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May 2021 Monthly Conference
Online Meeting via Zoom

Wednesday, May 5, 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:  Rush University
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 online.  The May monthly conference will take place on Wednesday morning, May 5th.  Our guest speaker will give two lectures, and the Rush University residents will present cases. 

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




Members please note -- Although the online registration form is still active, we are now in the LATE registration mode.  You will receive the link to the Zoom when you complete the registration form, but you will not receive any additional information from the CDS office from this point on.  You can view the protocol book by clicking on THIS LINK. (Member log-in is required)  5/5/2021 - 7:35 am

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

Guest registration is now closed.

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 or a resident must register all guests; 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, May 4th 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

John E. Harris, MD PhD

Dr. Harris is chair of the Department of Dermatology and is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) in Worcester.  He directs the Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center at UMMS which incorporates a specialty clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with vitiligo, as well as a vitiligo research laboratory.

Dr. Harris earned both his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Massachusetts, with his doctoral thesis focused on the loss of autoimmune tolerance in juvenile diabetes.  He then entered a combined research/residency program in dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Dr. Harris has authored multiple research publications and textbook chapters on vitiligo and other topics, and he serves on a number of advisory boards and committees, including the Dermatology Foundation, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the New England Dermatology Society, among others.  He is an ad hoc reviewer on grant applications for the National Institutes of Health and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, as well as multiple research journals.

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. --
          "Vitiligo: Clinical characteristics, optimizing management, and emerging treatments"
          John E. Harris, MD PhD 

   10:00 - 10:45 a.m. -- 
          Resident Case Presentations
          Rush University Residents  

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. --

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. -- 
          "Disorders of hypopigmentation kodas: What is vitiligo, and what’s not?"
          John E. Harris, MD PhD  

11:30 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, May 05, 2021 07:36 AM