Course: Getting the Most Out of HS Patient Encounters
Getting the Most Out of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Patient Encounters
Chris Sayed, MD

The aim of this course is to educate practitioners on the best way to have efficient and effective patient encounters. This includes building rapport at the initial consult and setting patient expectations with regards to treatment responses, types of treatment that may be necessary, and long term goals. Emphasis will be placed on providing focused and critical education for patients regarding their disease. Approaches for management of acute flares will also be covered.


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Chris Sayed

Dr. Sayed is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of North Carolina Department of Dermatology and Director of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinic. He leads NIH-funded translational research project in HS and has been a site principal investigator on several clinical trials evaluating new medications for HS. He is a direction member of the HS Foundation and medical lead for the NC Triangle chapter of Hope for HS. He is a Tarheel through-and-through having completed undergraduate, medical school, and residency training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Joslyn Kirby

Dr. Kirby is a dermatologist and clinician-researcher at Penn State Hershey. She earned her Medical degree from the University of Virginia, then completed her Dermatology Residency at the University of Pennsylvania. In her clinical and research work, she is interested in acneiform conditions including acne, rosacea, and, especially, hidradenitis suppurativa – its effects on people, outcome measurement, and pathomechanisms. She is the PI of a number of clinical research trials. All of this is made possible by the support of her husband and two daughters.

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