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Dermatologic Surgery and Skin of Color


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Webinar 2 of 6 in the 2021 ASDS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion series

Moderators
Omer Ibrahim, MD and Nazanin Saedi, MD

Panelists
Vivian Bucay, MD; Henry Chan, MD; Michelle Henry, MD; Kachiu Lee, MD; Kavita Mariwalla, MD; and Neelam Vashi, MD

Description
This town hall-style webinar was held live on April 15, 2021. Panelists addressed the unique aspects of caring for skin of color (SOC) patients in a dermatologic surgery  practice, including how to assess anatomy, examine signs of aging across ethnicities, elicit concerns conscientiously, have an understanding of varying aesthetic goals, and safely and effectively treat said concerns in SOC patients. Pearls of treatment and pitfalls to avoid were discussed, as well as marketing to a diverse patient population.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop strategies to effectively market their practice to SOC patients
  • Properly assess SOC patients, including important aspects of anatomy
  • Effectively recognize different aspects of the aging face across ethnicities and address treatment of SOC patients from a cultural perspective
  • Maximize safety and efficacy of lasers, lights, and injectables on SOC

CME:
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
To obtain CME credit and download your CME certificate you will need to view the webinar and complete the attendee evaluation. Select the certificate for the format you completed, either the live webinar or on-demand.

We gratefully acknowledge Allergan, La Roche-Posay and Merz for their generous support of this educational activity.


The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASDS designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.