Training workshops


TS-EUROTRAIN – in memory of Prof. Andrea Ludolph
Developing psychopharmacological therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders

The TS-EUROTRAIN workshop programme:

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 

Bastian Hengerer, BI PHARMA, Germany
Jeffrey Glennon, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Kirsten Mueller-Vahl, Hannover Medical University, Germany

The objective of the workshop is to provide insight into the links between molecular neuroscience and drug discovery relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders. From initial discovery to a marketable medicine is a long challenging road. It takes about 12‑15 years from discovery to the approved medication. On average from more than a million screened molecules only one is investigated in late stage clinical trials and is finally made available for patients. The workshop will show how basic science in genetics, cell biology, and neuroimaging leads to a better understanding of the pathophysiological background of neurodevelopmental disorders and thus, might contribute to find new targets for treatment. The drug discovery process including target identification, target validation, head-to-lead activities, biological lead optimization, chemical lead optimization and clinical candidate selection will be illustrated.

The workshop is offered free of charge to attendants who will register for the 2016 ESSTS Annual Meeting. However, seats are limited! Pre-registration is now open through the “Register now” link.


Behavioural therapy for tic disorders: from assessment to treatment

The Behavioural therapy workshop programme:

9.20 - 9.30 Introduction and welcome 
9:30 - 10.15  Assessment of tics and TS 
10.15 - 11.00  Behavior therapy: theory 
11.00 - 11.30  Break
11.30 - 12.15  Habit Reversal Training 
12.15 - 13.00   Exposure and response prevention 
13.00 - 14.00   LUNCH
14.00 - 14.45  Speed consults  / group case discussion / role play 
14.45 - 15.30  Speed consultation /complex case discussion / role play 
15.30 - 16.00   Break
16.00 - 16.30  Different modalities of treatment delivery; group therapy / online treatment / telemedicine -  how does it work
16.30 - 16.45 New advances in the field of psychological treatments for individuals with tics 
16.45 - Evaluation

Tara Murphy, Great Ormond Street Hospital, NHS, UK
Jolande van de Griendt,  HSK Group Inc, Netherlands
Cara Verdellen, HSK Group Inc, Netherlands
Zsanett Tarnok, Vadaskert Foundation, Hungary
Tomasz Wolańczyk, Warsaw Medical University, Poland

This year's training workshop on behavioural therapy for tics will consist of two parts. The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of the research available to date on models of behavioural therapy such as exposure and response prevention and habit reversal training. An overview of the theoretical underpinnings, including proposed mechanisms and additional techniques such as functional analyses, relaxation and social support will be discussed. The afternoon will be targeted at attendees potentially with more experience in the field of behavioural therapy for tics. A demonstration of treatment using video material, discussion around complex cases and strategies to enhance motivation and outcome will all be covered. A description of modality of treatment delivery (face to face, telemedicine, group, online approaches) will also be discussed. Lastly, a number of "speed consults"; one-on-one intensive supervision for a specific case, will also be offered by experienced clinicians in the field.

The workshop is offered free of charge to attendants who will register for the 2016 ESSTS Annual Meeting. However, seats are limited! Pre-registration is now open through the “Register now” link.