The Tourette Syndrome Association will sponsor a daylong symposium at the University of Utah Saturday, March 7, beginning at 9 a.m. at Orson Spencer Hall.
Dr. David Comings, director of Medical Genetics at City of Hope Hospital in Southern California, will be the opening guest speaker. Comings also is the author of the book "Tourette Syndrome and Human Behavior."Tourette affects people of all ages but especially shows in young children and adolescents. Symptoms include exhibiting frequent tics - such as eye blinking, hand twitching, shoulder shrugging and frequent throat clearing - uncontrollable vocal utterances and a difficulty focusing and paying attention in school.
For registration or information regarding Tourette Syndrome and the symposium, call 295-9727 or 299-0702.