September 2020 Monthly Conference
Online Webinar

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Meeting Host:  Loyola University
This will be an online meeting


This link will take you to a short Zoom registration form.  Provide the information and you will receive an automated email with instructions about how to join the webinar on September 9.

Breakout Rooms --  After the main webinar, we will be offering the opportunity to participate in one of four "breakout rooms" as noted below.  Each one has a separate Zoom meeting log-in... so just click on the link for the session you want to join after the webinar ends at 11 a.m.  Each session will be moderated, but it's intended for open conversation as a way for CDS members to stay connected.  We hope you like this new offering!


  • MEDICAL STUDENTS -- Students are invited to join an open discussion with a dermatology faculty member.
  • COVID BEST PRACTICES -- What are dermatologists doing to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, both in their clinic and from a practice management standpoint.
  • LIFE OUTSIDE OF WORK -- Finding balance and maintaining positive relationships and avoiding burnout.
  • CASE DISCUSSIONS & RESIDENTS -- A continuation of the case discussions based on the resident presentations during the webinar (from 11 - 11:30).  Then at 11:30, this will be an open forum for residents..

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, CDS is continuing our monthly conferences in the form of an online webinar at least through the end of 2020.  The September monthly conference will take place on Wednesday morning, September 9th.  Our guest lecturer, Shlomo Koyfman, MD from the Cleveland Clinic, will be giving two lectures, and in between, the Loyola residents will be presenting some cases.  As has been the case with our previous virtual conferences, the session will be recorded to allow members the opportunity to view it at a later time.

The "live" presentation will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Central time.

CLICK HERE to view archived recordings from previous webinar sessions (member website log-in is required).

If you wish to attend the September 2020 webinar, please follow the instructions below. 

Registration Information for the "Live" Session

  • Webinar Registration:   CLICK HERE 
    • This link will take you to the webinar registration screen.  Complete the items requested and submit your registration.  You will receive an automated email with instructions about how to join the webinar at the appointed time.  If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder.  Note - some large institutions block automated emails such as this!  This automatic confirmation email has your unique link to access the webinar.
    • All attendees at the "live" presentation must follow this registration procedure, including residents and medical students. Thank you for your cooperation.
    • The link you receive to enter the webinar is unique to you.  Do not share it with anybody else since it allows for only one webinar log-in.
    • A recording of the session will be posted on the webinar archives webpage within a couple of days of the presentation.  Member website log-in is required to access this page.

Please note this important deadline:  You must sign up for this conference no later than Tuesday, September 8 at 5:00 p.m.

This Month's Guest Speaker

Shlomo Asher Koyfman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of Head and Neck and Skin Cancer Radiation, Joint Appointment in Departments of Radiation Oncology and Bioethics; The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

View a short video of Dr. Koyfman

Shlomo Koyfman, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in the department of radiation oncology.  Dr. Koyfman completed his undergraduate education in 2002 at Yeshiva University in New York City, and then earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine in 2006.  He finished a residency in radiation oncology at the Cleveland Clinic in 2011.  Dr. Koyfman's specialty interests include head and neck cancer, skin cancer, image guided radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, anorectal cancer, bioethics, and clinical trials.

Dr. Koyfman has a long and impressive list of accomplishments, including serving as on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and as a reviewer for a number of oncology-related publications.  He has a number of book chapters to his credit, as well as citations for many peer-reviewed articles.

This Month's Program

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

   9:00 a.m. -- Welcome and Introductions

   9:05 - 9:30 a.m. --

"Adjuvant Radiation for High-risk Cutaneous Squamous Cell Cancer:  When, Why and How" 
Shlomo Koyfman, MD 

   9:30 - 9:40 a.m. -- Questions & Answers

   9:40 - 10:15 a.m. --

Resident Case Presentations & Discussion; MOC Questions
Loyola University Resident  

10:15 - 10:40 a.m. -- 

Keynote Guest Lecture: The Increasing Role of Immunotherapy in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Cancer
Shlomo Koyfman, MD 

10:40 - 10:45 a.m. -- Questions & Answers

10:45 - 10:50 a.m. -- Closing remarks and introduction of Virtual Discussion Rooms

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. -- Discussion Rooms (with moderators)

Meeting Format

Because of meeting restrictions currently in place due to the coronavirus public health situation, CDS is offering our guest lecture and resident case presentations in the form of an online webinar.  Participants will be able to ask questions, and you will be able to hear the speakers through your computer or by telephone.  On the attendee computer screen during the webinar, you will see some "control icons," one of which is a hand.  To be recognized for a question, you'll just click on that hand icon and the moderator will un-mute your audio and you'll be able to ask your question.  (You do not need to mute your own phone... all attendees are automatically muted.)
Protocols of Cases
The case protocols will be available on the CDS website shortly before the day of the conference.  View the protocols (member log-in is required)
CLICK HERE to register for the webinar... once you submit this form, an automated email will be sent with instructions about how to log-in at the time of the webinar.  PLEASE NOTE:  the link you receive to enter the webinar is unique to you.  Do not share it with anybody else since it allows for only one webinar log-in.

Educational Items

Course Director:  David Mann, MD; CDS President

Target Audience:  Practicing dermatologists, dermatology residents and fellows.

Additional information about CME credits will be provided at the time of the meeting.

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]


Last Updated on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 11:47 AM