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Session Information

FRM F107 - Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Update

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 3B

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Robert A. Lee, MD, PhD, FAAD

  • F. William Danby, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Paul Gregory Hazen, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Gregor B.E. Jemec, MD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Diagnose hidradenitis suppurativa, differentiate it from clinical simulators and categorize it based on severity.
  • Summarize current medical and surgical therapeutic options.
  • Formulate and prescribe a treatment plan based on current medical literature.

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, recurrent, scarring inflammatory dermatosis. It is a common disease that is associated with considerable morbidity and often poses significant challenges for the practitioner. Its clinical presentation and corresponding histopathology will be reviewed. Standard and newer therapeutic options, including hormone therapy, immunomodulators, surgical and laser procedures, will be discussed. After this presentation, the audience will be able to diagnose and accurately stage the disease, describe its natural history, and summarize current therapies. They will be able to apply this information to develop a rational treatment algorithm for this often difficult to treat disease.


Monday, March 24
10:00 AMHidradenitis Suppurativa: Introduction / Dr. Lee
10:05 AMHidradenitis Suppurativa: Overview and Pathophysiology / Dr. Danby
10:35 AMHidradenitis Suppurativa: Medical Management / Dr. Jemec
11:10 AMHidradenitis Suppurativa: Surgical Management / Dr. Hazen
11:45 AMQ & A Discussion / All faculty