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2021 President's Conference
Finding Joy in your Practice as a Physician
While Maintaining Balance in Your Life

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Online via Zoom


This month, we are very pleased to present the 2021 CDS President's Conference which brings the Society's focus to physician wellness.  Please join CDS President David Mann, MD and our guest presenters as we advance our goal to help members rekindle the spirit that drew you into the practice of medicine in the first place, to find joy as a physician and maintain a healthy balance in your life to avoid burnout, which is all too common in our profession.

The format for this month's virtual conference will be a bit different . . .  think of it as a meeting with a variety of presentations you can select based on your interests.  Step in to sessions throughout the day as you desire.  As in previous virtual conferences, the sessions will be recorded to allow members the opportunity to view it at a later time, as well.

Learn how our guest speakers use their “superpowers” in their respective domains to enhance their lives, both professionally and personally. Each of the invited experts has been tasked to share how their own skills/techniques/approaches as to what might serve a dermatologist in practice so they can access more joy and meaning from his/her medical practice and career in medicine.  We hope this virtual symposium on Zoom will be the start of your SMART goals/plan to mitigate and/or prevent “burnout” and reinvigorate your passion to fuel your practice of medicine.

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



Registration notes . . .

When you register for the conference, the confirmation email you will receive contains the link for the Zoom meeting.  You can register yourself, just as you do for our regular monthly clinical conferences.  If you wish to register medical students or others in your practice, please feel free do to so using the "guest" registration feature.  Follow these steps as a guide . . . .

  • To register just yourself...
    • Click on the Registration button above.  This will take you to the online form.
    • Verify the accuracy of the information, especially your email address.
    • Then click on the "submit" button at the end
  • To register yourself and one or more others (i.e., guests)...
    • Click on the Registration button above.  This will take you to the online form.
    • Verify your own information.
    • To register a guest, click on the "Register Guest" button and enter the information for each additional person
    • When done entering yourself and all of your guests, click the "Submit" button and finish submitting the form
  • To register only others in your practice, but not yourself...
    • Click on the "Register Guest" button and complete the information requested
    • For additional registrants, click on the "Register Guest" button for each person
    • When finished, click on the "Submit" button and finish submitting the form

This Month's Presenters

Our guest speakers come from a variety of disciplines to bring their depth of knowledge and perspective for this session.  READ MORE HERE 

Speaker Handouts -- CLICK HERE 

The Program at a Glance

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (times may be adjusted)
View the detailed program - CLICK HERE

  • Session 1 -- 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
  • Break and Improv Session -- 10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
  • Session 2 -- 11:00 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
  • Break and Improv Session -- 12:40 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.
  • Session 3 -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Closing Remarks & Introduction of the next CDS President -- 3:00 p.m.
View Recordings of  Previous 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

With this final conference of the academic year, CDS continues with our "virtual" format via Zoom Meeting.  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.  
The President's Conference will be following a slightly different format with a three different sessions featuring shorter presentations from several speakers.  While the overall conference is seven hours long, the expectation is that you will drop in for those sessions of particular interest to you.  We hope you will find this format 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, June 02, 2021 10:31 AM