Illinois Dermatological Society
2023 Winter Conference
for Physicians, Residents & Staff
Practice Management and Advocacy

 Saturday, January 21, 2023
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Conference Information

Please join the Illinois Dermatological Society for an information-packed half-day conference that will be of interest to physicians and practice administrators.   Key topics include:

  • Dermatology Coding, Medicare and Compliance Issues for Doctors & Staff
  • Understanding the New Skin Cancer Screening Provisions in Illinois
  • Leadership in Medicine and Dermatology
  • The Outlook in Springfield for Doctors in the New General Assembly
  • How Physicians can be a Positive Influence in the Legislature
  • The Value of the ISMS Group Membership for IDS 
  • Putting it All Together

View the complete program in PDF format - CLICK HERE 
Register Here 

Who should attend:

  • Practicing dermatologists
  • Residents/fellows in training
  • Recent graduates now in practice
  • Office administrators & administrative staff
  • Physician assistants and nurse practitioners
  • New employees to a medical practice

Meet Our Program Participants

Murad Alam, MD

President, Illinois Dermatological Society
Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology
Chief of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Professor of Dermatology, Medical Social Sciences, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Surgery; Northwestern University; Chicago, IL

Faith McNicholas, RHIT, CPC, CPCD, PCS, CDC

Manager, Lead Coding and Reimbursement Strategist; American Academy of Dermatology Association; Rosemont, IL

Amy J. Derick, MD

Immediate Past-president, Illinois Dermatological Society
Medical Director, Derick Dermatology; Barrington, IL

Susan C. Taylor, MD

Vice Chair Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Department of Dermatology and Bennett L. Johnson Jr., MD Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA

The Honorable Kelly M. Burke, JD

Illinois House of Representatives (D-Oak Lawn)
Oak Lawn, IL


Erin O'Brien

Senior Vice President, State Legislative Affairs
Illinois State Medical Society; Chicago, IL


Registration & Fees

There is no fee associated with this meeting for IDS members and their non-physician employees, but advance registration is required.  Member offices may register the physician and/or as many office staff as you wish.  

  • If the doctor is attending, click on the "Register Yourself" button and complete the information requested. If not attending, then go ahead and click on "Register Guest" to sign up your office staff.
  • For each staff member attending, click the "Register Guest" button.  Once all of the attendee names have been entered, click on the "Next" button, review the information and then click "Submit."  
  • Each attendee will receive their own confirmation email.


Log-in using your IDS website username and password.  (IDS member user names were included in an email sent to all doctors.)

Please contact the IDS office if you need help logging in . . . 847-680-1666 or [email protected] 

Our Workshop Faculty

  • Murad Alam, MD - President, Illinois Dermatological Society
  • Amy Derick, MD - Immediate Past-president, Illinois Dermatological Society
  • Faith McNicholas; Manager, Coding & Reimbursement/Practice Management; American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD)
  • Erin O'Brien - Senior Vice President, State Legislative Affairs
  • The Honorable Kelly Burke, Illinois House of Representatives
  • Ademola Adeoshun - 4th Year Medical Student, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Conference Location

The meeting will take place at The Gleacher Center, 450 Cityfront Plaza Drive (6th Floor) in downtown Chicago.

  • View a Map of the area, including nearby parking.
  • Access a Google Map showing the Gleacher Center


CLICK HERE for details about how to sign up to display at this conference.


Contact the IDS Administrative Office:

     Phone: 847-680-1666
     Email:  [email protected]


Last Updated on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 05:30 PM