These are the new rules and regulations of the Fondation René Touraine approved July 23, 2015.
1.1. The composition of the Board of Directors and the duration of the terms of office of its members are set forth in the Statutes. The 6 members to be renewed every 2 years are:
- the 2 representatives of the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry who contributed to the initial creation of the René Touraine Foundation and have been co-opted by the Board of Directors,
- the 4 qualified personalities.
A representative namely nominated by the French Society of Dermatology may take seat at the Board of Directors as a qualified personality.
The Board of Directors shall be assisted in its tasks by a Scientific Board.
1.2. The Scientific Board comprises 9 to 16 members elected by the Board of Directors. The Scientific Board runs the activity of scientific committees gathering all the experts necessary to ensure the development of the actions they pursue.
The Scientific Board shall comprise:
• An Executive Committee consisting of:
- 1 President appointed for a 3-year period;
- 1 President-elect who will assist him/her in his/her tasks and duties and will suc-ceed him/her as President at the end of the said 3 years;
- the Past President, for a period of 3 years, in order to ensure continuity;
- 1 General Secretary appointed for 3 years.
• The Coordinators of each of the scientific committees:
- 1 President appointed for a 3-year period;
- 1 President-elect who will assist him/her in their tasks and duties and will succeed him/her as President at the end of the said 3 years;
- 1 Past President, for a period of 3 years, in order to ensure continuity.
Every 3 years, the Past Presidents of the Executive Committee and the Scientific Committees step down from their positions and new Presidents-elect are elected by the Board of Directors, af-ter consulting with the Scientific Board. The General Secretary of the Executive Committee is also renewed every 3 years. After the said 3 years, the Past Presidents quit the Scientific Board.
The coordinators of the scientific committees shall invite any experts that they consider necessary to assist them with their actions to become members of their committee.
One of the members of the Scientific Board’s Executive Committee will have a seat on the Foun-dation’s Board of Directors and is entitled to vote in the capacity of a qualified personality, co-opted by the Board of Directors under the conditions stipulated in the article 3 of the Statutes.
Meetings will preferably be held in Paris at least twice a year for the Board of Directors and at least once a year for the Scientific Board. The Scientific Board meeting shall be held before that of the Board of Directors. Meetings of the scientific committees will be organized whenever the coordinators of the commit-tees think this necessary.
Notices of meeting will be sent to the members of the Board of Directors, at the latest, two weeks in advance. The notices shall comprise the agenda, the date and the place of the meeting; they also comprise the corresponding related documents and a proxy form. An attendance list signed by the members who ac-tually attend the Board of Directors meeting is mandatory,
In agreement with the article 3 of the Statutes, the proxy must be written and given by name to another member of the Board of Directors.
The minutes of a given meeting are approved during the following meeting of the Board of Directors.
The date of the next meeting will be chosen at each meeting by consensus in order to ensure, insofar as possible, that the maximum number of members will be able to be present.
The President of the Foundation will be present by right at meetings of the Scientific Board, and will have a consultative vote.
3.1. The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors’ main mission is to decide on the Foundation’s budget and overall strategy.
The members of the Board of Directors shall:
- set the Foundation’s budget and take decisions on expenses and resources, particularly on the grants to be awarded the following year. They shall also decide on the secretariat’s method of oper-ation, etc.,
- elect the members of the Scientific Board,
- discuss and vote on proposals submitted by the Scientific Board,
- organize the communication strategy concerning the Foundation’s various missions.
3.2. The Scientific Board
The Scientific Board’s main mission will be to run the Foundation’s scientific activities.
The members of Scientific Board as a whole shall:
- define the categories of those entitled to receive fellowships and suggest the amount of the corresponding grants to be awarded,
- define the annual scientific meeting’s programme,
- ensure coordination of the scientific committees and coordinate transversal actions,
- assess, at the methodological level, therapeutic and clinical research projects proposed to the Foundation in the context of running clinical research networks,
- propose new actions concerning the Foundation’s general strategy
- coordinate, further to having received the Board of Directors’ consent, any operation that will enable the Foundation to fulfil its role to provide information concerning the problems associ-ated with prevention and treatment relating to the human skin.
The Scientific Committees are responsible for the implementation of actions concerning:
- the “Genodermatoses Network,
- the “Psoriasis International Network”,
- the “e-Dermatology Portal”.
The Foundation’s secretariat will have a mission to:
- send out invitations to the members of the Foundation before each meeting,
- to be present at all meetings held, in order to draw up the minutes,
- keep the Foundation’s accounts up to date,
- liaise between the various members of the Foundation,
- communicate concerning actions conducted by the Foundation and help organize all the actions de-cided by the Foundation’s Board of Directors (organizing congresses, drawing up a newsletter, run-ning networks, etc.).
Signed at Paris, 22nd May (2014)