SIVUH Dermatology Conference, Brookfield Health Science Complex, UCC

18/01/2019

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital held a dermatology conference on Wednesday January 9 in the Brookfield Health Sciences complex, University College Cork The conference covered a broad range of topics reflecting some of the work of the dermatology department and included talks on psoriasis, eczema, hidradenitis suppurativa, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, MOHs...

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Some simple tips to tackle dry skin this winter

18/12/2018

In wintertime, central heating and lower humidity (very dry air) can aggravate skin dryness So as the temperature gauge plummets, we look at simple ways to combat this seasonal phenomenon The epidermis at a glance The uppermost layer of the skin is called the epidermis; this forms the main protective barrier and is where drying occurs The epidermis is comprised of layers of cells, stacked on...

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Christmas hair and scalp psoriasis

18/12/2018

Almost 80% of people with psoriasis will have scalp involvement at some point in their lives, so it’s very common and it’s never welcome As the festive season approaches it is important to stay on top of treating your scalp psoriasis with some top tips as follows Some people suffer with mild psoriasis of the scalp whilst others can experience severe scalp psoriasis which can cause...

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Patient Leader Dialogue Report 2018 – Policy Drivers in Atopic Eczema

18/12/2018

The International Alliance of Dermatological Patient Organisations (IADPO) also known as GlobalSkin hosted an event “Patient Leader Dialogue Workshop on Atopic Eczema”, in September of this year in Paris The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) was one of eight patient organisations from eight countries who took part in the event What was the goal of this meeting The goal of this workshop was to...

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Avoid a Christmas Eczema flare – Tips from the Experts

18/12/2018

Christmas is a time that many eczema sufferers dread Not because they do not like all the festivities (obviously), but because of potential problems associated with increased environmental exposure to the ever-present fragrance, fireside nights and central heating Christmas is a time when family and friends may call We want the house to be clean, warm and smell nice Sometimes our best efforts...

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Research Study: Eczema or Psoriasis

27/11/2018

Do you have eczema, psoriasis or "normal" skin   UCD Clinical Research Centre is conducting a research study on eczema/atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and comparing both 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 Kate Lynam-Loane UCD CRC, Dermatology Research Nurse on (01) 221-3024 or my mail...

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SIVUH announces Dermatology Conference 2019

20/11/2018

  South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH), Cork City, has announced an exciting line-up for its Dermatology Conference, Wednesday 9 January 2019 For booking information please contact Julianne O’Callaghan, Senior Library Assistant: library@sivuhie Outline of Conference Speakers & Topics: Welcome: Ms Ruth Lernihan, Director of Nursing Psychological Impact...

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Healthy Ireland consultation on skin cancer prevention plan

20/11/2018

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 Government-led approach to skin cancer prevention Healthy Ireland (HI) is the national framework for action to improve the health and well-being of people living in Ireland HI,...

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A ‘Thank you’ to Bernie and Peter Rice, and The Melanoma Trust

15/11/2018

The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) would like to extend a big thank you to Bernie and Peter Rice with the help of the Parent’s Association of Scoil Riada, Kilcock, Co Kildare for their generous donation to the ISF  The ISF will ensure both donations are used to support the Protect & Inspect skin cancer awareness campaign The Rice family set up the Sharon Rice O'Beirne Melanoma Trust...

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“Skin Matters” Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Panel Discussion, Meeting and Webinar

12/11/2018

The ISF, supported by AbbVie, held the first-of-its-kind “Skin Matters” meeting and webinar on the evening of 1 November in Dublin’s Chocolate Factory for people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) We will publish the video of the webinar in the New Year Patient and Expert Panel The main element of the event was a panel discussion lead by two HS patient advocates, Suzanne Moloney and...

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Treat psoriasis seriously: our lives depend on it

26/10/2018

International call to action for World Psoriasis Day 29 October October 29 is World Psoriasis Day and this year the ISF is supporting the call of the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) to Treat Psoriasis Seriously Psoriasis as a serious, chronic and non-communicable disease (NCDs) in itself, but there are a number of other conditions (called co-morbidities) that are...

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2018 Annual Family Fun Day at Barretstown, Saturday 8 September

24/10/2018

Each year we invite 30 families whose everyday lives are impacted by a skin condition to experience the magic of Barretstown Castle for an exciting day full of family fun and adventure Our Family Fun Day brings children and families together in a supportive and therapeutic environment where they meet families facing similar challenges and can feel a sense of support and connection Children...

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