SunSmart video series encourages everyone to enjoy the sun safely

18/06/2021

ISF, NCCP, ULHG and Healthy Ireland SunSmart launch video series to increase awareness and adoption of skin cancer preventative behaviours to help reduce the risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in Ireland The ISF and Dr Sinead Field, Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospital Limerick, in association with HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), University of Limerick...

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Watch our webinar ‘Understanding Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)’

16/06/2021

Did you miss our webinar on, Understanding Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) No problem, watch it below In this SkinSideOut webinar, on HS Awareness Week (7-13 June), Consultant Dermatologist, Prof Brian Kirby spoke about current treatments for HS and what’s coming down the line and long-time HS patient advocates, Barry McGrath and Suzanne Moloney about their journey to diagnosis, experience of...

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RTÉ Interview on Living with Psoriasis

05/06/2021

In the recording below, Irish broadcaster Zoe Ryan, who has lived with psoriasis since childhood, speaks with Oliver Callan about her journey to diagnosis and the effect psoriasis can have on mental health, quality of life and overall wellbeing     For more information about psoriasis, visit our Psoriasis Section to download our booklet, What you need to know about...

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Webinar: Understanding Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

04/06/2021

In this SkinSideOut webinar, on HS Awareness Week (7-13 June), we take a look at 'Understanding Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)' You’ll hear from Consultant Dermatologist, Prof Brian Kirby about current treatments for HS and what's coming down the line; from long-time HS patient advocates, Barry McGrath and Suzanne Moloney about their journey to diagnosis, experience of living with HS; and about...

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Self-Care Tips for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

04/06/2021

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Awareness Week takes place the 7th-13th June this year The following general measures can be very helpful in the management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) https://youtube/k6O_3eGa2wk 1: Stop smoking Research has shown that people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) are far more likely to be smokers Smoking is thought to worsen HS and stopping smoking may...

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SECURE-AD Update: How do COVID-19 vaccinations affect patients with eczema?

03/06/2021

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 are available on...

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Watch our webinar on ‘The Future of Atopic Eczema Care in Ireland’

21/05/2021

Did you miss our webinar on, The Future of Atopic Eczema Care in Ireland No problem, watch it below In this SkinSideOut webinar, our panel, eczema patient advocate, Paul Herriott; Consultant Dermatologist, Prof Alan Irvine; and Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology and ISF Clinical Helpline Manager, Carmel Blake talk about recent medical advancements in the treatment of eczema and what...

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Webinar: The Future of Atopic Eczema Care in Ireland

12/05/2021

In this SkinSideOut webinar, we take a look at The Future of Atopic Eczema Care in Ireland You'll hear about recent medical advancements in the treatment of eczema and what this will mean for the future; how COVID-19 has impacted dermatology services and how they have adapted to deliver care; and the panellists will answer your questions Panel: Paul Herriott (Eczema Patient Advocate), Prof...

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Survey highlights impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the detection of melanoma skin cancer in 2020

30/04/2021

In November and December of 2020, the Global Coalition for Melanoma Patient Advocacy, conducted a survey of 734 dermatologists from 36 different countries In the survey, dermatologists were asked to estimate the proportion of skin check appointments missed due to the pandemic and estimate the proportion of undiagnosed melanomas compared to a normal year The survey reported; compared to a...

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

29/04/2021

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 https://wwwyoutubecom/watchv=VvA0OFvhM1c&list=PLNhMWKRzktjIX5hJJH6txeoMG0nq3X9JH&index=4 What is BIOMAP BIOMAP (Biomarkers in Atopic...

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First-in-class eczema drug dupilumab now available in Ireland

19/04/2021

Life-changing biologic treatment, dupilumab, is now available to people with moderate to severe eczema in Ireland  The HSE has advised that effective from 1st April 2021, reimbursement of dupilumab will be available under High Tech Arrangements for the treatment of moderate-to-severe refractory atopic dermatitis (AD) in adults and adolescents 12 years and older for whom immunosuppressant...

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Rosacea flare-ups and identifying potential triggers

01/04/2021

April is Rosacea Awareness Month and an opportunity to raise awareness of this common skin condition affecting up to 10% of the population  The characteristic symptoms of rosacea vary from person to person, and for some, fluctuate in severity over time The exact cause of rosacea is as yet, unclear, but in some instances people with rosacea can have their symptoms provoked or aggravated by...

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