European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome

Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

Organiser: Other


Attendance type(s): In Person

Event Dates: 07—9 Jun 2023

  • 07/06/2023
  • 08/06/2023
  • 09/06/2023

Registration Deadline: 1 Jun 2023

ESSTS was originally established in 2000 in Copenhagen by Professor Mary Robertson and others. The inaugural meeting took place at UCL in 2001.

One of the major achievements of the Society has been the publication of best practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of TS. ESSTS has also been instrumental in gaining research support for pan-European consortia, promising to shed light into the etiology of TS (EMTICSTS-EUROTRAIN). ESSTS has also fostered the establishment of the European Tourette Day, celebrated each year on June 7, as well as a European-wide network of TS support and advocacy groups.

Our yearly meetings are the cornerstone and pride of our Society.
Starting in 2008 with about 30 attendees, our annual meeting now regularly draws 200-250 participants on average from all over the world. We hope this number will continue to grow over the coming years and establish this meeting as the global rendez-vous for all those interested and invested in the study and care of patients suffering from TS.
Additionally, we propose a daylong workshop on cognitive-behavioural therapies at the beginning of every meeting to help disseminate these important techniques for the management of tics and TS.

An exciting piece of news is that this year the European Society for the study of Tourette syndrome (ESSTS) is being held this year in Brussels from the 7th to 9th of June at the Africa museum.


Contact Details

Name: European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome

Address: Conference address: Royal Museum for Central Africa Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren Belgium




Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg, Tervuren, Belgium