The deadline for abstract submission is 29 April 2018.

We encourage you – or at least one person in your group – to pre-register prior to abstract submission.

Instructions for authors

Basic and clinical scientists, clinicians, post-doctoral researchers, residents, fellows and other professionals from around the world working in all areas associated with Tourette Syndrome, tic and related disorders are invited to submit abstracts to be presented as posters or oral presentations at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome.

Please select a topic from the list below and choose your preferred mode of presentation (oral or poster). The final assignment will be made by the scientific review committee. The abstract text should not exceed 500 words.

Junior investigators who submit innovative work also have the opportunity to be considered for the Professor Mary Robertson Award for Research Contribution in conjunction with Tourettes Action.

All abstracts will be published online in the conference proceedings as an e-book.

Abstracts may be submitted in the following fields of study:

  • Genetics and etiology of Tourette Syndrome and related disorders
  • Neurophysiology and neuroimaging
  • Comorbidities
  • Treatment
  • Functional tic-like movements
  • Clinical rounds
  • Other

Submit your abstract

Abstracts should be submitted by 29 April 2018:

Video & clinical round session

There will be the usual interactive video & clinical round session on the last conference day. It will give us all the opportunity to discuss collegially several challenging, uncommon and overall didactic clinical cases coming from all over our respective centres in Europe and beyond.

You are invited to contribute to this session by submitting an abstract with a clinical case of tic (or hyperkinetic) movement disorder that you wish to present and discuss with colleagues.

We are seeking well-described cases – ideally presented with a video – which pose diagnostic or management questions or present challenges with a key learning point. We will allocate 7–8 minutes for the presentation of each chosen case, which will be followed by 3–5 minutes of discussion with the chairpersons/audience.

Please submit your anonymised case(s) to Tammy Hedderly and Liselotte Skov in the format of a short abstract in a Word document (max. 400 words) or ideally in a PowerPoint document with max. 5 slides. This should summarise the clinical history, physical examination, investigation and management to date and conclude with questions or learning points.

To allow for the preparation of a successful session, we may ask you to discuss the video of the patient in advance (where available). If you are not asked to present, please bring your case to the conference, as there will be other opportunities to show cases and to discuss them with colleagues.

Clinical round abstracts should be submitted by 29 April 2018:

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