Skin health

Conferences & Workshops

A practical Conferences & Workshops program to help patients better manage their skin disorder. As a complement to actual hydrotherapy treatments, the Avène Hydrotherapy Center staff offer a complete program of lectures designed for patients and the parents of young patients to help improve their understanding of skin diseases (psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, etc.), their different treatments, and to reduce both anxiety and stress levels...

What are conferences about ?

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The medical conferences we offer provide patients with an important opportunity to learn about and understand their condition and the treatment dynamics, and ultimately manage their own situation..

  • « Hydrotherapy at Avène" explains the history of the Hydrotherapy Center, the origin of Thermal Spring Water and the benefits of individual dermatosis treatments.
  • « Dermatology" explains everything patients need to know about atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

Why hold workshops and conferences during therapy

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Undergoing hydrotherapy treatment at Avène is often synonymous with learning about relief and the pleasures of a gentler life style. It means finding peace with oneself and with others.

This is why we considered it important to provide Workshops and Conferences for our patients to help them learn how to better manage their condition on a daily basis and teach them about the right preventive measures that will prolong the beneficial effects of their treatment, prevent flareups and quite simply reduce anxiety and stress. But also to rediscover the meaning of sharing.

What workshops are offered ?

We currently offer six workshops :

Hygiene and Hydration workshop :

This workshop will provide advice on good hygiene and appropriate hydration for your condition, working to complement your medical treatment... It will also help manage your dermatosis in the context of daily life.

  More information                                 Hygiene and hydration adult       


Alternatives to scratching workshop :

This workshop teaches a behavioral approach to itching. Thanks to explanations and demonstrations, you will learn what to do to better anticipate flareups of itchiness.

  More information                                    Alternatives to scratching


Emollient application in children :

Massaging with an emollient ensures reinforced skin softness and an opportunity for bonding between parents and children, and thereby improved acceptance of treatment..

  More information                               Emollient application

Relaxation : 

These practical sessions teach patients how to let go and evacuate stress using simple, easy-to-reproduce methods. Relaxation techniques in the form of games are taught to help you calm and relax your children..

Medical makeup

With the assistance of an expert, this workshop teaches how to best use the specific techniques of evenly concealing cutaneous imperfections on the face and body. It is intended for both men and women, irrespective of their condition...

Support groups

Facilitated by a clinical psychologist, this is a way to meet, listen to and exchange in a group setting where everyone is invited to express themselves, share their experience and history with other people in similar situations. The common purpose of all these workshops is to teach you simple ways to accept your skin condition and to regain self-confidence..


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