Programme

June 8, 2016 Wednesday

8.00–18.00

Registration

10:00–17.30

International Meeting of Patient Support and Advocacy Group              Room 139 GF

 

CONCURRENT PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

9.30–13.30

TS-EUROTRAIN Workshop – in memory of Prof. Andrea Ludolph    Lecture theatre B
Developing psychopharmacological therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders
(English)
9.30–10.15 Pharmaceutical Research & Development - discovery phase; roles / tasks. Jeffrey Glennon, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
10.15–11.00 Pharmaceutical Research & Development from target validation to Phase I. Lothar Kussmaul, Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany
11.00–11.30 Clinical Trials, Jeffrey Glennon, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
11.30–12.00 Break
12.30–13.30 Interactive role-playing workshop 

9.30–13.30

Workshop                                                                                                              Room 232 FF
Behavioural therapy for tic disorders: from assessment to treatment (English) 
9.30–9.45 Introduction & Welcome, Tara Murphy
​9.45–10.30 Assessment of tics and TS, Zsanett Tarnok
​10.30–11.15 Behavior therapy: theory, Cara Verdellen
11.15–11.45 Break
11.45–12.30 Habit Reversal Training, Tara Murphy 
12.30–13.30 Exposure and response prevention, Jolande van de Griendt

​* During the workshop "Behavioural Therapy for Tic Disorders" there will be limited spaces for individual speed consults with experienced therapists in the field. In these speed consults you will get intensive supervision about difficult cases and urgent questions.

10.30–13.30

Workshop                                                                                                              Room 234 FF
Introduction to CBT for tics and TS (Polish)
Tomasz Srebnicki, Medical University of Warsaw, PL
Katarzyna Szamburska-Lewandowska, Medical University of Warsaw, PL
Artur Wiśniewski, Medical University of Warsaw, PL

13.30–14.30

Lunch                                                                                                                              Floor - 1

14.30–17.30

Workshop                                                                                                              Room 232 FF
Behavioural therapy for tic disorders: from assessment to treatment (English)
14.30–15.15 Complex case discussion/ role play, Jolande van de Griendt & Cara
Verdellen 
Individual speed consults*, Tara Murphy & Zsanett Tarnok​
15.15–16.00 Complex case discussion/ role play, Tara Murphy & Zsanett Tarnok
Individual speed consults*, Jolande van de Griendt & Cara Verdellen
16.00-16.30 Break
16.30–17.00 Different modalities of treatment delivery, Tara Murphy
17.00–17.30 Future directions, Jolande van de Griendt​

* During the workshop "Behavioural Therapy for Tic Disorders" there will be limited spaces for individual speed
consults with experienced therapists in the field. In these speed consults you will get intensive supervision about difficult cases and urgent questions

14.30–17.30

Workshop                                                                                                              Room 233 FF
Diagnosis and assessment of tic disorders (Polish)
Piotr Janik, Medical University of Warsaw, PL
Anita Bryńska, Medical University of Warsaw, PL

18.00

Opening Ceremony
Keynote Lecture
– Prof. Mary Robertson, University College London, UK

18:30

Reception

 

June 9, 2016 Thursday

8.00–9.00

ADHD and Tics – from diagnosis to treatment                                   Pediatric Hospital PH
Henrik Uebel-von Sandersleben, University Medical Center Göttingen,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry / Psychotherapy, DE

9.00–11.00

SESSION I: Genetics                                                                                    Lecture theatre B
Co-Chairs:
Csaba Barta, Semmelweis University, HU
Zeynep Tumer, Kennedy Center, DK

Invited talks:

Genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics for TS in European cohorts
​Peristera Paschou, Dept. Of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, GR

1+1=4: The exponential benefit of international collaborations in TS genetics
Jeremiah Scharf, Dept. of Neurology, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, USA

Copy number variations in Tourette Syndrome
Zeynep Tumer, Kennedy Center, Dept. of Clinical Genetics, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, DK

Selected from submitted abstracts:

Heritability of Tic Disorders: a Twin-Family Study
Nuno R. Zilhão, Dirk J. Smit, Danielle C. Cath, Carol A. Mathews, Kevin Delucchi, Dorret I. Boomsma and Conor V. Dolan. Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, NL

Meta-analysis of Tourette Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder provides support for a shared genetic basis
Fotis Tsetsos, Shanmukha Sampath Padmanabhuni, John Alexander, Iordanis Karagiannidis, Margaritis Tsifintaris, Apostolia Topaloudi, Dimitrios Mantzaris, Marianthi Georgitsi, Petros Drineas and Peristera Paschou. Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, GR

10.00–11.30

ADHD and comorbidity – school, home, environment (Polish)       Pediatric Hospital PH

Therapeutic strategies in real world – child with 3 diagnosis
Tomasz Wolanczyk, Medical University of Warsaw, PL

