Video: “Skin Matters” Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Panel Discussion Published

The ISF, supported by AbbVie, held the first-of-its-kind “Skin Matters” meeting and webinar on the evening of 1 November 2018 in Dublin’s Chocolate Factory for people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).

The main element of the event was a panel discussion lead by two HS patient advocates, Suzanne Moloney and Barry McGrath, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Anne Marie Tobin, and GP Dr Catherine Wilkinson. TV3 / Virgin One’s Claire Brock moderated the panel and incorporated questions that had been sent in by people with HS in advance.

Dr Anne Marie Tobin spoke about the clinical side of HS and the experience of her patients that she treats in secondary care. Dr Catherine Wilkinson gave some advice and practical tips on how patients deal with their HS in primary care.

Barry McGrath and Suzanne Moloney spoke about their personal experiences of HS from the very first time that they started to show symptoms of HS and their journey through treatments and how HS affected them in their personal life.

We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the event including the panellists, Claire Brock and sponsor AbbVie. Also the ISF were delighted with the very positive feedback and conclude the event was a success.

*Being in touch with other people who understand what it is like to live with HS can be really helpful. If you would like to get in touch with the private Facebook HS Support Group, where you can talk to other people with HS, contact Barry at or follow on Twitter @hsireland1  

For more information about HS, visit our main HS page here.  If you need help or guidance about managing your HS, contact the ISF Helpline here.