Welcome to the CDS

Our Mission

The purpose of the Chicago Dermatological Society is to educate its members and guests (medical residents and students) in dermatology and its subspecialties, and to promote:

  • Excellence in patient care
  • Adherence to a high level of ethical conduct and professionalism
  • Dermatology related research
  • A spirit of community among its members
  • Public interest relating to dermatology

Items of Interest

The CDS website is intended to be a resource to the Chicago dermatological community, and to celebrate the accomplishments of our members over the years. In addition to information about the regular CDS clinical conferences, the site also provides information and videos concerning the rich history of dermatology in Chicago, including the pioneers of the profession. We hope you will take some time to browse through the content and that you find it interesting.


Education & Programs

  • Next Monthly Conference-- The next CDS President's Conference on Wednesday, June 2nd, and it will take place online.
  • CDS Connections -- Members and residents are invited to join in an open discussion session on a variety of topics... The 2-hour sessions generally are divided into two segments focusing on  "knowledge" and then "experience."  This is a regularly recurring meeting.  CLICK HERE for more details.

  • Special Note -- License Renewal Continuing Education -- Physicians are required to complete continuing education in opioid prescribing and sexual harassment.  Dermatologists who are members of the Illinois Dermatological Society are automatically part of the IDS group membership in the Illinois State Medical Society, which gets you access to online courses that fulfill the licensure requirement.
  • Monthly conference schedule
  • Coronavirus Information Page-- Check this page on the IDS for updates concerning the coronavirus situation. We are adding items nearly daily.

News & Member Items