Case studies
Małgorzata Janas-Kozik, Medical University of Silesia, PL

11.30–13.30

SESSION II: Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging                                 Lecture theatre B
Co-Chairs:
Stephen Jackson, University of Nottingham, UK
Andreas Hartmann, Brain and Spine Institute, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, FR

Invited talks:

Brain Development in Tourette syndrome: TMS Investigations of the Resting and Acting Brain
Sophia Pépés, University of Nottigham, UK

A holistic and discriminative approach for Gilles de la Tourette syndrome combining morphometry, structural connectivity and clinical information
Pietro Gori, ICM/INRIA, Paris, FR

Beneficial effects of  cardiovascular exercise on  tic regulation
Georgina Jackson, Nottingham/UK

Selected from submitted abstracts:

Basal ganglia disinhibition in Tourette syndrome patients and animal models of the disorder
Izhar Bar‐Gad. Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, IL

Changes in Metabolite Concentrations in Tourette’s Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - A Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Study
Siyan Fan, Danielle Cath, Odile Van Den Heuvel, Ysbrand van der Werf, Karlijn Schols, Dick Veltman and Petra Pouwels. Utrecht University, NL

Phonic tic severity is related to increased fractional anisotropy in Tourette syndrome: evidence from diffusion tensor imaging.
Hilmar P. Sigurdsson, Stephen R. Jackson and Georgina M. Jackson. School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK

13.30–14.30

Lunch
Poster Session 1
(Posters visible the whole day)

14.30–15.15

Keynote Lecture – James Leckman, Yale University, USA                  Lecture theatre B
ESSTS Lifetime Achievement Award
​Tourettes Action Award

15.30–17.30

SESSION III: Comorbidities                                                                         Lecture theatre B
Co-Chairs:
Danielle Cath, Utrecht University, NL
Renata Rizzo, Medical School, Catania University, IT

Invited talks:

Tourette, OCD and hoarding: genetic relationships? Data from the Netherlands Twin Register
Danielle Cath, Utrecht University, NL

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Symptoms in a large cohort of patients with Tourette syndrome: a controlled study
Renata Rizzo, Medical School, Catania University, IT

Selected from submitted abstracts:

Tic Disorder among children and adolescents: Comorbidity with Depression and Suicidality and the association with quality of life
​Nofar Peretz, Danny Horesh, Tamar Steinberg, Dafna Ruhrman, Silvana Fenig, Alan Apter and Noa Benaroya Milshtein. Schneider Children Medical Center of Israel, IL

Mind the Gap: Clinician and patient perceptions of free will and volition in movement disorders
Gerben Meynen, Sandra M.A. van der Salm, Danielle C. Cath, Anne- Fleur van Rootselaar, Johannes H.T.M. Koelman, Rob J. de Haan and Marina A.J. Tijssen. Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, NL

Higher Performance in Comparison to Typically Developing Controls and Intact Effect of Motivation on Response Inhibition in Medication-Naïve Children with Tourette Syndrome, but not in Children with ADHD - findings from a Modified Simon task
Katrine Maigaard, Julie Hagstrøm, Damian Herz, Kasper W. Andersen, Liselotte Skov, Hartwig R. Siebner and Kerstin J. Plessen.  Mental Health Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Copenhagen, DK

17.45–19.00

ESSTS General Assembly                                                                          Lecture theatre B

20.00

Get Together Party

 

June 10, 2016 Friday

9.00–11.00

SESSION IV: Pharmacological and other biological therapies in TS and comorbidities                                                                                                 Lecture theatre B
Co-Chairs:
Mauro Porta, Tourette Centre, Clinical Research Institute, Galeazzi Hospital, Milan, IT
Kirsten Müller-Vahl, Hannover Medical School, DE

Invited talks:

Pharmacotherapy in Tourette Syndrome: the proven and the new
K. Müller-Vahl, Department of Psychiatry, Socialpsychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hannover Medical School, DE

DBS in Tourette Syndrome: where do we stand?
Thomas Foltynie, Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

Selected from submitted abstracts:

Aripiprazole improves not only tics but also comorbidities in adult patients with Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome
Sarah Gerasch, Ahmad Seif Kanaan, Ewgeni Jakubovski, Kirsten R. Müller-Vahl, Hannover Medical School, DE

Convergent Validity of the PUTS
Valerie C. Brandt, Christian Beck, Valeria Sajin, Silke Anders and Alexander Munchau. Department of Paediatric and Adult Movement Disorders and Neuropsychiatry, Institute of Neurogenetics, Lübeck University, Center of Brain, Behavior and Metabolism, DE

Behavioural and 1H MRS preclinical investigation of psychopharmacologic approaches for Tourette Syndrome
Francesca Rizzo, Alireza Abaei, Ester Nespoli, Anne Subgang, Izhar Bar‐Gad, Bastian Hengerer, Volker Rasche, Andrea Ludolph and Tobias M. Boeckers. Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ulm University, DE

11.30–13.30

SESSION V: Psychotherapy in TS and comorbidities                         Lecture theatre B
Co-Chairs:
Tara Murphy, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS, UK
Jolande Van de Griendt, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL

