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Tourette Syndrome Conference: Across the Life Span

May 8th, 2004 · 3 Comments

In the past year, through my small homeschooling group, I’ve made a couple good friends. One is an energetic mom of two who is the “life of the party” and creative catalyst for our group. Bernadette amazes me. She is also the president of the Washington State Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association and is helping to coordinate a conference with Children’s Hospital in Seattle on May 14th and 15th at the Museum of History and Industry.


Friday May 14 2004: Our chapter together with Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center are co-sponsoring an all-day medical conference on Tourette Syndrome and its associated conditions featuring talks by the following experts in the field of TS: Samuel Zinner, M.D., Harlan Gephart,M.D., Robert Reichler, M.D., John Piacentini, PhD, and Roger Freeman,M.D. The talks will be followed by a panel discussion including a School Nurse, a PAVE representative and a parent of a child with TS and a young adult with TS. The day will offer continuing medical education credits and is targeted to the medical and professional community. It promises to be a very informative day and the first time we have gathered together the medical community in Seattle in a conference such as this to discuss Tourette Syndrome. It is at the Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Avenue East, Seattle from 7.30am-5pm. View the brochure and register on-line at http://www.seattlechildrens.org/education/outreach.asp

Saturday May 15 2004: This is an all-day medical conference specifically for individuals, families and friends. The following are experts in the field of Tourette Syndrome and its associated conditions and will present informative and current information on TS: Samuel Zinner, M.D., Roger Freeman, M.D. John Piacentini PhD and Harlan Gephart,M.D. The conference is at the Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Avenue East, Seattle from 8.30am-5pm. BRING YOUR CHILDREN! The family conference will also offer a fantastic Children’s Program for children aged 5-14. Featured this year include a rap session with George Lynn, a Mad Scientist workshop, Bubbles the clown and a professional music teacher as well as other indoor and outdoor activities.

More information and registration details can be found at the website for the Tourette Syndrome Association of Washington State

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dean Esmay // May 8, 2004 at 3:59 pm

    Interesting. I have Tourette’s myself, and I’m always watching my son for signs of it….

  • 2 Bernadette Witty // May 11, 2004 at 12:38 am

    Hi Julie,

    Thank you for mentioning my Tourette Syndrome medical conference and putting in the links to Children’s hospital and our chapter. This conference has definitely had me burning the midnight oil… but I am reassured and comforted that all the work is worth it every time I put down the phone after talking to a parent in anguish. I wish TS could be irrelevent, but sadly we are not there… yet.

    Thanks again!,

  • 3 Bob V // May 11, 2004 at 3:02 pm

    Perhaps you’ve seen this, but here is a Tourette-related article from George F. Will: