The Virtual National Conference
of the
Tourette Association of America

Serving the Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders and Co-Occurring Conditions Community.

May 19 – 20, 2023

The Tourette Association of America welcomes you to 2023 TIC-CON!

Our virtual event will be held on May 19 and 20. The first day will be dedicated to our annual Research Symposium and the second day to our Family, Youth and Education Conference. Your all-inclusive registration entitles you to attend both exciting events.

Virtual Research Symposium

On May 19, please join us for the Virtual Research Symposium where you can learn about the latest innovations in the Tic Disorder Community! We encourage all medical and scientific professionals to increase their neurobiological understanding of TS and learn more about innovative treatment approaches under development. This event will feature presentations from thought leaders in our community and will provide an opportunity for conversation and collaboration. Our goal is to build a diverse and dedicated community committed to improving treatment and care for those affected by TS and Tic Disorders. With that said, we invite laymen to attend as well.

Youth, Family and Education Conference

On May 20, the Family and Education Conference is designed for anyone touched by TS and Tic Disorders. This event will offer programming for children (8-12) and teenagers (13-17) with TS and their siblings, as well as adults with TS, parents and caregivers, educators, and medical professionals. It will be a valuable resource for anyone looking to learn more about TS and how to support those affected by it.

We recommend registering early to secure your spot and ensure that you have access to all the materials and resources that will be provided during the conference. If you have any questions about the registration process, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


Friday, May 19: Virtual Research Symposium

May 19, 2023 08:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Amanda Talty

May 19, 2023 09:00 AM

The evidence for cannabis in Tourette syndrome: where are we?

Elia Abi-Jaoude, MSc, MD, PhD, FRCPC

May 19, 2023 10:00 AM

The Anxiety-Tic Link: Anxiety and the Neurobehavioral Model of Tics

Jennifer Vermilion, MD

Yelizaveta (Yeli) Sapozhnikov

May 20, 2023 10:30

Impact of Environmental Stresson Adults with Tourette Syndrome

David Issacs, MD, MPH

May 19, 2023 11:00 AM

Mechanisms associated with age and sex modulate motor-like tics via the CB2 cannabinoid receptor

Sharon Anavi-Goffer, PhD

Victoria Gorberg

Iain R. Greig

Roger G. Pertwee

May 19, 2023 11:45 AM

Disparities in patients with tic disorders

Natalia Szejko, MD, PhD, ScD

Christelle Nilles, MD

May 19, 2023 12:30 PM


May 19, 2023 01:30 PM

Tic Attacks in Tourette Syndrome: Defining Diagnostic Criteria, Impacts of Comorbidities, and Tic-Related Temporary Disabilities

Jeremy Rosenbaum

May 19, 2023 01:45 PM

Automatic assessment of tic expression

Yocheved Loewenstren, MSc

May 19, 2023 02:00 PM

Disentangling Tourette syndrome and ADHD using electroencephalography and functional connectivity

Simon Morand-Beaulieu, PhD

May 19, 2023 02:15 PM

Novel non-invasive neuromodulation approaches to improve tic symptoms

Jessica Frey, MD

Irene Malaty, MD

Aparna Wagle Shukla, MD

May 19, 2023 02:30 PM


May 19, 2023 02:45 PM

Cognition in Tourette Syndrome: Cognitive Characteristics Associated with Tourette Syndrome, their Neurobiological Bases,& Management Strategies

Marc Graff, PhD

May 19, 2023 03:30 PM

Putative novel pharmacological treatments for tic disorders: insights from animal models

Marco Bortolato, MD, PhD

Saturday, May 20: Youth, Family and Education Conference

May 20, 2023 11:00 AM

The Tourette's Puzzle (Youth/Teens 8-18)

Slayton Cooper

Lindsey Vater, PsyD

May 20, 2023 01:00 PM

Powering Up Your Inner Boss (Teens 13-18)

