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The ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference (ODAC) recently announced changes to its advisory committee. Dermatologist Adam Friedman, MD, will now serve as ODAC co-chair. Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon James Spencer, MD, will now serve as ODAC co-chair emeritus.

Dr. Friedman, who has served as ODAC medical director since 2017, will now oversee ODAC’s medical dermatology offerings. He will serve alongside dermatologists and Mohs surgeons Joel Cohen, MD, who is co-chair of procedural dermatology, and Susan Weinkle, MD, who is co-chair of aesthetic dermatology. Dr. Friedman also is chair of the GW SMHS Department of Dermatology in Washington, D.C., and is the founding director of the GW Dermatology Residency Program, director of Translational Research in the Department of Dermatology and director of the Supportive Oncodermatology Program at the GW Cancer Center.

“Dr. Friedman has a wealth of knowledge on both medical dermatology and medical education, including how to create compelling educational experiences that translate into improved patient care,” said Shelley Tanner, CEO and president of SanovaWorks, which produces ODAC. “We look forward to his continued contributions for years to come.”

Dr. Spencer, who has served as ODAC chair for 10 years, will now serve as a senior advisor. He will also continue lecturing at ODAC on skin cancer related topics. Dr. Spencer is in private practice in St. Petersburg, Fla., and also serves as clinical professor of dermatology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

“Dr. Spencer has been instrumental in ODAC’s growth since the conference’s inception,” said Ms. Tanner. “We are grateful for his leadership and look forward to his continued impact through his advisory role.”

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.