WHO we are

The European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS), aims to coordinate pan-European efforts for the study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome (TS) and associated disorders and provide a platform for global outreach and educational activities. 

 

Our goals are :

-To understand the prevalence and impact of TS

-To understand the causes and mechanisms of TS

-To find effective treatments for TS

-To share best practice

-To stimulate worldwide collaboration in research

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HISTORY

Class ESSTS was originally established in 2000 in Copenhagen by Professor Mary Robertson and others. The inaugural meeting took place at UCL in 2001. The organization was reformed in 2008 at the Italian Neurological Society meeting in Bari, Italy. Since 2008, ESSTS has organised annual meetings as well as multiple educational workshops for TS and training visits for young researchers and clinicians supported by funds from the European Commission (COST Action European Network for the Study of TS).

 

One of the major achievements of the Society has been the publication of best practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of TS. ESSTS has also been instrumental in gaining research support for pan-European consortia, promising to shed light into the etiology of TS (EMTICSTS-EUROTRAIN). ESSTS has also fostered the establishment of the European Tourette Day, celebrated each year on June 7, as well as a European-wide network of TS support and advocacy groups. 

European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome

The ESSTS board consists of five members: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past Chair.​

Vice-Chair 2011-2016

Treasurer 2014-2016

Treasurer 2008-2014

Past Chair 2008-2011

Kirsten Müller-Vahl, MD

Hugh Rickards, MD, FRCPSsych 

Andrea Ludolph, MD, PhD

Pieter J. Hoekstra, MD, PhD

Secretary 2014-2017

Andreas Hartmann,

MD

The European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS), aims to coordinate pan-European efforts for the study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome (TS) and associated disorders and provide a platform for global outreach and educational activities. 

 

Our goals are :

-To understand the prevalence and impact of TS

-To understand the causes and mechanisms of TS

-To find effective treatments for TS

-To share best practice

-To stimulate worldwide collaboration in research

Class ESSTS was originally established in 2000 in Copenhagen by Professor Mary Robertson and others. The inaugural meeting took place at UCL in 2001. The organization was reformed in 2008 at the Italian Neurological Society meeting in Bari, Italy. Since 2008, ESSTS has organised annual meetings as well as multiple educational workshops for TS and training visits for young researchers and clinicians supported by funds from the European Commission (COST Action European Network for the Study of TS).

 

One of the major achievements of the Society has been the publication of best practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of TS. ESSTS has also been instrumental in gaining research support for pan-European consortia, promising to shed light into the etiology of TS (EMTICSTS-EUROTRAIN). ESSTS has also fostered the establishment of the European Tourette Day, celebrated each year on June 7, as well as a European-wide network of TS support and advocacy groups. 

2008

European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome

Past Chair 2011-2014

European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome | About us
European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome | About us
European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome | About us
European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome | About us

WHO we are

The European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS), aims to coordinate pan-European efforts for the study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome (TS) and associated disorders and provide a platform for global outreach and educational activities. 

 

Our goals are :

-To understand the prevalence and impact of TS

-To understand the causes and mechanisms of TS

-To find effective treatments for TS

-To share best practice

-To stimulate worldwide collaboration in research

European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome

HISTORY

Class ESSTS was originally established in 2000 in Copenhagen by Professor Mary Robertson and others. The inaugural meeting took place at UCL in 2001. The organization was reformed in 2008 at the Italian Neurological Society meeting in Bari, Italy. Since 2008, ESSTS has organised annual meetings as well as multiple educational workshops for TS and training visits for young researchers and clinicians supported by funds from the European Commission (COST Action European Network for the Study of TS).

 

One of the major achievements of the Society has been the publication of best practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of TS. ESSTS has also been instrumental in gaining research support for pan-European consortia, promising to shed light into the etiology of TS (EMTICSTS-EUROTRAIN). ESSTS has also fostered the establishment of the European Tourette Day, celebrated each year on June 7, as well as a European-wide network of TS support and advocacy groups. 

European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome | About us
European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome | About us
European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome | About us
European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome | About us
European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome

Honorary President:

Mary M. Robertson, MD

Secretary 2011-2014

Renata Rizzo, MD, PhD

European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome