13th European Conference on Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders

Despite our initial, -moderate- optimism to contemplate a real, physical meeting in Lausanne in the fall this year, we have decided along with our Swiss organisers that the upcoming 13th European Conference on Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders will be organised virtually on Friday 1 & Saturday 2 October 2021.

The 14th European Conference will take place in Lausanne on 9-11 June 2022.

Programme

Friday, 1 October 2021
10.00-13.00 (parallel sessions)
I. Behavioural Therapy Workshop for advanced participants (view programme)
Tara Murphy, Charlotte Sanderson, Zsanett Tárnok, Jolande van de Griendt and Cara Verdellen
II. Behavioural Therapy Workshop for beginner participants (view programme)
Per Andrén, Ewgeni Jakubovski

(Separate registrations. See below)

14.00-16.00
Plenary session on online behavioural interventions in tics
moderated by Cara Verdellen
- Presentation of results of a randomized observer blind clinical trial to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of internet-delivered behavioural treatment for adults with tic disorders (ONLINE-TICS)
- Presentation of preliminary results of the ORBIT Trial
Chris Hollis, Charlotte Hall
- Discussion, Q & A
16.15-18.15
Patient associations meeting; Tics and Tourette Across the Globe (TTAG)

(Separate registration. See below)

Saturday, 2 October 2021
10.00-12.30
Plenary session on functional, “Tourette-like” behaviours exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic
moderated by Andrea Cavanna
- Case reports and discussion about underlying pathophysiology: TBA (Europe & North America)
13.30-14.00
Cannabis-based treatment in Tourette-Syndrome
moderated by Natalia Szejko
- Results of the randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of nabiximols (Sativex®) in the treatment of adults with chronic tic disorders (CANNA-TICS)
14.00-14.30
Epidemiological studies in Tourette syndrome
moderated by Danielle Cath
14.30-15.30
Oral presentations of selected abstracts
(session 1)
moderated by Nanette Mol Debes
16.00-16.45
EMTICS: Results from the large European Multicentre Tics in Children Study
expert: Pieter Hoekstra
moderated by Davide Martino
16.45-17.45
Oral presentations of selected abstracts
(session 2
moderated by Renata Rizzo
17.45-18.30
Best papers on tics and TS 2020
moderated by Andreas Hartmann
18.30-18.45
Closing remarks by the Board

SUBMISSIONS

e-Poster / Oral presentations

Basic and clinical scientists, clinicians, post-doctoral researchers, residents, fellows and other professionals from around the world working in all areas associated with Tourette Syndrome, tic and related disorders are invited to submit abstracts to be presented as e-Posters or oral presentations at the upcoming ESSTS virtual meeting on 1-2 October 2021.

This year, both posters and oral presentations will be made available to the audience in digital format only.
The authors may submit their abstracts by 1 September 2021. They will be notified by 4 September 2021 regarding the format of their presentation, e-poster (+ optional audio file) or oral presentation-, and will have to send their material  by 15 September 2021.

Please, follow the guidelines and detailed instructions presented below.

Phase I - Submit your abstarcts
Submission deadline: 1 September, 2021
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
Please select a topic from the list below. The final assignment, (e-poster or oral presentation), will be made by the scientific review committee. All abstracts will be published online in the ESSTS Conference proceedings as an e-Abstract book. Authors may opt in the submission form below to have their abstract published on F1000 Research.
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Phase II - Successful?! Get notified of your assigned presentation format
Abstract authors notified by: 4 September, 2021
Authors whose abstracts have been selected will be notified by email by 4 September 2021 and will be invited to send their presentation in the assigned format (e-poster or oral presentation).
1. e-Posters will be uploaded on ESSTS' website and made available to all registered participants and ESSTS members one week prior (24 September 2021) to the virtual meeting and for 3 months after its completion.
2. The videos of the oral presentations will be shown during the designated sessions of the virtual meeting and will be made available to all registered participants and ESSTS members on ESSTS' website for 3 months after its completion.
3. Oral presentation authors/presenters (1 per abstract) will be invited to join us LIVE during the Q&A part of the sessions.
2 October 2021, Session I: 14.30-15-30, Session II: 16.45-17.45
Guidelines for e-posters & oral presentations
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Phase III - Ready? Send us your e-Poster/oral presentation! 🚀
Submission deadline: 15 September, 2021
FINAL CHECK
All submissions are final.
Please make sure your e-poster/oral presentation complies with the guidelines and formats described above on Phase II.
Click on the submit button below to send us your material via the online form.
You may upload attachements up to 10MB.
For large video or audio files, you may share your file link in the designated field. (How to create a shared file link: Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer)
SUBMIT YOUR WORK
If you encounter any difficulties you may submit it via email: submissions@essts.org

