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Pictured at the recent launch of the Irish Skin Foundation, Skin Awareness Day Event to take place in the St Stephen's Green Centre on the 2nd November is Ms Caroline Irwin, Ms Jeannette Brazel, Ms Helen Hadden. Prof Eoin O’Brien and Mr Matt O’Brien. Full details on www.irishskinfoundation.ie

Irish Skin Foundation, Skin Awareness Week

Press Release

Irish Skin Foundation, Skin Awareness Week
Monday 28th October-Saturday 2nd November
Skin Awareness Day, Saturday 2nd November, 2013.

The Irish Skin Foundation is pleased to announce Skin Awareness Week from Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November culminating in Skin Awareness Day on Saturday 2nd November in St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre (Top Floor) from 10.00am-4.30pm.

Skin Awareness Day on Saturday 2nd November will include the following talks, lectures and workshops, all of which can be attended free of charge:

  • Eczema Workshop, Daily Care Routine, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Psoriasis Talk, Professor Brian Kirby, an international expert on psoriasis from St. Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Skin Camouflage Workshop, La Roche-Posay
  • Acne Talk, Dr Anne Marie Tobin, from Tallaght Hospital
  • Skin Cancer Talk, Dr Patrick Ormond, an international expert on melanoma and skin cancer from St James’s Hospital
  • Rosacea Talk, Professor Frank Powell, a leading International Authority on Rosacea and author of Rosacea Diagnosis and Management
  • Stress Management for Patients with Skin Conditions, Counselling Psychologist Barry Egan
  • Know your Medical Rights Clinic, Andrew McCann, Consumer Advocate & Author “Know Your Rights” Series

The week will also include World Psoriasis Day on Tuesday 29th October and the theme this year is “Put psoriasis on the agenda now!”

Speaking at the announcement of this inaugural event, Professor Eoin O’Brien, Chairman of the Irish Skin Foundation said how pleased he was that the Irish Skin Foundation is associated with this event for the first time. Our mission, he said is to help and inform everyone with skin ailments and the programme on Saturday in St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre allows the Irish Skin Foundation to engage with the public, so that working together the health of skin can be improved for all. He expressed his gratitude to the St. Stephen’s Green Centre Shopping Centre, to Pfizer, AbbVie, La Roche-Posay, Johnson & Johnson, Omega Pharma whose generous support had made this event possible.

All are welcome to Skin Awareness Day in St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre.

Admission to all talks and workshops is Free. Look forward to seeing you there!

For further details visit: www.irishskinfoundation.ie

About the Irish Skin Foundation

The Irish Skin Foundation is a relatively new organisation, having been founded in 2011 with the purpose of informing and assisting patients with all forms of skin conditions, which afflict between 25-33% of the Irish population.

Modern science has revolutionised the treatment of skin conditions and the Irish Skin Foundation intends to accelerate the application of research to patients afflicted with skin conditions. Through its close collaboration with the Charles Institute in University College Dublin-a unique centre dedicated to research into skin conditions-the Irish Skin Foundation will bring scientific advances for the treatment of skin conditions from “the bench to bedside” as quickly as possible.

For further information contact:
Mary FitzGerald

PR Consultant-Irish Skin Foundation
Tel: 01-6787916, Mobile: 086 2520181
Email: info@maryfitzgeraldpr.ie

Helen Hadden
Chief Administrative Officer
Irish Skin Foundation
Tel: 01 214 7862
Email: helenhadden@irishskinfoundation.ie

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