April 2018 Monthly Conference

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Meeting Host:   Stroger - Cook County Hospital
Meeting location: Gleacher Center

  • Member registration:  CLICK HERE Online pre-registration for this meeting is now closed.  If you are not yet registered and plan to attend, please CALL the CDS office at:  847-680-1666
    • Member log-in required -- Non-members, guests or others who owe a registration fee should use this PDF form.  Note:  All guests must be physicians or medical students.  The registration deadline is April 16 at 8 a.m.
  •  Residents & Dermatology Fellows -- At the request of your department chair, all residents are automatically registered.  However if you are not attending, please contact the CDS office by email - [email protected]ChicagoDerm.org  so we can take you off the list.

  • Medical Students:  Register Medical Students Here 
    • Pre-registration for this meeting is now closed.  Dermatology departments at one of the medical schools are asked to use the online form to register any medical students who will be attending. A faculty member must be the sponsor for the student/guest.  Please observe the normal registration deadlines!  It is your responsibility to let the medical student know the details for the meeting location and time.
  • Guests - All guests must be physicians, medical students or research associates accompanied by a member.  They need to pre-register using the paper form. The registration fee for guests is $35.  CLICK HERE for a PDF copy of the form (may be completed on your computer and then printed out).

Please note this important deadline:  Registrations submitted after 8 a.m. Monday, April 16 are considered "late."  After that time, advance registrations will be closed; please contact the CDS office if you wish to submit a late registration.

This Month's Guest Speaker

Dr. Tharp

Michael D. Tharp MD
Former Department Chairman at Rush University
Chicago, IL

Michael D. Tharp, MD, was the Clark W. Finnerud, MD, Professor, chairman, and residency program director, Department of Dermatology, Rush Medical College. He was also senior attending physician at Rush University Medical Center.

Dr. Tharp received his medical degree, cum laude, from Ohio State College of Medicine, in Columbus, OH. He completed an internship in medicine and a residency in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX. Dr Tharp also completed a residency and fellowship in dermatology at Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC. He was an assistant and associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX and Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh prior to moving to Chicago.

Dr. Tharp’s research interests have focused on mast cells and mast cell-mediated disorders including urticaria, mastocytosis, mast cell activation syndrome and atopic dermatitis. His clinical interests include immune mediated connective tissue diseases and immune bullous diseases, as well as psoriasis and cutaneous T cell lymphoma. He has been the recipient of numerous grants for dermatological research and an invited speaker to numerous national and international societies and meetings. Tharp has authored more than 170 articles, books, book chapters and reviews. He is chief editor of Dermatologic Therapy and a reviewer for numerous research and clinical journals. 

CME Conflict of Interest Disclosure:   The speaker's conflict of interest disclosure will be made at the time of the conference.

This Month's Program

View the protocol book - CLICK HERE  (member log-in required) coming soon...

Committee Meetings

12:15 p.m. (during the lunch break) - CDS Plans & Policies Committee

Program Activities 

8:00 a.m.
Meeting registration desk opens; continental breakfast & exhibitors 
     Gleacher Conference Center
     450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago. 
     All conference activities will take place on the 6th floor

8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Clinical Rounds
Patient/Slide Viewing & Posters

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Resident/Basic Science Lecture -
"Mast Cell Disease: What Every Resident Should Know" 
Michael D. Tharp, MD

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Break and visit with exhibitors

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Case Presentations & Discussion
Stroger Cook County Hospital Residents

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Questions

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Box lunches & visit with exhibitors

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CDS Business meeting 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
General Session - Barsky Lecture: 
"Treatment of Chronic Urticaria: A Recipe for Success When Antihistamines Don't Work"
Michael D. Tharp, MD

2:00 p.m.  -- Meeting adjourns

 Meeting Site

Gleacher Center

The April meeting take place on the 6th floor of the Gleacher Center, the University of Chicago's business school conference center in downtown Chicago.  It is located at 450 Cityfront Plaza Drive on the Chicago River west of Columbus Drive.  The NBC Tower is immediately adjacent to the Gleacher Center.

Parking and transportation options: CLICK HERE

Although we are not able to offer discounted parking through CDS, most of the parking lots nearby have attractive "early bird" pricing.

  • CLICK HERE to view maps provided by the Gleacher Center
  • View a Google Map showing the Gleacher Center location

 Meeting Registration

CLICK HERE to access the online registration form. (Member log-in required.)  Pre-registration is now closed.  If you are not yet registered and plan to attend, please CALL the CDS office at:  847-680-1666  

The PAPER FORM is available here (PDF format)

So that we can better plan the meeting, please register no later than 8 a.m. on Monday, April 16.  Registrations received after that time are considered late.  Attendees who pre-register will be guaranteed a protocol book and lunch.  Those who register late normally will receive these items, but it is not guaranteed.

Annual CDS dues includes attendance at the monthly meeting.  There is no charge for members in good standing.    Residents & fellows in training are not charged, and they are automatically registered for each meeting.  (Residents who are unable to attend are asked to contact the CDS office so we can make the appropriate adjustments.)

Educational Items

Course Director:  Rebecca Tung, MD

Target Audience:  Practicing dermatologists, dermatology residents and fellows.

Objectives:  At the conclusion of the 2017/18 series of lectures, the participant should be able to:

1. Discuss key factors in the diagnosis and treatment for a viral diseases and bacterial infections with dermatological involvement.

2. Describe the manifestation of skin cancers and the efficacy of treatments available to the dermatologist.

3. List the therapeutic options available to the dermatologist for a variety of skin diseases, both medical and surgical, and discuss how new emerging treatments can be successfully incorporated into a dermatology practice.

Conference participants are asked to turn in their CME attendance form and evaluation form before leaving the meeting.  A CME credit certificate will be mailed following the conference.  Residents also must return the attendance form in order to be marked "present."  Thank you for your assistance in this important activity.

Questions?  Need more information?

Contact the Chicago Dermatological Society office:
     Richard H. Paul, executive director
     10 W. Phillip Rd., Suite 120
     Vernon Hills, IL  60061-1730
     Phone:   847-680-1666
     Fax:       847-680-1682
     Email:   [email protected]


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