AGENDA & FACULTY

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Continuing Education on the Unique Dermatologic Needs of Fitzpatrick III-VI Skin Types

SKIN OF COLOR UPDATE 2019 AGENDA & FACULTY

Topics include Hair Loss, Acne, Rosacea, Skin Care with Cosmeceuticals, PRP, Psoriasis, Scalp Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Atopic Dermatitis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Nail and Fungal Disorders. Live Demonstrations with Fillers, Injectables, Peels, Lasers, Light and Energy-based Devices for Acne, Pigmentation, Skin Tightening, and Region-specific Facial Rejuvenation: Perioral, Periorbital, Volume Loss, etc.

SOC Update 2018 Exclusive Agenda

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SATURDAY MAY 5, 2018

TIME  WORKSHOPS FACULTY
7:00 AM Registration Desk Open
7:30 AM Breakfast Service – Served on a first come first serve basis
 7:45 – 9:00 AM An Innovation in the Treatment of Persistent Erythema of Rosacea
Heather Woolery-Llyod, MD

General Session

TIME PROGRAM FACULTY

9:00 AM

10:30 AM

Welcome & Introduction Andrew Alexis, MD
Eliot Battle, MD

Understanding Hair Loss in Skin of Color Patients

Alopecia can be seen in woman and men, and in all nationalities. However, certain beauty habits such as hair styles, frequent chemical processing and innate genetic factors cause those with skin of color to be particularly susceptible to more forms of hair loss. Hair Loss Expert, Dr. Valerie Callender will review the most common types of hair loss in skin of color patients and share her concise and accurate assessment approach for alopecia. Enhance your existing treatment strategies with personal practical pearls from Dr. Callender’s practice, and increase your clinician confidence with medical and cosmetic management of hair loss in skin of color patients

Valerie Callender, MD

An Update on Medical & Surgical Treatment Options for Hair Loss (Traction Alopetia & CCCA)

Valerie Callender, MD

New Innovations in Treating Hair Loss: PRP, Supplements, and Other Adjunctive Therapies

Wendy Roberts, MD
Chemical Peel Demonstration Wendy Roberts, MD
 Laser Demonstration  

Our expert faculty will demonstrate one of the most safe, effective, and comprehensive laser treatment programs currently available for pigmented skin.

Refreshment Break Activities

TIME  WORKSHOPS FACULTY

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

CE Working Group: Managing Inflammatory Diseases in Skin Types IV-VI 

Andrew Alexis, MD

 10:35 AM — 10:55 AM

Roundtable Session: The Safety and Efficacy of Camouflage for Thinning Hair

Lauren Dudek,
Director of Communications and Medical Relations
Church & Dwight, Inc

General Session

TIME PROGRAM FACULTY

11:00 AM

12:45 PM

Out with the Old, In with the New: Acne Treatments that No Longer Work

Our understanding of acne and its appropriate treatments have rapidly evolved in the last 5 years. We now understand that acne is primarily an inflammatory disease for which antibiotic treatment is not always warranted.  Concerns regarding antibiotic resistance have motivated dermatology practitioners to develop innovative treatment plans that do not require unnecessary and potentially dangerous antibiotic regiments. Acne pioneer and researcher, Dr. Hilary Baldwin will reveal which acne treatments are on the horizon, and which ones should be left behind. Not to be missed!

Hilary Baldwin, MD

Psoriasis in Skin of Color Patients: Update on Diagnostic Pearls and Therapeutic Insights

Andrew Alexis, MD

Updates on the Prevention and Management of Keloids

Keloids are a common skin disorder in patients of color, and despite their benign nature, they may create severe aesthetic as well as functional problems that can negatively impact patients’ quality of life. While they are easy to treat, Keloids are characterized by a high rate of recurrence, and surgical intervention can possibly result in even larger lesions. Dr. Baldwin will explore how the patient expectation for surgical removal may not always reasonable/possible/appropriate, and the new evidence-basis alternate treatments available. You’re guaranteed to discover a new practical pearl to put into use in your practice!

Hilary Baldwin, MD

Live Laser Demonstration

Our expert faculty will demonstrate one of the most safe, effective, and comprehensive hyperpigmentation treatment programs currently available for pigmented skin.

Wendy Roberts, MD
Distinctive Acne & Rosacea Treatment Approaches in Skin of Color Patients – Case Based Expert Panel

Acne and Rosacea in SOC patients are not inherently different in pathophysiology, presentation or treatment, resulting in Rosacea being often overlooked and exacerbated by irritating acne treatments which can cause subsequent hyperpigmentation. This case-based expert panel will discuss ways to distinguish between acne and rosacea while sharing their own personal practical pearls and treatment protocols. Bring your questions for the leaders in SOC dermatology!

