NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Laser expert and dermatologist Jill S. Waibel, MD, will provide the keynote speech, "Lasers for Trauma Rehabilitation: Giving Humans the Power to Heal Themselves," at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference (ODAC) to be held Jan. 15-18, 2016. Dr. Waibel was recently featured in national news coverage regarding her work in using the latest advancements in lasers to help heal the scars of Kim Phuc. As a child, Ms. Phuc was severely burned by napalm during the Vietnam War, an experience that was captured in an iconic image.
"We are thrilled Dr. Waibel will be sharing her expertise on using lasers for trauma rehabilitation," said dermatologist James Spencer, MD, chairperson of the event. "While lasers in dermatology are more commonly thought of for aesthetic purposes, lasers can also help reduce the severe pain burn victims experience. This session continues ODAC's mission of increasing the knowledge and skill of dermatologists, which, in turn, improves patient care."
The conference will address a variety of cosmetic, surgical and medical dermatology topics through an interactive learning experience, including live demonstrations. A hands-on injectable session will provide participants the opportunity to practice their injection techniques on synthetic skin, and participants can feel different products at a hands-on cosmeceutical workshop. In addition, real-time surveys and live Q&As will also be a part of the ODAC learning experience.
"Attending ODAC is an investment in your patients," said Dr. Spencer. "ODAC provides the perfect balance of medical and aesthetic training in the latest advancements in dermatology."
In addition to educational sessions, the conference will offer an exhibit hall featuring more than 60 companies showcasing the latest innovations in dermatology. A poster session will also be available. More than 560 registered practitioners from 45 U.S. states attended the 2015 event.
Besides educating experienced dermatologists, ODAC annually hosts the Advanced Resident Training and Education (ARTE) scholarship program, providing the ODAC learning experience to more than 150 future dermatologists. Residents can also participate in the seventh annual ARTE Poster Competition.
ODAC will be held at the Omni Orlando Resort in Championsgate, Florida, approximately 30 miles from Orlando. Registration is available at orlandoderm.org. ODAC was founded in 2003 by dermatologist Perry Robins, MD, and is a product of SanovaWorks.
SOURCE Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference (ODAC)