CDS Connections

Maintaining our camaraderie within the Chicago dermatological community

VIEW information about the next session on 11/17/2020

Members and residents in the Chicago Dermatological Society are invited to drop in to virtual sessions on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for fellowship, discussion, personal growth or just maintaining our connections during this time of "social distancing" (and beyond).  These will be recurring virtual meetings on Zoom... no registration required, just drop in and participate!  Our overriding goal is to maintain the joy and fun in practicing dermatology!

Here's what we have planned:

Resident Connections -- 6 - 7 p.m.

This is an opportunity for residents to converse with each other and for CDS leaders outside of the normal academic clinical training programs to help develop skills, share tips about practicing in the real world, or whatever is of interest.

Derm Connections -- 7 - 8 p.m.

Conversation about non-clinical topics of interest, personal growth, balancing your life, practice management best practices, or any other topic.  

To join the session of your choice, just click on the links below.  

Come prepared to participate!  This definitely is not a time to passively listen to a lecture.  If you have a suggestion for a discussion topic or an exercise, please send an email to David Mann so we can put it on the docket.  CDS Connections is intended to be for you... the members and residents in training.  We want it to be something you desire and has value.

Connections - November

We have a dynamic program and discussion planned for the next CDS Connections session on November 17.  The theme is “How to Innovate While Practicing Dermatology Full-Time.”  We are delighted to invite two highly respected and esteemed physician entrepreneurs in Dr. Ella Calame and Dr. James Allred as our guest speakers. 
Read more about them here . . .

The residents session from 6-7 p.m. is dedicated to helping residents to understand what it's like to own your own practice . . . the joys, upsides and challenges.  Then from 7 - 8 p.m., we'll have a session for all members (including residents) to learn from 

Please note . . . The two links below will generate different session log-in links.  Please register separately for each of the two sessions.

  • Resident Connections -- CLICK HERE to register on Zoom for the session at 6 p.m.  You will immediately receive the link to join the session on November 17 at 6 p.m.
    Note . . . residents in training only!
  • Derm Connections -- CLICK HERE to register on Zoom for the session at 7 p.m. You will immediately receive the link to join the session on November 17 at 7 p.m.  
    All Chicago Derm Society Members and Residents are welcome

Submit topic suggestions HERE.

Here's a list of the planned meeting dates . . . 
     Please note:  Separate links for the 6 pm and 7 pm sessions!

  • Next Meeting Coming Up -- Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2020

Additional dates may be scheduled... check back with us!