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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UK research suggests psoriasis presents slightly earlier in women than men

Do women get psoriasis earlier than men? UK researchers performed a review of published studies on the number of new individuals affected by psoriasis during a particular time, as well as gender and age. Following their systematic review of published studies on variations in psoriasis incidence and prevalence, evidence suggested psoriasis presents slightly earlier in […]

The Invisible Symptom Affecting up to 97% with Psoriasis

Common symptoms Some of the most common and recognisable symptoms of psoriasis, include raised red patches of skin, covered with silvery white scaling, called plaques. Itch is also reported to be a common symptom of psoriasis. However, it can sometimes be underappreciated as it is not a visible indicator. Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory […]

Watch our webinar ‘Tackling Scalp Psoriasis’

Did you miss our webinar on Tackling Scalp Psoriasis? No problem, watch it back in full below! Almost 80% of people with psoriasis will have scalp involvement at some point in their lives and  it’s not unusual for the scalp to be the first or only site to display psoriasis. In this SkinSideOut webinar our panel, Carmel […]

Infographic: What you need to know about scalp psoriasis

It’s World Psoriasis Day 2021! The scalp is one of the most common sites to be affected by psoriasis, and sometimes is the only area of involvement. Below you can read what we think you need to know about scalp psoriasis or download our handy infographic.  Download ‘What you need to know about scalp psoriasis […]