As a result, The Skin of Color Society was established in 2004 by Susan C. Taylor, M.D. The purpose of the society is to promote awareness of and excellence within the area of special interest of dermatology — skin of color. The Society is committed to the education of health care providers and the general public on dermatologic health issues related to skin of color.
According to its current president, Dr. Amy J. McMichael, who is also professor and chair, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center, the society has been “a haven” for physicians who have a goal to help multicultural patients and is premiere to push forward research and increase knowledge within the community. McMichael added that the society is also expanding its global outrearch—specifically in India, Australia and Africa.
At the Society’s annual Media Day—held on Dec. 13 at The London Hotel in New York City–the topic at hand was Delving into Diversity. A variety of experts took a deeper look into the latest dermatologic issues, trends and breakthroughs.
For more on the rising multicultural beauty sector, check out the April edition of Happi!