Racial Disparities in Dermatology

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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.

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Agenda

  1. The Shades of Atopic Dermatitis in Skin of Color
    Vivian Y. Shi, MD
    Sponsored by Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme
  2. Intro & Access to Care
    Amy McMichael, MD
    1. Racial disparities in accessing dermatological care
  3. Historical Aspects of Diversity in Dermatology
    Susan Taylor, MD
    1. Lack of dermatologists of color
    2. Lack of patients of color in research/trials
  4. Future of Diversity in Dermatology
    Andrew Alexis, MD
    1. Training and research regarding SOC patients
  5. Inflammatory Disorders of the Skin
    1. Acne - Susan Taylor, MD
    2. Psoriasis - Andrew Alexis, MD
    3. Hidradenitis suppurativa - Ginette Okoye, MD
    4. Atopic Dermatitis - Andrew Alexis, MD
    5. Challenging Cases and Q&A - Faculty Panel
  6. Cutaneous Oncology
    1. Melanoma - Valerie Harvey, MD
    2. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma - Ginette Okoye, MD
    3. Challenging Cases and Q&A - Faculty Panel
  7. Experts exploration of safety and efficacy for Cyspera®, a new topical for management of pigmentary disorders Sponsored by Scientis US, Inc
    1. Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD
    2. Pearl E. Grimes, MD, FAAD
  1. Updates in Pigmentation Disorders Seemal Desai, MD
    1. Vitiligo
    2. Melasma
    3. Photoprotection
    4. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
    5. Challenging Cases and Q&A
  2. Pediatric Dermatology Candrice Heath, MD
    1. Atopic dermatitis
    2. Scalp conditions
    3. Challenging Cases and Q&A
  3. Hair Loss
    1. Scarring alopecia - Andrew Alexis, MD
      • CCCA
    1. Non-scarring alopecia - Amy McMichael, MD
      • Traction alopecia
      • Seborrheic dermatitis
      • Scalp pruritis
    1. Q&A - Faculty Panel
  4. Conclusion by Dr. McMichael

NON-CME Presentation

Faculty

Chair
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.

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