Tourette syndrome experts in genetics and pediatric neurology to discuss research and treatment on November 22
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2008 — Somerville, N.J.–New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, the group behind the world’s first TS DNA sharing repository, will feature an event on November 22 in Voorhees, N.J. Experts in genetics and pediatric neurology will present discussions on the diagnosis and treatment of TS.
Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Larry Brown of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will discuss state-of-the-art treatments for TS and associated disorders including attention deficit, attention deficit hyperactivity and obsessive compulsive disorders; depression and rage.
Dr. Jay Tischfield, Director of the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome TS Sharing Repository at Rutgers will present information on TS genetics research. Research has revealed that Tourette Syndrome (TS) has a strong inherited component, and in recent years, the disorder has been linked to specific genes but these may account for only rare forms of TS. The repository gathers information and samples from those who have TS and/or relatives of those with TS to make this research possible. For more information on the TS Sharing Repository visit http://www.tourettesyndromeresearch.org
The November 22 event will take place at Virtua West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees, NJ. Registration is required by calling 908-575-7350.