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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Eczema Survey: Too little is known about the impact of Eczema in Ireland

11/09/2018

In terms of facts and figures, all we are able to say about people with eczema in Ireland is that it affects approximately 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults  These are estimates and only offer us the lowest-definition picture of the impact and burden of eczema on tens of thousands of people and caregivers affected by this common skin disorder To find out more, the ISF has launched a...

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The Sun, UV Radiation and how to Save Your Eyes!

28/08/2018

Ultraviolet radiation (UV) is a component of sunlight We know that overexposure to UV radiation can cause skin damage and skin cancer, but did you know that UV radiation can also harm your eyes increasing your risk for developing cataracts and other eye diseases Risk factors; People of all ages, including children and teenagers, who spends time outdoors is at risk for developing eye diseases...

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Irish people underestimate how pale they really are – is this leading to dangerous behaviour in the sun?

24/07/2018

Sweltering temperatures and long sunny days have been with us for weeks, making summer 2018 a record breaker It is really important that we enjoy the outdoors in a healthy manner and without potentially damaging our skin – this year’s Protect & Inspect campaign looks at our attitudes to our skin and how it reacts to the sun At the end of last year’s campaign the Irish Skin Foundation...

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We’re changing! New ISF logo coming Soon!

20/07/2018

We are excited to announce that we have been working with our creative team on a new logo and look for the Irish Skin Foundation The design is still under-wraps for the moment, be sure to keep an eye on our website and social media channels where we will soon be making the 'big reveal'! The ISF's present logo, which is based on a cross-section of the dermis, was designed by noted Irish...

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Could skin camouflage help you? We talk to the Irish Red Cross

18/07/2018

Skin camouflage is the application of specialised cover creams to improve the appearance of scarring, tattoos and some disfiguring skin conditions The Irish Red Cross run a voluntary skin camouflage service and recently invited the Irish Skin Foundation to attend their annual skills workshop for their skin camouflage practitioners Caroline Irwin from the ISF, who is an advocate for people...

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ISF representatives attend IFPA 5th World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference

10/07/2018

On 27-30 June 2018, the ISF was pleased to be represented by two patient representatives at the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) 5th World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden Caroline Irwin, psoriasis-patient advocate and ISF board member and Grace Kelly, psoriasis patient, met people from patient organisations from...

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Sharp rise in hospital waiting times for people with skin disorders

06/07/2018

The government and HSE leadership must resource hospitals adequately to deal with predicted demand Hospital waiting times for dermatology patients are now the fourth-longest, after ENT, Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology, according to figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) "The waiting time situation has sharply disimproved in the past 14 months", according to the ISF's David...

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New Director at UCD’s Charles Institute for Dermatology

06/07/2018

Prof Desmond J Tobin appointed as UCD Professor of Dermatological Sciences UCD has announced the appointment of Prof Desmond J Tobin as new Director of the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology and Professor of Dermatological Sciences Prof Tobin, currently Professor of Cellular Biology and Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences at University of Bradford, will take up his appointment from 1st...

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Skin barrier dysfunction and atopic dermatitis – research update

28/06/2018

A recent article in Nature Reviews/Disease Primers reviewed the current knowledge on atopic dermatitis (AD), established treatments and the study of changes in the skin that results in this skin condition Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is the most common form of eczema It is a non-contagious inflammatory skin condition and is recognisable by red, dry, itchy skin which can sometimes weep,...

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