165046 - Skin of Colour
- : Online
Chroma Dermatology's educational event is an Asia-Pacific first. It will provide general practitioners with structured, bespoke, up-to-date education on the diagnosis, management and complications of common skin conditions in skin of colour (non-Caucasian skin types). This includes patients with Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, African, Hispanic and Pacific Islander skin types.Relevance to General Practice
Skin of colour (SOC) generally refers to a genetically and culturally diverse group of individuals with skin that is darker than that of Caucasians. Australia has seen a significant increase in the population of residents with SOC over the last 10 years, with a near doubling of Asian-born residents (5% to 9%). Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, African, Pacific Islander and indigenous populations all fall into this “skin of colour” group.
Competent assessment and management of skin conditions across all ethnic groups, including those with skin of colour, is therefore essential. This educational event will be the first one that teaches attendees how to accurately assess and manage common skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections and vitiligo in skin of colour. Case studies and question and answer sessions will further explore these concepts and reinforce the knowledge and skills gained.