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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Thank you to all who answered the “Living with Atopic Eczema” survey


We want to thank everyone who participated in the "Living with Atopic Eczema & Eczema in Ireland" which we ran from September 2018 to March 2019; we had over 450 responses which was a tremendous level of engagement In the coming months we will be writing up our findings and hope to publish them in the autumn The ISF is dedicated to improving the lives of Irish people living with eczema...

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ISF Gives Talk on ‘Skin Health’ at An Cosán


On Thursday the 28 March the ISF Health Promotion Team were delighted to give a general talk on 'Skin Health and Common Skin Conditions' to the lovely ladies of the University of the Third Age in An Cosán in Tallaght Beginning as The Shanty in September 1986, co-founders Dr Ann Louise Gilligan and Dr Katherine Zappone established a community-based project as a platform for active citizenship...

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


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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A plan for waiting times? HSE publishes Scheduled Care Access Plan 2019


In an effort to tackle waiting times the HSE has published the Scheduled Care Access Plan 2019 which specifically identifies dermatology for extra resources This move may help people with psoriasis, HS, atopic eczema, skin lesions and many other skin conditions access care more quickly Under the plan the HSE intends to increase total number of outpatient appointments, introduce what have...

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UCD Get Sun Smarter!


Join us for our 2nd annual ‘Get Sun Smarter’ awareness event which aims to prevent 'Killer Tans', 11am – 2pm on 9th & 10th April in the O'Brien Centre for Science East, UCD Attendees at this free public two-day event can look forward to: The latest Melanoma research findings from Systems Biology Ireland, Charles Institute of Dermatology and Conway Institute researchers, with a...

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Video: “Skin Matters” Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Panel Discussion Published


The ISF, supported by AbbVie, held the first-of-its-kind “Skin Matters” meeting and webinar on the evening of 1 November 2018 in Dublin’s Chocolate Factory for people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) 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 Tobin, and GP Dr...

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