Let’s Talk Skin – Eczema Podcast

Let’s Talk Skin – Eczema hosted by Brendan Courtney, is proudly supported by AbbVie. This four-part podcast series features enlightening conversations with medics, experts and well-known faces about the realities of living with and treating eczema, a common everyday skin condition that affects as many as 1 in 10 Irish adults. From debunking common myths […]

Cork Dermatologist Awarded European Leader Prize in Madrid

Dr Cathal O’Connor, specialist registrar in dermatology at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, was presented with the Future Leader Award of the European Society for Dermatological Research at the recent academy in Madrid, Spain. Dr O’Connor presented findings from his PhD study – the ‘assessing sleep in infants with atopic dermatitis’ (SPINDLE) study which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Survey: Help us shape and focus ISF resources

The ISF offers trusted support through our Ask-a-Nurse Helpline and in our videos, booklets, social media posts, and website articles. It is important that our content reflects the experiences and needs of people living with or caring for people with skin conditions. Share your views and insights.  Take this short survey to help us to […]

Avoid a Christmas Eczema Flare – Tips from the Experts

Christmas is a time that many eczema sufferers dread. Not because they do not like all the festivities (obviously), but because of potential problems associated with increased environmental exposure to the ever-present fragrance, fireside nights and central heating.   How clean is too clean?! Christmas is a time when family and friends may call. We […]

Back to school: Tips to help you care for your child’s hands

With the arrival of Covid 19, hand hygiene guidance was introduced as one of the measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Hand hygiene involves cleaning the hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser. Unfortunately, the increase in hand hygiene measures can lead to skin irritation, due to frequent skin contact with chemicals, […]

SECURE-AD Update: How do COVID-19 vaccinations affect patients with eczema?

The SECURE-AD patient survey is adapting to include the question, ‘How does the COVID-19 vaccination affect patients with eczema?’ In 2020, the SECURE-AD Patient survey was launched to understand how COVID-19 infections impacted on patients with eczema. The results will be available shortly as the research team are preparing their first scientific publication. Preliminary results […]

Watch our webinar on ‘The Future of Atopic Eczema Care in Ireland’

Did you miss our webinar on, The Future of Atopic Eczema Care in Ireland? No problem, watch it below. In this SkinSideOut webinar, our panel, eczema patient advocate, Paul Herriott; Consultant Dermatologist, Prof Alan Irvine; and Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology and ISF Clinical Helpline Manager, Carmel Blake talk about recent medical advancements in the […]