Racial Disparities in Dermatology


March 6, 2021


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Did you know that the 5-year melanoma survival rate for non-Hispanic black Americans is 25% less than that of non-Hispanic white Americans? This is often due to a misdiagnosis on patients with skin of color, and melanoma is not the only dermatologic condition for which this occurs. Patients with darker skin are often not used in medical training, or in clinical trials, and this is reflected in the number of skin conditions that are improperly diagnosed including skin cancer, psoriasis, and certain scalp conditions. Nearly half of dermatologists report that they have received inadequate medical training on skin conditions in patients with skin of color. There are genetic and environmental factors that can cause other skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, hair loss, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, to disproportionately affect patients of certain ethnicities and darker skin color as well.

This program seeks to educate dermatologists on these racial disparities, so they are better equipped to diagnose and treat patients with skin of color. With an extensive look at gaps in training and clinical research, a panel of dermatology experts in treating skin of color, patient cases, and patient perspectives, participants can gain the knowledge needed to bridge this gap and help patients overcome these disparities.

About LiVDerm Deep Dive 

LiVDerm Deep Dive is a series of CME/CE live and archived online learning events directly connecting attendees to the foremost experts in the dermatology field from the setting of their choosing. Through an interactive and easy-to-navigate online format, the LiVDerm Deep Dive series will provide the opportunity to join world-renowned clinical practitioners, researchers, and educators in taking a deep investigative dive into the latest knowledge in dermatologic health available.

Plus, the LiVDerm Deep Dive series will be recorded and archived for one year, providing attendees that participated in the livestream with opportunities to revisit the sessions, as well as those unable to attend the livestream with the option to watch the archived sessions and receive credit for up to one year.

What To Expect

What To Expect 1

Discover the Latest Advancements in Dermatology

Examine the most recent results from clinical trials as well as the most valuable tools, techniques, and technologies in the field.

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Live Education from Anywhere You Choose

With sessions streamed live, participants will be able to ask questions and hear direct responses from faculty members throughout the conference.

What To Expect 3

CME/CE Certified Education

Both the live and archived educational sessions will be certified for ACCME, ANCC, and ACPE credits.

What To Expect 4

1 Year of Online Access

Access the entirety of the conference--including session recordings, resources, and more-- for a full year after the event ends.

What To Expect 5

Engage Directly with World-Renowned Faculty Members

Interact with and learn directly from the clinical leaders in the field through an interactive online chat.

What To Expect 6

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Visit exhibitors and sponsors in the Virtual Exhibit Hall to stay apprised of the latest cardiometabolic products and services in the industry.

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Racial Disparities in Dermatology

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