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October 2019

MOC CertLink ODAC Dermatology

DR. STRATMAN TO PRESENT MOC CERTLINK AT ODAC

By | ODAC

NEW YORK (Oct. 30, 2019) – Erik J. Stratman, MD, 2019 President of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD), to present on Maintenance of Certification (MOC) CertLink in January at ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical conference.

Changes to MOC

A major shift in continuing certification is coming for board-certified dermatologists in January. Erik J. Stratman, MD will present, “Changes to Your MOC Requirements: What Every Dermatologist Should Know about CertLink,” on January 17th, 2020 at the J.W. Marriot in Orlando, Florida.

Workshop Description

Dr. Stratman will walk-through the CertLink® MOC program and demonstrate its design, rationale and navigation. According to the ABD, CertLink provides the utmost flexibility in MOC and provides an alternative to the one-time, sit-down, high stakes in-person MOC examination. Dermatologists will be able to go online and take test questions in the convenience of their own home or office at various times throughout the year.

ABD MOC CertLink®

CertLink® is a longitudinal testing platform. The platform is designed to test and build medical knowledge in a “test to competence” type model.  In addition, CertLink® will keep dermatologists up to date by providing the latest articles from dermatology subspecialties. CertLink™ assessment platform is powered by American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Registration and Fees

The pre-conference workshop is provided complimentary for dermatologists registered for ODAC 2020.

About ODAC

Attend ODAC to stay connected, informed, and up-to-date in dermatology. ODAC (previously Orlando Derm) is one of the largest and most prestigious conferences of the year. ODAC attracts a national audience of over 650 US Dermatology Physicians, Dermatology Residents, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Visit orlandoderm.org to register for ODAC and attend this workshop.  ODAC is a product of SanovaWorks.

 

 

ODAC Dermatology Sold Out Hot Topics

ODAC OFFERS MORE ACCESS TO HOT TOPICS

By | ODAC, Press

New York (Oct. 28, 2019) – The ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference (ODAC) is extending its program for 2020 with additional time for ODAC hot topics, general sessions and workshops.

Attendee Feedback

“We’ve listened to our attendees and altered our program to provide greater access to the hottest topics in the field,” said Perry Robins, MD, dermatologist and founder of ODAC. “Our sessions are led by expert faculty who provide the latest research and clinical updates on a variety of medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology topics.”

The 2020 conference will be held January 17-20 at the JW Marriott in Orlando, Florida. ODAC, which started in 2003, attracts more than 650 dermatology physicians, residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants each year.

The 2020 conference focuses on clinical dermatology updates, new treatments, new uses for old treatments, new product lines, changes to therapeutic guidelines, and hot and controversial topics. The interactive learning experience includes more than 20 workshops and more than 5 hours of live aesthetic demonstrations. In addition, ODAC offers hands-on sessions, live Q&As and opportunities to dialogue with leaders in the field. Up to 31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are available.

One-of-a-Kind

“There is no other conference like ODAC,” said dermatologist and conference chair James Spencer, MD, MS. “Each presentation provides practical pearls you can implement in your practice. This will be my 17th ODAC, and this meeting keeps getting better and better.”

In addition, three pre-conference workshops are available the first day of the conference:

  • “Comprehensive Nonsurgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation” with Martin Braun, MD
  • “Maintenance of Certification Workshop (Self-Assessment Credit)” with Erik Stratman, MD
  • “Derm In-Review Board Review” with session chair and conference medical director Adam Friedman, MD (in partnership with George Washington University)

Additional Faculty

  • Joel L. Cohen, MD, vice conference chair
  • Susan H. Weinkle, MD, vice conference chair
  • Martin Braun, MD
  • Justin Finch, MD
  • Robert Gotkin, MD
  • Jeremy Green, MD
  • William Hanke, MD
  • John Harris, MD
  • Sima Jain, MD
  • Terrence Keaney, MD
  • Leon Kircik, MD
  • Yasmine Kirkorian, MD
  • Sailesh Konda, MD
  • Angelo Landriscina, MD
  • Kavita Mariwalla, MD
  • Amy McMichael, MD
  • Alan Menter, MD
  • David Miller, MD
  • Vishal Patel, MD
  • Desiree Ratner, MD
  • Victor Ross, MD
  • Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD
  • Linda Stein Gold, MD
  • Erik Stratman, MD
  • Jackie Yee, MD
  • Jonathan Zippin, MD

Attendees may visit the exhibit hall that showcases the latest innovations in dermatology by more than 70 companies. In addition, more than 80 research and case study posters are available for viewing. The Advanced Resident Training and Education (ARTE) scholarship program provides the ODAC learning experience to more than 100 future dermatologists.

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

Registration is available at orlandoderm.org.

Shelley Tanner and Perry Robins Skin Cancer Foundation Gala

CHAMPIONS FOR CHANGE WITH SHELLEY TANNER

By | A Note from Shelley

NEW YORK (Oct. 24, 2019) A Note from Shelley Tanner, CEO/President

Champions for Change Gala

On October 17th, I had the great honor of attending as a Committee Member for the The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Champions for Change Gala, held at the Plaza in New York.

