Helping Canadian Dermatologists better manage HS

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CHSF Objective

Helping Canadian Dermatologists better manage HS

  • Communicate the latest HS management techniques
  • Create HS research opportunities and education for Canadian Dermatologists and mentorship for residents
  • Establish cross-specialty dialogue to improve HS patient outcomes
  • Collaborate with international HS foundations to optimize research, education and patient care
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What Is HS?

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful, long-term skin condition that causes abscesses and scarring on the skin. The exact cause of hidradenitis suppurativa is unknown, but it occurs near hair follicles where there are sweat glands, usually around the groin, bottom, breasts and armpits.

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The goal of this book is to help individuals with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) to learn more about HS and how to effectively manage this condition. This book is also designed for family members and friends of HS patients, as well as generalist healthcare practitioners who would like to increase their understanding of HS and the challenges associated with this condition.

THE PAIN IS TO THE CORE, TO THE POINT WHERE IT IS DEBILITATING. AS A RESULT, I LEARNT TO LANCE MY LESIONS.
WE REALLY NEED MORE DISEASE AWARENESS AND SUPPORT.

Joshua
A PERSON LIVING WITH HS, SHARED

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Members

Executive Committee:

Susan Poelman – President (Alberta), Isabelle Delorme – Past President (Quebec), Chuck Lynde – Treasurer (Ontario)

Board Members:

Ms. Pat Coutts (Ontario), Tracey Brown-Maher (Newfoundland and Labrador), Ralph George (Ontario), Danielle Marcoux (Quebec), Elizabeth O’Brien (Quebec), Marni Wiseman (Manitoba), Simon Wong (British Columbia), Dr. Helene Veillette (Quebec)