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The Patient Experience of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diagnosis and Treatment: A Long and Winding Road

  • Authors: Christos C. Zouboulis, MD
  • CME Released: 11/14/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 11/14/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for a global audience of dermatologists, surgeons, primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, and obstetrics/gynecology specialists. 

The goal of this activity is that participants will have an increased knowledge of the typical patient journey in HS and the importance of early and accurate diagnosis in improving the patient experience.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Typical patient experience with HS
    • Role of the multidisciplinary team in managing patients with HS
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Diagnose HS early


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  • Christos C. Zouboulis, MD

    Director, Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and Immunology
    Dessau Medical Center
    Founding Professor of Dermatology and Venereology 
    Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane
    Dessau, Germany 


    Christos C. Zouboulis, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: Accure Acne; Bayer Healthcare; GlaxoSmithKline/Stiefel; Incyte; InflaRx; L'Oréal; PPM Medical; Regeneron; UCB
    Research funding from: AbbVie; Amgen; Incyte; InflaRx; Novartis; PPM; Relaxera; UCB
    Other: Scientific lectures for: AbbVie; Amgen


  • Alessia Piazza, PhD

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC  


    Alessia Piazza, PhD, has disclosed no financial relationships.   

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  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

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The Patient Experience of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diagnosis and Treatment: A Long and Winding Road

Authors: Christos C. Zouboulis, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 11/14/2022

Valid for credit through: 11/14/2023, 11:59 PM EST