Diagnosing Tourette Syndrome and Initial Considerations
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Physicians and Physician Specialists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Medical Students, Residents, Fellows and other allied healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with Tourette syndrome.
After participating in this webcast, participants should be better able to:
- Recognize and diagnose Tourette Syndrome (TS)
- Assess the impact of TS on daily life
- Build the optimal care-team for TS patients
- Outline evidence-based guidelines on the treatment and management of TS
John Walkup, MD
Department Head, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Margaret C. Osterman Board Designated Professorship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Walkup is an international authority on Tourette syndrome and has extensive experience as a principal investigator in NIH-funded treatment trials in child and adolescent psychopathology, including anxiety and mania. Dr. Walkup has three main academic areas of interest. His work with Tourette syndrome, uniquely spans psychiatry, child psychiatry and neurology; his expertise in interventions research focuses on the development and evaluation of psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatments for the major psychiatric disorders of childhood including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, Tourette syndrome and suicidal behavior; and lastly, he has been involved in developing and evaluating interventions to reduce the large mental health disparities facing Native American youth, specifically drug use and suicide prevention.
For his work, Dr. Walkup has been awarded the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Academic Achievement in 2009 from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Blanche F. Ittleson Award for Research in Child Psychiatry in 2011 from the American Psychiatric Association and the Schonfeld Award from the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry in 2016. His team at the Center for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins won the Bronze Achievement Award from the Institute of Psychiatric Services of American Psychiatric Association in 2012 for the pioneering suicide prevention project on the White Mountain Apache Reservation.
Dr. Walkup serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Trichotillomania Learning Center and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. In the recent past, Dr. Walkup was the Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Association of America. He is also the Deputy Editor for Psychopharmacology for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was recently elected Councilor at Large of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His research has been published in major medical journals including Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine, an unusual accomplishment for a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Tourette Association of America. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
How to Claim Credit
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.