Moderator: Andrew Alexis, MD
Hilary Baldwin, MD
Valerie Callender, MD

12:45 PM

1:45 PM

Live Laser Demonstration

Our expert faculty will demonstrate one of the most safe, effective, and comprehensive skin rejuvenation treatment programs currently available for pigmented skin.

Eliot Battle, MD

 Lunch Break Activities

TIME  WORKSHOPS FACULTY
 1:o0 PM – 1:20 PM

Roundtable Session: The Safety and Efficacy of Camouflage for Thinning Hair

Lauren Dudek,
Director of Communications and Medical Relations
Church & Dwight, Inc

General Session

TIME PROGRAM FACULTY

1:45 PM

3:30 PM

The Evaluation of the Aging Process Across Ethnic Variations

Dermatologists have always known that there are clear differences in the aging process among various ethnic skin types, but until now there hasn’t been clear evidence that these phenotypic differences have a pathophysiologic and histologic basis. Dr. Maritza Perez will share her brand-new research regarding histologic analysis of elastosis across different ages, body sites and ethnicities, as well as the age-related tipping points in transcriptomic analysis. Dr. Perez will discuss how via genetic analysis, we can precisely determine one’s genetic origins and can scientifically prove differences between these groups with regards to photoaging, altering our treatment approach, and guiding us towards specific interventions targeted towards different problems such as loss of volume, wrinkles, or discoloration.

Maritza Perez, MD
Updates on New Technologies for Treating Aesthetic Concerns in Skin of Color

As we are inundated with new choices of cosmetic lasers and devices, it is important for dermatology practitioners to understand the nuances of new technologies that are being marketed as safe for the treatment of patients with skin of color. Dermatology pioneer and trendsetter, Dr. Eliot Battle, reviews the new trending aesthetic technologies for skin of color patients, including RF Microneedling, picosecond lasers, skin tightening devices, and more. Hear unbiased reviews while evaluating some of the newest cosmetic technologies to determine if any of the new technologies should replace your current lasers and device choices

 Eliot Battle, MD

Cosmetic Procedures: Special Considerations for Skin of Color Patients

Valerie Callender, MD

The Skin Lightening Dilemma: A Candid Conversation with the Experts – Panel Discussion

Multinational cosmetics brands have found a lucrative market based on the global trend of skin lightening. Global spending on skin lightening is projected to triple to $31.2 billion by 2024. Treatment options range from topical skin bleaching creams and ointments to muscular and I.V. injections. “Why” patients seek total body skin lightening can be debated but most feel the root of the issue goes back centuries and is based on the searing effects of colonization that still impacts us today. But understanding the “why” has not slowed down or impacted the fast growing trend of total body lightening. The issue is not going away and as experts, we all need to come to our own decision on how we discuss and approach this topic. This expert panel will discuss this sociological health trend, the dangers hiding in some OTC treatments, and the difference between healthy & safe skin lightening and unhealthy skin bleaching. 

 Eliot Battle, MD
Seemal Desai, MD
Vallerie Callender, MD

Minimizing Laser Complications in Skin of Color Patients

Lasers have advanced dramatically to the point where we now have numerous devices that are safe and effective for patients with skin of color…….in the right hands. The ability to safely and efficaciously treat patients with skin of color is a leaned expertise that requires a commitment from the practitioner to have a strong understanding of laser physics, laser-skin reaction and a thorough comprehension of the nuances of skin of color. Laser Pioneer, Dr. Eliot Battle reviews how to minimize complications by selecting the ideal laser, precautions, and protocol for patients with skin of color.

 Eliot Battle, MD
 Live Demonstration  Wendy Roberts, MD

Refreshment Break Activities

TIME  WORKSHOPS FACULTY

3:30 PM

4:00 PM  

Ten Easy Steps to Improving Patient Experiences and Your Happiness – In Partnership with the University of Michigan Medical School

Service excellence (also called customer service) is a critical competency for dermatologists. Studies show patient satisfaction is driven more by patient experiences than by patient outcomes, and that patient satisfaction and quality medicine are one and the same. Providing great service leads to a more efficient and happier workforce; forms a foundation for safety and other improvements; and helps practitioners spend more time in medical care and less in office problem-solving. You will get tips for improving satisfaction scores and quality without doing extra work. Shed your perspective that “we’re doing the best we can,” and learn how you can make easy yet meaningful improvements in your office.

