Connecting with others who have Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is often difficult under normal circumstances and the coronavirus pandemic has put all of our face-to-face support groups on hold. No one should have to face HS alone! While we are unable to meet in person, Hope for HS seized this unique opportunity to connect more people living with HS through monthly online meetings.

HFHS is working diligently to recruit top specialists to lead monthly meetings on Zoom. Our first offering will feature a medical director of the North Carolina Hope for HS chapter.

Portrait of Chris Sayed, MD
Chris Sayed, MD
Chris Sayed, MD will present: Surgery for HS: When to Consider and How to Plan for it. Dr. Sayed is an Associate Professor and Director of Medical Student Education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He leads an HS specialty clinic, serves as a medical lead for the North Carolina Hope for HS chapter, and serves as a director on the HS Foundation Board.You must be an HS patient, a caregiver (loved one) of an HS patient, or affiliated with a local chapter of Hope for HS to register.
Registration is required: Register Here


The format of patient support group meetings does not allow for individuals from industry, or anyone with commercial interests, to attend. Hope for HS places utmost importance on patient confidentiality and keeping meetings free of bias, solicitation, or any potential barriers to open, honest exchanges.