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:

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

1:00PM – 5:00PM EFAS School Program
ROOM: Park Congress 3

I – Health and disease
Chair: Walter Struhal, AT

13:00 TC 10.1: ANS: THE INTERFACE BETWEEN OUTER AND INNER WORLD
Heinz Lahrmann, AT

13:15 TC 10.2: AUTONOMIC DISORDERS: WHAT GOES WRONG
Heinz Lahrmann, AT

13:30 HANDS-ON DISCUSSION

II – Diagnostic tools
Chair: Anne Pavy-Le Traon, FR

13:40 TC 10.3: CARDIOVASCULAR AUTONOMIC FUNCTION TESTS AND ABPM
Giovanna Calandra-Buonaura, IT

13:55 TC 10.4: NEUROENDOCRINE AND NUCLEAR AUTONOMIC FUNCTION TESTS
Camilla Rocchi, IT

14:10 HANDS-ON DISCUSSION

14:20 TC 10.5: PRACTICAL SESSION: HOW TO PERFORM A CARDIOVASCULAR AUTONOMIC FUNCTION TEST
Walter Struhal, AT

15:05 NETWORKING BREAK

III – Bedside approach to ANS disorders
Chair: J.Gert Van Dijk, NL

15:20 TC 10.6: AUTONOMIC HISTORY TAKING: YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
Anne Pavy-Le Traon, FR

15:35 TC 10.7: SYMPTOMS & SIGNS OF SYNCOPE IN THE CONTEXT OF TRANSIENT LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Roland Thijs, NL

15:50 TC 10.8: AUTONOMIC SYNDROMES: HOW TO PUT THE PIECES OF THE JIGSAW TOGETHER
TBD

16:05 HANDS-ON DISCUSSION

IV – Management of ANS disorders
Chair: Gregor K. Wenning, AT

16:15 TC 10.9: SYNCOPE AND PSEUDOSYNCOPE
J. Gert Van Dijk, NL

16:30 TC 10.10: EBM TREATMENT OF ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION AND RELATED SYMPTOMS
Gregor K. Wenning, AT

16:45 HANDS-ON DISCUSSION

16:55 TC 10.11: EVALUATION FORMS AND CONCLUDING REMARKS

(Updated June 22, 2018)

EFAS Annual Meeting 2018 (Saturday, July 7, 08:00 – 18:30)

8:00AM – 6:30PM EFAS Annual Meeting 2018
ROOM: Park Congress 3

Plenary Session I) Peripheral autonomic neuropathies
Chairs: Max Hilz, DE & Walter Struhal, AT

08:00 PL 1: DIABETIC AUTONOMIC NEUROPATHY
Roy Freeman, US

08:30 PL 2: AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION IN GBS
Max Hilz, DE

08:50 PL 3: ANS AND AMYLOID
Teresa Coelho, PT

Scientific Session I:
Chairs: Max Hilz, DE & Walter Struhal, AT

09:10 SS 1: AUTOIMMUNE AUTONOMIC GANGLIONOPATHY: THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, QUEEN SQUARE EXPERIENCE (Abstract ID: 981)
Shiwen Koay, GB

09:20 SS 2: MICRONEUROGRAPHIC EVIDENCE AGAINST BAROREFLEX BLUNTING WITH PERIPHERAL CHEMOREFLEX ACTIVATION IN HUMANS (Abstract ID: 889)
Karsten Heusser, DE

09:30 SS 3: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A COHORT OF ISOLATED AUTONOMIC FAILURE PATIENTS (Abstract ID: 946)
Pietro Guaraldi, IT

09:35 SS 4: ORTHOSTATIC HYPERTENSION: A RARE KNOWN DYSAUTONOMIA (Abstract ID: 913)
Alvaro Petersen, MX

09:40 SS 5: HOW TO OVERCOME POST-OPERATIVE ILEUS IN PERITONITS PATIENS (Abstract ID: 879)
Peter Lechner, AT

09:50 NETWORKING BREAK

Plenary Session II) Neurodegeneration & ANS
Chairs: Alessandra Fanciulli, AT & Pietro Guaraldi, IT

10:40 PL 4: PAF-MSA-PARKINSON HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE, HOW TO CONFUSE, SIMILARITIES AND SPECIFICS
Gregor K. Wenning, AT

11:00 PL 5: LINKS FROM PERIPHERY TO THE BRAIN
Alessandra Fanciulli, AT

11:20 PL 6: SLEEP DISORDERS & ANS
Pietro Guaraldi, IT

11:40 PL 7: AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION IN DEMENTIA
Walter Struhal, AT

Scientific Session II:
Chairs: Alessandra Fanciulli, AT & Pietro Guaraldi, IT

12:00 SS 6: AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION IN THE INITIAL MOTOR STAGE OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE:
A 3-YEAR LONGITUDINAL STUDY (Abstract ID: 897)
Iva Stankovic, RS

12:05 SS 7: ACQUIRED IDIOPATHIC GENERALIZED ANHIDROSIS IN A YOUNG AUSTRIAN PATIENT
(Abstract ID: 890)
Gerald Exler, AT

12:10 NETWORKING BREAK

12:55 GUIDED POSTER WALK

Plenary Session III) TLOC, Brain injury and ANS sequelae
Chairs: J.Gert Van Dijk, NL & Roland Thijs, NL

13:45 PL 8: Differential diagnosis
J. Gert Van Dijk, NL

14:05 PL 9: Autonomic Dysfunction in epilepsy
Roland Thijs, NL

14:25 PL 10: STROKE AND ANS
Max Hilz, DE

14:45 PL 11: SYNCOPEDIA: TRAINING A NEW GENERATION OF SYNCOPE SPECIALISTS
Jelle De Jong, NL

Scientific Session III:
Chairs: J.Gert Van Dijk, NL & Roland Thijs, NL

15:05 SS 8: MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE CRITERIA FOR NEUROGENIC ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION AND VASOVAGAL SYNCOPE DURING TILT-TABLE TESTING (Abstract ID: 400)
Maryam Ghariq, NL

15:10 SS 9: HEART RATE VARIABILITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH OUTCOME IN SPONTANEOUS INTRACEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE (Abstract ID: 893)
Marek Sykora, AT

15:15 NETWORKING BREAK

Plenary Session IV) Autonomic Nervous system and Fatigue Background and Management
Chairs: Anne Pavy-Le Traon, FR & Mario Habek, HR

15:45 PL 12: AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM IN SIMULATED AND REAL WEIGHTLESSNESS
Anne Pavy-Le Traon, FR

16:05 PL 13: PROGNOSTIC AUTONOMIC BIOMARKERS
Alessandra Fanciulli, AT

16:25 PL 14: FATIGUE AND AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION IN PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Mario Habek, HR

16:45 PL 15: GASTRIC DYSFUNCTION
Heinz Zoller, AT

Scientific Session IV:
Chairs: Anne Pavy-Le Traon, FR & Mario Habek, HR

17:05 SS 10: UROFLOWMETRY SHOWS SLIGHTLY IMPAIRED AUTONOMIC BLADDER FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH RELAPSING-REMITTING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (Abstract ID: 887)
Ruihao Wang, DE

17:15 CLOSING REMARKS AND POSTER PRIZE

Please click here to view the EFAS 2018 Poster Listing: POSTER LISTING

(Updated June 22, 2018)

To see the full ICNMD2018 program, click here.

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