About the HS Summit

The HS Summit will be the premier annual conference for people affected by HS. We aim to develop and deliver content with a focus on best-level evidence for people affected by HS to empower and validate them in their treatment journey.

The inaugural HS Summit will provide educational activities with an integrative; and innovative approach for people with HS and their partners. We aim to develop and deliver content geared towards a lay audience with a focus on best-level evidence across multiple specialties and management approaches.

Our curriculum encompasses a broad range of educational topics: Current Treatments, Wound Care, Pain Management, Complimentary Treatments, Psychosocial Challenges and Exercise with HS.

We have designed our content to meet people affected by HS where they are. We will produce a series of sessions consisting of short talks, discussions and chat rooms that are conducted cooperatively by faculty and people affected by HS experts.

Committee Members

Joslyn Sciaca Kirby, MD, Co-Chair
Vivian Shi, MD, Co-Chair

Donna Atherton, EdD, MSW, CLC
Stephanie Goldberg, MD
Brindley Kons
Athena Mammis-Gierbolini
Denise Panter-Fixsen
Christine Yannuzi





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