Monthly Meeting Sponsor & Exhibitor Information

Seven educational conferences are scheduled during the next academic year by the CDS.  (In addition, the Illinois Dermatological Society has an annual practice management workshop in January.)  We are happy to be in a position to offer exhibit and corporate sponsorship opportunities for all of these events.

The average physician attendance at the meetings is about 200, including approximately 50+ dermatology residents. We believe this provides a great corporate opportunity, not only for recognition of your support, but more importantly, one-on-one interaction with CDS members during the pre-meeting period, breaks and especially during lunch.

Companies interested in having an exhibit at a CDS monthly conference are welcome.  We offer a tabletop exhibit, as well as other sponsorship opportunities.  Please note that depending on the location of the meeting, exhibit space may be limited.

Conference Schedules

Our meeting schedule is planned according to the "academic year" - September/October through June.  View the conference schedules

Exhibitor Registration 

Reserve your space by registering online or using the paper (PDF) form.

 2018-2019 online registration form 

Companies, please note:  Even if your company requires its own paperwork, we ask that you complete our registration form so that the information necessary for us to accommodate your participation is received.  ALL companies exhibiting must pre-register!

Registration/paper:  Use this PDF form, if you wish, to submit your payment by check (or credit card).  It can be filled out on your computer and then printed. CLICK HERE   

Need a W-9 (federal tax id) form?  CLICK HERE

Invitation Letter:  If you need an invitation letter, we have posted specific letters for each meeting below.  (The links are activated once specific information about the conference is available.)
     CLICK HERE for a "generic" invitation letter for the entire academic year. 

  • September 12, 2018 (Host - Loyola University)
  • October 17, 2018 (Host - University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • November 14, 2018 (Host - Northwestern University)
  • December 5, 2018 (Host - University of Chicago)
  • IDS Coding & Practice Management Conference
    RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, February 6
    • Location:  Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
    • Get details and register . . . CLICK HERE
  • April 17, 2019 (Host - Stroger/Cook County Hospital)
  • May 1, 2019 (Host - Rush University)
  • June 5, 2019 - IDS-CDS Joint Conference & Awards Luncheon
    • Location:  Stephens Convention Center - Rosemont
    • Invitation letter - June 

Company Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Exhibit Table – $1,750. Please note that there are limitations at some of the meeting locations. Exhibit space will be a 6-foot table-top exhibit; you may have several company representatives in attendance. Doctors will be in the exhibit area during the morning registration/continental breakfast time, and during the lunch break.
    • If you commit to 3 or more meetings, your exhibit fee will be reduced to $1,500 per meeting.
      Please note: in order to qualify for the discount, you need to submit your registration and payment for all meetings AT ONCE. 

Other Information

  • Shipping information 
  • Meeting site maps can be found HERE.
  • Typical exhibitor schedule
    • Set-up for your tabletop display will be available by 7 a.m.
    • Doctors normally begin arriving at about 8 a.m.  A continental breakfast is provided
    • Mid-morning break from 10 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Lunch break from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
    • Most exhibitors depart after the lunch period
    • Conference ends at 2:00 p.m.


Last Updated on Monday, January 28, 2019 04:32 PM