Skin of Color Update
September 13 – 15, 2024 | New York Hilton Midtown | New York, NY

Gaps in education and training have contributed to disparities in the dermatologic and aesthetic treatment of patients with skin of color.

Skin of Color Update is committed to changing that. The goal of our conference is two-fold: first to educate dermatology clinicians and trainees to best ​diagnose and treat dermatologic disorders in populations with skin of color, including those that disproportionately affect higher skin phototypes. Secondly, we strive to educate clinicians and trainees to best treat the aesthetic needs of patients with skin of color.

In providing the latest updates on diagnostic, therapeutic, and cosmetic treatment best practices for dermatologic conditions in populations with skin of color, our conference equips practitioners to deliver safe, effective, and culturally competent care to a diverse patient population.

We recognize that there are nuances in the clinical presentation and optimal approach to treatment of many dermatologic conditions in skin of color and have been sharing practical pearls and the latest advances from the leading experts in the field for over a decade. Our program covers the broad range of inflammatory, pigmentary, and hair disorders that are prevalent in patients with skin of color, as well as safe approaches to aesthetic procedures in patients with darker skin pigmentation.

Join Us for Our Virtual Pre-Conference Symposium
August 14, 2024 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM ET – Virtual

The Pre-Conference Symposium is complimentary and open to all healthcare professionals. Pre-registration required.

Prepare to delve into the complexities of managing inflammatory skin conditions in patients with skin of color at our exclusive pre-conference virtual symposium. Moderated by the renowned co-chairs of Skin of Color Update, Dr. Eliot Battle and Dr. Andrew Alexis, this symposium promises an enriching exploration of challenging cases through insightful discussions led by esteemed experts in the field.

Our elite faculty will present and dissect difficult cases of prurigo nodularis, hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. Through a case-based approach, attendees will gain invaluable insights into the nuances of diagnosis, treatment, and management specific to patients with skin of color.

This interactive symposium offers a unique opportunity to learn from real-world scenarios, ask your most pressing questions, and deepen your understanding of dermatologic care for diverse patient populations. Whether you’re a dermatologist, resident, or primary care physician, this symposium is tailored to enhance your clinical skills and broaden your perspective on inflammatory skin conditions in patients with skin of color.

Attendee Reviews

Excellent information provided by the best in the industry. The speakers were stellar and obviously very passionate about the subject matter.

Very practical information about diagnosis and treatment in areas that are often lacking in training. I loved all of it!

Very user friendly platform and wonderful speakers!

The speakers addressed real world concerns and offered many practical pearls.

The speakers and topics were fantastic!

My favorite part of the conference were the real-world treatment discussions and outcomes

I obtained great information and pearls on how to improve how I treat patients with skin of color.

The best part of the conference was the high yield, practical nature of the lectures and the expert faculty.


Earn up to 18.5 CME/CE credits with direct access to elite experts and an experience unmatched by any other event in dermatology

New Research, New Pearls

Analyze emerging research, new science and practical pearls with the best minds in dermatology

Witness Top Rated Faculty

Witness top rated faculty discuss evidence-based laser, device and peel procedures for hyperpigmentation, body contouring, acne/acne scarring, hair removal and more

Trending Topics

Explore trending topics and advanced treatment protocols for pigmentary and hair disorders in both men and women presented exclusively at SOCU

Expand Your Practice

Expand your practice, incorporate new aesthetic treatments and test breakthrough medical dermatology advancements

Update and Treat

Master the identification, treatment and management of acne/rosacea, psoriasis (and scalp psoriasis), skin cancer, fungal infections, hidradenitis suppurativa and many more common skin conditions in diverse populations