Code of Conduct

The 6th Annual Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances (SHSA) is dedicated to providing a safe environment for the exchange of ideas while providing a positive experience for all event participants regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, age, or ability.  


All attendees should be mindful of their conduct when engaging directly or indirectly with fellow participants. Everyone is expected to behave in a way that creates a safe and supportive environment by being respectful and considerate of fellow attendees, speakers, moderators, sponsors and organizers. Derogatory comments, discriminatory, offensive, threatening or harassing speech and/or behavior are prohibited, including and not limited to race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, and ability. Inappropriate comments/advancements or stalking of fellow attendees will not be tolerated. Nudity is prohibited


Inappropriate speech and/or behavior will not be tolerated. Any attendee who engages in this behavior will be removed from the event. This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by the SHSA organizers.


If you witness or are the subject of harassment or inappropriate speech and/or behavior, please contact the SHSA organizers by email:
 with Code of Conduct Report in the subject line.