The FRT Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of its new President, Professor Christine Bodemer, succeeding to Professor Thomas Luger.

Since 2011, Professor Bodemer has been the Chairman of the pediatric dermatology department of the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris. She also coordinates the French Rare Dermatological Diseases Network (FIMARAD) and the European Reference Network in rare skin diseases (ERN-Skin).

The René Touraine Foundation wishes her lots of success with this new mission

Therapeutics in Dermatology

Update chapter

One chapter has been updated (only in French) since January for healthcare professionals, on the website Therapeutics in Dermatology:

  • Bêta-bloquants

More chapters to be updated soon!


2024 free e-learning programmes

We are back for our 4th edition!  

We would like to thank warmly all the people, who have contributed voluntarily to this new activity launched in May 2021.

What’s on the menu this year?

1 – SPIN Fundamentals 2024: for HCPs new to the field of chronic inflammatory skin diseases

  • 5 modules accredited by UEMS, each module including 2 voice-over powerpoint of 25 minutes each and accessible for 1 year.
  • The full programme will be available soon on our website here.
  • Launch expected early April with the training module n°1: « The relevance of PROMIS for the development of Core Outcome Sets » by Prof.dr. Caroline B Terwee (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) & « Understanding Pathophysiology of Psoriasis » by Dr Manuel Dario Franco (Bogota, Colombia).

2 – SPIN World Tour 2024: for dermatologists & scientists specialised in chronic inflammatory skin diseases

  • 4 webinars (1 hr each) accredited by UEMS.
  • Replays available on demand for 1 year.
  • Accreditation valid until 6 months post live event.
  • Here is the program (exact dates to be confirmed):
    • Diagnostic criteria for Atopic Dermatitis” – Marishka Leeflang (The Netherlands)
    • Hidradenitis Suppurativa” – Gregor Jemec (Denmark)
    • Palmoplantar Psoriasis” – Ulrich Mrowietz (Germany)
    • Pipeline treatments for the 5 IMIDs” (regulatory aspects) – Lone Skov (Denmark)

Do not forget it is still possible to access the 2023 trainings!

Rare Skin Diseases Network

Register 2nd World Congress on Rare Skin Diseases

The 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! Discover the preliminary program here and register!

In partnership with the Isabelle Decazes-de Noüe Foundation, we are offering 5 scholarships of €2,000 for young dermatologists from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine or Tunisia. To submit your application, please do it online:

Guinea World Skin Health Day 2024 

International Congress of Dermatology 

From January 19th to 31st, 2024, the new edition of the World Skin Health Day took place in Guinea. This scientific event is under the aegis of the WHO and is organized under the auspices of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and the International Society of Dermatology (ISD). 

This event was divided in two parts:

  • First a humanitarian part to deliver free skin care to the people of Boké’s prefecture.
  • A free congress accredited by UEMS, which gathered more than 300 worldwide expert speakers from the academic dermatology field.

This is with great pleasure that the Fondation René Touraine has renewed its support to this event. On this occasion, the presidents of each action of the FRT, Maya E-Hachem for RSDN, Julien Lambert for Therapeutics in Dermatology and Wolf-Henning Boehncke for SPIN ,presented these actions in a short video.

Find out the scientific programme here.