SkinSideOut 2023: Our Skin Health Event

Take our skinsideout feedback survey On Saturday, 22 April, the ISF hosted SkinSideOut, our skin health information and exhibition event in O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin. The full-day event consisted of talks, panel discussions and “How to” sessions on eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and skin cancer prevention. Attendees had the opportunity to meet […]

HSE’s NCCP and Healthy Ireland Launch Get SunSmart! Children’s Art Competition

The HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) in collaboration with Healthy Ireland have launched the Get SunSmart! Children’s Art Competition. The competition is open to all primary school children. Depending on their age category, children are invited to complete the SunSmart colouring sheets or draw their own picture showing how to be SunSmart. There are […]


Registration closed. Our skin health information and exhibition event takes place this Saturday 22nd April in O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin (UCD), Belfield, Dublin 4. This year’s event will include talks, panel discussions and “How to” sessions on skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and skin cancer prevention. Meet skin […]

Minister Hildegarde Naughton launches National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2023-2026

On 22 March 2023, Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, launched the National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2023-2026, in the Department of Health1. Rising incidence of skin cancer Skin cancer* is the most common cancer in Ireland. According to the National Cancer Registry, annual average incidence during 2018-2020 was […]

Skin Registries: Call for Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema and Alopecia Areata patient representatives

National and International Skin Registry Solutions CLG (NISR) is seeking an Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema patient and an Alopecia Areata patient to join the Executive Committees of two new skin registries for people living with these conditions. What is a NISR? NISR is a not-for-profit organisation which builds and maintains skin registries, both in Ireland and Internationally. […]

Dr Marina O’Kane welcomes new Chairperson and Trustees

The ISF is pleased to welcome Ken McKenzie as its new Chairperson following his election at the charity’s November board meeting.  Ken McKenzie takes on the role on the conclusion of Dr Marina O’Kane’s 5-year term as Chairperson, and eleven years’ service on the Board of the charity. Ken first joined the ISF Board in […]

Mater Dermatology Dept. holds eczema information morning to mark Eczema Awareness Month

To mark Eczema Awareness Month and World Eczema Day (14th September 2022), we were pleased to hold an information morning on Monday 12th September 2022. Eczema is a dry, itchy, inflammatory skin condition. It is sometimes referred to as dermatitis and there are different types such as Atopic, Irritant or Allergic. Our dermatology department regularly […]