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ODAC Virtual Pre-Conference Symposium

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There is both science and strategy behind movie coming attractions: Hook the audience with some but not all of the most enticing morsels without spoiling the meal. The same could technically be said about the ODAC Virtual Pre-Conference Symposium, though, biased we may be, it is truly the kick off to ODAC educational greatness. Now in its third year, this interactive case-based program covers a cornucopia of complex topics is coming back with all new faculty and cases. Set your microwave to “pop,” prep a licorice straw for your 48 oz beverage, and enjoy the show with moderator and ODAC Co-Chair Dr. Adam Friedman and esteemed faculty.

Tuesday, November 15th | 5:30 – 7:30 PM ET

Part 1 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET
Welcome & Introductions with Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD
Challenging Cases of Alopecia with Michelle Oboite, MD
Challenging Cases of Vitiligo with David Rosmarin, MD
Live Audience Q&A

Part II | 6:30 – 7:30 PM ET
Welcome & Introductions with Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD
Atopic Dermatitis in Pediatric Patients with Kaiane Habeshian, MD
Bad Ulcers: When it’s NOT Pyoderma Gangrenosum with Olayemi Sokumbi, MD
Live Audience Q&A

Pre-Con Concludes | 9:00 PM ET

ODAC Dermatology Aesthetic & Surgical Conference – 2022 Attendee Experience

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ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference is the premier clinical CE dermatology conference expertly curated to provide comprehensive, annual updates and fresh practical pearls in medical, aesthetic and surgical dermatology. Elite faculty provide four days of cutting edge lectures, Q&A, live demonstrations and workshops for today’s dermatology provider.

Attend ODAC to stay informed and up-to-date on clinical dermatology updates, new treatments, new uses for old treatments, new product lines, changes to therapeutic guidelines and to witness live demonstrations from the experts. Unique to ODAC, each presentation focuses on practical pearls you can immediately use in your practice.

ODAC 2023 registration is now open! The event will be held January 13 – 15, 2023 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. Register today: 

U.S. Olympic Gymnast, Shannon Miller, to Give ODAC Keynote Address

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Shannon Miller, 7 time Olympic medalist and leader of the 1996 Magnificent 7, will give the keynote address at the ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference (ODAC). The address, “Gold Medal Mindset with Shannon Miller: Motivation, Teamwork & Commitment to Excellence,” will be given Friday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando.

Shannon will discuss how the gold medal mindset not only helped her win seven Olympic medals, but also battle cancer, and how these lessons continue to help her through the day-to-day effort of finding that illusive work-life balance. Shannon will share what it takes to succeed: the importance of goal setting, teamwork, positive attitude and resiliency.

“We are honored to have Shannon share her story of overcoming personal challenges, which can be an inspiration to us all,” said Shelley Tanner, CEO and president of SanovaWorks, which produces ODAC. “Shannon serves as the inaugural keynote speaker in recognition of our 20th ODAC. We look forward to developing a long tradition of keynote addresses that inspire and encourage for the year ahead.”

ODAC provides pearls and clinical updates in medical, aesthetic and surgical dermatology through an engaging learning experience, including live demonstrations, panel discussions and audience Q&As. ODAC historically attracts nearly 700 dermatology physicians, residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants each year. Up to 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are available. The conference runs from January 14 through January 17.

ODAC is a product of SanovaWorks, publisher of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) and producer of the Skin of Color Update conference.

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My Top Picks of Cosmeceuticals from SkinCeuticals

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My Top Picks of Cosmeceuticals from SkinCeuticals

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Active ingredients play a critical role in the efficacy and safety of cosmeceuticals. Join Dr. Zoe Draelos, as she shares information on cosmeceutical ingredients. This presentation will include information on the mechanisms of action and benefits for various skin conditions and concerns for ingredients found in SkinCeuticals products.

Zoe Diana Draelos, MD
Dermatology Consulting Services, PLLC

US Dermatology healthcare providers who attend the entire webinar will receive one full-sized item from the SkinCeuticals portfolio of skin care products. Products will be distributed by SkinCeuticals based on current inventory. Requests for specific products will not be taken. Shipments will be fulfilled in approximately six to eight weeks following the webinar. This program is only open to US Dermatology healthcare providers. PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER WITH THE ADDRESS YOU WOULD LIKE THE PRODUCT SHIPPED TO. ADDRESS CHANGES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. For questions about the product giveaway, please contact [email protected].

