June 2019 Presidents' Conference
and Awards Luncheon

"The Hottest Topics in Dermatology"
CDS - IDS Joint Meeting

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Meeting location:  Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont

The leaders of the Chicago Dermatological Society and the Illinois Dermatological Society are pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 annual conference featuring The Hottest Topics in Dermatology.  Combined with the CDS awards luncheon, it is our goal that this meeting will provide you with an interesting mix of unique clinical presentations and other topics facing dermatologists.


  • Member registration:  CLICK HERE    Pre-registration is now 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 June 3 at 8 a.m.
    • Because the Awards Luncheon is a plated meal, we need to have an accurate count for those who will be attending.  The registration form has a place for you to indicate whether you are staying for lunch.  We will ONLY ORDER lunches for those who answer "yes."
  • Medical Students:  Register Medical Students Here 
    • Dermatology departments at one of the medical schools are asked to use the medical student online form (link above) 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, June 3, are considered "late."  After that time, advance registrations will be closed; please contact the CDS/IDS office if you wish to submit a late registration.

This Month's Program

All meeting activities take place in the Donald E. Stephens Conference Center, 5555 N. River Road in Rosemont.  The registration area will be outside Ballroom #42 on Level 2 of the conference center.

Program Overview

7:30 a.m.
     Meeting registration desk opens

     Continental Breakfast & exhibitors
     Foyer outside Ballroom #41

General Session - Ballroom #42 

8:30 a.m.
     Welcome and Introductions

8:35 a.m. 

     Chicagoland Academic Dermatology -- What's Up?

9:15 a.m.

     Keynote - Pulling Back the Curtain on Drug Pricing
     Mark Kaufmann, MD; Chief Medical Officer, The Derm Group
     Associate Clinical Professor, Dept of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
     New York, NY


 10:15 a.m.

     Break and Visit with Exhibitors

10:45 a.m.

     AAD Update

10:50 a.m.

     Report from the Illinois Dermatological Society:  Advocacy and Practice Issues of Importance

11:00 a.m.

     Emerging Issues in Dermatology

  • The Rise of Integrative Dermatology - Peter Lio, MD
  • Transgender Dermatology - Joerg Albrecht, MD
  • Medical Cannabis in Dermatology - Shani Francis, MD
  • The Future of Melanoma Care:  Rhodes in the Hot Seat - Arthur Rhodes, MD MPH

12:00 p.m.

     June Robinson Poster Competition Winners

12:30 p.m.

     Luncheon, Presentation of Awards
     President's Address

2:00 p.m.

     Conference Adjourns 

Meeting SiteRosemont

Stephens Convention Center Site map -- CLICK HERE
Area Directions/Map - click here

  • Parking – We recommend parking in the Rosemont convention center garage which is located just west of River Rd. Turn west on Williams Street which runs between the Doubletree Hotel and the Embassy Suites. The cost is $15.
  • CTA – The CTA Blue Line (to O'Hare) has a stop in Rosemont only about two blocks away from the convention center.
  • Skybridge/parking diagram

Meeting Registration

CLICK HERE to access the online registration form. (Member log-in required.) 
Pre-registration is now closed.  Please call the CDS-IDS office for late registration:  847-680-1666

The PAPER FORM is available here (PDF format)

So that we can better plan the meeting, please register no later than 8:00 a.m. on June 3.  Registrations received after that time are considered late.  Annual membership 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/IDS office so we can make the appropriate adjustments.)

Educational Items

Course Directors:
  Victoria Barbosa, MD, MPH, MBA and Amy Derick, MD

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:    [email protected]