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Session Information

FRM F090 - Melasma and Other Common Disorders in Ethnic Skin

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B212/213

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Roopal Vashi Kundu, MD, FAAD


  • Andrew F. Alexis, MD, FAAD
  • Amit G. Pandya, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Stavonnie Patterson, MD, FAAD
  • Rashmi Sarkar, MD

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

  • Recognize common and unique pigmentary disorders and other dermatological conditions in skin of color patients.
  • Examine diverse cultural practices and demonstrate cultural competence when encountering skin and hair disorders in skin of color patients.
  • Manage skin of color patients using safe and effective treatments

Ethnic skin, also referred to as skin of color, is traditionally defined as persons of African, Asian, and Hispanic descent. In addition to developing unique dermatologic conditions, the presentation and management of common disorders may differ in individuals with darker skin tones. This forum will review common and unique skin and hair disorders amongst these populations emphasizing melasma, pigmentary disorders, hair and follicular disorders. Unique cultural practices will also be reviewed.


Sunday, March 03
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Kundu
3:35 PMMelasma and Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation / Dr. Pandya
4:05 PMCosmetic Treatment of Hyperpigmentation / Dr. Sarkar
4:25 PMUnique pigmentary disorders in skin of color / Dr. Kundu
4:40 PMHair loss and hair care in the African American Woman / Dr. Patterson
5:00 PMFollicular and scarring disorders / Dr. Alexis
5:20 PMQ&A / All faculty