This workshop is designed for all practitioners in all settings (including residents and non-physician clinicians). Providing great service will be the best thing you ever did — for yourself!

Charles Ellis, MD, Eliot Battle, MD

 

 3:30 PM

 3:55 PM  

 Roundtable Session: The Safety and Efficacy of Camouflage for Thinning Hair

Lauren Dudek,
Director of Communications and Medical Relations

Church & Dwight, Inc

General Session

TIME PROGRAM FACULTY

4:00 PM

5:30 PM

Dermatology Concerns In Patients of Different Ethnic Groups – Expert Panel with Q&A

Wendy Roberts, MD
Maritza Perez, MD
Seemal Desai, MD

Panel Discussion on Cosmeceuticals: Effective Ingredient Choices for Skin of Color Patients  [Hands-On session]

With the thousands of skincare products on the market it can be difficult to know what’s the best for your patient. This expert panel discuss their favorite products for pigmented skin, which ingredients to avoid, and which ingredients everyone should be using. 

  Andrew Alexis, MD
Seemal Desai, MD
Maritza Perez, MD
& Wendy Roberts, MD
                                                                       Atopic Dermatitis & Eczema: The Latest Advances in Diagnosis & Treatment   Andrew Alexis, MD

Dinner Symposium

TIME PROGRAM FACULTY
5:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Another First For Restylane: Introducing Restylane® Silk for Lip Injections with a Cannula

Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, FACS

SUNDAY MAY 6, 2018

TIME PROGRAM FACULTY
7:30 AM

 

Breakfast Service– Served on a first come, first serve basis
7:45 AM

9:00 AM

Spotlight on Mild-to-Moderate Atopic Dermatitis: An Update on a Steroid-Free Topical Prescription Therapy Valerie Callender, MD
9:00 AM

11:30 AM

Skin Cancer Detection & Treatments in Latino Patients

The Hispanic population isn’t just skin of color; it’s skin of different colors. Dr. Maritza Perez takes us inside the world of this fast-growing U.S. population to increase understanding of the sociological diversity of Hispanics, cultural lifestyle hazards, and the healthcare disparities that increases their risk of deadly melanomas. Many Hispanics believe erroneously that they are less likely to get skin cancer, a dangerous preconception shared with many physicians who believe that this population is invulnerable to skin cancer, resulting in a delay in diagnosis and an unnecessary higher mortality rate. Increase your cultural competency with this essential update by one of the foremost leaders in this increasingly important area of Dermatology.

Maritza Perez, MD

Disorders of Hyperpigmentation: Melasma & PIH

One of the most common dermatological complaints from patients with skin of color is dyspigmentation, particularly hyperpigmentation. The challenge for clinicians is to establish correct diagnoses along with consistently successful treatments to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse population served. Treatment modalities pose many limitations due to the number of treatments required, potential side effects, and overall efficacy. Fortunately, multiple therapies have been delineated that can be moderately to highly efficacious in treating hyperpigmentation in patients with skin of color. Review the newest research and literature surrounding these conditions with Dr. Seemal Desai as he shares his personal practical pearls regarding hyperpigmentation differential diagnosis, diagnostic techniques, and the latest in new and developing therapies. 

Seemal Desai, MD

 

 

Management of HS in Skin of Color Patients

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic and relentlessly disabling disorder of the terminal follicular epithelium which can cause keloids, contractures, and immobility—particularly in patients with skin of color. Dr. Ted Rosen will review the clinical manifestation of HS, the co-morbid conditions associated with this painful disorder, how to effectively manage HS using new management strategies, and the dangers of secondary SCC formation. Discover the newest treatment strategies for safely and effectively treating SOC patients with this painful and disfiguring disorder.

Ted Rosen, MD

An Update on Vitiligo

Vitiligo is an automimmune destructive skin disease that affects individuals of all ethnic origins and both sexes, but is much more easily noticed on darker skin as areas that fail to tan. While vitiligo is a cutaneous problem and does not affect the health directly, it is disfiguring and may be psychologically traumatic. The psychosocial impact of the disease can be profound, and although the condition cannot be cured at present, treatments are available that help to minimize its presentation. Dr. Seemal Desai will review the classification of vitiligo, how to stabilize the disease, and the new and emerging therapies for this distressing condition.

Seemal Desai, MD

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Skin of Color: Crisis State

More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Inequities in social and economic conditions are reflected in the profound disparities observed in the incidence of STDs among some racial and ethnic minorities. Dr. Ted Rosen will discuss our current state of crisis, the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of STDs in this endangered population, the dangers of untreated STDs, and the disease subtypes that present most commonly in patients with Skin of Color. Guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen at SOCSS!

