Irish Skin Foundation Summer Newsletter 2016
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Irish Skin Foundation Summer Newsletter

Symmetrical Flowers

In this issue: Eczema Expert: Advice for Life this September; how to properly use sunscreen to maximise its benefits; find out about a new Mindfulness based Psoriasis Study

Listen to Tadhg Dolan talk Psoriasis, and read Grace Kelly and Charlie Clarke's, poems about the condition.

Read a report from the ISF's first Dermatology Study Day and find out about the connection between red hair and Melanoma. Also, listen back to Dermatologist Nurse Specialist Selene Daly on Newtalk with Pat Kenny and find out about the PCSA 5th Annual Scientific Meeting and Masterclass on Dermoscopy.

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

Eczema Expert - Advice for Life
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Join us at the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22, on 17 September 2016, from 10am to 1:30pm for our Nurse-led Eczema Expert - Advice for Life meeting, which will be held during Eczema Awareness week to help anyone caring for eczema to learn more about managing the condition.
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Hit or miss’ approach to sunscreen increases risks from UV exposure

Alongside other protective measures, such as clothing and shade, sunscreens play an important preventative role in the fight against skin cancer.

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The Long Scaly Road - A Poem by Grace Kelly
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Grace Kelly, from Ballinasloe, shares this poem about the impact of Psoriasis
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My Psoriasis -  A Poem by Charlie Clarke
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Charlie Clarke, from County Cork, shares a poem about living in hope with Psoriasis.
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Tadhg Dolan on Psoriasis
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‘Psoriasis’. It’s a small word that packs a punch. Read Tadhg Dolan's moving piece on the emotional impact of living with Psoriasis, and listen back to his recent appearance on SpinTalk. 

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Mindfulness and Psoriasis Research Study
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An exciting new study on the impact of Mindfulness based therapy on Psoriasis is seeking participants. Deadline for applications of August 10th, click to find out more. 
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No end in sight for critical shortage of consultant dermatologists
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Ireland has a critical shortage of consultant dermatologists at a time when cases of skin cancer are increasing and early detection can be key to saving lives, according to the Irish Skin Foundation.  

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Sunlight, sap and strimmer’s rash – how some plants pose a risk to your skin
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While the odd nettle sting, or scratch from a thorn is quite a common occurrence amongst those who enjoy outdoor pursuits or gardening, there are other less obvious risks posed by plants, particularly during bright summers.

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In more news - 

PCSA 5th Annual Scientific Meeting and Masterclass on Microscopy

Skin Cancer Prevention - Lessons from Australia

Acne and Rosacea - Busting the Myths

More than 80 delegates attend ISF's first Dermatology Study Day

Listen back to Dermatology Nurse Specialist Selene Daly on Pat Kenny

'Red Hair' gene may double risk of Melanoma

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  • 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.

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