On behalf of Skin of Color Update co-chairs, Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH and Eliot F. Battle, Jr. MD, and conference organizers, we know the past months have been a very challenging time for everyone in our country and around the world and we stand together with you.
Based on the results of our Skin of Color Update audience survey, and with the safety of everyone in mind, we have taken this opportunity to reimagine the meeting for today’s landscape. We have made the decision to change the conference to a virtual learning experience.
This is a difficult, but necessary decision and we appreciate in advance your understanding. The mission of SOCU, to provide trending evidence-based research and new practical pearls for treating skin types III-VI, is now more important than ever and we are committed to providing the same essential content in a virtual setting.
Skin of Color Update will continue to be held September 12 -13, 2020 with a revised agenda to accommodate a virtual setting. Live sessions, Q&A, poster sessions and panel discussions will be included in the program. In addition, all registrants will receive access to the content, on-demand, following the event through December 31, 2020. The full agenda can be found here. Additional information about the poster session will be forthcoming.
Due to the change to a virtual platform, we have also updated our registration pricing, the pricing can be found here. If you have already registered for the event, we will be in contact with you regarding the transfer of your registration fee to the live SOCU 2021 event. Current registrants who transfer their fee to 2021 will receive complimentary access to the virtual event. If you have already reserved your hotel room, please contact the hotel directly at 212-581-1000 to confirm your reservation has been cancelled and to check on your refund.
Again, thank you in advance for your understanding of this difficult decision. We look forward to you joining us virtually in September!