Ted Rosen, MD
Pearls from the Expert: Lip Enhancement in Skin of Color

Despite perceptions to the contrary, individuals with skin tone in the higher Fitzpatrick phototypes often request treatment to restore lip volume lost through aging and to further enlarge lips. Differences in the effects of aging on lip volume exist between individuals with skin of color and Caucasians, underscoring the importance of understanding the safety and effectiveness of lip enhancement treatments across all skin types. Data on individuals with skin of color are limited, however, as this subject cohort is typically underrepresented in clinical studies of HA dermal fillers for lip and perioral enhancement. Injection expert, Dr. Susan Taylor, will outline how to safely meet the aesthetic goals of your patients, and how to meet their objective of lip lifting, shaping, and defining.

Susan Taylor, MD

Refreshment Break Activities

TIME  WORKSHOPS FACULTY

11:30 AM

12:00 PM

CE Working Groups: The Challenge of Skin Cancer in SOC – Ask the Expert 

Skin cancer is less prevalent in people of color than in the Caucasian population. However, when skin cancer occurs in skin of color, it often presents at a more advanced stage of disease and poorer prognosis. Bring your most challenging case questions to this unique opportunity to consult with one of the key leaders in skin cancer management in patients with skin of color. Be sure to pre-register for this limited seating working group!

Steve Wang, MD

 

11:35 PM

11:55 PM

 Roundtable Session: The Safety and Efficacy of Camouflage for Thinning Hair

Lauren Dudek,
Director of Communications and Medical Relations

Church & Dwight, Inc

General Session

TIME PROGRAM FACULTY
12:00 PM

1:30 PM       

Challenging Medical Dermatology Cases (Fungal Infections, CTCL, Sarcoidosis, AKN, PFB) – Case-Based Panel Discussion

Ted Rosen, MD
Andrew Alexis, MD
Photoprotection Recommendations for Skin of Color

Skin cancers are the most common types of cancer around the world, affecting every gender, race, skin type, and nationality. Although the incidence of skin cancers is much higher in Caucasians, individuals from all races can develop skin cancers in sun exposed sites, and yet many patients with skin of color do not know that they need comprehensive photoprotection to prevent skin cancer and photoaging. It is imperative that healthcare professionals continue to educate all groups about the risk of excessive UV exposure, and how to minimize their risk. Dive deep into the role of visible and IR in inducing photodamage with Dr. Steven Wang as he discussed how photoprotection needs, behaviors, and risk factors differ between ethnic groups, as well as other protection modalities beside sunscreens that your patients should be using. Learn expert practical pearls that you can take back to your practice for immediate use.

Steve Wang, MD

The Masters Share: Aesthetic Treatments Pearls in Skin of Color Patients  – Panel Discussion

The ability to safely and efficaciously treat patients with skin of color is a learned expertise that requires years of study, experience and dedication. This expert panel in treating skin of color will share their aesthetic wisdom and practical pearls mined from their own personal practice and research. Bring your aesthetic questions for this interactive session.

Maritza Perez, MD
Heidi Waldorf, MD
Eliot Battle, MD

Live Injection Demonstrations

Enhance your consultation skills, improve your injection techniques, expand your anatomy knowledge and increase your understanding of complication management with guidance and live demonstrations from leading experts in aesthetic dermatology. Multiple chemodenervation products and cosmetic fillers will be used for demonstration of safe and effective techniques for facial rejuvenation.   

Maritza Perez, MD
Heidi Waldorf, MD
1:30 PM

2:30 PM     

 

Lunch Symposium – Acne Treatment and the Importance of Acne Scars Fran Cook-Bolden, MD
 2:30 PM Seminar Conclusion

2019 FACULTY

Conference Chairs

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH

2019 Conference Chair

Eliot F. Battle, Jr., MD

Eliot F. Battle, Jr., MD

2019 Conference Chair

Faculty & Advisors

Cheryl Burgess, MD

Cheryl Burgess, MD

Faculty

Fran Cook-Bolden, MD

Fran Cook-Bolden, MD

Faculty

Paul Friedman, MD

Paul Friedman, MD

Faculty

Henry Lim, MD

Henry Lim, MD

Faculty

Maritza Perez, MD

Maritza Perez, MD

Faculty

Wendy Roberts, MD

Wendy Roberts, MD

Faculty

Ted Rosen, MD

Ted Rosen, MD

Faculty

Susan Taylor, MD

Susan Taylor, MD

Faculty

Heather Woolery Lloyd, MD

Heather Woolery Lloyd, MD

Faculty