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) […]

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 […]

Changing the way the world sees dermatology through the GRIDD project

The GRIDD project is the first global patient-initiated and patient-led impact research study in dermatology. Global Research on the Impact of Dermatological Diseases (GRIDD) was launched in 2017 by the International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (GlobalSkin) and aims to measure the disease burden across a wide spectrum of dermatological diseases and by developing and implementing […]

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 […]

BIOMAP project aims to improve lives of people with atopic dermatitis & psoriasis

BIOMAP have released a short animation which aims to demonstrate BIOMAP’s project work to alleviate the burden and consequences of AD and psoriasis for people living with these diseases. BIOMAP – Biomarkers in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis What is BIOMAP? BIOMAP (Biomarkers in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis) is a large European project which launched in […]

Study for people aged 18-65, living with psoriasis, eczema or ichthyosis vulgaris

Are you aged 18-65 and living with psoriasis, eczema or ichthyosis vulgaris? You may be eligible to participate in a study to investigate the role of neutrophil proteases as global regulators of IL-1 family cytokine activity in skin disorders. NEUTROPRO Study The NEUTROPRO study is a research study being carried out by Professor Irvine (Dermatology […]

Survey exploring the wellbeing of young people during the COVID-19 outbreak

This study is now closed. The University College Dublin (UCD) School of Psychology, in collaboration with the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Children’s and Young Peoples’ Services Committee (CYPSC) and Healthy Ireland, are running an online anonymous survey examining how the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 12-25 years. The […]