The 2014 Annual meeting of the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome and COST International Conference for Tourette Syndrome will take place on April 25-26, 2014, at the historic Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, home to Jean-Martin Charcot and one of his most famous students, Georges Gilles de la Tourette. The conference venue will be the newly built Brain and Spine Institute (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moëlle Epinière – ICM – http://icm-institute.org) which also houses the Charcot Library.
The meeting will focus on advances in neuroimaging, genetics, neurobiology and therapy (deep brain stimulation) of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Also, a historical session has been specially scheduled to honour the memory of George Gilles de la Tourette and the Charcot school. Invited speakers are expected both from European countries and the US to make this the largest ESSTS meeting ever, bridging psychiatry and neurology, basic and clinical research. Also supported by COST Action BM0905 satellite events will include
- A three-day Clinical Training School for Tourette Syndrome, focused on Behavioural Therapies for Tic Disorders (April 23-25)
- The 1st European Workshop on Neuroimaging for Tourette Syndrome (April 23-24)
- The 3rd COST International meeting of Tourette Syndrome Support and Advocacy Groups (April 26).
More information on pre-registration, our call for abstracts and the scientific programme will follow shortly.
Looking forward to seeing you in Paris!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Peristera Paschou, ESSTS Chair, Chair of COST Action BM0905
Andreas Hartmann, Local Host, Département de Neurologie, Pôle des Maladies du Système Nerveux