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Permanent link  Midwinter Meeting Fashion Workshop focuses on personal brands

12/11/2014

Midwinter Meeting Special Events are an integral part of the annual program. Friday night concerts, Opening Session speakers, and elegant Dinner Dances enable participants to unwind after long days of learning, whether in the classroom or on the exhibit floor.

New this year will be the Friday afternoon Fashion Workshop and Luncheon, featuring Amy Salinger. Titled “Brand Yourself with Sass and Style,” Ms. Salinger’s program will offer participants — both male and female — ways to make use of their existing wardrobes, combined with a few budget-friendly additions, to flatter their body types and express their personal brands.

“In a competitive world, it’s a challenge for professionals to differentiate themselves from others in the marketplace,” said Susan Doroshow, who will serve as CDS president in 2015. “None of us ever knows when we might run into a patient or meet a potential referral source. A consistent visual image and strong sense of style - in other words, a personal brand - is one way that a dentist can pull away from the pack.  When you look your best, you feel more confident - and that confidence can translate into greater practice success and personal satisfaction.”

Ms. Salinger is the perfect stylista to lead the workshop, with experience working on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and TLC’s What Not to Wear and The Makeover Story. She’s also appeared on The Today Show, MTV, the Lifetime Series “Million Dollar Shoppers, and Sirius Radio’s Living with Martha Stewart; she’s been featured in the New York Times, People Style Watch, InStyle, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, and Life and Style.

The Midwinter Meeting-exclusive Fashion Workshop at McCormick Place includes time for lunch, the program, and a question-and-answer session with Ms. Salinger. Participants will also receive a booklet filled with style tips and advice for quick reference at home.

While runway fashion shows offer attendees a fantasy experience, Dr. Doroshow said, Ms. Salinger will give workshop participants a sense of how fashion fits into and enhances the real lives of working professionals.

“Amy Salinger believes that personal style is within everyone’s reach and budget,” Dr. Doroshow said. “The men and women who attend our program will walk away with the tools to take their wardrobes to the next level, using what’s already in our closets and without breaking the bank.”

Register to attend the Fashion Workshop when you register for other Midwinter Meeting courses and Special Events, using code SE2. 

 

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Permanent link  Make your travel plans for the Midwinter Meeting now

12/02/2014

Chicago’s official tourism bureau, Choose Chicago, reported record traffic into our beautiful city in 2013: 

  • 48.48 million visitors came to Chicago, an increase of 4.2 percent over 2012
  • Business travelers maintained a 10-year high of 7.23 million visitors within that total
  • A record number of 13.136 million hotel rooms were available, with an average occupancy rate of over 75 percent
  • O’Hare Airport alone recorded more than 571,000 domestic flights and more than 62,000 international flights. 

With that in mind, we’d be remiss not to remind our Midwinter Meeting attendees to act now to secure travel accommodations for the 2015 Midwinter Meeting. CDS does not maintain a housing bureau and does not make reservations for attendees of the Midwinter Meeting.

CDS has however made arrangements at several hotels for a limited number of rooms with special discounted rates or incentives during the Midwinter Meeting.  Among them, free shuttle bus service to McCormick Place (the site of the Midwinter Meeting) will be available for guests staying at these room block hotels.

Find the list of room block hotels online, and contact the hotel of your choice directly to make your reservation. 

If you plan to travel from outside the U.S. and need a visa, request a letter of invitation from CDS here.

 

 

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Permanent link  Make your travel plans for the Midwinter Meeting now

12/02/2014

Chicago’s official tourism bureau, Choose Chicago, reported record traffic into our beautiful city in 2013: 

  • 48.48 million visitors came to Chicago, an increase of 4.2 percent over 2012
  • Business travelers maintained a 10-year high of 7.23 million visitors within that total
  • A record number of 13.136 million hotel rooms were available, with an average occupancy rate of over 75 percent
  • O’Hare Airport alone recorded more than 571,000 domestic flights and more than 62,000 international flights. 

With that in mind, we’d be remiss not to remind our Midwinter Meeting attendees to act now to secure travel accommodations for the 2015 Midwinter Meeting. CDS does not maintain a housing bureau and does not make reservations for attendees of the Midwinter Meeting.

CDS has however made arrangements at several hotels for a limited number of rooms with special discounted rates or incentives during the Midwinter Meeting.  Among them, free shuttle bus service to McCormick Place (the site of the Midwinter Meeting) will be available for guests staying at these room block hotels.

Find the list of room block hotels online, and contact the hotel of your choice directly to make your reservation. 

If you plan to travel from outside the U.S. and need a visa, request a letter of invitation from CDS here.

 

 

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Permanent link  Midwinter Meeting ranked top 250 trade show

03/31/2014

The 2013 Midwinter Meeting has been named one of the top 250 trade shows in the United States by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN).

 

 

2013 TSSN Top 250 Badge

 

Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage. The Midwinter Meeting posted 168,960 square feet, filled by 672 exhibitors, 8,662 exhibit personnel, and 21,290 other attendees Feb. 21-23, 2013.

The Midwinter Meeting was the highest ranked dental meeting on the TSNN list, at No. 130. Other dental meetings on the list were the Greater New York Dental Meeting at (No.146, with 156,615 square feet) and the Yankee Dental Congress (No. 200, with 93,700 square feet). The Consumer Electronic Association’s massive International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas topped the list for the second year in a row.

The city with the most shows on the 2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show list was Las Vegas, with 53. Chicago scored the second most number of shows on the list in 2013, with 29, followed by Orlando, with 24

January was the busiest month in 2013 for shows, with 29, followed closely by February and March, both with 28. The slowest month of the year, as usual, was December, with seven shows on the list.

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Permanent link  New dentists strengthen the bridge at Friday reception

02/22/2014

2014 New Dentist ReceptionConversation came easily at the 270 Restaurant Friday evening, when dentists who have been in practice for 10 years or less gathered for cocktails and camaraderie at the New Dentist Reception.

"It's a relaxing thing to do after a day of learning, to come out and meet other dentists," said Sandra Lu, a Midwinter Meeting attendee who earned her dental degree from the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Dental Medicine.

Beside her, fellow SIU grad Jessica Rhodes added that she was interested in networking there and furthering her career.

"This is effective networking," affirmed dentist James Benz, who leads the GPR program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. "It's becoming less common to graduate and immediately go into a practice situation that you'll have for your whole career, so networking at this stage of your career is essential."

Dr. Benz came to the New Dentist Reception looking to reconnect with former students and hear how the GPR program trained them to meet the demands of their careers. He would take their feedback back to the office to improve the program for current residents.

Across the room, Marquette graduate Andrew Wiers was talking up the benefits of organized dentistry. Dr. Wiers is a member of CDS's New Dentist Committee.

"Job opportunities, debt load, how to piece together jobs to develop the career you want, are all topics that we talk about there, and here," he said. He called the reception a success. "The room is full, people are having a good time, and it's almost difficult to hear because there are so many great conversations going on."

Among them was endodontist Milton Davenport, looking to meet more local doctors. He earned a dental degree at Harvard University, and then completed his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

"Everyone is so busy and spread out, but everyone can be here at the Midwinter Meeting, and then we party all weekend," Dr. Davenport said.

Find more photos from this and other 2014 Midwinter Meeting events on Flickr.

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