. While they are easy to treat, Keloids are characterized by a high rate of recurrence, and surgical intervention can possibly result in even larger lesions. Dr. Baldwin will explore how the patient expectation for surgical removal may not always reasonable/possible/appropriate, and the new evidence-basis alternate treatments available. You’re guaranteed to discover a new practical pearl to put into use in your practice!

Hilary Baldwin, MD

 

Acne Scarring Live Demonstration

Acne scarring is a physical condition that can have a huge psychological impact, occurring in up to 14% of women and 11% of men. It affects all ages and can destroy self-confidence, affect relationships and even shape the way people live their lives. Until recently, the prevailing opinion was that acne scars in skin of color were nearly impossible to treat given that past treatment options were so ineffective. Our expert faculty will demonstrate one of the most safe, effective, and comprehensive scar treatment programs currently available for pigmented skin.

TBD

 

 

 

Distinctive Acne & Rosacea Treatment Approaches in Skin of Color Patients – Case Based Expert Panel

Acne and Rosacea in SOC patients are not inherently different in pathophysiology, presentation or treatment, resulting in Rosacea being often overlooked and exacerbated by irritating acne treatments which can cause subsequent hyperpigmentation. This case-based expert panel will discuss ways to distinguish between acne and rosacea while sharing their own personal practical pearls and treatment protocols. Bring your questions for the leaders in SOC dermatology!

Moderator: Andrew Alexis, MD
Hilary Baldwin, MD
Valerie Callender, MD

 

Microneedling Live Demonstration

Traditional skin resurfacing procedures such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser therapy can be effective in patients with pigmented skin, but they can also be associated with prolonged recovery and risk of complications. Microneedling is gaining fame as one of the most advanced ways people can rejuvenate their skin without surgery, and may offer a more advantageous safety profile, particularly in the skin-of-color population. It has proven effective for many dermatologic conditions in this population, including scarring, melasma, melanosis, skin rejuvenation, acne vulgaris, and primary hyperhidrosis. During this live demonstration, participants will be able to see how microneedling is performed, learn how to minimize complications, and gain tips on performing this procedure within their practice. 

 Eliot Battle, MD

12:45 – 1:45 PM

Lunch Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

     

General Session

TIME

PROGRAM

FACULTY

1:45 – 3:30 PM

The Evaluation of the Aging Process Across Ethnic Variations

Maritza Perez, MD

 

Cosmetic Procedures: Special Considerations for Skin of Color Patients

Valerie Callender, MD

 

The Skin Lightening Dilemma: A Candid Conversation with the Experts – Panel Discussion

The trend of darker skinned individuals seeking a lighter skin tone is a dangerous one that drives the demand for potentially harmful treatments such as high strength topical bleaching agents and intravenous Glutathione. This expert panel will discuss this sociological health trend, the dangers hiding in some OTC treatments, and the difference between healthy & safe skin lightening and unhealthy skin bleaching. 

Eliot Battle, MD
Seemal Desai, MD
Vallerie Callender, MD

 

Pearls from the Expert: Lip Enhancement in Skin of Color

Despite perceptions to the contrary, individuals with skin tone in the higher Fitzpatrick phototypes often request treatment to restore lip volume lost through aging and to further enlarge lips. Differences in the effects of aging on lip volume exist between individuals with skin of color and Caucasians, underscoring the importance of understanding the safety and effectiveness of lip enhancement treatments across all skin types. Data on individuals with skin of color are limited, however, as this subject cohort is typically underrepresented in clinical studies of HA dermal fillers for lip and perioral enhancement. Injection expert, Dr. Susan Taylor, will outline how to safely meet the aesthetic goals of your patients, and how to meet their objective of lip lifting, shaping, and defining.

Susan Taylor, MD

 

 

Updates on New Technologies for Treating Aesthetic Concerns in Skin of Color
(RF Microneedling, picosecond lasers, skin tightening devices, etc.)

 Eliot Battle, MD

 

 Live Demonstration

 

3:30 – 4:00 PM                                                                                                                                      

Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

 
     

Afternoon Working Group

TIME

 WORKSHOPS

FACULTY

3:30 – 4:00 PM                                                                                               

Ten Easy Steps to Improving Patient Experiences and Your Happiness – In Partnership with the University of Michigan Medical School

Service excellence (also called customer service) is a critical competency for dermatologists. Studies show patient satisfaction is driven more by patient experiences than by patient outcomes, and that patient satisfaction and quality medicine are one and the same. Providing great service leads to a more efficient and happier workforce; forms a foundation for safety and other improvements; and helps practitioners spend more time in medical care and less in office problem-solving. You will get tips for improving satisfaction scores and quality without doing extra work. Shed your perspective that “we’re doing the best we can,” and learn how you can make easy yet meaningful improvements in your office.

This workshop is designed for all practitioners in all settings (including residents and non-physician clinicians). Providing great service will be the best thing you ever did — for yourself!

