The HS School is a 2-day program developed specifically for HS patients and family members. The school will be divided into two sections: a Mindfulness Workshop and an HS educational session.
Friday, October 12, 2018 6:00 - 6:30 pm Meet & Greet On Friday evening, there will be an opportunity for HS patients and their families to meet each other, and for brief introductions to some of the conference faculty. The meeting location will be posted on Friday.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 1:30 - 3:30 pm Workshop on Mindfulness Presenters: Erin Martinez & Todd Tran
The workshop will provide attendees with overview of neuroscience of mindfulness and the physical, emotional, mental benefits. Attendees will be invited to engage in 2 different mindfulness exercises followed by processing and discussion. Presenters will highlight the diversity of purposes mindfulness can serve in one’s life. A specific focus will include the use of mindfulness in the management of pain and stress and instilling gratitude and hope as it relates to dealing with disease and health difficulties.
Sunday, October 14, 2018 1:30 - 3:30 pm HS School - Educational Session There will be talks on our current understanding of the causes of HS and an overview of treatment options, as well as many talks on what you can do to help yourself. Several patients will also share what it has been like for them to live with HS. The full list of topics is below. There will also be a Question and Answer session at the end of the session where you can ask our panel general questions about HS.
1. What causes HS? 2. HS Treatment Overview 3. Research Update on HS 4. Sexual Health in HS 5. HS Support Groups: Hope for HS 6. Nutrition for HS 7. Patient Presentations 8. Q&A
One of the missions of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (HSF) is to promote physician and patient education. We are very excited about this program and welcome your participation. You must register for this event; registration is limited. Register NOW