AAS Educational Opportunities

AAS Educational Opportunities

The AAS Education Committee has a organized number of high-level educational opportunities:


Virtual Lecture Program

Looking for experts in autonomic disorders to speak to medical training programs?  The AAS has put together a panel of expert speakers who are willing to provide remote (virtual) lectures or other teaching sessions to medical residents free of charge.

Autonomic disorders often go unrecognized and under-diagnosed and many clinicians struggle with the treatments of these often-complex diseases.  Furthermore, autonomic disorders represent 2.7% of the ABPN’s neurology examination content outline.  Yet most programs do not have dedicated autonomic disorders specialists at their centers.  If you are interested in having one of our speakers connect with your program, please complete this Google Form.

Someone from our team will respond to you within 1 week from the following email: autonomic.lectures@gmail.com 

One of our experienced lecturers will reach out to your program directly for scheduling.  We ask that programs handle the logistics of setting up the virtual lecture (whether through Zoom or another platform).  We also ask that programs complete a very short survey after the lecture is completed to provide feedback.

At this time, the AAS has given 20 lectures, with an additional 2 scheduled.  Your program could be next!


Residents Course

The American Autonomic Society and The Dysautonomia Project announce the inaugural “Residents’ Course”, a three-day Mini-Fellowship in autonomic medicine for second-year residents to be held on January 25 – 28, 2023 at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The Dysautonomia Project is underwriting the airfare, lodging, meals, and educational expenses for selected residents and faculty. The American Autonomic society is providing the course director, faculty, and course content.

Post-Graduate 2nd year residents from select neurology, family practice, pediatrics and internal medicine programs will be invited to apply. Residents will be required to present a case to a small group of faculty and peers, take pre-and post-course examinations of their knowledge of autonomic medicine and give a presentation on the course content to co-residents in their medical center program upon completion of the course. Applications open August 1st. For more information, contact Marli Lutz at marli@dysproject.org


Board Exam Prep Course

The AAS provides a series of UCNS Exam tutorials for all members in good standing. The UCNS Certifying Exam Review Course is organized as a series of lectures available synchronously via Zoom. The Review Course is led by Dr. David Goldstein and is highly recommended for individuals planning to take the UCNS certifying exam in autonomic disorders.

The 2022 Board Exam Preparation Course will begin August 7, 2022 at 2 pm EST.  The course will meet weekly on Sunday afternoons and will culminate in an in-person review session on November 1st, just prior to the 33rd International Symposium of the Autonomic Nervous System in Maui, Hawaii.

To sign up for the Review Course, please contact Dr. David Goldstein directly (goldsteind@ninds.nih.gov).