The Tourette Syndrome Association is presenting a one-day Seminar on Tourette Syndrome Research, Treatment and Impact on Education and Family Life in Hampton on Aug. 16.
The public is invited to attend the free seminar featuring nationally known experts on Tourette Syndrome to be held on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9am to 4pm at the Sentara Careplex Hospital conference center at 3000 Coliseum Drive in Hampton, Virginia.
The program is sponsored by the Tourette Syndrome Association/CDC Partnership to raise awareness and understanding of Tourette Syndrome. Health professionals and educators are also invited and encouraged to attend.
The morning session is “Tourette Syndrome: New Research, New Treatments” with TS expert Keith A. Coffman, M.D. presenting. Dr. Coffman is Clinical Director of Neurology, Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic, and Co-Director of the Tourette Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.
His presentation will provide an overview of TS, a review of the latest research and promising breakthroughs in the understanding of TS, and will review the latest treatments options available to those living with TS. A question and answer period will follow his presentation.
The afternoon session will be “TS in Education and Family Life” with National TSA Education Specialist Kathy Giordano. The program will focus on developing a better understanding of the complex symptoms of TS and how they can result in anxiety and behavior issues. In addition, she will offer strategies and techniques for managing challenging behaviors at school and at home. A Q&A session will follow her presentation.
Reservations are required to attend this program. Lunch is included. Please call 410-867-1151 or email email@example.com to reserve your seat at this seminar. For more information, visit www.tsagw.org.
(Pictured: Tim Howard, U.S. soccer goalkeeper who recorded a record number of saves in the World Cup in the game against Germany. Howard has Tourette Syndrome.)
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