April 2019 Monthly Conference

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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

  • Member registration:  CLICK HERE Online registration is closed!
    • 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 15 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]  so we can take you off the list.

  • Medical Students:  Register Medical Students Here 
    • 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 15 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

Animesh A. Sinha, MD PhD
Rita M. and Ralph T. Behling Professor of Dermatology
Department of Dermatology; University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

Dr. Sinha has been a member of the faculty at the University at Buffalo since 2011, where he also served as chair of the Department of Dermatology from 2011 to 2017.  He now holds the Rita M. and Ralph T. Behling Endowed Chair with University Tenure.  Dr. Sinha also holds adjunct faculty appointments in biochemistry, microbiology and immunology at the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Sinha earned his medical degree at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1982 and a PhD in Immunology at the same institution in 1986.  He engaged in a research fellowship in immunology at Stanford University from 1986 to 1992.  Dermatology residencies were completed at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1995 and at Yale University, New Haven, CT, in 1998.  Dr. Sinha is a Certified Medical Educator having completed the UB/Royal College of Physicians course at the University at Buffalo in 2015.

His research interests involve immunological tolerance and autoimmunity - to pinpoint targets for immune intervention and potentially gene therapy in autoimmune disease.  Dr. Sinha has numerous research projects, publications and other recognitions to his credit.

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) Available on approximately April 15.

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 -
"Tracking the Arc of Treatment Options in Pemphigus:  From general to Increasingly Targeted Therapies"
Animesh A. Sinha, MD PhD

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

Break and visit with exhibitors

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Case Presentations & Discussion and MOC Self-assessment Questions
Stroger Cook County Hospital Residents

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

12:55 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CDS Business meeting 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
General Session - "Rethinking Pemphigus:  How New Insights are Disrupting
our Understanding of and Approach to Complex Disease"
Animesh A. Sinha, MD PhD

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.) 

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 15.  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:  Victoria Barbosa, MD MPH MBA

Target Audience:  Practicing dermatologists, dermatology residents and fellows.

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:   R[email protected]


Last Updated on Saturday, April 20, 2019 09:54 AM