COVID-19 Information

The Chicago Dermatological Society is keenly aware of the public health implications of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) matter.  As we all know, this is a rapidly developing situation.  As always, the health and safety of our members, corporate sponsors, speakers and other meeting participants are first and foremost in our concerns.

This page has been developed to provide access to credible resources for information, such as the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health.  It also is where we will make announcements concerning cancellation or postponement of planned CDS events.  We will be updating the information on this page periodically as things develop.  


  • April 15 CDS Monthly Conference -- As of 3/12/2020, the April in-person conference is cancelled.  The program now will be offered in an electronic "webinar" format.  Details to follow.
  • May 6 CDS Monthly Conference -- As of 3/13/2020, the May in-person conference is cancelled because the guest speaker is unable to travel due to the COVID-19 public health situation.  The program now will be offered in an electronic "webinar" format.  Details to follow.

Public Health Resources

We have assembled some links to credible public health resources to help our membership stay informed concerning the rapidly changing Covid-19 situation.

Ideas and Needs

As the public health emergency continues, medical practices are facing unprecedented challenges.  We don't claim to have all of the answers, but we can try to be a clearinghouse for ideas or requests.  Of course, as always, physicians and practice managers should use their own best judgment about any actions taken in consultation with your normal advisers.  

  • Medical Supplies
    • Story from Bloomberg about ways to work around shortages of supplies, such as masks or eye protection.  CLICK HERE to view the story.


Last Updated on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 01:55 PM