Orlando, FL, January 22, 2013 -- With record-breaking attendance of over
800 attendees, the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical (ODAC)
conference proudly welcomed three leading executive officers to its 10th
annual program, which opened yesterday at the Omni ChampionsGate in
To kick off the conference, BILL HUMPHRIES, President & CEO, MERZ, INC.,
JOHN KOCONIS, President & CEO, LEO PHARMA, INC, and J. MICHAEL PEARSON,
Chairman & CEO, VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL offered their unique
perspectives on the future of dermatology during an exclusive keynote
panel address lead by Conference Chair James Spencer, MD, MS, Director,
Spencer Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center.
Of many topics, the executives offered these comments regarding the
importance of understanding the changing landscape for resident physicians
today. Bill Humphries, President & CEO, Merz, Inc. noted, Educating and
providing product services to residents is critical. As a company, we are
vested in working with the Chairs of these institutions to find a
compliant and effective way to provide not only products and services,
but, an appropriate exchange of scientific information to meet the needs
of these future dermatologists.
John Koconis, President & CEO, Leo Pharma, Inc. stressed the importance of
patient-centricity; adding, There is a better way, and what that means
is focusing around the needs of the patient.
J. Michael Pearson, Chairman and CEO, Valeant Pharmaceuticals
International, continued, We are a business. We look for performance and
put money against the things that help us help you with your business.
ODAC commenced on January 21, 2013. Now concluding its tenth successful
year, the ODAC conference provides a balance of medical and aesthetic
training, delivering a comprehensive and compelling look at the practice
of dermatology. Through interactive workshops, live demonstrations, and
presentations from top industry leaders, ODAC uses a state-of-the-art
audience response system, unrivaled in similar industry meetings, that
adds an element of excitement and interactivity‹all while providing
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to conference delegates.
The ODAC conference is produced by SanovaWorks, a Manhattan based
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