REGISTRATION

Registration is FREE for all attendees.

To avoid undeliverable confirmation emails make sure that you have typed your email address correctly. Should you experience any difficulties with the online forms below, please contact us here.

A. Registration rates

The rates below apply to all those who have become ESSTS members for the calendar year 2020. Along with the ...more attractive registration fees, ESSTS members obtain voting rights; a new board will be elected at the Lausanne 2020 general assembly.
If you wish to become an ESSTS member, please click here. You may also add this year's membership directly when you register for the meeting below.
Senior ESSTS members
Early bird rates | ESSTS Meeting
€330
available until April 3, 2020
EARLY BIRD
Junior ESSTS members*
*(Students, patient associations & advocacy groups)
Early bird rates | ESSTS Meeting
€200
available until April 3, 2020
EARLY BIRD
Senior ESSTS members
Regular rates | ESSTS Meeting
€390
REGULAR RATES
Junior ESSTS members*
*(Students, patient associations & advocacy groups)
Regular rates | ESSTS Meeting
€260
REGULAR RATES

Keep in mind that along with the ...more attractive registration fees, ESSTS members automatically obtain voting rights; a new board will be elected at the Lausanne 2020 general assembly.
If you wish to become an ESSTS member, please click here. You may also add this year's membership directly when you register for the meeting below.

Senior participants
Early bird rates | ESSTS Meeting
€370
available until April 3, 2020
EARLY BIRD
Junior participants*
*(Students, patient associations & advocacy groups)
Early bird rates | ESSTS Meeting
€240
available until April 3, 2020
EARLY BIRD
Senior participants
Regular rates | ESSTS Meeting
€420
REGULAR RATES
Junior participants*
*(Students, patient associations & advocacy groups)
Regular rates | ESSTS Meeting
€290
REGULAR RATES

B. Registration guidelines

Welcome to the online registration for the 13th European Conference on Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders - 2020 ESSTS annual meeting.

Step 1: Register and purchase your tickets
Use our online registration below to enter your personal details and make payments.*
Step 2: Conference confirmation
You will receive a confirmation email once your forms and your payment have reached us. Please note that bank transfers may take several days and that payment cannot be confirmed before receipt. Remember to keep your e-confirmation with you.
Cancellations
All cancellations must be requested in writing. Please refer to our cancellation policy for more details.
*Alternatively, you can directly pay via bank transfer using the following details:
Barclays sort code
: 20-16-99
Account number: 93497550
Account name: The European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome
IBAN number: GB04 BARC 2016 9993 4975 50
SWIFT/BIC: BARCGB22
Payment details: ESSTS Conference Lausanne, your first and last name
Once you have completed the transfer, thank you for sending us a copy, your personal and contact information here, so we can issue and forward you the registration document.
All main conference sessions*
By registering below, you will receive your unique "Join" link allowing you to access all sessions throughout the meeting, as listed on the programme above.

⚠️*If you wish to attend one of the BT workshops as well, please register separately via the following form.

Behavioural therapy workshops

Please note that the BT sessions below run concurrently; register for the workshop that is most compatible with your current BT training.

I. Advanced participants
II. Beginner participants
Patient Associations session; Tics and Tourette Across the Globe (TTAG)
If you wish to strictly attend the patient associations session, (or in addition to the main conference), thank you for registering below.
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