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April 2021 Monthly Conference
Online Meeting via Zoom

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
8:30 a.m. - Gathering and conversation
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Lectures & Cases
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Breakout session/Case discussion

Meeting Host:  Stroger Hospital of Cook County
This will be an online meeting

CME CLAIM FORM -- Click Here to claim CME credit (practicing dermatologists only)
     This form will be available on the day of the meeting; website log-in may be required

CDS continues our regular educational conference schedule this month as an online meeting.  The April monthly conference will take place on Wednesday morning, April 7th.  We're in for a special treat with an international flair -- the guest lecturer is Raymond L. Barnhill, MD, MSc, from the Department of Translational Research at Instiutut Curie in Paris, France.  Dr. Barnhill also is a professor on the Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris René Descartes in Paris.  He will be giving two lectures, and the residents from Stroger Hospital of Cook County are presenting cases. We'll stay online following the lectures for an open discussion about the cases, finishing by 12 noon.

As in previous virtual conferences, the sessions will be recorded to allow members the opportunity to view it at a later time.



Guest Registrations (i.e., Medical Students and Research Fellows) -- CLICK HERE 

These links will take you to a CDS registration form. Member log-in is required to complete either the member/resident or guest forms.  A member must register all guest; the guest cannot register themselves.

Once you submit your registration, you'll receive an automated confirmation email with the Zoom link; we will send a reminder to all registered attendees shortly before the conference.

Please note this important deadline:  You must sign up for this conference no later than Tuesday, April 6th at 2:00 p.m..  This is so we have time to enter your registration and make sure you receive the instructions to sign-in for the conference.  Thank you for adhering to this deadline.

This Month's Guest Speaker

Raymond L. Barnhill, MD, MSc
Professor, Department of Translational Research, Institut Curie
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris René Decartes
School of Medicine; Paris, France

Raymond L. Barnhill, MD,MSc, is Professor of Pathology at the Institut Curie, Department of Translational Research, and he also is a Professor on the Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris René Descartes, in Paris, France. Dr. Barnhill received his medical degree from Duke University and was a postdoctoral fellow and graduate student in the University of Oxford where he earned his MSc degree. He has trained as a dermatologist, anatomic pathologist, and dermatopathologist (University of Miami, 1984; and Yale University, 1985). His academic and research interests largely have been associated with the biology of melanocytic lesions and melanoma, but also all aspects of dermatopathology and more recently ophthalmic pathology. Dr. Barnhill has held major academic leadership appointments including Director of Dermatopathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Director of Dermatopathology (tenured professor) at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Barnhill has founded both the North American Melanoma Pathology Study Group and, in 2007, the International Melanoma Pathology Study Group, of which he served as President. He has also been an active member of the WHO Melanoma Program and the EORTC Melanoma Group and many other professional societies. In 2011, he received the Founder’s Award from the American Society of Dermatopathology. Dr. Barnhill has a distinguished career with numerous leadership positions in dermatology and dermatopathology.  He is the author of a substantial number of original articles, chapters and reviews, and the author, co-author, or editor of five books, including three leading textbooks in dermatopathology and the pathology of melanoma.

This Month's Program

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (times are approximate may be adjusted)

   8:30 a.m. -- Gathering and open conversation via Zoom

   9:00 a.m. -- Welcome and Introductions -- David Mann MD, CDS President

   9:05 - 10:00 a.m. --
          "Melanocytic Lesions and Uncertainty"
          Raymond L. Barnhill, MD 

   10:00 - 10:35 a.m. -- 
          Resident Case Presentations
          Stroger Hospital Residents  

10:35 - 11:05 a.m. -- 
          "Angiotropism and Pericytic Mimicry in Melanoma"
          Raymond L. Barnhill, MD 

11:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -- Open case discussion

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)
View Recordings of Conferences 
CDS members can view the recordings of this or previous conferences HERE.  Recordings generally are posted within a day or two of the meeting.  (member log-in is required)


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 session via Zoom.  Participants will be able to ask questions, and you will be able to hear the speakers through your computer or by telephone.  You can ask a question by posting the chat box.
Following the "main" part of the conference, several breakout sessions may be offered providing the opportunity to have further discussion on particular topics, and to stay connected with your colleagues.  We hope you will find these sessions to be enjoyable.
CDS now offers attendees the option of viewing closed captioning during virtual meetings on Zoom  CLICK HERE for more information about this feature.

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, April 07, 2021 10:24 AM