The staff of the Fondation René Touraine wishes you all a great Winter!


The end of the year is approaching and it’s time for us to share with you the news of our ongoing and forthcoming projects for 2023.

As you may know, the Fondation René Touraine is a foundation of public utility and has been at the service of dermatology developing actions to support patient care for more than 30 years.

Skin diseases often lead to social exclusion and a lot of people in the world have limited access to appropriate care and to too expensive treatments. Thanks to our health networks we are taking action on these points. 

This is the reason why, like every year, we are writing to you and counting on your generosity to support us in the realization of our projects.

We wish you a happy holiday season!

Therapeutic in Dermatology

Updated chapters in 2023 

Five chapters have been updated (only in French) for healthcare professionals and for the public (

  • Porokératoses 
  • Photosensibilisation 
  • Malformations cutanées
  • Lymphoedème des membres 
  • Granulomatoses oro-faciales (macrochéilite granulomateuses, syndrome de Melkersson-Rosenthal)
  • More chapters to be updated soon!


E-learning programmes – 2023

Our programmes are dedicated to worldwide healthcare professionals willing to improve their knowledge in chronic inflammatory skin diseases. They are accredited by UEMS and therefore allow them to gain continuous medical education points.

  • SPIN Fundamentals 2023: 10 pre-recorded trainings have been delivered.
  • SPIN World Tour 2023:  4 webinars did occur respectively in May, June, October & November.

This initiative will be renewed in 2024 for the 4th time with new quality trainings on 5 Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Vitiligo, Alopecia & Hidradenitis Suppurativa).

Conferences in foreign countries

As part of its heart mission, SPIN supports foreign national societies by offering expert speakers for their annual conferences.

Here is the list of supported events this year:

  • 4th international Conference of the Psoriasis Awareness Club Bangladesh (Dhaka, February 9th)
  • TELEDERM INDIA 2023 by INSTED (Indian Society of Teledermatology) (Chennai, August 27th)
  • The World Psoriasis Day meeting of INSTED (Chennai, October 29th)
  • 8th Annual Meeting of the Egyptian Society for Psoriasis (Alexandria, November 9th)
  • The conference of the Saudi German Hospital groups (Jeddah, December 14-15th)


Laureates of the 2023 art contest

Congratulations to the laureates and thank you all for your participation!

Find the winners of the 2023 edition

Since 2015, the René Touraine Foundation organizes an art contest to raise awareness about rare skin diseases and to give patients and caregivers the opportunity to express their feelings. The art contest is an international event open to everyone.

We will soon announce the 2024 theme. 

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Fondation René Touraine keeps on supporting the ERN-Skin

After 5 years, the ERN-Skin has been successfully evaluated by the ERNs’ Board of Member States. The ERN-Skin has got a new European Commission grant for 5 years (2023-2027).

Support the 2nd World Congress on Rare Skin Diseases

Fondation René Touraine organizes with the  ERN-Skin,  the 2nd World Congress on Rare Skin Diseases. An unmissable event for medical teams, researchers, patient representatives and all those involved in therapeutic progress! The first congress brought together 400 participants. If you would like to support our congress, please contact us

We hope to see you soon on social media!