dermatologist treats hidradenitis in pittsburgh area
Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), a rare and devastating skin disease, will gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the 4th Annual Educational Conference of HS-USA, Inc. to learn about the latest treatment advances and coping strategies for living with this hidden disability. This educational event will be held June 14 - 17, 2007, at the Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport hotel.
Meeting highlights include:
-- Dr. Evelyn Talbott from the University of Pittsburgh will speak about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) as a component of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and its effects on the cardiovascular system.
-- Dr. James Treat, a leading dermatologist who participated in pivotal HS clinical trials, will report on the latest treatment advances.
-- Dr. Barry Jacobs, author of The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers, will provide concrete tips and advice for patients and their loved ones.
-- A Walk-Swim-Scoot-a-Thon for all abled and differently-abled participants will be held to raise funds for research.
-- Roundtable Discussions will give patients opportunities to share their experiences and devise advocacy strategies.
-- Recognition Dinner to honor R. Vix Kennedy, founder of HS-USA, Inc.
"We invite all media, clinicians, patients and supporters to attend this important conference, which promises to offer the best program yet for this young organization," said Brent Kemmerer, HS-USA Trustee and Conference Host. "We want people to know there is help and support -- no one should feel alone with this disease."
To register for the meeting or walkathon, visit 00004000 www.hs-usa.org.
About HS-USA, Inc.
HS-USA is a national non-profit patient support organization dedicated to educating the public and improving the quality of life and medical care for sufferers of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. The group's goals include generating funds for scientific research to investigate a cure for HS.
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