Eczema Expert: Advice for Life meeting


During Eczema Awareness Week (12th-17th September 2016,) we hosted a week-long programme of events to raise awareness about the chronic skin condition, which affects 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults in Ireland The week concluded with a free public event ‘Eczema Expert: Advice for Life’ which took place in the Red Cow Moran Hotel on Saturday 17th September, to give people advice on how to...

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Advanced Medical Dermatology for Non- Dermatologists 2016


The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital & Dermcloud are pleased to announce: A 6 week interactive web-based course on Advanced Medical Dermatology   Target participants: General practitioners, paediatricians, physicians, NCHDs (limited to 50 participants per course) Cost: €250 CPD: 9 hours external CPD Register at wwwdermcloudie   Session 1...

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Barrettstown Family Fun Day 2016


Children who are challenged by skin conditions in their daily lives experienced the magic of Barretstown on Saturday 10th September and together with their families had the time of their lives Each year we invite 30 families who are affected by a skin condition to take part in this fun filled day Families travelled from all over the country, the sun shone and children and adults alike...

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Eczema awareness week highlights silent suffering of 1 in 5 kids


To mark Eczema Awareness Week (starting 12th September 2016) the Irish Skin Foundation, will host a week long programme of events to raise awareness for the chronic skin condition that affects 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults in Ireland A free public event ‘Eczema Expert: Advice for Life’ will take place in the Red Cow Moran Hotel on Saturday 17th September 2016 to give people advice on...

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Eczema Expert – Advice For Life


The ISF has announced the line-up for Eczema Expert: Advice for Life, which will be held during Eczema Awareness week to help anyone caring for eczema to learn more about managing the condition Register with us to let us know you’re coming! The meeting will cover what you need to know about eczema, emollient therapy, childhood eczema, wetwrap and tubifast therapy and a mother’s perspective...

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5 recommendations to government to improve services for people with skin disease


In June the Oireachtas set up a new cross-party committee to plan the future of the health service and to agree a non-political approach to tackling the long-standing problems facing the entire system The Future of Healthcare Committee hopes to address the severe pressures on the Irish health service, unacceptable waiting times for public patients, and poor outcomes relative to cost - all...

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ISF welcomes the Australian Ambassador, Dr. Ruth Adler and her husband Dr. Conrad Goonerage


The ISF was pleased to welcome Dr Ruth Adler, the Australian Ambassador to Ireland and her husband and dermatologist, Dr Conrad Goonerage, to discuss common problems relating to dermatology in Ireland and Australia on 8 August 2016 The ambassador was welcomed by Prof Eoin O’Brien, Chairman of the ISF, Prof Desmond Fitzgerald, Vice-President for Health Affairs at UCD and Prof Frank Powell,...

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Tadhg Dolan talks about psoriasis to SpinTalk


‘Psoriasis’ It’s a small word that packs a punch For those unfamiliar with the disease, it can be defined as a skin disorder that causes you to break out in patches of red scales that can itch or be incredibly painful Like many skin disorders, there are variations in the degree and severity of the disease Mine is called guttate psoriasis, and it is actually quite mild I started to...

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Mindfulness & Psoriasis Research Study


The Department of Dermatology in St Vincent’s University Hospital are conducting new research with people who have psoriasis using a technique called Mindfulness If you choose to take part in this research you will be randomly assigned to one of two possible treatment groups: 1 Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy or 2 Treatment as Usual What is involved in the Mindfulness Group (MBCT) 8...

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Skin Cancer Prevention – Lessons from Australia


Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland Yet in most cases, it is preventable and early detection leads to better outcomes With rates projected to treble over the next 25 years, how can this trend be reversed A world first In 2014, Australia became the first country in the world to bring about a reduction in skin cancer rates (both melanoma and non-melanoma) in the under 45 age group At...

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Acne and Rosacea: Busting the Myths


“Many people associate acne with the teenage years,” says Selene Daly, who is based in Sligo University Hospital and has over 12 years of experience in the dermatology/skincare sector “However, acne is also becoming more common in adults, increasing by about 30-40 per cent in women over 40 And these women may not have ever experienced acne symptoms before! “Acne develops when hormone...

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Euromelanoma Skin Cancer Screening in University Hospital Kerry


More than 350 people attended a free skin cancer screening clinic in University Hospital Kerry on Saturday 21 May 2016 The event was organised by Dr Johnny Bourke and Dr LesleyAnn Murphy Consultant Dermatologists University Hospital Kerry as part of Euromelanoma and they were assisted by Consultants Dr Michelle Murphy and Dr Mary Bennett (South Infirmary Cork) and Dr Norin Ni Scannlain (Bon...

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