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ODAC Pre-Conference Symposium – Free Virtual Event

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The virtual event is free and open to all healthcare practitioners, however, pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 5:30PM ET – 8:30 PM ET

Who doesn’t enjoy a little taste, a nibble to entice the educational appetite that will no doubt be satiated by ODAC 2022? No need to answer because we have your fix. The ODAC Virtual Pre-Conference Symposium will be a unique academic appetizer developed using audience feedback to provide the best and most clinically translatable experience for attendees (think mini hot dogs of conferences – if you know, you know). Join us for case based, literature distilling discussions on Acne, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, and Hidradenitis with experts from across the country. Tune in to digest the repartee between moderator and ODAC co-Chair Dr. Adam Friedman and esteemed faculty, all aimed at filling your clinical dermatology stomachs. Do not pass and make sure to come back for seconds.


5:30-5:35PM ET – Welcome & Introductions – Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

5:35-5:55PM ET – Challenging Cases of Psoriasis – April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH

5:55-6:15PM ET – Challenging Cases of Acne – Jenna C. Lester, MD

6:15-6:30PM ET – Live Audience Q&A

6:30-7:30PM ET – Non-CME Product Theater Presentation Sponsored by Incyte – Atopic Dermatitis: The Burden of Disease & A Novel Topical Pathway – Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

7:30-7:35PM ET – Welcome & Introductions – Adam Friedman, MD

7:35-7:55PM ET – Challenging Cases of Atopic Dermatitis – Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH

7:55-8:15PM ET – Challenging Cases of Hidradenitis Suppurativa – Ginette A. Okoye, MD, FAAD

8:15-8:30PM ET – Live Audience Q&A


Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD


April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH
Jenna C. Lester, MD
Ginette A. Okoye, MD, FAAD
Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH


Non-CME Product Theater Presentation Sponsored by Incyte
Atopic Dermatitis: The Burden of Disease & A Novel Topical Pathway
Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD
Presentation Sponsored By Incyte Dermatology
*This sponsored workshop is non-CE and will not be recorded.

Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. In order to claim CE for this virtual symposium, you must be registered as a ODAC 2022 live attendee. Instructions on how to claim CE will be provided during the ODAC 2022 live event in Orlando, FL on January 14-17, 2022. You can register for ODAC 2022 here. (The sponsored workshop is non-CE.)

The recording of the CE portion of this symposium will only be available to re-watch on the ODAC 2022 Onsite App. You must be a ODAC 2022 live attendee to access this platform. (The non-CE sponsored workshop will not be recorded.)

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JAK/TYK2 Inhibition: New Frontiers in the Treatment of Psoriasis – Virtual CME Event

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Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disorder with associated comorbidities that are more than skin deep. Patients with psoriasis are at increased risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disease, malignancies, and anxiety/depression. These patients suffer from a diminished quality of life; conversely, treatment of the disease can improve quality of life and reduce morbidity. Unfortunately, data indicate that patients with psoriasis do not receive optimal treatment, and that clinicians are not sufficiently equipped to select appropriate therapy from among the many new treatment options. The proposed educational initiative will provide clinicians with a solid foundation for understanding the pathophysiology of psoriasis along with other autoimmune diseases, how this pathophysiology informs treatment options, and the most recent clinical trial data for current and emerging agents and management recommendations available to guide therapy selection.

Gary Goldenberg, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Dermatology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

This webinar is hosted by ODAC.
This activity is provided by the University of Cincinnati.
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is the educational partner.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

This initiative has been designed to address the educational needs of dermatology clinicians. It may also be of benefit to rheumatology and primary care clinicians, as well as other healthcare providers involved with or interested in the management of patients with psoriasis.

Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
– Identify the JAK/TYK2-STAT–mediated pathways involved in the pathophysiology of psoriasis
– Summarize evidence for the efficacy, safety, and mechanisms of action for new and emerging agents in psoriasis, and the implications for treatment
– Apply current research findings and recommendations to the treatment of psoriasis and comorbidities

– Pathophysiology of Psoriasis
– Recent Guidelines
– New Directions in Psoriasis Therapy: The Role of Recently Approved and Emerging Agents
– Tying it Together

Physician Accreditation Statement
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation Statement
The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PA Continuing Education
PAs may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credit for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

For questions regarding CME credit, contact the Paradigm CME Department at (845) 398-5949 or [email protected].