Paul DePompo, PsyD

May 20, 2023 02:00 PM

Powering Up Your Inner Boss (Youth 8-12)

Paul DePompo, PsyD

May 20, 2023 03:00 PM

Supporting Youth with Tourette Syndrome through the Use of Assistive Technology (Youth 8-11)

Mike Salomon

Jarrod Hobson

May 20, 2023 03:00 PM

Adulting Prep 101Financial Conversations (especially designed with Tourette co-morbids in mind) (Teens 12-18)

Dr. Kate Mielitz

May 20, 2023 04:00 PM

Middle School: How to Survive (and Thrive) with Tourette! (Youth 10-12)

Chayse Hevesi

Amanda Coffman

May 20, 2023 05:00 PM

Supporting Youth with Tourette Syndrome through the Use of Assistive Technology (Teens (12-18)

Mike Salomon

Jarrod Hobson

May 20, 2023 11:00 AM

Smarter Career Decisions: Strategies for Neurodivergent Job Seekers

Michael Leopold

May 20, 2023 03:00 PM

Why Hasnt This Stopped Yet?Tips for Surviving and Thriving as

Kristi Pierce, MSW

May 20, 2023 03:00 PM

I Have Tourette Syndrome -- A Talk on Tourette's & Disclosure

Michael Chichioco

May 20, 2023 4:00 PM

Making Your Money Obey, Even if Your Body has a Mind of Its Own

Dr. Kate Mielitz

May 20, 2023 05:00 PM

When Tic Anxiety Attacks! Building Your Confident (Tic) Talk

Paul DePompo, PsyD

May 20, 2023 11:00 AM

TS at School: Let's Discuss! Getting support at school, self-advocacy, & empathic support

Alicia Goodman, PhD

May 20, 2023 01:00 PM

Understanding Behavior Challenges in School; Tools for Reducing/Eliminating Suspensions

Kathy Giordano

Nicky Bohm

Jan Rowe, MD, OT

May 20, 2023 03:00 PM

Developing Systems to Support Children with Executive Function Challenges

Kathleen Downing

May 20, 2023 04:00 PM

A Parents Roller Coaster Journey with Her Childrens Tourette Syndrome: From Anguish and Fear to Inspiration and Empowerment

Jan Stewart

May 20, 2023 5:00 PM

Teaching & Practicing Acceptance with Tics

Charles Galyon, PhD

May 20, 2023 10:00 AM

Tourettic OCD: Updates & Insights

Kinga Tomczak, MD, PhD

Tamar Katz, MD

May 20, 2023 01:00 PM

Parental burden in TS families - How can parents live well with tics

Noa Benaroya-Milshtein, MD, PhD

John Piacentini, PhD

Dana Feldman-Sadeh, PhD

May 20, 2023 2:00 PM

Occupational Therapy in Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

Heather Simpson, OT

Jan Rowe, MD, OT

May 20, 2023 03:00 PM

Childrens views of illness causality: Cognitive developmental research may help us explain Tourettes to the diagnosed child, their siblings, and their peers

Judith Newman, PhD

May 20, 2023 4:00 PM

The present and future of therapeutics for Tourette syndrome

Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD

Rebecca Lehman, MD

Irene Malaty, MD

May 20, 2023 10:00 AM

Pick, Pull, Scratch, Bite - An Introduction to Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Suzy Eppling, OT

May 20, 2023 11:00 AM

Domorrow: Understanding & Overcoming Procrastination

Kenneth Phelps, PhD, LMFT

May 20, 2023 11:00 AM

Environment and Pet Therapy as an Influence on Treatment of Tourettes

Mindy Meyer

May 20, 2023 01:00 PM

Fuzzy Boundaries: Understanding the Tourette-Functional Tic Dichotomy from a patient and clinician perspective

Joseph Sexton

Joseph McGuire, PhD

May 20, 2023 02:00 PM

Coping with Tic-Related Pain

Kathleen Ramsey, PhD


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