Browse Virtual Conference sessions that are eligible for continuing education credits below. these credits are available for education and healthcare professionals at an additional fee. To begin your registration, please click here. If you have already registered for conference and would like to apply for credits, please click herePlease note: All sessions are subject to change.

Research Symposium 

Friday, May 14 at 11:00 AM | CEU Credit Available 

This year’s Tourette Research Symposium will feature in-depth scientific presentations by recent grantees of the TAA’s Young Investigator Award. This prestigious grant is annually awarded to scientists and clinicians whose research demonstrates exceptional promise for advancing our scientific understanding of the biological cause and/or treatment of TS/TD. In addition to presentations from these scientists, the featured speaker will be a keynote talk given by Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman. Dr Lichtman is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University and has contributed major advances in the development of molecular tools to understand the brain.  The session will provide an inspiring overview of recent discoveries and a glimpse into the future direction of TS/TD research.

The Present and Future of Therapeutics in TS

Presented by Joohi Jimenez-Sahed, Irene Malaty, Rebecca Lehman |  Friday, May 14 at 4:00 PM | CEU Credit Available

In this workshop, Drs. Jimenez-Shahed, Malaty and Lehman will review the established treatment spectrum for tics in TS, will explore investigational treatments that are in the pipeline for treating tics, and will provide an update on the current status of cannabinoids and surgical treatments for TS. 

 

Tourettic OCD: Exploring the Tourette/OCD Interface

Presented by Charles Mansueto, PHD  |  Saturday, May 15 at 12:00 PM | CEU Credit Available 

This presentation will address the clinical features that often result when OCD and tic disorders exist comorbidly. This perspective goes beyond traditional descriptions that characterize the current literature. Appreciation of the interactive relationship of the disorders provides a more thorough understanding of common Tourette Disorder and OCD subtypes. Topics covered will include: Tourettic OCD (TOCD), the "Alphabet Soup Syndrome" (multiple comorbidity), and, "Developmental Morphing" (how Tourette Disorder becomes OCD). The clinical implications of this perspective will be examined, and adjustments to standard treatment will be described that can lead to more effective treatment.

Emotional Overload: Understanding Non-Tic Behaviors in Tourette Syndrome

Presented by Jan Rowe, Dr. OT, OTR/L, FAOTA, Heather Simpson OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA |  Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 PM | CEU Credit Available 

Emotional Overload is a feature of Tourette Syndrome. This webinar will help with understanding why emotional overload happens and provide productive and positive ways to manage behaviors that can result from this overload.

Integrating Creative Strategies to Enhance CBIT Treatment Engagement

Presented by Dr. Kenneth Phelps  |  Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 PM EST | CE Credit Available 

While CBIT has a reputable and established evidence base, some children and adolescents may have difficulty engaging in treatment. Attentional concerns, disruptive behavior, or hopelessness related to depression may be a few barriers to engagement. This presentation aims to overview the art and creativity possible in the implementation of CBIT while still adhering to established treatment protocols.

Translating Evidence-Based Interventions into Clinical Practice

Presented by Drs. Erica Greenberg, Joseph McGuire |  Saturday, May 15 at 4:00 PM  | CEU Credit Available

Although behavior therapy is recognized as the first line intervention for tic management, it can be hard to find and/or implement these interventions in clinical practice. This presentation describes common challenges that clinicians and families experience, and describes behavioral and pharmacological approaches to overcome common challenges that arise when providing evidence-based clinical care.

Tourette 101 for the Community Practitioner: Identifying Tic Disorders distinct from other conditions

Presented by Keith Coffman |  Saturday, May 15 at 6:00 PM  | CEU Credit Available 

A session designed for general and community practioners on proper diagnosis of TS, contrasted with conditions with some similarities. Will review various ways TS may manifest, and the ways common co-occurring conditions complicate diagnosis.

Raising Tourettes: A Family Perspective for Educators

Presented by Kate, Kaden, Slade, and Slaeda Mielitz and Gretchen Cole-Lade, PhD  |  Sunday, May 16 at 11:00 AM  | CEU Credit Available 

Join Kaden from A&E’s Raising Tourettes (2018) and his family as they talk about their experiences bettering communication in the classroom and providing direct training to new teachers.   

 

Handwriting Deficits in Children with Tic Disorders

Presented by Jan Rowe   |  Sunday, May 16 at 1:00 PM  | CEU Credit Available 

Handwriting is often an area of difficulty for children with tics and TS. In this session you will learn about a research study that is being conducted to help improve handwriting legibility and speed in children with tics and TS. While technology is widely available to children and can be an accommodation for poor handwriting it is more helpful to children’s learning if they actually write.  

 

Classroom Strategies and Accommodations for Students with TS

Presented by Jen Stenger  |  Sunday, May 16 at 3:00 PM  | CEU Credit Available

This session will cover strategies for the classroom to assist a student with Tourette syndrome. These strategies and accommodations, while simple to implement, can make a resounding difference in the success, and the happiness, of a student with Tourette. Strategies will be suggested for both the student and teacher.

 

Instructional Teaching Strategies to Support Students with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, Anxiety, and Executive Function Needs

Presented by  Kate Mielitz, Gretchen Cole-Lade  |  Sunday, May 16 at 5:00 PM  | CEU Credit Available 

This session will briefly describe how ADHD, Anxiety, and Executive Function needs can impact learning and social skills in a classroom. Instructional Teaching Strategies for educators to use and parents to advocate for will be shared.    

 
 
 
 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Tourette Association of America (TOUAA).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME)
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Psychologists (APA)
Amedco LLC designates this live activity to eduring material for a maximum of 16.00 psychologist contact hours. 

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirements
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirement
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held)*, OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY 
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY
* If the activity is held live in the state of NY, then direct addictions board is required, ie: NAADAC. If the activity is held outside NY, is virtual, enduring or remote, it is considered "outstate" and this reciprocity applies.

Social Workers (ASWB)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 16.00 GENERAL continuing education credits.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE,  NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY 
* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is live in West Virginia, then an application is required.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
AL/Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity.  Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event.  No approvals afterward by the board.
MI: No CE requirement
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 
MI: No CE requirement
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

 

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)

Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 16.00 hours.