UCD Get Sun Smarter!

11/03/2019

Join us for our 2nd annual ‘Get Sun Smarter’ awareness event which aims to prevent 'Killer Tans', 11am – 2pm on 9th & 10th April in the O'Brien Centre for Science East, UCD Attendees at this free public two-day event can look forward to: The latest Melanoma research findings from Systems Biology Ireland, Charles Institute of Dermatology and Conway Institute researchers, with a...

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Video: “Skin Matters” Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Panel Discussion Published

11/03/2019

The ISF, supported by AbbVie, held the first-of-its-kind “Skin Matters” meeting and webinar on the evening of 1 November 2018 in Dublin’s Chocolate Factory for people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) The main element of the event was a panel discussion lead by two HS patient advocates, Suzanne Moloney and Barry McGrath, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Anne Marie Tobin, and GP Dr...

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Sleeping with psoriasis: is itching causing a poor night’s sleep in the ‘scratcher’?

04/03/2019

Sleep is vital for our everyday functioning and is important for our physical and psychological wellbeing However, disrupted sleep may be caused by a number of issues ranging from physical, lifestyle and environmental factors (family responsibilities, occupational duties) to psychological issues, eg stress and anxiety Sleep disruption can have a negative impact on quality of life Studies in...

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ISF signs up to IPPOSI Charter for Patient Involvement in Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement

22/02/2019

The Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science & Industry (IPPOSI), have published 'A Charter for Patient Involvement in Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement', which calls on the Department of Health (DoH), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE) to improve the transparency, accountability and communication on how medicines are...

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The ISF announces details of our 4th annual Dermatology Study Day

13/02/2019

The ISF announces details of our 4th annual Dermatology Study Day:  6th April 2019 Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 Delegates of the ISF Dermatology Study Day can look forward to a interesting line up of expert speakers from the world of dermatology Join us for our annual series of talks on skin conditions, which is aimed at hospital, community-based, GP practice and...

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Tattoos: some considerations for your skin’s health

01/02/2019

Think before you ink! As the popularity of tattoos continues to rise, so too do concerns about potential risks While some of these risks may be known to the general public (eg the transmission of serious blood borne infections through unsterilized equipment), others may be less well publicised eg tattoo associated skin disorders or indeed, regret What is a tattoo A permanent tattoo involves...

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Dundalk Institute of Technology Health Fair

23/01/2019

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) held their inaugural Health Fair on January 23rd The aim of the event was ‘Health promotion in this setting, has the potential to impact future life and health outcomes of its campus community members and society as a whole Events such as the health fair can influence health-related knowledge, health beliefs and attitudes, and set patterns for health...

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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 During 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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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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