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Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) for Emergency and Urgent Care Clinicians

  • 28-Feb-2024
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Zoom - Link in registration confirmation.

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Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) for Emergency and Urgent Care Clinicians

Join us on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, for an exclusive webinar led by McKenzie Van Eaton, an SRPC member and fourth-year medical student from the University of Saskatchewan. McKenzie is teaming up with Dr. Brittany Waller (MD, FRCPC - Dermatology) for a dynamic session on Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) for Emergency and Urgent Care Clinicians.

  1. Identify clinical signs and symptoms of HS
  2. Understand chronic, intermittent and immune-mediated nature of HS
  3. Manage acute treatment and bridge to long-term therapy
  • Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  • Time: 8 PM ET - [click here to convert to your local time]
  • Location: Zoom - Link in registration confirmation.
  • Free for SRPC Members | $50 for Non Members
  • Non CME event - but a participation certificate can be provided - details in confirmation email.

(A 40-minute, live Zoom presentation plus 20 minutes at the end for Q&A.)

A recording of the session will be made available afterwards to all who register.

Description:

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a complex chronic inflammatory skin condition that can be very painful and debilitating to patients from its first stage to the most severe. HS was once thought to be rare, but it is now understood that up to 2% of the population is living with HS. Many of these HS patients present to the emergency room with urgent flares, where their condition can be either misdiagnosed or treated inappropriately. Therefore, we hope to increase awareness of HS in the urgent care and emergency medicine settings through an educational outreach effort.This 40 minute webinar is being held to provide HS education and increase awareness of the condition among emergency department, and other urgent care settings for rural clinicians.

This program and the presentation contents are consistent with current guidelines and evidence base. The program is presented on behalf of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation. It was developed by dermatologists at Penn State Health, including HS expert and HS Foundation President Dr. Joslyn Kirby, in collaboration with the HS Foundation.

On behalf of the university of Saskatchewan, the Department of Dermatology at Penn State Health and the HS Foundation, we thank you immensely for your time, interest, feedback, and dedication to improving the care of your future HS patients

About the Speakers:

Dr. Brittany Waller is a board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and the United States of America. She is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Waller practices complex medical dermatology, provides inpatient dermatology consultation services to Southern Saskatchewan and is active in medical education. She also holds a subspecialty fellowship in dermatologic laser surgery and is active in clinical trials and research.

McKenzie Van Eaton is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Saskatchewan with an interest in addressing skin conditions and improving healthcare access for rural communities. Raised in Saskatchewan, she is passionate about accessibility and aims to continue her medical education and patient care work in remote areas during her residency.


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