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Monthly Meeting Sponsor & Exhibitor Information

Updated 9/27/2021

Dear Exhibitors . . .  The effects of the Covid pandemic are continuing to affect our ability to schedule "in-person" conferences.  While CDS is prepared to safely host meeting at our normal venues, we also must take into account the policies and possible public health limitations of our partner institutions.  Accordingly, it is looking very likely that our meeting through the end if 2021 will be "virtual" on Zoom.  Unfortunately, that format does not lend itself to welcoming exhibiting companies.  That said, we are exploring a way to offer opportunities to a limited number of companies, assuming we can work out a format that adheres to CME rules.  Additional information about that, hopefully, will be available in the near future.  In the meantime, please know that we are anxious to have our members and our corporate partners back in person as soon as possible!

Rich Paul - CDS executive director 

Seven educational conferences are scheduled during the next academic year by the CDS.  In addition, the Illinois Dermatological Society has an annual practice management workshop in February.  We are happy to be in a position to offer exhibit and corporate sponsorship opportunities for all of these events.

The average physician attendance at the CDS meetings is about 200, including approximately 50+ dermatology residents. We believe this provides a great corporate opportunity, not only for recognition of your support, but more importantly, one-on-one interaction with CDS members during the pre-meeting period, breaks and especially during lunch.

Companies interested in having an exhibit at a CDS monthly conference are welcome.  We offer a tabletop exhibit, as well as other sponsorship opportunities.  Please note that depending on the location of the meeting, exhibit space may be limited.

Gleacher Center -- memo about Covid-19 virus precautions

Conference Schedules

Our meeting schedule is planned according to the "academic year" - September/October through June.  View the conference schedules here (updated frequently)

Exhibitor Registration 

Reserve your space by registering online or using the paper (PDF) form.  Companies, please note:  Even if your company requires its own paperwork, we ask that you complete our registration form so that the information necessary for us to accommodate your participation is received.  ALL companies exhibiting must pre-register!

2021-2022 online registration form - Please contact the CDS office for more information.

Registration/paper  Use this PDF form, if you wish, to submit your payment by check (or credit card).  It can be filled out on your computer and then printed. (coming soon)

Need a W-9 (federal tax id) form?  CLICK HERE


Invitation Letter:  If you need an invitation letter, we have posted specific letters for each meeting below.  (The links are activated once specific information about the conference is available.)
     CLICK HERE for a "generic" invitation letter for the entire 2019/2020 academic year. 
     Download an invitation letter for 2021-2022.  

Please check back later once in-person conferences are scheduled again.

Company Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Exhibit Table – $1,750. Please note that there are limitations at some of the meeting locations. Exhibit space will be a 6-foot table-top exhibit; you may have several company representatives in attendance. Doctors will be in the exhibit area during the morning registration/continental breakfast time, and during the lunch break.
    • If you commit to 3 or more meetings, your exhibit fee will be reduced to $1,500 per meeting.
      Please note: in order to qualify for the discount, you need to submit your registration and payment for all meetings AT ONCE. 

Other Information

  • Shipping information 
  • Meeting site maps can be found HERE.
  • Typical exhibitor schedule
    • Set-up for your tabletop display will be available by 7 a.m.
    • Doctors normally begin arriving at about 8 a.m.  A continental breakfast is provided
    • Mid-morning break from 10 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Lunch break from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
    • Most exhibitors depart after the lunch period
    • Conference ends at 2:00 p.m.
  • Important Exhibitor Note
    • By participating in any of the CDS conferences, the Exhibitor and the Chicago Dermatological Society understand and agree that CDS policy does not allow the conference to accept any advice or services from the Exhibitor concerning speakers, authors, participants, program content or other CME matters as conditions of the exhibit fee, exhibit placement and/or sponsorship selection. In addition, both parties fully understand that this agreement, and therefore the conference is free from commercial bias or control due to the separation of the designated exhibitor area and related activities from the CME planners, authors, speakers and CME sessions.  By submitting this form and the associated exhibit fee, it is expressly understood that the company is purchasing an exhibit space only and is not purchasing any meals or providing any other remuneration to physicians.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 02:18 PM