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New York (Mar. 17, 2021) – Adam Friedman, MD, medical director of the ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference (ODAC) was recently named chair of the GW SMHS Department of Dermatology in Washington, D.C. Dr. Friedman has served as interim chair since February 2019, 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.

During his time as interim chair, Dr. Friedman further strengthened collaborative ties between ODAC and GW SMHS through multiple and ongoing educational activities, including the GW Translational Science Lecture Series, the award-winning Krazy Kodachromes, and more recently, the 2020 DCAD conference, the GW Appraisal of Acne conference and the Core Crusher Basic Boot Camp Exam Prep Course.

“Dr. Friedman has worked tirelessly to ensure all dermatologists have access to the latest educational developments in the specialty,” said Shelley Tanner, CEO and president of SanovaWorks, which produces ODAC. “He expertly knows how to engage audiences in their education, creating programs that make learning compelling and applicable to daily practice. We are thankful to have his insight at work in our programs.”

Dr. Friedman has served as ODAC medical director since 2017. In this role, Dr. Friedman has been instrumental in cultivating and expanding the medical dermatology section of the educational program, in addition to generating opportunities for residents.

Dr. Friedman also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), hosts the JDD Podcast and is the senior editor of and chairs the Derm In-Review Advisory Council. JDD and Derm In-Review are also products of SanovaWorks.

ODAC, which began in 2003, historically attracts nearly 700 dermatology physicians, residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants each year. The 2022 event will take place January 14-17 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando.

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