‘Get Around People Who Understand You’ – Pat Divilly at the ISF Psoriasis Roundtable

04/12/2016

Pat Divilly is an Irish fitness expert, author and entrepreneur As a guest speaker at the recent ISF Psoriasis Roundtable Meetings, Pat provided practical advice on ways to improve fitness and shared insights about his philosophy for success I had the pleasure of being involved with the recent Psoriasis Roundtables meet ups with the Irish Skin Foundation and really enjoyed speaking at, and...

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ISF representative elected to global skin organisation IADPO

30/11/2016

The ISF’s David McMahon has been elected to the Board of the International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organisations (IADPO), of which the ISF is a founding member IADPO was founded on the three pillars of research, advocacy and support in Copenhagen, Denmark in October 2015, with the release of the Vancouver Resolution The delegates of the first International Dermatology Patient...

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Nationwide Psoriasis Meetings in November

19/11/2016

To follow World Psoriasis Day on 29th October, the ISF held a series of roundtable meetings for people affected by psoriasis during November  We held meetings attended by about 50-60 people in Waterford, Galway, Limerick and Athlone, asking people to break up into small groups of under 10 people Five speakers (a dermatologist, a dermatology nurse, a motivational speaker and a health &...

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Speaking up about Psoriasis can be tough – SaySomething

29/10/2016

Speaking up about Psoriasis can be tough Whether it’s to a close friend or at the barbers, it can be hard to find the words to describe how your feeling It’s perhaps easier to see the physical sides of the condition There is extreme redness of the skin, intense drying or flaking, and inflammation that can leave you feeling run down, tired and lethargic I’ve experienced these...

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Nationwide Psoriasis Roundtable Meetings Announced

28/10/2016

Have you ever wanted to sit face to face with psoriasis experts outside of a hospital to learn more about your condition We are delighted to offer you this opportunity In partnership with Novartis, we have experts from a variety of fields in the area of psoriasis and lifestyle to answer YOUR questions Register at the links below with us for one of the following four meetings:  8 November...

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The Blue Lagoon and its healing properties – fact or fiction?

28/10/2016

Visiting a spa in Iceland, Tadgh Dolan talks about self-consciousness, relaxing and the power of self-care  When we arrived in Iceland there was only one place on my mind I had heard about the Blue Lagoon from my Dad He’s a pharmacist and has taken an active role in my Psoriasis care since I was diagnosed “You know there’s sulphur in that water” he said as we made our way to the...

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Launch of booklet about psoriasis and children: with Aoife’s story for older kids!

26/10/2016

  Our new What you need to know about your child’s psoriasis booklet has been launched for World Psoriasis Day 2016 and has been prepared by people with psoriasis, dermatology nurses and consultant dermatologists to help you understand your child’s condition  A big thank you to Pearl Tier for her introduction and recommendation! We explain what psoriasis is, how it affects...

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DCU Surgical Skills Module for Healthcare Practitioners

17/10/2016

A notice for healthcare professionals on behalf of DCU Who should apply Practitioners who are likely to utilise minor surgical procedures in a variety of settings including A&E, Dermatology, Theatres or Primary Care settings Candidates must be working in a relevant setting and have a clinical practice supervisor identified to support them in their learning Module aim: To develop and...

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North-West Support Group meeting & a Deeper Look at Psoriasis

30/09/2016

Healthcare professionals and patients are invited to attend a meeting about psoriasis in Sligo Friday, October 14th Healthcare Professionals 4pm - 5pm Patients & Public 6pm – 830pm The Glasshouse Hotel - Sligo Dr Tim Anstiss physician & clinical psychologist will challenge how healthcare professionals & patients think about psoriasis, & will explore new techniques &...

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New research suggests that skin bacteria may be anti-inflammatory, or protective against eczema

30/09/2016

New research published online this month in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology indicates that the presence of certain harmless bacteria on the skin at 2 months of age is associated with a lower risk of atopic dermatitis at 1 year  Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common skin disease of children in developed societies It is associated with intense itch and...

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ISF Helpline @ Ploughing Championships 2016

25/09/2016

We brought the largest team yet to our stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore this year  We met over 800 people, offering information and support about a range of skin conditions  Of the more than 1,500 exhibitor stands in Tullamore, we were thrilled to be profiled as one of only nine ‘Top picks’ by the Irish Farmers Journal While it's always a pleasure to meet so...

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