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 […]

Kildare FM interview: Dr Wilkinson discusses acne myths and misinformation

June is Acne Awareness Month. Listen back to the recent interview on ‘Acne Myths and Misinformation’ with GP, Dr Catherine Wilkinson and Caoimhe Harney, Kildare Focus, KFM from 23rd June 2023. Related: Adults can get acne too! Related: Self-Care Tips for Acne Related: Acne Information Page In the interview, Dr Wilkinson delves into the prevalence, […]

Irish Examiner: ‘The genetics are complex’: Psoriasis is not just a skin disease

The below article, ‘The genetics are complex’: Psoriasis is not just a skin disease, written by Helen O’Callaghan, was published in the Irish Examiner on 20 June 2023.  The chronic inflammatory skin disorder can expose a child to schoolyard name-calling and make them self-conscious. But systemic medications and biologic treatments have helped to revolutionise the treatment […]

Survey: Participate in ground breaking research

The International Alliance for Dermatology Patient Organizations (also known as GlobalSkin) in collaboration with researchers at Cardiff University (UK) and University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany) is inviting people living with a skin condition to take part in the Global Research on the Impact of Dermatological Diseases (GRIDD) project. The survey is open from June 5 […]