Winnipeg will be the setting for the yearly gathering of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) this fall, as the Annual National Conference on Tourette Syndrome Plus will take place in the city Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2.
The conference is the only one of its kind in the country and attracts hundreds of individuals affected by TS, from families to educators to healthcare professionals and beyond.
The Winnipeg Chapter of the TSFC will host the event this year at Canad Inns Polo Park
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a unique neurological disorder affecting as many as one in 100 Canadian children, many of them undiagnosed. It currently has no cure. The ‘plus’ in TS+ includes associated disorders and conditions such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Speakers this year include renowned child and adult psychiatrist Dr. Edward Hallowell and Rick Green of “The Red Green Show,” “History Bites” and “Prisoners of Gravity.” In addition to being a prolific comedian, writer, director and producer, Green is an award-winning educator on ADHD.
Tim Piccirillo, a motivational speaker with TS, children’s entertainer Kellie Haines, who also has TS, comedian Big Daddy Tazz and child psychiatrist Dr. Gary Altman are also scheduled to take part in the conference.