EHSF 2023 Goes Hybrid
Facing HS according to the Renaissance style
Florence | February 8-10, 2023

12th CONFERENCE of the European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation e.V.

The Chancellor of the University of Florence, Prof. Alessandra Petrucci, welcomes the 12th EHSF Conference 2023 in Florence and grants that it will be held under the auspices of the University of Florence and recognizes EHSF as a high relevant scientific-cultural Society.

Share your insights with colleagues from all over the world and start preparing your abstract for EHSF 2023.

Welcome to EHSF 2023

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory debilitating skin disease with a very heavy impact on quality of life. Until 2006 it has been considered an orphan disease, due to its limited knowledge and also to the great diagnostic delay. An important progress has been made in the last decade concerning its correct and earlier diagnosis and therapeutical approaches. Even though a lot has been done, there is current evidence that the measurements and the therapeutical tools are not able to fulfil the needs of HS patients. Moreover, it is necessary to increase the centrality of the patient in clinical research to get HS patients involved in their own treatment.


Francesca Prignano

MD, PhD Associate Professor


Nicola Pimpinelli

MD, PhD Professor and Chairman

Dept. Health Sciences, Div. Dermatology – University of Florence Medical School, Firenze, Italy

Provisional Program

Facing HS according to the Renaissance style

All day

wed08febAll DayEHSF General Assembly(All Day: wednesday)

wed08febAll DayIndustry symposia(All Day: wednesday)

wed08febAll DayHS Nursing School and medication criteria for HS lesions(All Day: wednesday)

wed08febAll DayWelcome Addresses(All Day: wednesday)

wed08febAll DayPlenary Session: invited lectures(All Day: wednesday)

thu09febAll DayPathogenesis: new concerns from basic science and strength of acquired knowledge(All Day: thursday)

thu09febAll DayEpidemiology, Registries, Genetics (clinical phenotypes, Syndromes etc.)(All Day: thursday)

thu09febAll DayInvited Lecture(All Day: thursday)

thu09febAll DayComorbidities(All Day: thursday)

thu09febAll DaySkin comorbidities: HS and acne, HS and psoriasis, HS and atopic dermatitis(All Day: thursday)

thu09febAll DayOther comorbidities: HS and IBD, HS and mental disabilities, HS and metabolic syndrome(All Day: thursday)

thu09febAll DayDiagnostic tools, Imaging and Outcome measures: their increasing impact on HS diagnosis, classification, and treatment(All Day: thursday)

fri10febAll DayMedical treatment: place in therapy of systemic “historical” drugs and new advancements from clinical trials(All Day: friday)

fri10febAll DaySurgical treatment: what is to consider a specific procedure for HS?(All Day: friday)

fri10febAll DayQuality of life and unmet needs: the voices of the HS patients The young corner (1 h): dedicated to Young researchers and/or fellows who present an original and/or personal research on HS.(All Day: friday)

fri10febAll DayThe speaker corner from the world(All Day: friday)

  • Discover a high-quality hybrid scientific program on an extremely important skin disease
  • Experience a highly informative hybrid industry program
  • Navigate through various possibilities for virtual and on-site exchange with experts (e.g. chat, video calls, – mails, FAQ during and after the conference)
  • Interact and have a personal dialogue with international experts live and virtual
  • Enjoy more flexibility through a broad on demand offer
  • Discover a hybrid and poster industry exhibition, as well as the satellite symposia
  • Benefit from the accreditation by the UEMS and the AIFA
  • Participate and network in the live social program

Prof. Francesca Prignano and Prof. Nicola Pimpinelli

Department of Health Sciences
Section of Dermatology
University of Florence
Viale Michelangiolo, 41
50125 Firenze, Italy

Francesca Prignano (Firenze, Italy)

Antonella Di Cesare (Firenze, Italy)

Elia Rosi (Firenze, Italy)

Vincenzo Bettoli (Ferrara, Italy)

Angelo V. Marzano (Milano, Italy)

Prof. Christos Zouboulis

Prof. Gregor Jemec

Prof. Veronique del Marmol

Prof. Errol Prens

Prof. Angelo Marzano

Prof. Thrasivoulos Tzellos

Prof. Francesca Prignano

Social Events

thu09feb18:30Networking Dinner at Palazzo BorgheseThe Banquet will take place at Palazzo Borghese, a historical palace re-structured in the XV century, located in the city centre of Florence. Palazzo Borghese is one of the most exemplary buildings of neoclassical architecture in the Tuscan main city, particularly of the historic center of Florence. The ancient building is in fact located just a stone’s throw from Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.18:30

thu09feb17:30Guided TourThe Making of David - A tour with a special focus on David, the statue Michelangelo sculpted in 1501 when he was young and that gave him the eternal glory.17:30

Call for Abstracts

Seize the opportunity to play an active role in the next EHSF Conference and contribute to the scientific program by submitting your abstract and sharing your latest research. Abstracts on on-going trials are encouraged. Abstracts will be published in a supplement of Experimental Dermatology.

Kindly note: The registration for the conference is mandatory for each presenting author in order for the abstract to be presented and published.

Abstract Topics

Epidemiology and diagnostic tools Genetics Immunology Pathogenesis Comorbidities Imaging Outcome measures Medical treatment Surgical treatment Nursing Quality of life and unmet needs New from clinical trials New advancements in research Others

thu01sepAll DayRegistration and Abstract opening(All Day: thursday)

tue15novAll DayDeadline for early bird registration(All Day: tuesday)

mon12decAll DayAbstract Deadline(All Day: monday)

tue17janAll DayNotifications for authors(All Day: tuesday)

The official congress language is English

Please note that only ELECTRONIC submission will be accepted. Faxed or mailed abstracts will not be considered, reviewed.
Your submission should be written in English.
One author (presenting author) is allowed to submit a maximum of two abstracts for the EHSF 2023
Your abstract should not contain more than 5000 characters (headline , authors, affiliation, acknowledgement and references are not considered for this limit)
You can upload up to one image (*.jpeg, *.jg, *.png) to your abstract
You can add up to 5 keywords to your abstract

The submitter declares, that all named authors agree to the release of their names and affiliation in relation to this contribution. All accepted contributions are going to be released in the online program for the conference after they have been accepted by the program committee. With this submission the author agrees to the release of this contribution. Accepted abstracts may be accessed for free any time in the online program.

Abstracts will be published in a supplement of Experimental Dermatology. You are just granting a one-time right for your abstract to be released in the journal. The author is responsible for the clarification of any copyrights of third parties regarding the content of the abstract and summary. We kindly ask for your understanding, that your abstract will be released as it was submitted. The provider does not perform any correction on the submissions. The release does not entitle royalty payments to the author.

The submitter declares that his submission is free of rights from any and all third parties, who may disagree to the release in any form in any way.

Welcome to the submission page of your poster. No worries: it is very easy! Just make sure that you have created a pdf file of your poster in the correct size. Detailed instructions can be found below.
In case of any technical questions do not hesitate to contact us via

  1. Specification for preparation of your poster
  • File type – Acrobat PDF file
  • Poster dimensions – We recommend using a DIN A0 (2384 mm x 3370 pixels, 72dpi) sized poster in portrait format
  • File size – maximum file size is limit to 10 MB
  1. Proof your uploaded file
  • Please make sure you have uploaded the correct file
  1. Deadline and Replacement(s)

Please upload your poster to the conference system not later than midnight Tuesday, January 31st (EDT).
At any time before the deadline, your existing poster can be replaced with a revised version.

Please note that, as poster presenter, you need to be registered. You can register here:

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Other Sponsors


Abiogen Alfasigma Almirall Biodue Biogen Bionike Cantabria Labs Janssen Italy Leo Pharma Italy Molteni Therapeutics Novartis Italy Unifarco

Registration to EHSF Conference 2023

Register through the secure and convenient online Registration Portal. The value of Membership and joining the EHSF community lasts long after the congress.

Registration Fees

Scientific Programm Presence

Members EHSF, EADV


Patient organization representatives



Free of charge

add. access to the plattform live
50 €

add. access on demand***
50 €

Scientific programm virtual

Members EHSF, EADV


Patient organization representatives



Free of charge

add. access on demand***
50 €

Social Events

Welcome Reception, 08.02.23
0 €

Networking Dinner, 09.02.23
70 €

Meet the Experts 10.02.23
40 €

* With university identity document.
** Patients can only attend the session for patients (On Demand +50 €).
*** Presentations will be available on the congress platform until August 31, 2023.


about the


President of EHSF e.V.

Prof. Dr. med. Christos C. Zouboulis
Auenweg 38
06847 Dessau-Rosslau, Germany

Congress Venue

Congress & Exhibition Center
Piazza Adua n.1
50123 Firenze, Italy

Become a Member

Please click on the link below to download the EHSF’s Application for Membership formular.
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Become a Sponsor

Joint to EHSF 2023 there will be an extensive industrial exhibition. The exhibition area will be centrally located, having direct access to the meeting rooms. In addition, the exhibition we have set-up most interesting sponsor opportunities for our industry partners. For detailed information and offers please contact MCI
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