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(2012 Clinical Training School Announcement)

The 2012 Clinical Training School for Tourette Syndrome, supported by the  “European Network for the Study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome” (COST Action BM0905) in collaboration with the European Society for the Study of TS (ESSTS) was held in Catania, Italy on June 6-8, 2012, kindly hosted by the University of Catania and Prof. Renata Rizzo.  The programme is attached here. 15 Trainee Travel Awards were made available by COST Action BM0905.

Presentations are now available! Click below to visit each session.

SESSION 1: Introduction

SESSION 2: Tourette Syndrome natural history and comorbidity

SESSION 3: Tourette Syndrome management

SESSION 5: Clinical assessment tools for Tourette Syndrome

SESSION 6: Tourette Syndrome neurobiology and genetics

SESSION 7: Comorbid and coexistent psychopathology in Tourette Syndrome

 

June 6, 2012

SESSION 1: Introduction

My journey in TS, Mary Robertson, University College London, UK

Perinatal adversities and Tourette  syndrome. Pieter Hoekstra, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Neurobiology and functional anatomy in Tourette Syndrome. Kirsten Mueller-Vahl, Hannover University, Germany - CLICK HERE FOR PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV

Diagnosis & Neuropsychological assessment of Tourette Syndrome. Danielle Cath, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

 

SESSION 2: Natural history and co-morbidity

Understanding co-morbidity in Tourette Syndrome. Hugh Rickards, University of Birmingham, UK

The natural history of Tourette Syndrome. Renata Rizzo, University of Catania, Italy

 

SESSION 3: Tourette Syndrome management

Pharmachological treatment in Tourette Syndrome. Pieter Hoekstra, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Tourette Syndrome comorbidity pharmacological treatment (OCD, SIB, rage attacks, personality disorders). Francesco Cardona, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy

Tourette Syndrome comorbidity in childhood and adolescence ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, autistic spectrum disorders. Andrea Ludolph, University of Ulm, Germany

Deep Brain Stimulation thereapy for treatmant of refractory Tourette’s Syndrome. Mauro Porta, IRCCS Galeazzi Hospital, Italy - CLICK HERE FOR PART I, PART II

 

SESSION 4: Quality of life in children and adults

Quality of life in adults with Tourette Syndrome. Andrea Cavanna, University of Birmingham, UK

QoL in children with Gillles de la Tourette syndrome. Cristiano Termine, University of Insubria, Italy

 

June 7, 2012

SESSION 5: Clinical assessment tools for Tourette Syndrome

Measuring tics and Tourette Syndrome-related co-morbidity. Tara Murphy, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK

Introduction to SDQ, SNAP, PUTS, PSS-10,ASSQ. Zsanett Tarnok, Vadaskert Clinic, Hungary

Introduction to YGTSS (background, scoring, pitfalls etc) (C. Verdellen , J. Van der Griendt, HSK Group, Netherlands)

CYBOCS introduction : Background, scoring, pitfalls etc    (C. Verdellen, J. Van der Griendt, HSK Group, Netherlands)

 

June 8, 2012

 SESSION 6: Neurobiology and Genetics

The immune system in Tourette Syndrome. Davide Martino, Queen Mary University, UK - CLICK HERE FOR PART I, PART II

The genetic basis of Tourette Syndrome. Peristera Paschou, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Reinforcement learning and Tourette Syndrome. Stefano Palminteri, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France

 

SESSION 7: Comorbid and coexistent psychopathology

Learning disorders and Tourette Syndrome, Andrea Ludolph, University of Ulm, Germany

Impulse control disorders and Tourette Syndrome. Andrea Cavanna, University of Birmingham, UK

Personality Disorders in Tourette Syndrome. Stefanie Bokemeyer, Hannover University, Germany

Prevalence of Tourette Syndrome comorbidities and their development over the time. Nanette Mol Debes, Herlev University Hospital, Denmark

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