Cultural Sensitivity and Best Treatment Practices for Pediatric Skin of Color Patients

Pediatric patients with skin of color (SoC) can be disproportionately affected by a number of dermatologic conditions, including acne vulgaris, atopic dermatitis, and traction alopecia. It is imperative that providers are able to recognize and appropriately treat these conditions in their pediatric SoC patients. Going beyond basic treatment guidelines, there are steps clinicians can be taking to practice cultural sensitivity when treating patients and communicating with parents and caregivers. Led by the foremost experts in SoC dermatology, this activity will serve to help providers recognize disparities and adjust their practices to accommodate the needs of pediatric patients with darker pigmented skin.



Target Audience

This activity is targeted to US-based pediatricians, nurses and professional staff members of medical practices specializing in pediatric skin conditions.

Learning Objectives

  • Review current and emerging treatments for acne patients, including recommendations for treating the pediatric patient population.
  • Develop appropriate treatment plans for pediatric acne patients with skin of color according to expert recommendations
  • Review current and emerging AD treatments for pediatric patients.
  • Recognize the ways in which pediatric AD patients with SOC are affected in terms of managing their condition.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
  • Guidelines for Concurrent Treatment of Acne and Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
  • Diagnosis and Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Darker Pigmented Skin
  • Common Hair and Scalp Disorders in Pediatric SOC Patients


Latanya Benjamin, MD

Associate Professor

Florida Atlantic University

Founder and President

Young Skin, P.A.

Coral Springs, FL


Mercedes Gonzalez, MD

Medical Director

Pediatric Dermatology of Miami

Miami, FL


Candrice Heath, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower requires all individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified COI are thoroughly mitigated according to the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower’s policy.  The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ACCME-defined ineligible company.

Latanya Benjamin, MDHas no conflicts of interest to report
Mercedes Gonzalez, MD

Receives Grant/Research support from: AbbVie, Arcutis, Dermavant, Krystal Biotech

Receives Speakers Bureau/Honoraria for non-CME from Galderma, Pfizer, Promius, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme

Receives Consultant/Advisory Board fees from Cerave, Dove, Verrica

Candrice Heath, MDReceives Consultant/Advisory Board fees from Cassiopea, Pfizer, Leo Pharma, Johnson and Johnson, Arcutis, Janssen


All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

The planners and others reported the following financial relationships or other relationships they have with ACCME-defined ineligible companies related to the content of this continuing education activity:

The content manager, Amy Kousouros, from LivDerm, has nothing to disclose.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose.

All staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower involved in this activity have no relationships to disclose.




Jointly provided by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba LivDerm in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Galderma.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Tarsus Cardio dba LivDerm. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences designates the online enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designated for 0.5 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Credit Designation

A maximum of 1.5 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Participation
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