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A full year has gone by since our first Christmas newsletter as ESSTS newly elected board.

Our responsibilities, challenges and uphill battles ⁠—both professionally and privately— were no different from the troubled waters everyone around us has been navigating.

Those who follow ESSTS regularly know that against all odds, and despite probably the hardest year for the Society, we have managed to stay connected, updated, meet virtually (twice!) and pour some much needed energy and ambition into ESSTS' upcoming endeavours!

Yes, we are talking to you fellow researchers, get ready to roll-up your sleeves; we shall open the abstract submission platform within a few weeks after the New Year!

Bookmark your calendars; the 14th European Conference on Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland on 9-11 June 2022.

All relative announcements, registration information, definitive programme, logistics, etc, will be posted soon both on our Homepage and News page.

Happy New Year everyone!

Submissions are now closed
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All applications will be shared via email with ESSTS members 4 weeks prior to the upcoming board elections. The members will have a chance to review the candidacies and exercise their voting rights online on 8 June 2023.
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Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 16:00-19:00 CET
This is an online training course for TS beginners. The course is open to clinicians (physicians, psychologists, psychotherapists, nurses, medical students) and other professionals who are interested in the clinical aspects of TS).
The presentations and the Q&A session will be held in English.
All clinically relevant topics will be covered, including:
Diagnosis and definition of tic disorders
Nature of tics
Course of TS
Comorbidities
Differential diagnoses
Assessments
Pathophysiology including genetics
Treatment
Registration & online attendance
To confirm your participation, thank you for using the registration form below.
We have introduced a single, moderate registration fee of €25 –applying also to senior professionals– as we wish to encourage the participation of as many junior colleagues as possible.
You will have the option to add a –greatly appreciated!– contribution if you wish, at payment checkout.
You will receive via email approximately 2 weeks-10 days before the event date (7th February 2024) a unique link to access the live session.
Kindly note that this link allows for one single connection per registered attendee.
ESSTS Members 2024 registration
Registration is free of charge for ESSTS Members who will have renewed their membership for the calendar year 2024 at least 24 hours before the online event.
Programme
16:00-16:30
Assessment, including differential diagnoses
16:30-17:00
Comorbidities
17:00-17:30
Treatment; pharmacological treatment, psychological intervention, deep brain stimulation
17:30-18:00
Clinical cases; assessment and treatment
18:00-19:00
Live Q&A session
Lecturers
Registration form
Need a certificate of attendance?
Just say the word! Send us a quick message here.

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Meet our country hosts and co-organisers for 2024, Professors Cristiano Termine and Andrea Cavanna, from the University of Insubria and University of Birmingham respectively.
Discover below the spectacular destination where we shall meet again next summer!
Cristiano Termine
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Invited speakers

Per Andrén (photo by Peter Örn)

Per Andrén

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James Leckman

James Leckman

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Davide Martino

Davide Martino

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La TS-school è un evento satellite rispetto alla 16ª Conferenza Internazionale su Disturbi da tic e Sindrome di Tourette.
Questa è la terza edizione della TS-school, un corso di formazione per coloro che vogliono apprendere maggiori informazioni in merito alla Sindrome di Tourette. Il corso è aperto a diverse figure professionali (medici, psicologi, infermieri, specializzandi, studenti di medicina) e altri professionisti interessati agli aspetti clinici della Sindrome di Tourette.
  • Le relazioni si terranno in lingua inglese con traduzione simultanea in italiano
  • Accreditamento ECM per medici, psicologi, infermieri
E’ possibile iscriversi a questo evento separatamente rispetto alla Conferenza.
Martedì 11 giugno 2024, 13:00-18:00 | Palace Grand Hotel Varese
Responsabile scientifico: Prof. Cristiano Termine (Italia)
Cristiano Termine
Verranno trattati diversi argomenti clinicamente rilevanti tra cui:
definizione del disturbo da tic
eziopatogenesi dei tic
decorso della Sindrome di Tourette
comorbidità
diagnosi differenziale
valutazione diagnostica
fisiopatologia (inclusa la genetica)
trattamento
Programma
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13:00-13:05
Accoglienza
Conferenziere/consiglio dell'ESSTS
13:05-14:00
Valutazione diagnostica, compresa la diagnosi differenziale
Natalia Szejko (Canada)
14:00-14:45
Comorbidità
Christelle Nilles (France)
14:45-15:15
Pausa caffè
(foyer)
15:15-16:15
Trattamento farmacologico, interventi psicologici e stimolazione cerebrale profonda
Kirsten Müller-Vahl (Germany)
16:15-17:15
Come rispondere alle domande più frequenti di pazienti e familiari in merito all’eziologia e alla fisiopatologia dei tic
Tammy Hedderly (UK)
17:15-18:00
Casi clinici: dalla valutazione diagnostica al trattamento
Nanette Mol Debes (Denmark)
Conferenziere
Iscrizione
Closed
Mercoledì 12 giugno 2024, ore 14:00-17:00
Aula Magna “Granero-Porati” - via Dunant, 3 Varese
Programma
File PDF
14:00
Accoglienza
14:15
Introduzione e saluti istituzionali
Prima sessione: Moderatore L. Macchi (Ufficio Inclusione - Ambito Territoriale di Varese)
15:30
Discussione
Seconda sessione: Moderatore S. Bralia (Ufficio Inclusione - Ambito Territoriale di Varese)
15:45
Tic, disturbo ossessivo compulsive, autismo e disturbi del movimento funzionali.
16:15
Tic e Tourette in classe, cosa fare?
16:45
Discussione
17:00
Conclusioni
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