Acne Awareness Month: New Information Video

ACNE AWARENESS MONTH This June marks Acne Awareness Month and to support this, the Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) have launched a new information video resource for people affected by acne. The video resource, presented by Dr Catherine Wilkinson, GP, aims to empower you with evidence based knowledge to help you take control of your acne; […]

Promoting Sun Safety – Bekan NS Students’ Junior Entrepreneur Project

The 5th and 6th class students at Bekan National School undertook an exciting project this year, which aligns closely with the ISF mission of promoting skin health and sun safety. The students participated in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. As part of this initiative, the children were required to research a business idea and sell a […]

Video: HS Wound Care Management

HS AWARENESS WEEK The 3-9 June marks HS Awareness Week, and to support this, the Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) have launched a new information video resource for people affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) . The video resource, presented by Kelly Impey, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner, provides information on the causes of HS; common sites on […]

EHAI awards the John Shelley Bursary to the ISF

The Environmental Health Association Ireland (EHAI) has awarded the John Shelly Bursary to the ISF, in support of our work to raise awareness about the dangers of artificial tanning devices e.g. sunbeds, and the risks associated with overexposure to natural ultraviolet radiation emitted by the Sun. The EHAI is the professional body representing (among others) […]

Listen Back: Psoriasis Interview with Dr Cathal O’Connor

World Psoriasis Day took place on 29 October this year. In the interview below, recorded on 27 October, Dr Cathal O’Connor, Clinical Research Fellow in Paediatric Dermatology, SIVUH, Cork, Ireland discusses psoriasis as an autoimmune condition; the causes, including genetic and environmental factors contributing to the development; common sites affected; and treatments to manage this […]

ISF Launches Urticaria Information Webpage

In an exciting development for patients and health care professionals who manage chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), the ISF and the Department of Immunology at St. James’s Hospital have partnered to develop the ISF Urticaria Information Webpage, available in the ‘Skin Conditions’ section of our website, to offer information and support for people affected by this […]

ISF Launch Video Resources for World Atopic Eczema Day

To mark World Atopic Eczema Day (14 September 2023), the ISF have launched a new set of information video resources for people living with or caring for someone with atopic eczema (AE). AE, also known as atopic dermatitis (AD), is a very common, non-contagious, chronic (long-term) inflammatory skin condition. AE most frequently begins in infancy […]

Virtual Event: Cutaneous Lymphoma Patient Conference

The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation invites you to the 3rd Annual Virtual International Patient Conference taking place on Saturday 9 September. This conference provides  a unique opportunity to learn and connect with other people living with cutaneous lymphoma, care partners, and clinical experts. Sessions will be available across time zones for convenient access. Wherever you are in your journey, […]

Medical Independent: SkinSideOut – Addressing key skin concerns

This below article, “SkinSideOut – Addressing key skin concerns“, written by Priscilla Lynch, was published by the Medical Independent on 11th June 2023. Priscilla Lynch reports on the Irish Skin Foundation’s recent information day. On Saturday 22 April, the Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) hosted SkinSideOut, a skin health information and exhibition event in O’Reilly Hall, University […]