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4414 Parallel Session

Twitch and Shout: Tics, Stereotypies and Tourette’s Syndrome

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
15:00 - 17:00

In this session, faculty will discuss the history of our understanding of tic disorders over time. The distinction between tics and stereotypies will be addressed. Approaches to better understanding tics and development of more effective therapies through genetic, structural and neuroimaging approaches will be described.

Christos Ganos, Germany
Lis Gitte Johannsen, Denmark

Tourette Syndrome: From Hysterical Neurosis to Superpower
Christos Ganos, Germany

Tics and Stereotypies: Lumping and Splitting
Tammy Hedderly, United Kingdom

Bringing it All Together to Improve Tic Treatment: Integrating Neuroimaging, Structural and Genetic Data Across the World
Kevin Black, USA

CSPC Liaison:
Jennifer Friedman, USA

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe the changing views of Tourette Syndrome across time
  2. Discuss the phenomenologic and pathophysiologic distinctions between tics and stereotypies
  3. Explain efforts underway to integrate neuroimaging, structural and genetic data related to tics

Recommended Audience: Clinician, Researcher / Basic Scientist, Health Professional (non-physician), Fellow / Resident / Student, Industry

Recommended Education Level: Beginner/Foundational, Intermediate/ Experienced, Advanced/Expert

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