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Friedman Dermatologist ODAC disaster preparedness

ODAC AND JDD HELP IDENTIFY NEED FOR DISASTER TRAINING AMONG DERMATOLOGISTS

By | ODAC, Press

A new study from the George Washington University found that many dermatologists are unprepared to respond to biological disasters and that the specialty would benefit from formal preparedness training.

WASHINGTON (Jan. 30, 2020) — The dermatology community is inadequately prepared for a biological disaster and would benefit from a formal preparedness training program, according to a study from the George Washington University (GW). The article is published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.

Natural and man-made disasters can cause a range of dermatologic conditions due to environmental exposures, such as secondary infections following a flood, irritation from blistering agents used in chemical warfare, and acute and chronic effects of cutaneous radiation syndrome. A 2003 survey revealed that 88% of dermatologists felt unprepared to respond to a biological attack — this new survey shows that the need for training still exists.

“Recognizing and diagnosing the conditions that can arise following a disaster requires diagnostic acumen, knowledge on reporting, and short- and long-term management strategies,” said Adam Friedman, MD, interim chair of the Department of Dermatology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and senior author on the study.

This current survey from an interdisciplinary team of dermatology and emergency medicine researchers, led by Emily Murphy, a research fellow in the GW Department of Dermatology, examines whether the field of dermatology has advanced in its bioterrorism preparedness.

The survey, disseminated via the ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical conference listserv, found that only 28.9% of respondents received training in disaster preparedness and response. The respondents to the survey frequently commented that they felt dermatologists should be prepared for bioterrorism-related cutaneous diseases, such as anthrax or smallpox-related diseases, as well as infections resulting from natural disasters.

Similar to the 2003 survey, the authors found that few dermatologists received adequate bioterrorism preparedness training. Even among those who had reported training, many indicated they felt ill prepared to manage patients affected by disasters, especially biological attacks and nuclear or radiological events.

“While few respondents to the survey were trained in disaster preparedness, it is encouraging that 75% reported that it should be included in dermatology training,” Friedman said. “It is a necessary tool to advance the field.”

James Phillips, MD, section chief of disaster and operational medicine in the GW Department of Emergency Medicine, director of the GW Disaster Medicine Fellowship, and co-author on the study, agreed: “My fellows and I found great value in partnering with our dermatology colleagues for this project. It is my firm belief that, while disaster medicine and emergency management primarily fall within the scope of emergency medicine and trauma surgery, education, and training for other specialties is of great value and is virtually unexplored. In an increasingly complex disaster environment, we welcome such research collaborations with other GW specialists.”

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The article, titled “A Survey of Dermatologists’ Preparedness for Natural and Man-made Disasters,” is published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and can be found at jddonline.com/articles/dermatology/S1545961620P0016X/1.

ODAC DERMATOLOGY AESTHETIC & SURGICAL CONFERENCE 2020

By | A Note from Shelley, ODAC

NEW YORK (Jan. 28, 2020) – A Note from Shelley Tanner, SanovaWorks CEO/President

The SanovaWorks team was at our usual mid January event, The ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference held January 17-20 in Orlando, Florida.

This year we celebrated a sold out conference with over 850 attendees that included US dermatologists, ARTE Scholar residents, dermatology nurse practitioners/physician assistants and industry leaders. The 11 breakout sessions, 12 sponsored sessions,10 live demonstrations, 10 roundtable sessions, and industry supported sessions, each with over 75 attendees and a brand new, 4-hour pre-conference aesthetic workshop with Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera were filled. 

A successful Monday program for 100+ dermatology residents and young dermatologists with hands-on injection training a young dermatology leader and mentorship program that offered seven dermatology residents the opportunity to connect one-on-one with leaders in the various areas of dermatology. 

Outstanding Educator & Mentor in Dermatology Award

The ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference, in partnership with the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), honored dermatologist Susan H. Weinkle, MD, with the Outstanding Educator & Mentor in Dermatology Award at the conference. 

