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August 2020


By | Skin of Color Update

NEW YORK, (August 25, 2020) – Luciana Halliday Nofal, VP Marketing and Client Relations SanovaWorks

Skin of Color Update Virtual 2020

This year, due to the global pandemic, for the first time, we are hosting Skin of Color Update 2020, virtually. Even though we will miss seeing everyone in person, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees, clients, and other support staff required to run a live event. We appreciate all the effort that it takes to change direction and to make such an important and impactful event happen. We are deeply grateful.

SanovaWorks would like to recognize Skin of Color Update Virtual 2020 supporters


At Aveeno®, everything is rooted in our belief that balance is the key to wellbeing. That’s why we use groundbreaking science to transform nature’s ingredients into products that rebalance and renew your skin.

Allergan Aesthetics 

At Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, we develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products. Our aesthetics portfolio includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more. Learn more:


Given the important role our skin plays in each of our daily lives, Galderma’s focus on science-based solutions for skin health is the way we seek to enhance the quality of people’s lives.

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) is a peer-reviewed publication indexed with MEDLINE®/PubMed® that was founded by the renowned Dr. Perry Robins MD. Founded in 2002, it offers one of the fastest routes to disseminate dermatologic information and is considered the fastest growing publication in dermatology.

L’Oréal Group Dermatological Brands – CeraVE, La Roche-Posay, Skinceuticals, Dermablend

At L’Oréal, we share a common purpose to:  Create the beauty that moves the world.


In 2005, CeraVe’s dermatologists developed a line of skincare products enriched with a blend of three essential ceramides (ceramides 1, 3, and 6-II), fatty acids, and other lipids to help repair and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.


Recommended by 90,000 dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay skincare is formulated with high efficacy and safety standards in a full range of products to address skin needs, even sensitive skin.


Made in the USA, our clinical skincare is used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas for daily homecare and to complement aesthetic procedures.


The choice to wear makeup is a powerful one – Dermablend Professional wants to strip away the judgement associated with this choice.

LEO Pharma

Leo Pharma has a 100+ year history as a specialty pharmaceutical company, committed to the discovery and development of novel drugs for patients.


Lumenis is a global leader in the field of minimally-invasive clinical solutions for the Surgical, Ophthalmology and Aesthetic markets, and is a world-renowned expert in developing and commercializing innovative energy-based technologies, including Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio-Frequency (RF).


Neutrogena® the #1 Dermatologist Recommended skincare brand offers a wide range of skin and hair care products.


Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. As the specialty care global business unit of Sanofi, our work is focused in the areas of rare diseases, rare blood disorders, multiple sclerosis, oncology, and immunology.

PCA Skin

PCA SKIN is the innovator of the modified and enhanced Jessner’s peel and over the past decades our line of blended chemical peels has expanded to include treatment options for all skin types, ethnicities and conditions.


Sciton was created to provide advanced lasers and light sources to the aesthetic medical markets. With over a decade of performance behind us, Sciton systems have become the standard of care in each application our products address.


Founded by biotech entrepreneurs and scientists, SENTÉ® is driven by a sense of wonder and scientific discovery. Our mission is to challenge beliefs and the status quo within the skincare industry.


Our purpose is grounded in our commitment to fund programs that provide public benefit, advance medical care and improve patient outcomes. Our belief is that all people deserve to live healthy lives. This drives our desire to provide access to medicines that are safe, effective, and affordable.


ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference (ODAC) is a distinguished ACCME accredited dermatology conference designed to meet the needs of medical and aesthetic dermatology providers in the 21st century.


This live virtual and enduring continuing education activity is supported through independent medical education grants provided by:


Galderma Laboratories, L.P

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

UCB, Inc.

Sponsorships available Skin of Color Update 2020 Virtual

Through grant support, sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities:

  • Gain direct access to 300+ dermatology experts and influential faculty on our virtual platform
  • Increase your brand equity with this elite group of dermatology physicians through webinar product forums
  • Showcase your medical products, aesthetic treatments and device technology on our virtual event platform, through virtual product forums and more
  • Generate leads and expand your network with this niche group in the sponsor and exhibitor marketplace gallery
  • Expand your reach with an outflow publication in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD)

Email [email protected] to become a Skin of Color Update Virtual Supporter.

Space is limited and sponsorship is not guaranteed. 

Luciana Halliday Nofal
VP of Marketing and Client Relations 


By | Press

New York (Aug. 5, 2020) – Press Release


Atlas will highlight and compare unique features of common dermatologic conditions in different skin tones

Leaders from academic dermatology and education are joining together to create a comprehensive dermatology atlas that will address what has become a well-documented gap in dermatology education. The atlas will display side-by-side images of the most common dermatology conditions in the full spectrum of skin tones. “Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Color Atlas,” will be developed by co-editors Misty Eleryan, MD, MS, and Adam Friedman, MD, and published by SanovaWorks and Educational Testing & Assessment Systems.

“To effectively diagnose and manage skin diseases in all patients, dermatologists need to be fluent in the diverse array of clinical presentations of even the most common skin diseases in all skin types,” said Dr. Friedman, professor and interim chair of dermatology at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “I hope this atlas is one of many initiatives that will ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care.”

“As physicians, we take an oath to do no harm to our patients; however, we are potentially harming patients of color by not adequately educating ourselves on the variations of presentations of common dermatoses on all skin tones,” said Dr. Eleryan, a micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Our atlas will fill that void and hopefully assist in closing the gap in health disparities among patients of color, who are often misdiagnosed or rendered diagnoses very late in the disease process.”

In addition to the co-editors, an advisory council of thought-leaders from across the country and multiple academic institutions will guide atlas development and editing. “We have identified both emerging and established experts who have a proven track record in and a passion for diversity and inclusion in dermatology,” said Dr. Friedman.

Dermatologists trained in medical photography will take high-quality images for the atlas at four sites across the U.S. The atlas is planned to be available as an eBook in winter 2020/2021. 

About SanovaWorks

SanovaWorks is the parent brand for its portfolio of products, including the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, and producer of the ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference, and the Skin of Color Update Virtual 2020 conference.

About Educational Testing & Assessment Systems

Educational Testing & Assessment Systems is publisher of Dermatology In-Review and Next Steps in Dermatology. 

About the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was the first medical school in the nation’s capital and is the 11th oldest in the country. Working together in our nation’s capital, with integrity and resolve, the GW SMHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of our local, national and global communities.

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