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Join other dermatology faculty champions at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans for the Diversity Champion Workshop. We will discuss dermatology diversity outreach programs and initiatives, exchange ideas, and share success stories.

2nd Annual Meeting Diversity Champion Workshop
Date: Friday, March 17, 3:30-5:30 PM
Place: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, room 398-399
* No registration required. Seating is limited.
** Light snack, water, and soda will be offered.


Diversity Champion Workshop, 2023 Annual Meeting

Date: Friday, March 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions, 3:30 p.m.-3:35 p.m.
5 minutes

Resident Panel, 3:35 p.m.-4:20 p.m.
45 minutes

Breakout Group 1, 4:25 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
20 minutes
5 groups of 10 participants, 2 leaders per group

Breakout Group 2, 4:50 p.m.-5:10 p.m.
20 minutes
5 groups of 10 participants, 2 leaders per group

Debrief, 5:10 p.m.-5:25 p.m.
15 minutes

Concluding Remarks, 5:25 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
5 minutes

And save the date for our 5th Annual Diversity Champion Workshop, which will be held one day prior to the Annual APD Meeting.

5th Annual Diversity Champion Workshop
Date: November 2023
Place: Loews Chicago Hotel
455 North Park Drive, Chicago, 60611
* Registration opens in April 2023.

It’s vital our future dermatologists provide the highest level of specialty care to patients; however, significant disparities in care remain, especially among minority populations. Evidence indicates that work force diversity reduces health care disparities. We believe by increasing the number of practicing dermatologists who are, themselves, under-represented minorities, we can positively impact these disparities.

The American Academy of Dermatology is partnering with the Association of Professors of Dermatology, Skin of Color Society, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society to host the Diversity Champion Workshop, which is designed for faculty members in dermatology residency programs who are involved in the evaluation and selection of candidates for their program.

We encourage you to become a Diversity Champion and attend this important workshop to discuss diversity outreach programs, exchange ideas, and share success stories.

Attendees will:

  • Drive awareness of the important role residency programs have in improving the diversity of the dermatology workforce.

  • Facilitate the establishment and development of diversity outreach programs.

  • Learn what other programs are doing to improve underrepresented minorities in medicine (URM) diversity in dermatology.

  • Increase awareness of holistic review processes for residency applicants.

  • Help expand cultural competence within all residency programs.

  • Contribute to improved patient health outcomes in minority communities.

Learn about the fourth annual workshop

Read interviews about the fourth annual Diversity Champion Workshop.


The American Academy of Dermatology is not responsible for statements made by the faculty. Statements or opinions expressed in this activity reflect the views of the faculty and do not reflect the official policy of the American Academy of Dermatology. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for independent medical judgement of a health provider relative to the diagnostic, management and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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