It was a wonderful evening celebrating The Skin Cancer Foundation’s 40th year of existence, and vital work advancing research initiatives, educational campaigns, and community programs that save lives. With 400 guests in attendance, more than $700,000 was raised. That’s something to celebrate! 

Recognition for Sandy Klein

Shelley Tanner SanovaworksDuring the evening special recognition was given to Sandy Klein, SCF’s 2019 Champion for Change honoree for his ongoing commitment and support of SCF. On behalf of the whole SanovaWorks Team, we celebrate Sandy for this special honor. This year SCF’s Media Award was given to Parents magazine for the article, “Here Comes the Sunscreen” by Leslie Goldman. This award recognizes excellence in print, broadcast and online journalism that addresses skin cancer prevention, early detection, and/or treatment. Thank you to Ms. Goldman and Parents Executive Editor Julia Edelstein for their contribution to skin cancer prevention and early detection.

Skin Cancer Foundation Mission

For 40 years, The Skin Cancer Foundation has worked to educate the public on the importance of skin cancer prevention, early detection and prompt, effective treatment. The dedicated staff works with physician members, corporate partners, directors and donors, to treat and prevent skin cancer and, ultimately, save lives. 

As a cancer survivor, I am hyper aware of the importance of the “what’s that moment”, –like when Susan Manber’s daughter asked about the small white dot on her nose. It was only the tip of the iceberg, in so many ways. For skin cancer, the tip of the iceberg is visible, so be on the lookout and continually ask “what’s that?” 

A Special Thank You

A special thank you to Jane Brody for covering Susan’s story. I was born in Australia and spent the first half of my life there, where a story like Susan’s is all too common. Although skin cancer and melanoma rates in the US are not as high as they are Down Under, most people don’t realize not only how prevalent it is – but how preventable it is! Continually ask “what’s that?” about any skin changes you see; better to ask– if it’s nothing, carry on, but if not, you have early detection. Thank you Skin Cancer Foundation for launching “The Big See” to draw more attention to this.

Except for the year that I was undergoing chemotherapy myself, I’ve been to the Skin Cancer Foundation Gala for the past 15 years or so. My favorite thing about the Gala is seeing a passionate group of people come together to support this worthy cause. Skin cancer touches the lives of everyone. The SCF gala brings together dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and other healthcare practitioners, skin care industry teams, professional and consumer media, journalists, high-profile personalities, patients, family, and philanthropists to work on this common goal. I can say with confidence that as a cancer patient, I felt deep gratitude for everything that came together to provide the level of treatment I was able to access. The Skin Cancer Foundation helps to provide that same level of treatment and support. Thank you, SCF.

 

Regards, Shelley Tanner

Skin of Color Update Press Coverage

SKIN OF COLOR UPDATE 2019 COVERAGE

By | Press, Skin of Color, Skin of Color Update

NEW YORK (Oct. 15, 2019) Skin of Color Update 2019 continues to receive coverage from various media outlets after producing a sold out event.  A SanovaLive event, Skin of Color Update, Sept. 7 & 8, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square hosted an expert faculty with 2 days education, networking and discovery.  This 2-day event attracted over 300 dermatology providers from all over the US. Missed the event? Purchase it on-demand here.

See what the media has to say about the event and register for Skin of Color Update 2020 before it sells out.

The Dermatologist covered Wendy Roberts, MD session on Hair and Scalp Disorders: A Review of Alternative Therapies


In an interview with The Dermatologist, Skin of Color Update presenter Cheryl M. Burgess, MD, discusses  her lecture on common cosmetic concerns among patients with skin of color and the importance of recognizing adverse reactions.


Sun protection in Skin of Color patients still matters. Find out what Henry Lim, MD had to say in an interview with The Dermatologist regarding his lecture at Skin of Color Update 2019.  Read more.


Skin of Color Update speaker Theodore Rosen, MD presented on hidradenitis suppurativa in the black community and the improvement of disease control.  Read an overview of his session here.


Andrew Alexis, MD presented clinical findings on new drugs that particularly benefit skin of color patients with acne. Read the overview on Dermatology News.


Skin of color poses some unique challenges when it comes to diagnosing atopic dermatitis (AD). In a recent interview, co-founder and co-chair Andrew Alexis, MD discusses his challenges and pearls for treating AD in skin of color.  Read more.


Dermatology News recently covered Wendy Roberts, MD Skin of Color Update 2019 presentation on combination treatments for pseudofolliculitis barbae.  Read the interview and more here.


Whitening of skin remained charged topic at the recent Skin of Color Update, co-founder and co-chair Eliot F. Battle, Jr. MD lead the discussion with an interesting expert opinion on the topic.  Read more.


Register for Skin of Color Update at the Sheridan Times Square, September 12 and 13, 2020.

