Irish Skin Foundation Spring Newsletter 2016
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Celebrate Spring with The Irish Skin Foundation

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In this issue: The ISF presents our first Dermatology Study Day for Nurses and Pharmacists (some places still available); a report from the first HS Community Meeting; reflections on 100 years of treatments for Psoriasis; we look at Tattoos and skin health; Psoriasis patients and the election and promising results from a recent Eczema study

Please feel free to get in touch about any item in this newsletter


Dermatology Study Day
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The ISF is excited to host our first Professional dermatology study day to help hospital, community-based, GP practice and public health nurses and pharmacists in the first-line management of skin disease. Just one week left to register for this specialist one day course, which takes place in Dublin on April 16th.
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Psoriasis 1916 - 2016:
100 years of treatments
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As the ceremonies to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising come to a close, we reflect on a century of advances in psoriasis treatment. 

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What did people with Psoriasis ask election candidates?
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We asked people with psoriasis to question their election candidates on dermatology services. 

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HS (Hidradenitis Suppurativa) 
Community Meeting
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On the 30th January, the Irish Skin Foundation and the ‘Hidradenitis Suppurativa Ireland’ Facebook Support group, held the first ever HS Community Meeting for people with the condition, their families and supporters.

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Tattoos and skin health

The popularity of tattoos continues to rise - so too do concerns about potential risks Find out about some of the less-known issues surrounding tattoos and your skin health. 

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Eczema study shows
promising results
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New research from Japan points towards promising new Eczema treatments. 

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In more news - 

Generation SunSmart encourages kids to protect their skin from UV rays

Great news from University Hospital Waterford, as it resumes dermatology services

Nurses - boost your Dermatology know-how with these free, online Webinars

The World Health Organisation reports on Psoriasis

ISF's Psoriasis council meets- advocacy, younger patients among key concerns
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Join the Irish Skin Foundation

There are a number of ways you can join the ISF and support our work

  • Register with us to keep up to date on events – if we know who you are, we can contact you with news and information

  • Organise an event, participate in a challenge and fundraise to support our work.

  • Share your life story – these stories will allow us to put people with similar problems in touch with one another and will encourage others to come forward.

  • Start a Support and Activity Group – The Irish Skin Foundation is encouraging people with all types of skin condition to form, get involved in or to join a Support and Activity group - wherever you are in the country. 

  • Volunteer your time – contact

    Whatever way you would like to get involved with us please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

    You can email or call us on (01) 716 6299 or 486 6280.

    Make a donation – help the ISF to help people with skin diseases, raise awareness, influence government policy and improve quality of life for all skin patients.

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