Irish Skin Foundation Autumn Newsletter 2016
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Irish Skin Foundation Autumn Newsletter

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In this issue: #SaySomething 2016 Psoriasis Awareness campaign and Nationwide Psoriasis Roundtable Meetings
announced: WaterfordGalway
Limerick & Athlone.

Pearl helps us launch our new booklets about Childhood Psoriasis; and we look at how new research suggests bacteria may protect skin.

Catch up on events including ISF Helpline at the 2016 Ploughing Championships; the first ever Eczema Expert: Advice for Life meeting and the ever-popular Barretsown Family Fun Day

Read how Eczema Awareness Week highlighted the suffering of 1 in 5 kids, how the ISF welcomed the Australian Ambassdor, and her husband, a reknowned dermatologist as well as 5 recommendations to government to improve services for people with skin disease.

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

National Psoriasis Roundtables
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Have you ever wanted to sit face to face with psoriasis experts outside of a hospital to learn more about your condition?

We are delighted to offer you this opportunity. In partnership with Novartis, we have experts from a variety of fields in the area of psoriasis and lifestyle to answer YOUR questions.

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Launch of booklet about psoriasis and children: with Aoife’s story for older kids!

Our new What you need to know about your child’s psoriasis booklet has been launched for World Psoriasis Day 2016 and has been prepared by people with psoriasis, dermatology nurses and consultant dermatologists to help you understand your child’s condition.  A big thank you to Pearl Tier for her introduction and recommendation!

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ISF Helpline @ Ploughing Championships 2016
ISF at Ploughing Championships

We brought the largest team yet to our stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore this year.  We met over 800 people, offering information and support about a range of skin conditions.  Of the more than 1,500 exhibitor stands in Tullamore, we were thrilled to be profiled as one of only nine ‘Top picks’ by the Irish Farmers Journal.

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Barretstown Family Fun Day 2016
Barretstown Fun Day
Children who are challenged by skin conditions in their daily lives experienced the magic of Barretstown on Saturday 10th September and together with their families had the time of their lives.
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ISF welcomes the Australian Ambassador, Dr. Ruth Adler and her husband Dr. Conrad Goonerage
Austrailian Ambassador Welcomed
The ISF was pleased to welcome Dr Ruth Adler, the Australian Ambassador to Ireland and her husband and dermatologist, Dr Conrad Goonerage, to discuss common problems relating to dermatology in Ireland and Australia on 8 August 2016.
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#SaySomething 2016
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Psoriasis is not contagious, but if you have it, you’ve probably had to deal with people who think it is. To mark World Psoriasis Day this year, the SaySomething campaign turns to the stigma that can surround the condition, educating the public to help dispel myths and empowering people with psoriasis to handle everyday situations.

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New research suggests that skin bacteria may be anti-inflammatory, or protective against eczema
Bacteria and your skin
New research published online this month in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology indicates that the presence of certain harmless bacteria on the skin at 2 months of age is associated with a lower risk of atopic dermatitis at 1 year. 
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Eczema Expert: Advice For Life
Ezcema Expert Meeting
During Eczema Awareness Week (12th-17th September 2016,) we hosted a week-long programme of events to raise awareness about the chronic skin condition, which affects 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults in Ireland.
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Eczema Awareness Week highlights silent suffering of children with the condition
Eczema Baby

To mark Eczema Awareness Week (starting 12th September 2016) the Irish Skin Foundation, hosted a week long programme of events to raise awareness for the chronic skin condition that affects 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults in Ireland.

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5 recommendations to government to improve services for people with skin disease
Houses of the Oireachtas

In June the Oireachtas set up a new cross-party committee to plan the future of the health service and to agree a non-political approach to tackling the long-standing problems facing the entire system.

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  • Share your story with us; help to inspire and support other people with skin conditions. We’re planning an awareness campaign on HS (Hidradenitis Suppurativa) in the coming months, if you’d like to share your story contact us on

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