2020 Conference Overview

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The 31st International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System sponsored by the American Autonomic Society (AAS) will take place VIRTUALLY November 6-7, 2020.

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Virtual Meeting Format: All oral sessions will be broadcast live via Zoom through the conference app Whova. Registrants will have access to the Virtual Poster Room and Virtual Exhibitor Hall in Whova for one week before and one week after the meeting! Stay tuned for other exciting virtual features and even games!

Autonomic Disorders Workshop for Generalists

As part of the transition to Continuous-certification (C-cert), UCNS diplomates are required to meet subspecialty-specific continuing medical education (CME) requirements.   The 31st International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System (AAS Annual Meeting held November 6-7, 2020) offers a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) meeting the UCNS Autonomic subspecialty requirement! 

AAS 2020 Meeting Highlights

Day 1: November 6, 2020 (All times EST)


10:00-10:10 AM: Welcome and Introduction (Raj, Singer)


10:10-10:50 AM: MSA Plenary Lecture (Scholz)


10:50-11:15 AM: Alpha-Synucleinopathy: Making & Delivering the Diagnosis (Coon)


11:15-11:40 AM: Urogenital Issues in Autonomic Disorders (Panicker)


11:40-11:55 AM: Break


11:55 AM-1:25 PM: Oral Abstract Session A (Chair: Claydon) – check program for detailed list of presenters


1:25-1:40 PM: Break


1:40-3:10 PM: Clinical Cases (Chair: Guzman)


Day 2: November 7, 2020 (All times EST)


10:00-10:05 AM: Welcome (Vernino)


10:05 -10:45 AM: Clinical Debate 1: IVIG should be used broadly in POTS patients with autoimmune disorders (Vernino, Schofield, Gibbons)


10:45-11:25 AM: Clinical Debate 2: We should not require a heart rate increase of 40 bpm to diagnose POTS in kids (Numan, Grubb, Stewart)


11:25-11:40 AM: Break


11:40 AM – 1:10 PM: Oral Abstract Session B (Chair: Arnold) – check program for detailed list of presenters


1:10-1:25 PM:  Break


1:25-1:30 PM: Welcome (Raj)


1:30-2:10 PM: Clinical Debate: Head-up tilt tests have no role in the investigation of syncope (Raj, Levine, Sheldon)


2:15-2:35 PM: Headache and POTS: When to think about spontaneous CSF leaks (Cortez)


2:35-3:00 PM: AAS Business Meeting