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S060 - Skin of Color Boot Camp: What Every Dermatologist Should Know About the Patient with Darker Skin Tones

Monday, February 19; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Improve clinician confidence with medical management for disorders common in patients with darker skin tones
  • Provide a quick and accurate assessment approach
  • Provide treatment algorithms


This session provides a practical and comprehensive overview to assist clinicians in optimizing the care of the skin of color patient. Diagnostic and treatment algorithms will be provided. Topics will include hyperpigmentation, acne, cosmetic enhancement, keloids, acne keloidalis nuchae, pseudofolliculitis barbae, scalp disorders and alopecia.


  • Barbosa, Victoria Holloway, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Callender, Valerie D., MD: Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. – C(H); Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Aerolase – A(H); Allergan, Inc – I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); Allergan, Inc. – C(H); Avon Products, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Cassiopea SpA – A(H); Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – C(H); Galderma USA – I(Grants/Research Funding); IntraDerm Pharmaceuticals – A(H); Menlo Therapeutics – A(H); Novan – I(Grants/Research Funding); PCA SKIN – A(H); Pfizer Inc. – SP(H); Promius Pharmaceuticals – A(H); Revance Therapeutics, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Samumed, LLC – A(H); Sienna Biopharmaceuticals – A(H); Suneva Medical, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Unilever Home & Personal Care USA – A(H);
  • David, Jennifer, DO, MBA: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Heath, Candrice R, MD: Pfizer Inc. – SP(H);
  • Lawson, Christina, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • McMichael, Amy J., MD: Abbott Laboratories – I(OB); Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. – A(H); Allergan, Inc. – C(H), I(OB); Amgen – C(OB); Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – A(H); Astellas Pharma US, Inc – C(H); Cassiopea S.p.A. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Concert Pharmaceuticals – I(Grants/Research Funding); Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – C(OB); Guthy-Renker – C(H); Healthwise (Boise ID) – C(H); Incyte Corporation – C(H); Informa – O(OB); Intendis, Inc. – I(OB); JAMA – O(NC); Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company – C(H); Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC – A(H); NAAF – A(NC); North American Hair Research Society – B(NC); Procter & Gamble Company – C(H), I(OB); Samumed, LLC – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Stiefel a GSK company – C(H); UpToDate, Inc – Speaker/Faculty Education(H);
  • Ogunleye, Temitayo, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Taylor, Susan C., MD: Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. – A(H), I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); Allergan, Inc – A(H), Speaker/Faculty Education(NC); Beiersdorf, Inc. – A(H), C(H); Croma-Pharma GmbH Austria – I(Grants/Research Funding); Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – A(H); Galderma Laboratories, LP – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); KGL Skin Study Center – Independent Contractor(S); Neostrata – C(H); Unilever – SP(H);
Monday, February 19
1:00 PM
Dr. Taylor and Dr. Callender / Introduction
1:05 PM
Dr. David / Approach to the skin of color patient with facial erythema
1:20 PM
Dr. Lawson / Approach to the skin of color patient with acne vulgaris
1:35 PM
Dr. Callender / Approach to the darkly pigmented patient with facial hyperpigmentation
1:55 PM
Dr. Ogunleye / Approach to the skin of color patient with keloidal and hypertrophic scarring
2:15 PM
Dr. Barbosa / Approach to the male skin of color patient with acne keloidalis nuchae and pseudofolliculitis barbae
2:35 PM
Dr. McMichael / Approach to the skin of color patient with seborrheic dermatitis and hair shaft disorders
2:50 PM
Dr. Taylor / Approach to the African American woman with hair loss
3:10 PM
Dr. Heath / Approach to hair and scalp disorders in children
3:25 PM
Dr. Burgess / Cosmetic enhancements for the darkly pigmented patient
3:45 PM
All faculty / Q & A Panel Discussion
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, February 19
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location
    Ballroom 20A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD
  • Amy J. McMichael, MD, FAAD
  • Candrice R Heath, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Christina Lawson, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Jennifer David, DO, MBA
  • Temitayo Ogunleye, MD, FAAD
  • Valerie D. Callender, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Victoria Holloway Barbosa, MD - Handout