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 & Programs

  • The next CDS Conference on Wednesday, December 8th.  This will be a "hybrid" meeting with presentations given online.  Attendees will be able to participate in-person at the Gleacher Center or online.  
  • CDS Art of Skin Gala -- Come back soon for more information about this exciting event scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2022! 
    • Sponsors and Donors . . . CLICK HERE to make a remittance
  • Special Note -- License Renewal Continuing Education -- Physicians are required to complete continuing education in opioid prescribing and sexual harassment.  Dermatologists who are members of the Illinois Dermatological Society are automatically part of the IDS group membership in the Illinois State Medical Society, which gets you access to online courses that fulfill the licensure requirement.

News & Member Items