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Session Information

FRM F135 - Melasma and Other Common Disorders in Ethnic Skin

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 201

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Roopal Vashi Kundu, MD, FAAD - Handout

  • Raechele Cochran Gathers, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Amit G. Pandya, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Neelam Vashi, MD, FAAD

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

  • Recognize 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 and other pigmentary disorders, along with hair and follicular disorders. Unique cultural practices will also be reviewed.


Monday, March 24
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Kundu
3:35 PMMelasma and PIH / Dr. Pandya
4:05 PMCosmetic Interventions for Melasma / Dr. Vashi
4:30 PMHair loss and hair care in the African American Woman / Dr. Gathers
5:00 PMFollicular and scarring disorders / Dr. Kundu
5:20 PMQuestion and Answer Panel /