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

Welcome to the new CDS website!  We hope you will like the new look and features.  As we make this transition, there could be a few minor disruptions as we finish building the content.  Please accept our apology if there are any inconveniences. (posted 12/29/2013)


Education & Programs

New!  We are pleased to announce the results of the 2018 June K. Robinson MD Poster Contest

Next Monthly Conference -- The next cds conference is on Wednesday, September 12 in Rosemont.   

Monthly conference schedules
   2017-2018 Schedule 
   Next year - 2018-2019

News & Member Items

  • We are deeply saddened with the news that our longtime member, Sidney Barsky, MD, passed away on the morning of May 14th.  He was a true leader of dermatology, not only in Chicago but nationally.  A chapel service will take place on Tuesday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie followed by burial at Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge.  Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

  • View current announcements posted by CDS members.

  • NEW!  CDS is pleased to announce the June K. Robinson Poster Competition.  Posters should educate health professionals about unusual clinical cases, novel research findings or innovative medical management/procedures.  CLICK HERE for complete details.