Shedding Light on Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm
Carson Family Auditorium. The Rockefeller University (1230 York Avenue at 66th Street)

The Rockefeller University invites you to an open town hall meeting to share information among scientists, clinicians, and communities interested in or affected by hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). The town hall will be live streamed for those who cannot attend. The event is open to the public, everyone is welcome.

The goals of this town hall are:

  • To educate HS patients and their families about HS, including the patient perspective
  • To update physicians regarding the frequency, diagnosis, and treatment options for HS
  • To share progress in HS care and research

5:30 p.m.

Registration Opens, Light Snacks and Networking

6:00 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks and Introductions

6:05 p.m.

What Causes HS?
Michelle Lowes, MB.BS, PhD
Associate Attending Physician, The Rockefeller University
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (HSF) Board Member

6:20 p.m.

Treatment Options for HS 
Afsaneh Alavi, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto
Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (CHSF) Past President

6:35 p.m.

Translational Approach to Chronic Skin Disease
James Krueger, MD, PhD
D. Martin Carter Professor in Clinical Investigation
Director, Milstein Medical Research Program
Senior Attending Physician
Head, Laboratory of Investigative Dermatology
The Rockefeller University

6:45 p.m.

HS Support Groups and Advocacy 
Angela Parks-Miller, CCRP, CWCA
Clinical Research Manager for Investigator Initiated Studies,
Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Hope for HS, President and Founding Director
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (HSF), National Director of Advocacy and Support

7:00 p.m.

Living with HS
A panel of people living with HS share their experiences.

7:30 p.m.

Open Discussion with Panelists and Speakers

8:00 p.m.

Concluding Remarks, Followed by Networking

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Event Information

Availability -  Waiting List
Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm Carson Family Auditorium. The Rockefeller University (1230 York Avenue at 66th Street)
Date - Monday May 21, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)
Contact - Kimberly Vasquez