Welcome to the CDS

Our Mission

The purpose of the Chicago Dermatological Society is to educate its members and guests (medical residents and students) in dermatology and its subspecialties, and to promote:

  • Excellence in patient care
  • Adherence to a high level of ethical conduct and professionalism
  • Dermatology related research
  • A spirit of community among its members
  • Public interest relating to dermatology

 Items of Interest

The CDS website is intended to be a resource to the Chicago dermatological community, and to celebrate the accomplishments of our members over the years. In addition to information about the regular CDS clinical conferences, the site also provides information and videos concerning the rich history of dermatology in Chicago, including the pioneers of the profession. We hope you will take some time to browse through the content and that you find it interesting.  

Education and Programs

May 3rd Conference - Registration is now open

We are thrilled to invite you to our next CDS Education Conference on May3rd, 9am - 2pm featuring Steven T. Chen, MD, MPH, MS-HPEd, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School.  The conference will be held at the Gleacher Convention Center.


  • This event offers a networking opportunity to visit with your fellow dermatologists, our corporate sponsors and to hear some great clinical presentations! 
  • CME will be offered for this program. 
  • As a reminder, you will need to sign-in to the website to register. 
  • Please note - Members and residents (as well as residency staff coordinators) can register medical students and research fellows as guests.  However, the guests cannot register themselves. 

June 5 Presidents Conference (information coming soon)
  • Full schedule for this academic year - 2022-2023.
  • Full schedule for the 2023-24 academic year
  • View "FAQ's" about the new licensure CME requirement.