NJ: Symposium for Professionals on Tourette Syndrome November 20th

October 18, 2014 by  
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The First Annual Childhood Mental Health Symposium will take place at Rutgers University on November 20, 2014.  This inaugural  event is presented by NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders in collaboration with the Academy of Pediatrics NJ Chapter, NJ Psychiatric Association, NJ Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Rutgers University. This year’s topic is Neuropsychiatric Disorders:  Tics, OCD and Trichotillomania.

The symposium is aimed at medical and mental health professionals.

Professionals please register through the link provided in the flyer below.

If you are a parent, feel free to pass this information along to your child’s treating professionals.

Should you have questions, please contact Leanne Loewenthal at NJCTS at 908-575-7350.


Program Highlights

Guided Lecture of RUCDR Infinite Biologics®- The world’s largest university-based biorepository specializing in custom genomic solutions and home to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Center for Collaborative Studies of Mental Disorders, including samples from families with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and ADHD.

Patient and Family Perspective – A panel discussion offering insight into the personal challenges of managing mental health disorders and the best practice approach to achieving optimal wellness.  Parents and children will participate in this presentation on social, educational, sibling and parenting issues.

Featured Speakers

Robert A. King, MD, Medical Director, Tourette/OCD Clinic at Yale Child Study Center – Dr. King leads a team committed to treating and preventing childhood mental illness through the integration of research, clinical practice, and professional training.

Lori Rockmore, Psy.D, former Director of the Tourette Syndrome Program, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University – Dr. Rockmore is a clinical psychologist with expertise in child development, impulse control disorders, and social and emotional learning.

Michael Bloch, MD, Assistant Director, Yale OCD Research Clinic & Assistant Unit Chief, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) – Dr. Bloch focuses on developing better treatments for children and adults with mental disorders by examining predictors of long-term outcome with an emphasis on neuroimaging.  Dr. Bloch is also an expert in psychopharmacology.

Jay A. Tischfield, PhD, FFACMG, Duncan and Nancy MacMillan Distinguished Professor of Genetics, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Scientific Director & CEO, RUCDR Infinite Biologics®, Executive Director, Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey– Dr. Tischfield studies the genetic causes of common, complex diseases. His experience in organizing, leading and executing large scale projects involving hundreds of thousands of human subjects provides the background expertise for RUCDR Infinite Biologics.

Registration Fee is $50.00 (includes educational symposium & lunch)


“This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and New Jersey Psychiatric Association.  The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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