Since 1991, the FRT-Fondation René Touraine has been working towards the improvement of patient care in dermatology.

Professor René Touraine, who was at the origin of clinical and therapeutic research in dermatology in France, died in 1988. One of his student, the professor Louis Dubertret, created the Fondation René Touraine (FRT) in 1991.

The FRT is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization recognized of public utility by the French law. Its main goal is to support therapeutic progress in dermatology in order to help patients suffering from skin diseases all over the world. To do so, the Foundation has a multidisciplinary approach by gathering at the international level dermatologists, researchers, patient associations, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries and Health authorities.


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In order to acquire knowledge and to develop skills that are necessary to improve patient care, the FRT gives you access to:
- Therapeutics in Dermatology, a free e-portal in dermatology with about 400 articles on different diseases and drugs
- Training sessions on different topics: rare skin diseases, psoriasis, clinical research
- Annual top-level scientific meetings on recent research findings concerning one skin cell different each year
- Prestigious conferences during European congresses such as the ESDR and the EADV


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In order to contribute to a better knowledge in skin diseases and to the development of new treatments, the FRT offers the following services:
- 4 scientific fellowships each year, ranging from €4500 to €18000 to help you develop your scientific project
- organization of top-level scientific meetings on recent research findings concerning one skin cell different each year


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Certain that the coordination of effort leads to an improved patient care, the FRT has several partnership opportunities to offer.


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All FRT actions are intended to improve patient care in dermatology. The FRT has strong links with patient associations.
Our different websites provide:
- Information specifically tailored for patients on Therapeutics in Dermatology
- Interactive World Directories listing psoriasis and rare skin diseases medical resources for patients

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