Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the 7th Conference of the European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation in Rotterdam. This 7th conference welcomes new ideas and developments in all fields of Hidradenitis Suppurativa research, treatment, and patient-reported outcome measures. We aim to bring together key stakeholders such as  researchers in the academia as well as in the industry and patient organisations in order to facilitate interactions and exchange of information and opinion. The scientific programme will also provide an opportunity for continuing medical education, with the introduction of keynote speakers reviewing specific areas of Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

We hope you will take advantage of the chance offered by this conference, including the facility for international collaboration in a friendly and inclusive community. Finally, we aim to open the way for a broader collaboration with non-dermatological scientific communities through a better understanding of Hidradenitis Suppurativa based on its  unique biological characteristics.

On behalf of the Organising and Scientific Programme Committees, we warmly invite you to join us for a memorable conference here in Rotterdam from February 7th to 9th 2018.

Errol Prens,

Conference president EHSF 2018, on behalf of the local organizing committee