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Beyond Expectations:
PsO Let's Talk Psoriasis

Newly Diagnosed Patients

Receiving a psoriasis diagnosis can be daunting but it's actually the first step towards managing the condition. The first episode of the four-part Beyond Expectations: PsO Let’s Talk Psoriasis series explains in simple terms what exactly psoriasis is, what causes it, and what a typical treatment journey might look like.

Hosted by radio and TV broadcaster and columnist, Dr Ciara Kelly, viewers will receive reliable, expert information from Prof. Brian Kirby, Consultant Dermatologist and Dr Paul D'Alton, Clinical Psychologist, both at St Vincent’s University Hospital. They are joined by photographer Damien Broderick who has been living with psoriasis since the age of 18. Our panel of experts also tackle some of the most commonly asked questions by people recently diagnosed with psoriasis as well as setting the record straight by busting some myths!

Living with Psoriasis

Learning to live with psoriasis presents its own unique challenges, especially during the period while people await access to specialist care. Episode two in our four-part Beyond Expectations: PsO Let’s Talk Psoriasis series focuses on common challenges faced by people living with psoriasis day-to-day.

Prof. Caitriona Ryan, Consultant Dermatologist at the Institute of Dermatologists and Selene Daly, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in dermatology at Sligo University Hospital, join our host, radio and TV broadcaster and columnist, Dr Ciara Kelly, to share their expertise on lifestyle, common concerns relating to fertility plus practical tips for everyday management of the condition. They are joined by social media influencer Sarah Hanrahan who shares her experience of living with scalp psoriasis. As in episode one, our panel of experts answer some of the most commonly asked questions by people living with psoriasis as well as setting the record straight by busting some myths!

Managing Paediatric Psoriasis

Psoriasis does not discriminate and affects children as well as adults. In this third episode of Beyond Expectations: PsO Let’s Talk Psoriasis, we will address some of the biggest concerns of parents of children living with psoriasis.

Radio and TV broadcaster and columnist, Dr Ciara Kelly is joined by Dr Maeve McAleer, Consultant Dermatologist at St. James’s Hospital, Fiona Lawlor, Clinical Nurse Specialist in paediatric dermatology at Tallaght University Hospital and 17-year-old Chris Mulligan who lives with psoriasis. Topics discussed include how to manage psoriasis in children, treatment options, speaking about psoriasis to teachers and friends, and the transition from paediatric to adult care. The panel also answer some of the most common questions posed by parents.

Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis

Our fourth and final episode in the Beyond Expectations: PsO Let’s Talk Psoriasis series looks at psoriatic arthritis which affects 30% of people living with psoriasis but is notoriously difficult to diagnose.9

Hosted by radio and TV broadcaster and columnist, Dr Ciara Kelly, our experts Prof. Doug Veale, Consultant Rheumatologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital and Grainne O’Leary, Chief Executive, Arthritis Ireland provide a clear explanation of the condition and the supports available for patients.
They are joined by Irish Paralympian Eamonn Byrne who talks us through how he has learned to manage his psoriatic arthritis and the challenges he has faced. The panel tackle some of the most commonly asked questions by people living with psoriatic arthritis as well as setting the record straight by busting some myths!

The views, information or opinions expressed during the PsO Let’s Talk Psoriasis podcast and video series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of Janssen Sciences Ireland UC. The primary purpose of this series is to educate and inform and is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment. This series is supported by funding from Janssen Sciences Ireland UC.