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2019 Scientific Poster Abstracts from Skin of Color Update

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September 12: 8.5 | September 13 = 4.5

Category 1
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME

Nurse CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 13 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

View a selection of scientific poster abstracts from the 2019 Skin of Color Update below.

SOCU is the largest CE event dedicated to trending evidence-based research and new practical pearls for treating skin types III – VI, will be held  held September 12 – 13 at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City.

Each year, SOCU presents exclusive content and learning opportunities on topics including,  Acne, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Scalp Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Atopic Dermatitis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Nail and Fungal Disorders, and how they affect the patient of color.


Impact of High Coverage Make-up Coverage against Visible Light Exposure

Historically, photo-protection studies have focused on UVB (280-320 nm) and UVA (320-400 nm) protection. However, it is now evident that visible light (400-700 nm) causes skin darkening and contribute to worsening of dyschromia, particularly in individuals with Fitzpatrick phototype III and higher.

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Twenty Nail Dystrophy; a case report from DISHARC, Nepal

Twenty-nail dystrophy (TND) is rare and less reported chronic inflammatory disorder affecting nail matrix of all twenty nails. Literature reports mainly as idiopathic but are also associated with cutaneous or systemic disorders among childhood. It clinically presents as rough, thin, brittle lustureless nails with multiple pits. The diagnosis was made clinically but pathological study shows spongiosis and exocytosis of inflammatory cells in epithelium.

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Treatment of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia: A Retrospective Chart Review

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is a highly debilitating form of scarring hair loss which primarily affects African American women. There is a lack of data regarding treatment options for patients with CCCA, and therefore, investigation of therapies and responses to these therapies is warranted.

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A Rare Case of Lipedematous Scalp in an African American Female

This case presents a 55-year old African American female referred to dermatology for an evaluation of hair loss predominantly at the vertex of a 2-year duration. She reported tenderness of the scalp but denied pruritus. Her exam showed a boggy, tender, non-scaly scalp with minimal perifollicular erythema at the vertex.

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Cysteamine- Towards A Novel First Line Treatment for Melasma?

Kligman’s formula, consisting of hydroquinone, retinoic acid and a corticosteroid remains to date the dermatologist’s treatment of choice for melasma. However, side effects and draw-backs such as ochronosis, skin atrophy, irritation, photosensitivity and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation are significant.

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Influences of therapeutic choices and treatment outcome in acne vulgaris among patients in South Nigeria

Acne Vulgaris (AV), a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and hair follicles is one of the most common reasons to present to the dermatologist. In Nigeria, as with most parts of the world, patients will typically present when they have persistent or worsening lesions and following treatment trial with over the counter (OTC) medications and suggestions from concerned individuals.

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Learn more about this the 2020 SOCU conference here and register today!