American Autonomic Society to Provide a Unique Workshop on Autonomic Disorders and Syncope

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The Autonomic Disorder and Syncope Workshop is to be held November 3, 2010 at the Marco Island, Florida Marriott. Instruction in the diagnosis and treatment of autonomic disorders will be provided to primary care physicians and generalists in neurology, cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology.

The American Autonomic Society has opened registration for a unique, first of its kind patient based workshop dedicated to autonomic disorders and syncope. The one day workshop will be held at the Marco Island Marriott in Marco Island, Fl on November 3, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The educational event is open to pediatric, adult and family primary care physicians as well as generalists in neurology, cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology and any other interested practitioners including physicians, nurses and medical assistants. Autonomic disorders are not covered in medical school or residency, yet they are highly prevalent and can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

This all-day program will be divided into a morning session devoted to issues in the elderly such as orthostatic hypotension and neurogenic bladder, and an afternoon session devoted to issues in the young such as postural tachycardia syndrome, syncope, and functional gastrointestinal disorders.

Each session will begin with a 1 hour lecture setting up background information on evaluation, diagnosis and testing, with 1.5 hours then set aside for evaluation and management of live or recorded patient cases in small groups, followed by a 1 hour panel discussion to address optimal management of issues raised during the patient evaluations. Autonomic testing equipment will be employed to demonstrate autonomic testing.

Upon completion of the workshop participants will be better equipped to evaluate and treat patients with autonomic disorders. Topics covered will range from epidemiology of pediatric and adult autonomic disorders, evaluating patient history, making a differential diagnosis, and explain strategies for testing, management and treatment. In addition, management issues for patients with autonomic related orthostatic hypotension and intolerance, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and sleep disorders will be addressed.

Participants will be eligible for 7.75 hrs of CME credit. They are also encouraged to stay on for the scientific meetings of the American Autonomic Society that will begin the same evening and continue through Saturday, November 6th.

Four Ways to Register for the Workshop: Mail, Phone, Fax or Online
Mail: Ms. Anita Zeller
AAS Executive Secretary
American Autonomic Society
18915 Inca Avenue
Lakeview, MN 55044
Phone: 952-469-5837
FAX: 952-469-8424
Email: zeller(dot)anita(at)mayo(dot)edu

Physicians – $250
Allied Health Professionals, NP, Trainees – $150

About the American Autonomic Society

The American Autonomic Society has been established to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines who share an interest in the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system and in the pathology, treatment, and prevention of its disorders. The Society sponsors annual meetings and provides a point of contact among the many interested clinical and basic scientists who wish to communicate across disciplinary lines. For more information about the American Autonomic Society please visit our website at

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