All you need to know about fungal nail infections

20/06/2019

Fungal infection of the nails is a common condition worldwide It can be diagnosed by your GP These fungal infections are also known as onychomycosis or tinea unguium Signs At first you may just see a spot of discolouration (whitish to yellow-brown) at the tip of your nail, and without treatment it will eventually spread The affected nail can become thickened, splits and crumbles If left...

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Interactive Webinar on Melanoma – 18th June 2019

04/06/2019

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital and Dermcloud are pleased to announce their upcoming interactive webinar on Melanoma Date: Tuesday, 18th June 2019 Time: 20:00 to 22:00 Cost: €3000   Agenda 20:00 Welcome & Introduction, Dr Michelle Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork 20:05 Epidemiology & Early...

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ISF Publishes New Melanoma Skin Cancer Leaflet

29/05/2019

Ireland’s First National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan launched to encourage the public to #ProtectYourSkin Our new Melanoma Skin Cancer Leaflet, endorsed by the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), Healthy Ireland and the Irish Association of Dermatologists (IAD) has been published to coincide with the launch of Ireland’s first National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan earlier this...

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ISF Proud to be Part of Working Group to Develop Ireland’s First National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan

28/05/2019

Ministers launch Skin Cancer Prevention Plan and call on people to #ProtectYourSkin Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD have launched the first National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019 – 2022 for Ireland The plan is aimed at tackling the most common type of cancer in Ireland Over 11,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed...

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University Hospital Kerry to Launch Pigmented Lesion Clinic on 18th May

14/05/2019

Free walk-in skin cancer screening to take place to mark the launch and Euro-Melanoma 2019 University Hospital Kerry (UHK) have announced the official launch of a Pigmented Lesion Clinic (PLC), which will open on Saturday, 18th May The Clinic will be a consultant-led service, situated in the Out-Patient Department of the hospital The consultant-led, Pigmented Lesion Clinic (PLC) is a rapid...

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All hubs and no spokes? Equity of access for dermatology patients

08/05/2019

Research needed to reveal impact of “distance-decay” on health utilisation The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) has called for research into the effects that a household’s distance from specialist dermatology services is having on patients living with chronic inflammatory skin disorders such as psoriasis, atopic eczema and hidradenitis suppurativa “We know anecdotally from the ISF...

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UCD Get Sun Smarter: Second Annual Sun Awareness Event to Prevent ‘Killer Tans’

07/05/2019

On 9th and 10th April, we hosted our second annual 'UCD Get Sun Smarter' event in collaboration with the Charles Institute for Dermatology, Systems Biology Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society     At the two-day sun awareness event, the Irish Skin Foundation provided students, staff and members of the public with guidance on how to stay safe in the sun and the dangers...

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Our 4th Annual Dermatology Study Day for Healthcare Professionals

29/04/2019

On Saturday, 6th April we hosted our fourth annual Dermatology Study Day in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin The programme was aimed at healthcare professionals with an interest in dermatology Attendees came from all branches of nursing, pharmacy and general practice The objective of the study day is to provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to enhance their current skill set when...

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ISF Contributes to Irish Independent’s ‘Skin & Dermatology’ Supplement

11/04/2019

We were delighted to contribute to the special ‘Skin & Dermatology’ supplement, which appeared in the Irish Independent (Friday, 29th March) and on HealthNewsie in partnership with MediaPlanet The supplement provides insight and guidance on a number of common skin diseases affecting Irish people including skin cancer, psoriasis, acne and eczema Skin diseases in Ireland are on the...

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Thank you to all who answered the “Living with Atopic Eczema” survey

09/04/2019

We want to thank everyone who participated in the "Living with Atopic Eczema & Eczema in Ireland" which we ran from September 2018 to March 2019; we had over 450 responses which was a tremendous level of engagement In the coming months we will be writing up our findings and hope to publish them in the autumn The ISF is dedicated to improving the lives of Irish people living with eczema...

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ISF Gives Talk on ‘Skin Health’ at An Cosán

01/04/2019

On Thursday the 28 March the ISF Health Promotion Team were delighted to give a general talk on 'Skin Health and Common Skin Conditions' to the lovely ladies of the University of the Third Age in An Cosán in Tallaght Beginning as The Shanty in September 1986, co-founders Dr Ann Louise Gilligan and Dr Katherine Zappone established a community-based project as a platform for active citizenship...

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Is a common ingredient in your emollient actually irritating your skin?

22/03/2019

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and Aqueous cream Atopic eczema and dry skin go hand-in-hand; medical moisturisers / emollients have been used for managing eczema for many years and are still the recommended first-line treatment One common emollient, Aqueous cream, has been on the market for decades but according to some studies the negative effects on the skin barrier are thought to be related...

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