NJCTS to host Patient-Centered Medical Education training session for prospective presenters on Sept. 8

Program features individuals with Tourette Syndrome educating the New Jersey medical community about TS by discussing their experience at home, school and in the community


Are you an individual with Tourette Syndrome or the family member of someone with TS? If so, the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) believes your personal knowledge of Tourette can provide a unique educational experience for the medical community and help to shape treatment models for future generations of doctors.

The Patient-Centered Medical Education (PCME) program has been designed to help physicians and residents deepen their understanding of the perspectives, stresses and needs of families living with Tourette Syndrome. The program consists of a one-hour presentation at New Jersey hospitals in which young adults or adolescents with TS and their parents describe their experience with the condition at home, at school and in the community. After the presentation, physicians have time to ask specific questions of the presenters.

“We assist both kids and parents on what topics to address and make sure you’re well-prepared prior to your presentation,” said Laura Taylor, MSW, LSW, NJCTS Medical Outreach Coordinator. “The program has been a huge success, and NJCTS would be thrilled if you joined our PCME team.”

On Saturday, September 8, NJCTS will host a training session for all prospective presenters from 9 a.m. to noon at the NJCTS office, Suite 205 at 50 Division Street in Somerville. Refreshments will be served. The program will feature a review of a typical PCME program session and help potential presenters prepare their individual presentation. Participants who complete the training will be selected for speaking opportunities at hospitals throughout New Jersey.

More information on this training is available by calling 908-575-7350. Those wishing to attend September 8 should RSVP to Laura Taylor at ltaylor@njcts.org by Wednesday, September 5.


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New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.
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