Is the SPF in your moisturiser or make-up offering adequate UV protection?


Skin cancer and protection against ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun were two of many topics discussed at the World Congress of Dermatology in Milan recently One point that was touched on, was the fact that while many moisturisers and make-up products contain Sun Protection Factor (SPF), which protects against ultraviolet light type B (UVB), not all of them protect against ultraviolet...

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ISF at the 4th Annual UCD Festival


On Saturday, 8th June, the UCD campus was transformed for the 4th annual UCD Festival The event is now a firm fixture on the family festival calendar and aims to showcase the innovation, creativity and research that takes place on campus every day with a host of stands, exhibitions and  indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy each year The Irish Skin Foundation were delighted to take part...

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All you need to know about fungal nail infections


Fungal infection of the nails is a common condition worldwide It can be diagnosed by your GP These fungal infections are also known as onychomycosis or tinea unguium Signs At first you may just see a spot of discolouration (whitish to yellow-brown) at the tip of your nail, and without treatment it will eventually spread The affected nail can become thickened, splits and crumbles If left...

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Interactive Webinar on Melanoma – 18th June 2019


The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital and Dermcloud are pleased to announce their upcoming interactive webinar on Melanoma Date: Tuesday, 18th June 2019 Time: 20:00 to 22:00 Cost: €3000   Agenda 20:00 Welcome & Introduction, Dr Michelle Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork 20:05 Epidemiology & Early...

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ISF Publishes New Melanoma Skin Cancer Leaflet


Ireland’s First National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan launched to encourage the public to #ProtectYourSkin Our new Melanoma Skin Cancer Leaflet, endorsed by the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), Healthy Ireland and the Irish Association of Dermatologists (IAD) has been published to coincide with the launch of Ireland’s first National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan earlier this...

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ISF Proud to be Part of Working Group to Develop Ireland’s First National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan


Ministers launch Skin Cancer Prevention Plan and call on people to #ProtectYourSkin Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD have launched the first National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019 – 2022 for Ireland The plan is aimed at tackling the most common type of cancer in Ireland Over 11,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed...

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Research call from St Vincent’s Hospital to people living with Eczema or Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)


1) Do you have eczema, or “normal” skin   UCD Clinical Research Centre is conducting a research study on adult eczema/atopic dermatitis, comparing with normal skin to gain more understanding on the mechanism of skin disease If you are interested in being part of this study, please call Sean Kearns UCD CRC, Dermatology Research Nurse on (01) 221-3024 or my mail at crc@ucdie Prof...

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University Hospital Kerry to Launch Pigmented Lesion Clinic on 18th May


Free walk-in skin cancer screening to take place to mark the launch and Euro-Melanoma 2019 University Hospital Kerry (UHK) have announced the official launch of a Pigmented Lesion Clinic (PLC), which will open on Saturday, 18th May The Clinic will be a consultant-led service, situated in the Out-Patient Department of the hospital The consultant-led, Pigmented Lesion Clinic (PLC) is a rapid...

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All hubs and no spokes? Equity of access for dermatology patients


Research needed to reveal impact of “distance-decay” on health utilisation The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) has called for research into the effects that a household’s distance from specialist dermatology services is having on patients living with chronic inflammatory skin disorders such as psoriasis, atopic eczema and hidradenitis suppurativa “We know anecdotally from the ISF...

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UCD Get Sun Smarter: Second Annual Sun Awareness Event to Prevent ‘Killer Tans’


On 9th and 10th April, we hosted our second annual 'UCD Get Sun Smarter' event in collaboration with the Charles Institute for Dermatology, Systems Biology Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society     At the two-day sun awareness event, the Irish Skin Foundation provided students, staff and members of the public with guidance on how to stay safe in the sun and the dangers...

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Our 4th Annual Dermatology Study Day for Healthcare Professionals


On Saturday, 6th April we hosted our fourth annual Dermatology Study Day in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin The programme was aimed at healthcare professionals with an interest in dermatology Attendees came from all branches of nursing, pharmacy and general practice The objective of the study day is to provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to enhance their current skill set when...

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ISF Contributes to Irish Independent’s ‘Skin & Dermatology’ Supplement


We were delighted to contribute to the special ‘Skin & Dermatology’ supplement, which appeared in the Irish Independent (Friday, 29th March) and on HealthNewsie in partnership with MediaPlanet The supplement provides insight and guidance on a number of common skin diseases affecting Irish people including skin cancer, psoriasis, acne and eczema Skin diseases in Ireland are on the...

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