It is a pleasure and an honor to recognize the tireless work of exceptional leaders in Dermatology, not only do these dermatology leaders dedicate their entire lives to benefiting patients every day, but after the “work day” ends, they spend countless hours involved in activities to improve the specialty’s future. We congratulate Dr. Weinkle for being chosen for this award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to educating and mentoring the next generation of dermatologists, and who have devoted a major portion of his or her professional life to enhancing the practice and profession of dermatology through education.

“Physicians around the globe have learned so much from Dr. Susan Weinkle,” said dermatologist and ODAC vice conference chair Joel Cohen, MD. “Susan has given all of us in aesthetics so much of her time and energy, and I am honored to present this award to her.”

More About Susan H. Weinkle, MD

Dr. Weinkle is an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. She is a past president of the Women’s Dermatological Society and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Weinkle is a former committee chair and member of the board of directors of several dermatology organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, and Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Weinkle is in private practice in Bradenton, Fla., specializing in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Her daughter, Allison, will join the practice upon completion of her dermatology residency and fellowships in cosmetic dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

The recipient of the Outstanding Educator & Mentor in Dermatology Award, given by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, is nominated and chosen through the recommendation of a panel of senior national thought-leaders in dermatology, a committee of dermatology practitioners and several industry leaders.

About the JDD

The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), a full-color, peer-reviewed publication indexed with MEDLINE ® /PubMed ® , was founded by dermatologist Perry Robins, MD. Now in its 19th year, it offers one of the fastest routes to disseminate dermatologic information, and is considered the fastest growing publication in dermatology, presenting original articles, award-winning case reports, and timely features pertaining to new methods, techniques, and drug therapy in dermatology, which provide readers with peer-reviewed content of the utmost quality. JDD is available complimentary to US dermatologists, residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.  Sign up at JDDonline.com

When the SanovaWorks team is in the ODAC zone and we are producing this conference and presenting awards for exceptional work, it is all worth that extra effort and push we give. I want to thank my team, the physicians, exhibitors and everyone who made ODAC 2020 a success.

Planning for ODAC January 15 – 18,  2021 is underway and I look forward to another successful and (SOLD OUT!) conference. Join us as an attendee or supporter.  

Cheers!

Shelley

Shelley Tanner, President CEO SanovaWorks

Susan Weinkle ODAC Award

ODAC VICE CHAIR SUSAN WEINKLE, MD RECOGNIZED AS OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR & MENTOR

By | ODAC, Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2020) – The ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference, in partnership with the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), honored dermatologist Susan H. Weinkle, MD, with the Outstanding Educator & Mentor in Dermatology Award at the conference held January 17-20 in Orlando, Fla.

The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to educating and mentoring the next generation of dermatologists, and who have devoted a major portion of his or her professional life to enhancing the practice and profession of dermatology through education.

“It is a pleasure and an honor to recognize the tireless work of exceptional leaders in dermatology,” said Shelley Tanner, CEO and president of SanovaWorks, which produces the JDD, ODAC, Derm In-Review and Next Steps in Dermatology. “Not only do these dermatology leaders dedicate their entire lives to benefiting patients every day, but after the “work day” ends, they spend countless hours involved in activities to improve the specialty’s future. We congratulate Dr. Weinkle for being chosen for this award.”

“Physicians around the globe have learned so much from Dr. Susan Weinkle,” said dermatologist and ODAC vice conference chair Joel Cohen, MD. “Susan has given all of us in aesthetics so much of her time and energy, and I am honored to present this award to her.”

Dr. Weinkle is an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla. She is a past president of the Women’s Dermatological Society and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Weinkle is a former committee chair and member of the board of directors of several dermatology organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, and Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Weinkle is in private practice in Bradenton, Fla., specializing in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Her daughter, Allison, will join the practice upon completion of her dermatology residency and fellowships in cosmetic dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

The recipient of the Outstanding Educator & Mentor in Dermatology Award, given by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, is nominated and chosen through the recommendation of a panel of senior national thought-leaders in dermatology, a committee of dermatology practitioners and several industry leaders.

 

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.

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.