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Thank you for your interest, the 2018 ARTE application is now closed.

Residents are eligible to attend the ODAC conference at a 20% discount. Use code RESIDENT at checkout to receive your special pricing.


For the 15th consecutive year, the ODAC conference has integrated a specific track into its program, tailored specifically for dermatology residents: Advanced Resident Training & Education (ARTE). And once again, we are delighted to extend 150 scholarships to qualifying US-based dermatology residents.

odac_new_badgeBOARD REVIEW WORKSHOP – Friday, January 12th, 1pm

Board Preparation Pre-Conference Workshop led by Program Director, Adam Friedman, MD.

The workshop focuses on general dermatology topics such as clinical and preventive dermatology, epidemiology of cutaneous diseases, dermatological manifestations of systemic disease, hair and nail disorders, skin cancer, and many more. This prep course will also include an audience response system for participants to examine and test their knowledge of more than 100 Kodachrome images. This will provide residents with the visual guidance needed to effectively evaluate, diagnose, and manage all forms of skin disease.


Also new this year, throughout the conference, specific talks and workshops of most relevance for the resident attendee will be highlighted in the meeting agenda.


For the 15th year, ODAC offers an exclusive half-day aesthetic workshop, including live demonstrations and hands-on training with REAL product, designed specifically for the dermatology resident.



  • ODAC is attended by 97% of US dermatology residency programs; many scholarship recipients solidify their commitment to the specialty and develop their leadership skills through participation in ARTE.
  • ARTE offers educational and networking activities with an acute focus on the most important issues facing residents today:
    • Concentration on core therapeutic areas
    • Insights into Board Review
    • Understanding practice management
    • Introduction to aesthetic practices
  • Not only is the medical education relevant and cutting edge, but the network of personal and professional support is an invaluable investment in your education, career, and personal growth!


  1. Complimentary conference registration
  2. 3 nights shared accommodations at National Doral (roommates assigned)
  3. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks
  4. Reserved seat in the Board Review pre-workshop
  5. Reserved seat in Resident Aesthetic Summit


Thank you for your interest, the 2018 ARTE application is now closed.

Residents are eligible to attend the ODAC conference at a 20% discount. Use code RESIDENT at checkout to receive your special pricing.

  • Only 150 scholarships will be awarded.
  • In order to be considered for the scholarship, all applications must be complete.
  • Applications are only open to US-based dermatology residents and fellows.
  • All scholarship applicants will be notified by November regarding their application status.
    • Customary acceptance rounds will commence after July 1, 2017 and will continue periodically until November 30, 2017.
    • Please keep the conference dates of January 12-15, 2018 open until further notice.
  • Scholarships are not finalized until travel arrangement confirmations are received.
  • * Do not make travel arrangements until you have received formal confirmation of your scholarship award.
  • Scholarship awardees must agree to the ARTE Scholarship Commitment.


ODAC Poster Abstract Submissions

General Poster Session
This session is judged in advance by members of the ODAC and Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) Advisory Boards.

Eighth Annual ARTE Poster Competition

This session is exclusively for resident poster submissions. All submissions should have a focus on current innovations and discoveries in the field of dermatology. The winner of the poster competition will receive an award and their abstract will be published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD).

All posters will be judged onsite by the ODAC Department Chair Council.

*Your poster abstract may only be submitted to one session, not both.

Submit Abstract



You are encouraged to submit abstracts on current and emerging issues related but not limited to*:

  • Natural Ingredients in Skin Care
  • Non-surgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Psorasis
  • Actinic Keratoses and Skin Cancer
  • Acne and Rosacea
  • Facial Dermatoses
  • Skin of Color
  • Combination Therapies
  • Dermatologic Psychology
  • Patient Evaluation
  • and more…

*Respondents are encouraged to recommend additional and emerging topic areas


General Poster Session: Dermatology providers, health plans, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, analysts, technology providers, and consultants.

Eighth Annual ARTE Poster Competition: Residents in dermatology.


Poster presentation submission final deadline: November 5, 2017


Submitting parties receive automatic notification that the poster submission has been received. However, due to the high volume of submissions, additional acknowledgement may not be sent unless the poster is accepted by the review committee.

Abstract submissions are reviewed by a committee comprised of healthcare professionals serving on the ODAC and JDD advisory boards. Conference managers also review all abstracts. Content is evaluated based on the quality and relevance of topic, educational value, timeliness, and clearly identified objectives. ODAC reserves the right to make final decisions regarding acceptance of abstracts for poster presentation sessions.


General Poster Session*
Licensed healthcare providers whose posters are accepted for presenting are given a reduced registration fee of 50% off the current fee. 50% off cannot be applied to industry or non-licensed healthcare providers.

Annual ARTE Poster Competition*
Residents and Fellows who have posters accepted for presentation will be awarded a priority ARTE in Dermatology Scholarship to attend ODAC. The ARTE in Dermatology Scholarship program supports a specialized track of the ODAC conference that is specifically designed by key thought-leaders to meet the needs of dermatology residents in training. The ARTE in Dermatology Scholarship program offers educational and networking activities with an acute focus on the most important issues facing residents today: concentration on core therapeutic areas, insight into board review, understanding practice management, and an introduction to aesthetic practices. Residents whose posters are accepted but are not in the ARTE scholarship program can receive 50% of reduced registration fee.

*Once your poster has been accepted, you will be given information on how to register for ODAC as a Poster Presenter.


Posters must meet the following guidelines to be considered:

  1. Poster should be no larger than 4 feet high x 3.5 feet wide.
  2. If your poster exceeds this size, due to space, it may not be displayed.
  3. Poster font should be in an easily read size from a distance of up to 6 feet.
  4. Materials will be provided by the ODAC Organizers to mount your poster.
  5. Please ensure that your poster is displayed on the correct poster board. Do not write or paint on the poster boards.

Poster Mounting and Display Times:

  1. Posters must be mounted on the first day, Friday, January 13, 2018 between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm
  2. Posters must remain displayed until Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 pm.

If poster is selected, authors agree to:

  1. Present information in an objective manner without bias to a particular company, program, or product.
  2. Information in the abstract submission may be reproduced for use in conference materials including the electronic presentations (PDF only) and printed documentation.


Click here to submit a poster abstract.