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FRM F009 - Medical Dermatology in Multicultural Skin

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B118/119

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Angela O. Kyei, MD, FAAD


  • Anthony Fernandez, MD, FAAD
  • Ginette Hinds, MD, FAAD
  • Apra Sood, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify skin and hair disorders that disproportionately affect people of Asian, African and Hispanic descent
  • Recognize the environmental and genetic factors that that may lead to increased morbidity and mortality in these populations
  • Develop effective management plans for addressing these disorders

African Americans, Hispanics and Asians are at an increased risk for many systemic diseases with skin manifestations such as lupus, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, mycosis fungoides and hidradenitis and often experience a poorer outcome. Yet, the medical implications of these disorders are conspicuously absent from the discussions of the care of patients with ‘skin of color’. This forum will focus on the ethnic differences in the diagnosis and management of systemic autoimmune diseases, alopecia and hair care practices, contact dermatitis, and mycosis fungoides in multicultural patients and present current data on management strategies.


Friday, March 01
10:00 AMIntroduction / Dr. Kyei
10:10 AMCutaneous T cell Lymphoma in Skin of Color / Dr. Hinds
10:35 AMConnective Tissue Diseases in Skin of Color / Dr. Fernandez
11:00 AMPatch Testing in Skin of Color / Dr. Sood
11:25 AMBasic Properties of African American Hair and its Role in Hair Disorders / Dr. Kyei
11:45 AMQuestions / All faculty