Celebrating 50 Years of Service


May 13 - May 15, 2022. Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN.


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The TAA National Conference is almost here.  There's still time to join us by registering for our VIRTUAL CONFERENCE where you'll get:

  • Access to all streaming sessions as part of the conference (indicated in gray and green on the schedule page)

  • Streaming access to the Research Symposium

  • Access to these session recordings after the conference ends

  • The ability to earn up to 16 CEUs


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CONFERENCE KEYNOTE:  Michael Wolff - Saturday, May 14, 8:00am - 8:30am

The Tourette Association of America is elated to highlight an unstoppable warrior from the Tourette community: Michael Wolff. As a well-reviewed author, world-class jazz musician, cancer survivor, and much more, Michael has defied all odds. Despite a childhood made difficult by his experience with Tourette Syndrome, Michael went on the road at 19 and continued to conduct over 25 symphony orchestras worldwide.


Michael will be selling and signing copies of his page-turner, "On That Note, A Memoir of Jazz, Tics, and Survival" starting at 8:45am.  More than a memoir, it’s a journey through life that the Tourette community can relate to on intimate levels.  Learn about Michael Wolff's journey here


 The Tourette Association will be proudly celebrating 50 years of dedicated service to the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community. Be part of this monumental milestone with us at the 2022 National Conference, held in Minneapolis, MN. As the largest national research, practice, education and public information conference dedicated to Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders, and related disabilities, this three-day event will provide an informative, welcoming event for all attendees. 


The event features and exclusive kick-off party on Friday, May 13 leading into the weekend's educational programs designed for educators, medical professionals, parents, caregivers, and patients of all ages.  Beyond the educational components there are numerous opportunities for attendees to celebrate, share, engage, and find community.


This year, to allow more families to attend, the National Conference has a new schedule! Similar to previous years, there will be five tracks for attendees, including specific programming for adults with TS, teens with TS, parents, education and medical professionals, and now children 8-12.

Research Symposium


This full day symposium is the only open national meeting focused exclusively on innovative research related to Tourette and Tic Disorders. Sessions will include talks on understanding the genetic and neurobiological basis of TS, assessing the impact of TS, and developing clinical interventions. This meeting will bring together diverse, interdisciplinary researchers to exchange ideas and stimulate new research directions for Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders.


Young investigators interested in presenting either poster or oral presentations at the symposium are invited to submit abstracts. To qualify you must be enrolled in a graduate level PhD program, a post-doctoral fellow, or an independent clinical/research faculty member within 5 years of your first independent faculty appointment. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. All selected young investigators will receive full scholarships to the symposium, including hotel, travel, and registration costs.