Monthly Meeting Sponsor & Exhibitor Information

The Chicago Dermatological Society (CDS) invites you to connect with its community of 200+ Chicago-based board-certified dermatologists and dermatology residents by partnering with us during the 2023-24 academic year.

Industry partners have several opportunities to meet new contacts and reconnect with prior ones, as there are six educational events planned for 2023-24.

As a partner, you’ll exhibit at the six events and receive access to these exclusive benefits:

  • 6-foot table at events
  • Complimentary registration

The participation cost in our sponsorship program is $3,000 per event, for a total of $18,000 for six (6) events.  The June President’s Conference may also be sponsored for an additional $3,000 for a grand total of $21,000 to sponsor all seven (7) events during the 2023-2024 academic year.

If you are interested in exhibiting at these events, which members attend to learn about emerging topics in modern dermatology practices and earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours, we kindly request a one-time lump sum payment by August 31.

To reserve your exhibit space today and have your payment processed, please contact Tyler Gillespie, Account Manager, Industry Relations, at [email protected] or call (847) 920-6573.

We sincerely thank you for your partnership, and we look forward to seeing you at our educational events this upcoming year! 

Morayo Adisa, MD, FAAD
President, 2023-24 
Chicago Dermatological Society

Additional Information

  • Attendees – The average physician attendance at the CDS 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.
  • Meeting Schedule – A sample of the meeting schedule can be found here.
  • Conference Schedule – Our meeting schedule is planned according to the “academic year” – September/October through June.  View the 2023-2024 conference schedule here. 
  • Exhibitor Registration – Exhibitors must pre-register within 10 days of the event. 
  • Need a W-9 (federal tax id) form?  CDS W-9.pdf

Other Information

  • 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.
  • Important Exhibitor Note
    • By participating in any of the CDS conferences, the Exhibitor and the Chicago Dermatological Society understand and agree that CDS policy does not allow the conference to accept any advice or services from the Exhibitor concerning speakers, authors, participants, program content or other CME matters as conditions of the exhibit fee, exhibit placement and/or sponsorship selection. In addition, both parties fully understand that this agreement, and therefore the conference is free from commercial bias or control due to the separation of the designated exhibitor area and related activities from the CME planners, authors, speakers and CME sessions.  When submitting the associated exhibit fee, it is expressly understood that the company is purchasing an exhibit space only and is not purchasing any meals or providing any other remuneration to physicians.