ISF Launch Video Resources to Mark World Psoriasis Day

To mark World Psoriasis Day (29 October 2023), the ISF have launched a new set of information video resources for people living with or caring for someone with psoriatic disease (psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis).

The new psoriasis videos include a talk entitled, ‘Psoriasis in 2023’, presented by Professor Brian Kirby, Consultant Dermatologist, St Vincent’s Hospital and a panel discussion on psoriasis with Professor Kirby; Dr Carl Orr, Rheumatologist, St Vincent’s Hospital; and former ISF board member, Caroline Irwin, who has been living with psoriasis for over 50 years. The new video resources below offer tips on self-management; include guidance on the associated conditions (co-morbidities) of psoriasis and highlight new developments in care and treatment.

For those affected by scalp psoriasis, Carmel Blake, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology and Clinical Manager of the Ask-a-Nurse Helpline, delivered a talk on this common aspect of the condition, affecting up to 80% of people with psoriasis. The video includes a ‘How to’ session and practical guide on how to treat the condition.

‘Psoriasis in 2023’

Psoriasis Panel Discussion

Scalp Psoriasis Talk and ‘How to’ Session

World Psoriasis Day

Each year on World Psoriasis Day the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) and its national and regional psoriasis organisation members, join together to raise awareness of psoriasis, estimated to affect approximately 73,000 people in Ireland.

The theme of World Psoriasis Day 2023 is “Access for All.” In addition to the new videos, the ISF has resources available for people living with or caring for someone with psoriasis and / or psoriatic arthritis to include our information booklets, psoriasis information page, GP / Family Doctor and Hospitals Visits Guides to help you prepare for your appointment with your HCP.

Our Ask-a-Nurse Helpline, run by dermatology nurses provide free, specialist guidance to people struggling to manage skin conditions.

Psoriasis is a common, non-contagious, long-term, immune-mediated inflammatory disease in which there is an increase in the rate at which skin cells are produced and shed from the skin. It is estimated it that affects at least 73,000 people in Ireland.

If you need guidance or support about managing a skin condition, contact the Irish Skin Foundation’s Ask-a-Nurse Helpline