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National conference

The TAA National Conference is the premier national event to learn about Tourette Syndrome and connect with this amazing community.


This biennial event features programming designed for educators, medical professionals, parents and caregivers, and patients of all ages dealing with the challenges of Tourette Syndrome and related tic disorders.  Beyond educational conference sessions, there are numerous opportunities for attendees to celebrate, share, physically engage, and find community.


This year, to allow more families to attend, the National Conference has a new schedule!
It will begin with an opening party on Friday night May 12.  Conference sessions will start first thing Saturday morning and continue through Sunday afternoon.


As in previous years, there will be five tracks for attendees, including specific programming for adults with TS, teens with TS, parents, 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 Tourette Syndrome, assessing the impact of Tourette Syndrome, and developing clinical interventions. This meeting will bring together diverse, inter-disciplinary 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 under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. All selected young investigators will receive full scholarships to the symposium, including hotel, travel, and registration costs.


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