Research & Medical Blog

  • American Brain Foundation Partnership

  • TAA Annual Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Meeting

  • Celebrating 45 Years of Discovery

  • A Jangling Journey: Life with Tourette Syndrome

  • TAA Announces NEW VP of Research and Medical Programs

    The Tourette Association of America is proud to announce the appointment of Diana Shineman, PhD, as Vice President of Research and Medical Programs.

  • RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH: TAA Researchers locate genetic risk indicators for TS

  • Tourette Syndrome: Finally, something to shout about

    Tourette Syndrome: Finally, something to shout about

  • Research By The Numbers

  • CBIT Certification

    CBIT is a powerful front-line evidence-based tic management treatment designed to reduce tic severity. This training program will introduce suitably qualified licensed health care professions to the CBIT protocol (including elements of habit reversal training with psycho-education and function-based interventions) and supporting research.

  • Tourette Association Annual Scientific Meeting

    Tourette Association Annual Scientific Meeting The Tourette Association of America will convene its annual scientific meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Bethesda North Marriot Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD. The meeting brings together the organization’s medical and scientific advisors, with other researchers and thought leaders from institutions within the US and overseas, to set the agenda for advancing research and development in Tourette syndrome. This annual event comprises 3 small meetings: Medical Advisory Board Meeting Chaired by Drs. Michael Okun (University of Florida) and Douglas Woods (Marquette University), members of the TAA MAB gather to provide updates on the state of the Tourette field and develop a consensus on priorities for care and treatment for the coming year. Scientific Advisory Board Meeting Chaired by Drs. Carol Mathews (University of Florida) and Peggy Nopoulos (University of Iowa), members of the TAA SAB convene to review and recommend grant applications to support cutting edge and promising research which we have supported since 1984. Center of Excellence Meeting In 2014, the TAA provided “Tourette Center of Excellence” designations to nine leading hospitals and academic institutions throughout the United States. The CofE program is rooted in providing the highest levels