Phototherapy service opens in Naas General Hospital

A phototherapy service has recently opened in Naas General Hospital to serve the needs of patients in Kildare and West Wicklow. This will facilitate the delivery of the service which requires weekly attendance closer to home.     Ultraviolet light is found in sunlight. Phototherapy is a form of artificial ultraviolet light treatment, comprising of […]

Dermatology Study Day for GPs, Nurses and Pharmacists

CANCELLED Due to the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 virus, we regret to inform you we have taken the decision today to cancel the Dermatology Study Day 2020, on 21st March next.   The Irish Skin Foundation is delighted to announce its fifth annual Dermatology Study Day for hospital, community-based, GP practice, public health […]

All You Need to Know about Adult Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

What is Seborrhoeic dermatitis? Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a common skin condition, causing scaly red patches of skin and flaking. It mainly affects areas on the body where there are a lot of oil-producing (sebaceous) glands and is more commonly found on the scalp, centre of the forehead, sides of the nose, eyelids, eyebrows, moustache and […]

Survey Call for Women with Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis

Are you a woman, aged 18-45, living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis?  Would you like to share your opinions and views about what it’s like, for you, to live with psoriasis?  Follow the link on the button below:   Click here to take the survey!   The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations(IFPA) and EUROPSO, in […]

New Irish data reveals burden of common skin condition – World Atopic Eczema Day

Over 40% of reported cutting household expenditure due to cost of managing eczema1 To mark the second annual World Atopic Eczema Day (14 September) and reveal the hidden burden of living with atopic eczema, we’ve released the key findings 1 from the Irish Skin Foundation’s (ISF) ‘Living with Atopic Eczema Survey’ which over 450 people […]

HS Information Videos

In November 2018, the ISF, supported by AbbVie, held the first-of-its-kind ‘Skin Matters’ meeting and webinar for people living with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Through a panel discussion with HS patient advocates, Suzanne Moloney and Barry McGrath, Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Anne Marie Tobin, and GP, Dr Catherine Wilkinson, the meeting aimed to explore common problems and […]

Interactive Webinar on Melanoma – 18th June 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: €30.00 Agenda 20:00 Welcome & Introduction, Dr Michelle Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork 20:05 Epidemiology & Early Detection of Melanoma, Dr Mary Bennett, […]

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

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 […]

Our 4th Annual Dermatology Study Day for Healthcare Professionals

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 […]