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5th International Scientific Symposium
on Tourette Syndrome
NYC June 12-13 2009
Session Videos - Selected Excerpts

As part of its mission to identify current research advances, disseminate them among the scientific and medical communities, and establish networks of basic and clinical scientists, the Tourette Association of America Inc. sponsored the 5th International Scientific and Clinical Symposium on Tourette Syndrome in NYC from June 12-13, 2009. As with the four previous symposia convened by the Tourette Association, this meeting provided a forum for updating current research findings for both basic scientists and clinical researchers as well as allied medical practitioners.

Click here to read the Overview and Session Summaries (28 pages, Adobe PDF™ format).

Selected Video Excerpts:

Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
video: 2 minutes 12 seconds

Session 1: Tourette Syndrome Research: past, present and future
Chair: Mary M. Robertson, MBChB, D.Sc.; Depts. of Psychiatry/Behavioral
Science; University College London Medical School; London, UK
video: 13 minutes 45 seconds

Session 2: Circuits in TS
Chair: Jonathan W. Mink, M.D., Ph.D.; Professor, Neurology/ Neurobiology/
Anatomy & Pediatrics, Chief, Child Neurology, University of Rochester Medical
Center, Rochester, NY
video: 12 minutes 46 seconds

Session 3: Public Health
Chair: Lawrence Scahill, M.S.N., Ph.D.; Professor Nursing/Child Psychiatry; Yale
University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT
video: 12 minutes 39 seconds

Session 4: Neuroimmunology
Chair: Tanya K. Murphy, M.D.; Departments of Pediatrics/Psychiatry; University of
South Florida; All Children’s Hospital; St. Petersburg, FL
video: 12 minutes 19 seconds

Session 5: Neurochemistry/Pharmacology
Chair: Harvey S. Singer, M.D.; Director, Child Neurology; Haller Professor; Johns
Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD
Sorry - this session video not available

Session 6: Behavior Therapy
Chair: Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.; Director, OCD & Related Disorders Program;
Associate Professor, Psychology; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
video: 24 minutes 18 seconds

Selected Roundtable Discussion
Treatment of Behavioral Co-morbidities - led by Barbara J. Coffey, M.D.; M.S.; New York University School of Medicine and James T. McCracken, M.D.; University of California, Los Angeles, CA
video: 12 minutes

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