A ‘Thank you’ to Bernie and Peter Rice, and The Melanoma Trust

15/11/2018

The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) would like to extend a big thank you to Bernie and Peter Rice with the help of the Parent’s Association of Scoil Riada, Kilcock, Co Kildare for their generous donation to the ISF  The ISF will ensure both donations are used to support the Protect & Inspect skin cancer awareness campaign The Rice family set up the Melanoma Trust in memory of their...

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“Skin Matters” Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Panel Discussion, Meeting and Webinar

12/11/2018

The ISF, supported by AbbVie, held the first-of-its-kind “Skin Matters” meeting and webinar on the evening of 1 November in Dublin’s Chocolate Factory for people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Patient and Expert Panel The main element of the event was a panel discussion lead by two HS patient advocates, Suzanne Moloney and Barry McGrath, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Anne Marie...

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Treat psoriasis seriously: our lives depend on it

26/10/2018

International call to action for World Psoriasis Day 29 October October 29 is World Psoriasis Day and this year the ISF is supporting the call of the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) to Treat Psoriasis Seriously Psoriasis as a serious, chronic and non-communicable disease (NCDs) in itself, but there are a number of other conditions (called co-morbidities) that are...

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2018 Annual Family Fun Day at Barretstown, Saturday 8 September

24/10/2018

Each year we invite 30 families whose everyday lives are impacted by a skin condition to experience the magic of Barretstown Castle for an exciting day full of family fun and adventure Our Family Fun Day brings children and families together in a supportive and therapeutic environment where they meet families facing similar challenges and can feel a sense of support and connection Children...

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The ISF at Europe’s Largest Outdoor Event, The National Ploughing Championships

12/10/2018

  The 87th National ploughing championships were hosted for a third consecutive year at the same location, Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly from the 18th to the 21st of September For the first time in its 87 year history, day 2 of the championships had to be closed to the public as storm Ali brought gusts of almost 100km/h to the site However, on the days that were open, a team of...

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Eczema Expert 2018

12/10/2018

To mark national eczema week this year, 15-23rd September, we held our third annual public meeting in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, in Dublin on the 29th of September for those with or caring for someone with eczema Attendees travelled from all parts of the country, including Mayo, Leitrim, Donegal, Galway, Laois, Dublin and Wicklow The meeting provided an opportunity for the attendees to meet...

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Study indicates incidence of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) appears to be doubled among smokers

10/10/2018

A recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology has found that incidence of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) appears to be doubled among tobacco smokers The researchers examined healthcare data and identified nearly 4 million tobacco smokers and over 8 million non‐smokers The incidence of HS was 020% among smokers and 011% among non‐smokers – smokers were shown to be...

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‘Skin Matters’ – Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Panel Discussion, Meeting & Webinar

01/10/2018

The Irish Skin Foundation, supported by AbbVie, invites you to join a first-of-its-kind ‘Skin Matters’ event for anyone affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)   You can join in-person or online and participate in a discussion among a panel of medical experts as well as people living with or caring for someone with HS Registration in advance of the event is required Places are limited...

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Is a common ingredient in your emollient actually irritating your skin?

25/09/2018

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and Aqueous cream Atopic eczema and dry skin go hand-in-hand; medical moisturisers / emollients have been used for managing eczema for many years and are still the recommended first-line treatment One common emollient, Aqueous cream, has been on the market for decades but according to some studies the negative effects on the skin barrier are thought to be related...

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Skin Health and Farming

14/09/2018

In the run up to the Ploughing Championships, listen back to Dermatology Specialist Selene Daly discussing with Pat Kenny the various skin conditions affecting farmers in particular   We want everyone in Ireland to learn to Protect & Inspect their skin! Download our short guide, written with hospital-based dermatologists, to checking your skin    Melanoma is on the...

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The ISF welcomes First World Atopic Eczema Day – September 14th 2018

14/09/2018

September 14th marks the first ever World Atopic Eczema Day This inaugural day aims to raise awareness of eczema and atopic dermatitis, providing a platform to elevate the needs of people living with or caring for the condition The ISF is a partner of Global Skin and welcomes this very first World Atopic Eczema Day, which signals a positive change for those living with eczema and atopic...

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Eczema Expert, 29 September!! Meeting line up announced.

11/09/2018

The Irish Skin Foundation is delighted to announce the wonderful line- up for this year’s Eczema Expert meeting which will take place on Saturday 29th September 2018 in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin, form 10:00 to 15:00, supported by La Roche Posay Click here! Register to let us know you’re coming!   Exhibitors this year include La Roche Posay, Bioderma, Eucerin, Suvex Sooth,...

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