Racial Disparities in Dermatology

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.


Amy McMichael

Amy McMichael, MD

Dr. McMichael is a Philadelphia native who received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed Internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and her Dermatology residency training at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.


March 6, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Intro & Access to Care - Amy McMichael, MD
  1. Racial disparities in accessing dermatological care
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM II. Historical Aspects of Diversity in Dermatology
  1. Lack of dermatologists of color
  2. Lack of patients of color in research/trials
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM Future of Diversity in Dermatology
  1. Training and research regarding SOC patients
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Inflammatory Disorders of the Skin
  1. Acne
  2. Psoriasis
  3. Hidradenitis suppurativa
  4. Atopic Dermatitis
  5. Challenging Cases and Q&A
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Cutaneous Oncology
  1. Melanoma
  2. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  3. Challenging Cases and Q&A
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Break
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Updates in Pigmentation Disorders
  1. Vitiligo
  2. Melasma
  3. Photoprotection
  4. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  5. Challenging Cases and Q&A
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Pediatric Dermatology
  1. Atopic dermatitis
  2. Scalp conditions
  3. Challenging Cases and Q&A
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Hair Loss
  1. Scarring alopecia
    • CCCA
  2. Non-scarring alopecia
    • Traction alopecia
    • Seborrheic dermatitis
    • Scalp pruritis
  3. Q&A
3:15 PM - 3:20 PM Conclusion

About LiVDerm Live Online

LiVDerm Live Online 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, LiVDerm Live Online 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, LiVDerm Live Online 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.

What To Expect 2

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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