UCD Get Sun Smarter!

Join us for our 2nd annual ‘Get Sun Smarter’ awareness event which aims to prevent ‘Killer Tans’, 11am – 2pm on 9th & 10th April in the O’Brien Centre for Science East, UCD.

Attendees at this free public two-day event can look forward to:

  • The latest Melanoma research findings from Systems Biology Ireland, Charles Institute of Dermatology and Conway Institute researchers, with a microscope demonstration of what melanoma looks like up close.
  • Information and guidance on how to look after your skin in the sun from the Irish Skin Foundation.

Killer Tan: The Sun and your Skin

 Dr. Patrick Ormond (Skin Cancer Expert and Consultant Dermatologist

@ George Moore Auditorium E0.08, 10 April,12 noon


  • Also! A fun way to check your face for sun damage through UV photography, courtesy of the Irish Cancer Society.
  • Free sunscreen samples, courtesy of Bioderma, Elave, Eucerin and La Roche Posay
  • Competitions with fabulous prizes!



We want everyone in Ireland to learn to Protect & Inspect their skin! Download our short guide, written with hospital-based dermatologists, to checking your skin.   

Melanoma is on the rise in Ireland: see the facts in these info-graphics – Melanoma Skin Cancer and Solar UV Radiation

Click for more more about Protect & Inspect!