Tourette Syndrome Update: Free Programs for Healthcare Providers and Families

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in partnership with the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proudly presents a free two-part conference for healthcare providers and families designed to provide an update on the diagnosis and treatment of Tourette Syndrome and associated conditions. Support for this program was made possible by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Invited national speaker is John T. Walkup, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New-York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Walkup serves as Chair of the Medical Advisory Board and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Tourette Syndrome Association. He will be presenting to medical and allied health professionals during an accredited continuing medical education event on Friday, May 4, 2012 from 12:45 - 4:15 PM, followed by an informational and question-and-answer session for families and individuals affected by Tourette syndrome and the general public from 4:15 - 6:00 PM.

Friday, May 4, 2012
12:45 - 6:00 PM
Kiewit Auditorium, AZCC Room 2951, 1515 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ

Free 3-Hour Accredited CME Program for Medical and Allied Professionals:"Diagnosing and Treating Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders"
The CME program was broadcast live online.
12:45 - 1:00 pm Registration
1:00 - 2:00 pm   Part I - Screening/Assessment /Diagnosis
2:00 - 2:15 pm   Break
2:15 - 3:15 pm   Part II - Behavioral/Pharmacologic/Non-pharmacologic Treatments
3:15 - 4:15 pm   Part III - Practice Based Approaches for Screening, Referring, and Collaboration with Treatment Teams

Program for Individuals/Families affected by Tourette Syndrome and the general public: "Tourette Syndrome: New Research, New Treatments"
4:15 - 4:30 pm  Registration
4:30 - 5:30 pm  Presentation by Dr. John Walkup
5:30 - 6:00 pm  Question and Answer Session

For more information
Please visit the event webpage

Release Date: 
02/07/2012 - 1:14pm