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Diversity and Dermatitis: Where We Are Now and the Path Forward

Diversity and Dermatitis: Where We Are Now and the Path Forward

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 8:00pm ET, 7:00pm CT, 6:00pm MT, 5:00pm PT

FREE to ACDS Members and all Residents
$25 for non-members*

$25 registration fee for non-members is non-refundable

A Zoom link will be provided to all registered attendees before event

A session recording will be available to those who are not able to attend the live session. Please note that CME is only available to participants who attend the live session.


To learn more about each presenter, please click on their names.

Vivian Shi, MD
Diversity and Disparity in Atopic Dermatitis
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Little Rock, AR

Apra Sood, MD
Contact Dermatitis in Skin of Color: Lessons Learned
Medical Dermatologist
Sacramento VA Medical Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology
UC Davis
Sacramento, CA

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CME Information

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Contact Dermatitis Society.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME)

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Speaker Biographies

Vivian Shi, MD

Vivian Shi, MD is an Associate Professor of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where she directs the Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit, the Eczema Clinic, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinic. Dr. Shi’s research and clinical interests are in complex inflammatory skin conditions (such atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and psoriasis), skin barrier repair, transepidermal drug delivery, and integrative dermatology. She was an integral part of the team characterizing the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis using the first transgenic interleukin-4 mouse model. She has served as the principal investigator for numerous industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical and translational studies. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and is the editor for two reference dermatology textbooks on atopic dermatitis and hidradenitis suppurativa. Dr. Shi is on the Board of Directors for the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, advisory board of the National Eczema Association, and is a member of the International Eczema Council.

Apra Sood, MD

Dr. Apra Sood is a Medical Dermatologist at the Sacramento VA Medical Center where she runs the patch test and dermatitis clinic. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at UC Davis and is also the VA on-site director of the dermatology residency program. Her interests include complex medical dermatology with a special focus on contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis and other eczematous dermatoses, as well as resident education. Dr. Sood did her dermatology residency and contact dermatitis fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, and was the director of the contact dermatitis section in the department of dermatology prior to moving to California. She has co-authored chapters in dermatology textbooks and has published in several journals.

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