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Here is the afternoon session for the CME Tourette workshop for all allied healthcare professionals working with Tourette and tic disorders, courtesy of the Weill Cornell Medical College and the NY State Consortium Centers of Excellence with the Tourette Association of America. This symposium will offer an overview on tic disorders for community healthcare providers to help them accurately diagnose and manage tic disorders and comorbid conditions across the lifespan. In a highly interactive format, health care providers will receive practical information and tools for their first patient encounter with Tourette and tic disorders.
Dr. Shannon Bennett, a Director at the TAA Center of Excellence at Weill Cornell in Manhattan, sits down to discuss her research and experiences in the field of Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Shannon Bennett discusses his introduction to Tourette Syndrome through her work on the co- occurring conditions of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and anxiety. She explains how she became passionate about her work through meeting members of the Tourette community and shares an experience she had using CBIT with a patient. Dr. Shannon Bennett concludes by speaking of the exciting advancements occurring in neuroscience, genetics, and technology.   "I train other young people, psychiatrists, and psychologists, and I emphasize how rewarding this work is."  -Dr. Shannon Bennett 
Two Professors of Psychology, Dr. Doug Woods and Dr. Michael Himle, sit down to discuss their research on Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Doug Woods is a Professor of Psychology at Marquette University. Dr. Doug Woods discusses his over 20 years of research on Tourette Syndrome, focusing on CBIT, and the advancements and initial reactions to his studies. He also recalls his fondest memory at the World Congress in London where individuals from across the world joined together to discuss Tourette Syndrome. Similarly, Dr. Michael Himle, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah, offers his experiences through his research of Tourette Syndrome and his memory of a young ambassador's assisting in one of his talks on Tourette Syndrome. "All of these advances that we are finding scientifically will ultimately help us develop new drug and non drug treatments." -Dr. Douglas Woods