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Skin of Color

Resources and tools to facilitate work, study, and knowledge around skin of color.

Grants and Funding

Professional Organizations

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
The Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD) has an international reputation for skin research and evidence based practice. The majority of our research is funded through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) or medical charities. The center curates a Skin of Colour Resource that purpose "is to provide health care professionals with regularly updated, comprehensive evidence based information in the form of systematic reviews, review articles, guidelines and patient information leaflets, complemented where possible by good quality clinical images kindly supplied by DermNet NZ. Our recommendations for relevant textbooks and websites are also listed."

Diversity Committee of the Association of Medical Illustrators 
The Association of Medical Illustrators furthers the use of visual media to advance life sciences, medicine, and healthcare through a worldwide network of specialized interdisciplinary professionals. This committee works on diversity and inclusion efforts within the association.


International League of Dermatological Societies
The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) was founded in 1935. The league promotes skin health around the world, and has over 180 member societies from more than 80 countries.


Skin of Color Society
The Skin of Color Society (SOCS) was established in 2004 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. The Society supports research and other activities that impact individuals with skin of color.


Diversity in Dermatology

Diversity in Dermatology (DID) "offers a specialized approach to education, focusing on topics related to diversity in skin of color, multicultural practices, lifestyle medicine, pediatric dermatology, and transgender medicine." Membership is free. 

Conferences and Events

Skin of Color Update
Previously the Skin of Color Seminar Series, the Skin of Color Update is the largest CE event dedicated to trending evidence-based research and new practical pearls for treating skin types III – VI. 

Skin Spectrum Summit
The Canadian Conference on Ethnodermatology.

Recordings of Past Events

Skin of Color Society Townhall
Recorded video of SOCS' Townhall on Diversity, Disparities, Dialogue & Dermatology held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research
VisualDx, NEJM Group and the Skin of Color Society's webinar series addressing racism in medicine. Skin of Color Webinar Series:

LiVDerm's Diversity in Derm Digital Education Hubs
This landing page contains toolkits, slides from past lectures, podcast recordings, and more.