Invited talks:

Working mechanisms of behaviour therapy for tics
Cara Verdellen, PsyQ Nijmegen, Clinical psychologist/manager

Voluntary control over involuntary tic movements
Christos Ganos, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf

​Selected from submitted abstracts:

ONLINE TICS - CBIT for Everyone! 
Ewgeni Jakubovski, Cornelia Reichert, Annika Karch, Daniel Breuer, Nadine Buddensiek and Kirsten R. Müller-Vahl. Department of Psychiatry, Socialpsychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hannover Medical School, DE

The correlation between PUTS score and the efficacy of behavioral therapy for tic disorder
Camilla B. Sørensen, Liselotte Skov and Nanette M. Debes. Department of Pediatrics, Herlev University Hospital, DK

Parenthood and Tourette Syndrome: The Interface between Attachment, Stress, Emotion Regulation and the Child's Experience of Self – Implication for Psychological Interventions
Dafna Ruhrman, Noa Benaroya Milshtein, Mario Mikulincer, Tamar Steinberg and Alan Apter. Schneider Children Medical Center of Israel, IL

13.30–14.30

Lunch
Poster Session 2

(Posters visible the whole day)

14.00–14.30

The Professor Mary Robertson Award                                                   Lecture theatre B
Pathological glutamatergic neurotransmission in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
Ahmad Seif Kanaan, Sarah Gerasch, Isabel Garcia-Garcia, Leonie Lampe, André Pampel, Alfred Anwander, Jamie Near, Harald E. Möller and Kirsten R. Müller-Vahl. Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hannover Medical School, DE

14.30–16.00

SESSION VI: Hot topics                                                                               Lecture theatre B
Co-Chairs:
Peristera Paschou, Dept. Of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, GR
Pieter Hoekstra, Groningen University, NL

Selected from submitted abstracts:

Epigenetic changes following striatal 6-OH-dopamine lesion and L-DOPA treatment in a rodent tic model
Luca Pagliaroli, Ester Nespoli, Borbala Veto, Piroska Devay, Bastian Hengerer, Csaba Barta and Tamas Aranyi. Institute of Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Pathobiochemistry, Semmelweis University, HU

Course of Tourette syndrome and comorbidities in a large clinical longitudinal study
Camilla Groth, Nanette M. Debes, Theis Lange, Charlotte U. Rask and Liselotte Skov. Pediatric Department, Herlev University Hospital, DK

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for tic reduction in Tourette’s Syndrome- A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study
Michael Rotstein, Isabella Yaroslavsky, Yaki Madi, Efrat Oliel and Yael Leitner. Tel Aviv Medical Center, IL

Immediate and long-term efficacy of behavioural therapy via telemedicine
Judy Grejsen, Lone Aaslet, Liselotte Skov and Nanette M. Debes. Pediatric Department, Herlev University Hospital, DK

16.30–17.30

SESSION VII (video session): Phenomenology and differential diagnosis                                                                                                                                             Lecture theatre B
Co-Chairs:
Piotr Janik, Medical University of Warsaw, PL
Tammy Hedderly, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS, UK

Invited talks:

Differential diagnosis of tics in children
Tammy Hedderly, Evelina London Childrens Hospital, Kings College London, UK

Differential diagnosis of tics in adults
Piotr Janik, Department of Neurology, Anna Gostynska Wolski Hospital, PL

Selected from submitted abstracts:

Unilateral facial muscles contractions in an 18-year-old patient
Małgorzata Łukawska, Student Scientific Group by the Department of Neurology, Medical University of Warsaw, PL
Anna Potulska-Chromik, Department of Neurology, Medical University of Warsaw, PL

Tic disorder dominated by dystonic tics resembling dystonia in adult male - video case
Natalia Szejko, Medical University of Warsaw, Wolski Hospital, PL
​Piotr Janik, Wolski Hospital, PL

Transient improvement of tic severity after bilateral thalamic deep brain stimulation- video case-report
Monika Figura, Tomasz Mandat, Henryk Koziara, Zygmunt Jamrozik, Anna Potulska, Katarzyna Wróbel, Aleksandra Odalska, Piotr Janik. Department of Neurology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Warsaw, Department of Neurology, Anna Gostynska Wolski Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Oncology Memorial Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Department of Neurology, Medical University of Warsaw, Tourette Syndrome Association of Poland, PL

Non-streptoccocus related exacerbations of tic disorder in a young girl with PITAND - video case
Natalia Szejko, Wolski Hospital, Medical University of Warsaw, PL
Piotr Janik, Wolski Hospital, PL

Tic attacks' phenomenology and formulation for management
​Victoria Pile, Osman Malik. Evelina London TANDeM team, UK

18.00

Closing Ceremony                                                                                        Lecture theatre B
Best Oral – Best Poster Presentation Awards

 

June 11, 2016 Saturday

11.00–15.00

Tourette Film Festival                                                                                  Lecture theatre B