Seminar Series To Cover Latest Research on Treating Skin of Color

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This year, the Skin of Color Seminar Series (SOCSS) is scheduled to take place on May 5 and 6 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City, NY. Founded by Andrew Alexis, MD, and Eliot Battle, MD, the SOCSS provides dermatologists with practical pearls and research for treating patients with skin of color.

“This conference is like no other with all sessions specialized to the needs of patients with Fitzpatrick III-VI Skin Types,” said Dr Battle. “With today’s diversifying population, it’s important for every dermatologist to know how skin conditions may present themselves differently in skin of color, and to know the most appropriate treatments so that every patient receives safe and effective care.”

Attendees can earn up to 11.5 CE credits and attend sessions on cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology. New sessions include:

  • The Evaluation of the Aging Process Across Ethnic Variations; Maritza Perez, MD
  • The Skin Lightening Dilemma: A Candid Conversation with the Experts; Eliot Battle, MD; Seemal Desai, MD; and Valerie Callender, MD
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Skin of Color: Crisis State; Ted Rosen, MD
  • The Masters Share: Aesthetic Treatment Pearls in Skin of Color Patients; Maritza Perez, MD; Heidi Waldorf, MD; and Eliot Battle, MD

In addition, an exhibit hall will feature the latest innovations in dermatology. A poster session will also be presented.

For more information and to register for SOCSS, please visit

—Melissa Weiss