Charles Ellis, MD, Eliot Battle, MD

 

     

General Session

TIME

PROGRAM

FACULTY

4:00 – 5:30 PM

Dermatology Concerns In Patients of Different Ethnic Groups – Expert Panel with Q&A

Wendy Roberts, MD
Maritza Perez, MD
Seemal Desai, MD

 

Panel Discussion on Cosmeceuticals: Effective Ingredient Choices for Skin of Color Patients  [Hands-On session]

With the thousands of skincare products on the market it can be difficult to know what’s the best for your patient. Dr. Maritza Perez & Dr. Wendy Roberts discuss their favorite products for pigmented skin, which ingredients to avoid, and which ingredients everyone should be using. 

Maritza Perez, MD
& Wendy Roberts, MD

                                                                     

Live Demonstration

 
 

 Atopic Dermatitis & Eczema: The Latest Advances in Diagnosis & Treatment

 Andrew Alexis, MD

Dinner Symposium

TIME

PROGRAM

FACULTY

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Industry Supported Dinner Session

TBA

     
May 6   

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Atopic Dermatitis Breakfast Session

TBA

9:00 – 11:30 AM

Skin Cancer Detection & Treatments in Latino Patients

Maritza Perez, MD

 

Disorders of Hyperpigmentation: Melasma & PIH

One of the most common dermatological complaints from patients with skin of color is dyspigmentation, particularly hyperpigmentation. The challenge for clinicians is to establish correct diagnoses along with consistently successful treatments to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse population served. Treatment modalities pose many limitations due to the number of treatments required, potential side effects, and overall efficacy. Fortunately, multiple therapies have been delineated that can be moderately to highly efficacious in treating hyperpigmentation in patients with skin of color. Review the newest research and literature surrounding these conditions with Dr. Seemal Desai as he shares his personal practical pearls regarding hyperpigmentation differential diagnosis, diagnostic techniques, and the latest in new and developing therapies. 

Seemal Desai, MD

 

 

 

Management of HS in Skin of Color Patients

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic and relentlessly disabling disorder of the terminal follicular epithelium which can cause keloids, contractures, and immobility—particularly in patients with skin of color. Dr. Ted Rosen will review the clinical manifestation of HS, the co-morbid conditions associated with this painful disorder, how to effectively manage HS using new management strategies, and the dangers of secondary SCC formation. Discover the newest treatment strategies for safely and effectively treating SOC patients with this painful and disfiguring disorder.

Ted Rosen, MD

 

An Update on Vitiligo

Vitiligo is an automimmune destructive skin disease that affects individuals of all ethnic origins and both sexes, but is much more easily noticed on darker skin as areas that fail to tan. While vitiligo is a cutaneous problem and does not affect the health directly, it is disfiguring and may be psychologically traumatic. The psychosocial impact of the disease can be profound, and although the condition cannot be cured at present, treatments are available that help to minimize its presentation. Dr. Seemal Desai will review the classification of vitiligo, how to stabilize the disease, and the new and emerging therapies for this distressing condition.

Seemal Desai, MD

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Skin of Color: Crisis State

More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Inequities in social and economic conditions are reflected in the profound disparities observed in the incidence of STDs among some racial and ethnic minorities. Dr. Ted Rosen will discuss our current state of crisis, the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of STDs in this endangered population, the dangers of untreated STDs, and the disease subtypes that present most commonly in patients with Skin of Color. Guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen at SOCSS!

Ted Rosen, MD

 

Minimizing Laser Complications in Skin of Color Patients

 Eliot Battle, MD

 

Hyperpigmentation Peel Demonstration

Wendy Roberts, MD

11:30 am – 12:00 pm 

Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

CE Working Groups: The Challenge of Skin Cancer in SOC – Ask the Expert 

Bring your most challenging case questions to this unique opportunity to consult with one of the key leaders in skin cancer management in patients with skin of color. Be sure to pre-register for this limited seating working group!

Steve Wang, MD

General Session

TIME

PROGRAM

FACULTY

12:00 – 1:30 PM                             

Challenging Medical Dermatology Cases (Fungal Infections, CTCL, Sarcoidosis, AKN, PFB) – Case-Based Panel Discussion

Ted Rosen, MD
Andrew Alexis, MD

 

Photoprotection Recommendations for Skin of Color

Steve Wang, MD

 

The Masters Share: Aesthetic Treatments Pearls in Skin of Color Patients  – Panel Discussion

Maritza Perez, MD
Heidi Waldorf, MD
Eliot Battle, MD

 

Live Injection Demonstrations

Enhance your consultation skills, improve your injection techniques, expand your anatomy knowledge and increase your understanding of complication management with guidance and live demonstrations from leading experts in aesthetic dermatology.

Maritza Perez, MD
Heidi Waldorf, MD

 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Industry Supported Lunch Session – Galderma

TBD

     

 2:30 pm

Seminar Conclusion

 

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