The Charles Institute

The Charles Institute

The City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital Charity in partnership with University College Dublin founded the Charles Institute, named after the founder of the Hospital, on the campus of U.C.D. This centre of research excellence, was officially launched by Professor Hugh Brady, President of UCD, and Mr. Peter O’Flanagan, Chairman of the Charity on 19th September 2011.

Irish Skin Foundation

The Irish Skin Foundation

To extend the ethos of translational medicine from the research laboratories to the wider community with skin disease by “bringing science to society“, the Charity established the Irish Skin Foundation, which will be supported financially by the Charity during its formative years. The ISF held its inaugural meeting on 19th January 2011.

The Charles Centre for Dermatology

The Charles Centre for Dermatology

To further facilitate the ‘bench-to-bedside’ maxim of translational medicine, the Charity has provided funding to enable the establishment of the Charles Centre for the treatment of patients with skin disease at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, which will open in 2012. The Charles Centre for Dermatology has accommodated the majority of patients who formerly attended the old hospital on Hume Street.


Exciting line up announced for ISF Dermatology Study Day 2017

Exciting line up announced for ISF Dermatology Study Day 2017

Guests of the ISF Study Day can look forward to an incredible line up of expert speakers from the world of dermatology. The event takes place on 13th of May 2017 in the Ashling Hotel in Dublin. The informative training for hospital, community-based, GP practice and public health nurses, pharmacists and others involved in providingRead More

Launch of booklet about psoriasis and children

Launch of booklet about psoriasis and children

The Irish Skin Foundation has launched a new ‘What you need to know about your child’s psoriasis’ booklet 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. The Booklet explains what psoriasis is, how it affects children, how itRead More

5 recommendations to government to improve services for people with skin disease

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. The Future of Healthcare Committee hopes to address the severe pressures on the Irish health service, unacceptable waiting times for public patients, and poorRead More

Skin cancer prevention – lessons from Australia

Skin cancer prevention – lessons from Australia

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland. Yet in most cases, it is preventable and early detection leads to better outcomes. With rates projected to treble over the next 25 years, how can this trend be reversed? A world first In 2014, Australia became the first country in the world to bring aboutRead More

Euromelanoma Skin Cancer Screening in University Hospital Kerry

Euromelanoma Skin Cancer Screening in University Hospital Kerry

More than 350 people attended a free skin cancer screening clinic in University Hospital Kerry on Saturday 21 May 2016. The event was organised by Dr Johnny Bourke and Dr LesleyAnn Murphy Consultant Dermatologists University Hospital Kerry as part of Euromelanoma and they were assisted by Consultants Dr Michelle Murphy and Dr Mary Bennett (South InfirmaryRead More

No end in sight for critical shortage of consultant dermatologists

No end in sight for critical shortage of consultant dermatologists

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. On its own, the increasing instance of skin cancer threatens to overwhelm dermatology services.  However, the systemic shortage also affects thousands ofRead More