Academic- Cultural Practices, Care and Competence in Dermatology


Among Asian, Latino and Black populations are specific dermatology disorder and treatment paradigms that may not be familiar to all providers. “Natural” products for skin care are freely available, but what do we know about the ingredients? What of alternative medicines that are historical yet possibly carcinogenic? What religious practices can create difficulty for treatment but are deeply held beliefs that still require repetitive action on the skin? This will be a thoughtful, sensitive and wide-ranging conversation with clear suggestions for management.