April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH
Associate Dean, Clinical Research
Professor of Dermatology
Director, Clinical Research Support, Southern California CTSI
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Gary Goldenberg, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Dermatology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

In accordance with ACCME requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below. Any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved.

April W. Armstrong, MD MPH
Consulting Fees: Abbvie Inc; Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company; Dermavant Sciences Inc; Eli Lilly and Company; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc; LEO Pharma Inc; Modernizing Medicine; Novartis; Ortho Dermatologics; Pfizer Inc; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Sanofi Genzyme; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Grant/Research Support: Abbvie Inc; Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company; Dermavant Sciences, Inc; Dermira; Eli Lilly and Company; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Research, Inc; LEO Pharma Inc; Novartis; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; Sanofi Genzyme; UCB Inc

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD
Consulting Fees: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Pfizer Inc
Speakers Bureau: Pfizer Inc

Gary Goldenberg, MD
Consulting Fees: Abbvie Inc; Eli Lilly and Company; Pfizer Inc
Speakers Bureau: Abbvie Inc; Eli Lilly and Company; Pfizer Inc
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New York (July 13, 2021) – The ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference (ODAC) announced the appointment of Omar N. Qutub, MD, FAAD, to the position of director of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Dr. Qutub is a medical and cosmetic dermatologist in private practice in Portland, Oregon. He will hold the position for the 2022 and 2023 conferences.

“We were impressed with Dr. Qutub’s innovative and impactful ideas for how to make ODAC more inclusive and diverse,” said Shelley Tanner, CEO and president of SanovaWorks, which produces ODAC. “Dr. Qutub’s passion for equity, inclusion and diversity in medicine is action-oriented and inspiring.”

In this role, Dr. Qutub will work closely with the ODAC Advisory Board and ODAC staff to promote the development and implementation of educational offerings aimed at improving cultural competence, diversity and equity within the field of dermatology. In addition, he will assist in creating a conference experience that is conducive to a collaborative learning environment that enhances professional development and advancement for all.

“With a focus on diversity and inclusion, I wholeheartedly believe that we can make strides as a specialty to serve all populations more proactively and thus more effectively,” said Dr. Qutub. “Serving as the director of EDI will invigorate what I view as a valuable aesthetic and medical training ground for young and experienced dermatologists alike.”

A graduate of Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Qutub completed his dermatology residency at Howard University Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. “At Howard, our mission was to serve the underserved, and to do so just as we would serve any other population; a lesson never once lost on me to this day,” said Dr. Qutub.

ODAC, which was founded in 2003, historically attracts nearly 800 dermatology physicians and allied health professionals each year. The 2022 event will take place January 14-17 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. ODAC is a product of SanovaWorks, publisher of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) and producer of the Skin of Color Update conference.




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CMMP Medical Student National Grant

SanovaWorks has developed a partnership with and in support of Comprehensive Medical Mentoring Program. We are happy to announce that SanovaWorks will match the CMMP Medical Student Grant fund, which was started to help medical students from underrepresented populations with residency preparation expenses. This matching donation will ensure that more students are able to benefit from the grant. We join other partners in support of CMMP’s efforts of mentoring students, promoting diversity in medicine, and giving back to the communities.


Medical Students, Grants are Now Available for Residency Expenses
Comprehensive Medical Mentoring Program (CMMP) is aware that applying to residency can be a daunting process which can also become more stressful given the associated expenses that come with it.

CMMP is providing grants up to $1,000 for rising 4th-year minority medical students as they are preparing for away rotations and residency applications.


    1. a rising 4th-year medical school student, and
    2. applying for residency for the 2022-2023 academic year, and
    3. a member of an underrepresented group in medicine,

SUBMIT your application today!

The application deadline is May 15, 2021

Apply Today:

SanovaWorks joins institutions that include George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Howard University Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and many others in support of CMMP.

Do you or an organization you know want to add your support to the Medical Student Grant Fund?

Contact Dr. Lauren Payne to add your company’s name to the partnership list: