November 4-5, 2017

Hotel St. Regis, Detroit, MI

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Symposium on Hidradenitis and Suppurativa Advances being held in Detroit, Michigan from November 4 – 5, 2017. Detroit is home to one of the largest HS clinics in the United States and also home to the Hope for HS patient support group.


Mark your calendars and bookmark the website to keep up to date with Call for Abstracts, Registration and Program.

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Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances (SHSA) aims to bring together leading academic scientists, clinicians and researchers to share their experiences, discuss innovations and research regarding Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).


Please join us for the 2nd Annual Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances (SHSA). The 2nd annual SHSA will be held at the Hotel St. Regis in Detroit, Michigan from November 4 – 5, 2017. SHSA provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, scholars and clinicians from different disciplines to present the most recent innovations and practical challenges encountered and solutions adapted in the fields of HS.


SHSA is a 1.5 day meeting for specialists and primary care physicians, and provides a range of interactive educational sessions in the format of courses, forums and plenary sessions on HS related topics from bench to bedside.

Call for Abstracts* opens                                            June 1, 2017

Online registration opens                                         June 1, 2017

Abstract* submission deadline                                  July 24, 2017

Notice of Abstract* adjudication                               August 9, 2017

Deadline for presenting authors to register          August 30, 2017

Early registration deadline                                       September 15, 2017

Click here for call for abstracts: shsa-2017-call-for-abstracts-0525

Committee & Host

Iltefat Hamzavi, MD, Co-Chair SHSA 2017, President HSF, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

Marc Bourcier, MD, Co-Chair SHSA 2017, President CHSF, Faculty of Medicine, Sherbrooke University, Dermatologist, Moncton, NB, Canada

Afsaneh Alavi, MD, MSc, FRCPC, University of Toronto, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

Richard G. Bennett, MD, Department of Medicine (Dermatology), David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Department of Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, US

Alain Brassard, MD, FRCPC, Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences, University Dermatology Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Joslyn Sciacca Kirby, MD, Department of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State, Hershey, PA, USA

Michelle Lowes, MD, Ph D, Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA

Christopher Sayed, MD.  Assistant Professor.  Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Click here for Program at a Glance:  shsa-2017-program-at-a-glance-052517.

Sponsorship information located here: shsa-2017-sponsors.


Hotel St. Regis

3071 West Grand Boulevard

Detroit, MI

Registration & Housing: shsa-2017-registration-and-housing

For Visitor information, Click here.

Contact us to learn more.  Bookmark the website for updates.

Conference Secretariat for the 2nd Annual SHSA

Simply Eventful Management Inc.

300 – 1245 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G7 CANADA

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