Annual Meeting Updates

Annual Meeting Updates

Dear AAS members and friends,


Our annual meeting is only 6 weeks away (November 2-5, in Maui).  Please read this message carefully for important information.  We are seeing great enthusiasm for the meeting in terms of registration.


Registration. If you have not done so, please register for the meeting immediately.  Abstract presenters are required to register and attend the meeting.  If you have not registered by the end of TODAY (9/22), your abstract will be removed from the program. Contact if you have problems with meeting registration.


Hotel. Our reserved block of hotel rooms at the Sheraton has been completely filled.  Hotel availability in the area is also quite limited.  If you have a reservation that you will not need, please notify Amber so we can offer that room to another registrant.  If you do not have a hotel reservation, please make arrangements as soon as possible.  We can put you on a wait list for any cancellations at the Sheraton or provide some advice about local hotels.  Keep in mind that the attendees are responsible for their own accommodations (including invited speakers).


Poster presenters.  Make a special note that the poster format this year will be VERTICAL (like European meetings).  More information coming soon.  Do not print a poster in horizontal (landscape) format – we will be using vertical poster boards to accommodate the huge number of abstract submissions this year.


CME disclosures.  All platform speakers AND co-authors on platform abstracts are required to submit a CME disclosure.  UT Southwestern is the CME sponsor for our meeting so do not ignore email messages from the UTSW CME office. The CME disclosures are due by 9/30 or we will have reduced CME credit.


Virtual options.  If you are not able to travel to Hawaii. Virtual streaming of the live symposium will be available to all registrants (as well as access to virtual posters and recorded content).  We will be using the Whova app again this year.


We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Maui!



Steven Vernino MD PhD

Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Neurology

Vice-Chair for Education & Faculty Affairs

Rex Griswold Distinguished Professor in Multiple System Atrophy

Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neuromuscular Disease Research

Director, Autonomic Disorders Program

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

President, American Autonomic Society