Recent Discoveries in Tourette Syndrome: A Research Update for Patients and Families

Join us on Friday, March 12 at 10:30am where Dr. John Piacentini and Dr. Emily Ricketts in conjunction with The Tourette Association of America (TAA) UCLA Center of Excellence and TAA Southern California Chapter are hosting a research update for the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders community to discuss advances in behavior therapy for tics (i.e., CBIT) and novel approaches, including neuroimaging, to better understand TS biology and treatment. Speakers will present cutting-edge information on using telehealth to deliver CBIT and the long-term benefits of this treatment, neuroimaging, sleep and light therapy, and how TS is portrayed in social media.

Agenda:

Introduction to Conference and Presenters
Led by Dr. John Piacentini and Dr. Emily Ricketts

CBIT Lately: 10-year Treatment Outcomes; Using Brain Imaging to Understand How Treatment Works
Led by Flint Espil, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Sleep, the 24-hour Biological Clock, and Light Therapy in Adults with TS
Led by Emily Ricketts, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

Improving Precision in Imaging of Youth with TS
Led by Deanna Greene, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego

Telehealth-Delivery of CBIT, and What Twitter Chatter can Tell us about Tic disorders
Led by Matthew Capriotti, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, San Jose State University

Linking Brain and Behavior in Chronic Tic Disorders
Led by Sandra Loo, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

Discussion of Findings
Led by Dr. John Piacentini and Dr. Emily Ricketts

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