EFAS 2018 Scientific Program

The EFAS 2018 meeting will have two parts: The first part is the annual EFAS School. The school trains autonomic skills on clinical evaluation and testing.
The EFAS meeting on the second day is a full day scientific meeting focusing on the advances of the autonomic field as including translation into clinical practice.
See below for the detailed program:

EFAS School Program (Friday, July 6, 13:00 – 17:00)

I) Health and disease

  • Chair: Walter Struhal (Austria)
  • ANS: the interface between outer and inner world – I. Rocha (Portugal)
  • Autonomic disorders: what goes wrong – H. Lahrmann (Austria)

II) Diagnostic tools

  • Chair: Anne Pavy-Le Traon (France)
  • Cardiovascular autonomic function tests and ABPM – G. Calandra-Buonaura (Italy)
  • Neuroendocrine and nuclear autonomic function tests – C. Rocchi (Italy)
  • Practical session: how to perform a cardiovascular autonomic function test, Part I – W. Struhal (Austria)

III) Bedside approach to ANS disorders

  • Chair: J.G. Van Dijk (Netherlands)
  • Autonomic history taking: you need to know what you’re looking for – R. Thijs (Netherlands)
  • Syncope, pseudosyncope and other orthostatic intolerance syndromes – A. Pavy-Le Traon (France)
  • Autonomic syndromes: how to put the pieces of the jigsaw together – E. Lenzenweger (Austria)

IV) Management of ANS disorders

  • Chair: G. K. Wenning (Austria)
  • Syncope and pseudosyncope – J.G. Van Dijk (Netherlands)
  • EBM treatment of orthostatic hypotension and related symptoms – G.K. Wenning (Austria)
  • Evaluation forms and concluding remarks

(Updated February 5, 2018)

EFAS Annual Meeting 2018 Agenda (Saturday, July 7, 07:00 – 18:30)

I) Peripheral autonomic neuropathies

  • Diabetic autonomic neuropathy – R. Freeman (USA)
  • Autonomic Dysfunction in GBS- M. Hilz (Germany)
  • Autonomic autoantibodies: What are they doing, which need to be assessed, how do we treat – TBD
  • ANS and Amyloid – I. Rocha (Portugal)

II) Neurodegeneration & ANS

  • PAF-MSA-Parkinson how to differentiate, how to confuse, similarities and specifics – G. Wenning (Austria)
  • Links from periphery to the brain – A. Fanciulli (Austria)
  • Sleep disorders & ANS – P. Guaraldi (Italy)
  • Autonomic Dysfunction in Dementia – W. Struhal (Austria)

III) TLOC, Brain injury and ANS sequelae

  • Differential diagnosis – J.G. van Dijk (Netherlands)
  • Autonomic Dysfunction in epilepsy – R. Thijs (Netherlands)
  • Stroke and ANS – M. Hilz (Germany)
  • Syncopedia training a new generation of syncope specialist – J de Jong (Netherlands)

IV) Autonomic Nervous system and Fatigue Background and Management

  • Autonomic nervous system in simulated and real weightlessness – A. Pavy-Le Traon (France)
  • Prognostic autonomic biomarkers – J.M. Senard (France)
  • Fatigue and autonomic nervous system dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis – M. Habek (Croatia)
  • Gastric dysfunction – H. Zoller (Austria)

(Updated January 9, 2018)

To see the full ICNMD2018 program, click here.

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