April 2020 Monthly Conference
Online Webinar

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
9:30 - 10:40 a.m.

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


Because of the meeting and travel restrictions now in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, CDS is pleased to announce that the April monthly conference will take place in the form of a one-hour webinar.  Our guest speaker, E. Victor Ross, Jr., MD has agreed to give his keynote lecture electronically. 

There will be no resident case presentations at this meeting.  We are working on CME accreditation, and further information about that will be available soon.

The "live" presentation will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Central time.  We will be recording the lecture; information about how to view the recording will be shared with the CDS membership in the near future.

If you wish to attend the live 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 email with instructions about how to join the webinar at the appointed time.
    • All attendees at the "live" presentation must follow this procedure, including residents and medical students.
    • Information about access to the recording will be provided soon.

Please note this important deadline:  You must sign up for this conference no later than Tuesday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m.

This Month's Guest Speaker

E. Victor Ross Jr., MD
Director of the Scripps Clinic Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Center; San Diego, CA

E. Victor Ross, MD, is a dermatologist specializing in laser surgery of the skin. He uses a broad array of technologies to reduce red and brown skin lesions, wrinkles and unwanted hair, improve spider veins of the legs and improve the appearance of scars, including acne scars. Presently, he is the director of the Scripps Clinic Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Center and a frequent lecturer at national and international meetings on cutaneous laser medicine. He also serves on the editorial board of two major dermatologic journals.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Ross conducts research on novel approaches to skin rejuvenation. With access to the latest technologies, he is able to conduct research on fractional lasers for acne scars, use of a novel radiofrequency device for stretch mark reduction and the use of novel intense pulsed light for the reduction of red and brown spots on the face, chest and extremities. Presently, Dr. Ross and colleagues are conducting a trial that studies laser tattoo removal with fewer treatment sessions and less pain.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ross has achieved many accomplishments. He was the first Navy-sponsored fellow in photomedicine and lasers at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he conducted research and clinical trials in photodynamic therapy and novel laser applications. He was honored with the prestigious Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Excellence in Military Medicine. He was elected president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care. He was also elected to the board of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He was recognized by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) with the Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award, as well as the Leon Goldman Award, for his lifetime contributions to research.

This Month's Program

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Online lecture -- "A Walk Through of Energy-based Interventions in the Skin: 1960 - Now - Future"
E. Victor Ross, Jr., MD

Meeting Format

Because of meeting restrictions current in place due to the coronavirus public health situation, CDS is offering our guest lecture this month in the form of an online webinar.  This will be a one-hour "live" lecture.  Participants will be able to ask questions through a chat window, and you will be able to hear the speaker through your computer or by telephone. 
CLICK HERE to register for the webinar... once you submit this form, an email will be sent automatically 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.  Don't share it with anybody else since it allows for only one log-in.

Educational Items

Course Director:  Maria Tsoukas, MD PhD

Target Audience:  Practicing dermatologists, dermatology residents and fellows.

Additional information about CME credits will be provided in the near future.

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 Thursday, April 09, 2020 04:46 PM