Confirmed: The 2023 Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin will be hosted in-person.



Skin of Color Dermatology: The Interaction of Science & Society

October, 2024

The 71st Annual Symposium is “Skin of Color Dermatology: The Interaction of Science & Society.” Ginette A. Okoye, MD (Howard Univ) will chair this Symposium. Dr. Okoye, Co-Editor of “The Fundamentals of Ethnic Hair” and Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Skin of Color Society is an expert in health disparities and cutaneous disorders that disproportionately affect people with pigmented skin including hidradenitis suppurativa and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Tamia Harris, MD PhD (UT Southwestern), Angel Byrd, MD PhD (Howard), Donald Glass, MD PhD (UT Southwestern), and Shawn Kwatra, MD (Johns Hopkins) have committed to chair sessions.

Program Chair

Ginette A. Okoye, M.D.

Program Co-organizers

Tamia Harris, M.D., Ph.D.
Angel Byrd, M.D., Ph.D.
Donald Glass, M.D., Ph.D.
Shawn Kwatra, M.D.

Symposium Co-Directors

Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.
Dennis Roop, PhD.

Symposium Director Emerita

Molly Kulesz-Martin Ph.D.


Details are subject to change