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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, 08:00 – 18:30)

Plenary Session I) Peripheral autonomic neuropathies
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
Isabel Rocha, PT

09:10 PL 4: SYNCOPEDIA: TRAINING A NEW GENERATION OF SYNCOPE SPECIALISTS
Jelle De Jong, NL

Scientific Session I:
09:30 SS 1: AUTOIMMUNE AUTONOMIC GANGLIONOPATHY: THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, QUEEN SQUARE EXPERIENCE (Abstract ID: 981)
Shiwen Koay, GB

09:40 SS 2: MICRONEUROGRAPHIC EVIDENCE AGAINST BAROREFLEX BLUNTING WITH PERIPHERAL CHEMOREFLEX ACTIVATION IN HUMANS (Abstract ID: 889)
Karsten Heusser, DE

09:50 SS 3: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A COHORT OF ISOLATED AUTONOMIC FAILURE PATIENTS (Abstract ID: 946)
Pietro Guaraldi, IT

09:55 SS 4: ORTHOSTATIC HYPERTENSION: A RARE KNOWN DYSAUTONOMIA (Abstract ID: 913)
Alvaro Petersen, MX

10:00 SS 5: HOW TO OVERCOME POST-OPERATIVE ILEUS IN PERITONITS PATIENS (Abstract ID: 879)
Peter Lechner, AT

10:10 NETWORKING BREAK

Plenary Session II) Neurodegeneration & ANS
10:45 PL 5: PAF-MSA-PARKINSON HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE, HOW TO CONFUSE, SIMILARITIES AND SPECIFICS
Gregor K. Wenning, AT

11:05 PL 6: LINKS FROM PERIPHERY TO THE BRAIN
Alessandra Fanciulli, AT

11:25 PL 7: SLEEP DISORDERS & ANS
Pietro Guaraldi, IT

11:45 PL 8: AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION IN DEMENTIA
Walter Struhal, AT

Scientific Session II:
12:05 SS 6: AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION IN THE INITIAL MOTOR STAGE OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE: A 3-YEAR LONGITUDINAL STUDY (Abstract ID: 897)
Iva Stankovic, RS

12:10 SS 7: ACQUIRED IDIOPATHIC GENERALIZED ANHIDROSIS IN A YOUNG AUSTRIAN PATIENT
(Abstract ID: 890)
Gerald Exler, AT

12:15 NETWORKING BREAK

13:00 GUIDED POSTER WALK

Plenary Session III) TLOC, Brain injury and ANS sequelae
13:45 PL 9: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
J. Gert Van Dijk, NL

14:05 PL 10: AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION IN EPILEPSY
Roland Thijs, NL

14:25 PL 11: STROKE AND ANS
Max Hilz, DE

14:45 PL 12: SYNCOPEDIA TRAINING A NEW GENERATION OF SYNCOPE SPECIALIST
Jelle De Jong, FR

Scientific Session III:
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
15:45 PL 13: AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM IN SIMULATED AND REAL WEIGHTLESSNESS
Anne Pavy-Le Traon, FR

16:05 PL 14: PROGNOSTIC AUTONOMIC BIOMARKERS
Jean-Michel Senard, FR

16:25 PL 15: FATIGUE AND AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION IN PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Mario Habek, HR

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

Scientific Session IV:
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 May 29, 2018)

 

 

EFAS 2018 Registration

 

Congress president

Walter Struhal, MD Tulln

Scientific committee

P. Cortelli, MD Bologna

A. Fanciulli, MD, PhD Innsbruck

M. Hilz, MD Erlangen

A. Pavy Le Traon, MD Toulouse

I. Rocha, MD Lisbon

J.M. Senard, MD Toulouse

W. Struhal, MD Tulln
R. Thijs, MD
Leiden

G. Van Dijk, MD Leiden

G.K. Wenning, MD PhD MSc Innsbruck

Congress secretary

B. Riemer MD

Congress Organizer

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