Purchase Skin of Color Update On-Demand:

Skin of Color Update Dermatology On-Demand

ODAC 2020 ARTE Dermatology Resident Scholarships

DERMATOLOGY RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ODAC 2020

By | ODAC, Residents

ORLANDO (updated Oct.16, 2019) ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical (ODAC) conference announced the first round of dermatology resident scholarships for the January 17 – 20, 2020 meeting at the JW Marriott, Orlando, Florida.

ODAC has awarded over 3,000 dermatology resident scholarships over 16 years, and is hailed the #1 and largest scholarship program for dermatology meetings.

Each year, nearly 900 dermatologists and allied health professionals attend ODAC making it one of the largest medical, aesthetic and surgical dermatology conferences in the United States.  Of the 900 attendees, ODAC hosts over 150 US dermatology residents as part of the Advanced Resident Training Education (ARTE) Scholarship program.

Dermatology residents attending ODAC have the opportunity to be paired one-on-one with a mentor, publish with media partners, and present an abstract in the Annual ARTE Scholar Poster Session.  ODAC offers content specifically designed for the dermatologist-in-training including:

  • Dermatology In-Review Board Review Session hosted in conjunction with George Washington University
  • Resident Program Track with specific talks and workshops of most relevance for the resident attendee
  • 17th Annual Hands-On Aesthetic Training Workshop
  • 10th Annual Resident ARTE Scholar Poster Competition
  • Pair one-on-one with an expert mentor in the dermatology field
  • Publish in Next Steps in Derm

From July to October 18th, ODAC accepts over 500 scholarship applications from dermatology residents training at over 160 US Dermatology Residency programs for MD and DO.  Resident applicants submit their C.V., a letter of good standing for their residency and compete with other program residents for the coveted scholarship positions.

On behalf of SanovaWorks,  we would like to congrats the first and second round of ARTE Scholar Awardees:

Blair Saunders Allais MD
Kathryn Lee Anderson MD
Brandon Michael Basehore DO
Cassandra Beard DO
Lisa Bedford MD
Hamza Dastgir Bhatti DO
Nathan Bibliowicz DO
Nikoleta Brankov MD
Margaret E Brown MD
Soham Chaudhari DO
Judy Cheng MD
Hassie Cooper DO
Megan Cronin MD
George Olen Denny MD, MS
Shannon Quirk Detty MD
Ashley Marie Dietrich MD
Andrew Spiros Dorizas MD
Andrew Colin Duncanson DO
Misty Eleryan MD, MS
Amarachi Chioma Eseonu MD
Jessica Feig MD PhD
Aaron Yeu Wah Fong MD
Fabrizio (Marina) Galimberti MD PhD
Zachary Gillooly MD
Sibel Gokce MD
Alexandra Grammenos DO
Anna Gregoire MD
Erica Ann Grilletta M.D.
Christopher Haley M.D.
Ingrid Herskovitz MD
Angela Hou MD
Gabriel Isaza-Gonzalez MD
Reshmi Kapoor MD
Genevieve York Kaunitz MD
Trisha Khanna md
Raymond Kleinfelder DO
Steven Krueger MD
Olivia Yu-Ping Lai MD
Yi Chun Lai MD, MPH
Krista Larson MD
Danielle Raffaella Lazzara DO
Ming Hua Lee MD
Yumeng Li MD MS
Xiaoxiao Li MD, PhD
Sarah Lonowski MD, MBA
Jason Mammino DO
Eric Maranda MD
Samantha Alexa Marrone MD
Jacqueline McKesey MD, MS
John Richard Moesch DO
Tasneem Mohammad MD
Tejaswi V Mudigonda MD
Robert D Murgia DO
Nicole Negbenebor MD
Kevin Nethers MD
Sarah Nichols MD
Timothy Nyckowski D.O.
Amit Om MD
Jigar Patel MD
Manoj Karbhari Pawar MD
Quy Pham MD
Ji Qi MD
Saleh Rachidi MD, PhD
Asmi Sanghvi DO
William Schaffenburg MD
Gene Schwartz MD
Mehreen Joy Sheikh DO
Betty Song MD
Olivera Stojadinovic MD
Shalini Thareja MD
Rebecca Stoner Thornhill MD
Jeffrey Wargo MD
Brooke Wehausen DO
Allison Weinkle MD
Annie Wester MD
Kiyanna Williams MD
Aubrey Elizabeth Winn MD
Yi Yang MD
Mina Zarei MD
Myron Zhang MD
Patrick Zito DO, PharmD

There is still time to apply! ODAC is accepting applications until October 18, 2019.  Apply now.

 

About ODAC

ODAC is the premier clinical dermatology conference expertly curated to provide comprehensive, annual updates and fresh pearls in medical, aesthetic and surgical dermatology.  The ODAC dermatology conference focuses on new uses for old treatments, incorporating new treatments, products and treatment lines, critical updates in diagnosis guidelines, as well as advanced techniques for enhancing your surgical and nonsurgical patient outcomes.