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The European Association of Autonomic Societies warmly welcomes you to the EFAS meeting 2018.


The European Federation of Autonomic Societies (EFAS) was founded 1997. Since then it represents autonomic scientist throughout Europe and advocates scientific research and knowledge exchange.
The next meeting will be held in Vienna together with ICNMD on July 6th and 7th 2018 in Vienna.
The 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.

We warmly invite you to join the EFAS meeting 2018.


Abstract submissions are warmly welcomed!


Congress Venue:

Hilton Vienna

Am Stadtpark 1 A – 1030 Vienna









Innsbruck, 16 th -17 th February 2017

Medizin Zentrum Anichstraße –Anichstraße 35, Innsbruck, Austria

EFAS warmly welcomes you to the EFAS School and Meeting 2017!

EFAS School:

Autonomic nervous system (ANS) disorders are common and more and more recognized as important subspecialty of neurology. Detailed knowledge on this important field is rather sparse especially among junior neurologists. Until recently there was no structured education for ANS disorders in Europe. To provide a structured curriculum, the European Federation of Autonomic Societies (EFAS) initiated the EFAS School. This education is both theoretical as well as “hands-on” training. International leading experts teach and discuss clinical autonomic function disorders on a problem-oriented basis. Discussions are motivated during the course to stimulate interactivity.


EFAS Meeting:

The EFAS meeting presents clinically relevant topics in autonomic nervous system research. Leading experts of their field present elaborate new knowledge on cardiovascular autonomic failure, sleep and epilepsy, Syncope and Postural orthostatic tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), genetic autonomic disorders, and botulinum toxin in autonomic disorders. Autonomic disorders are commonly found in many clinical conditions but sparsly recognized. This clinically oriented meeting will provide clinical guides through autonomic conditions.


endorsed by:

American Autonomic Society

International Parkinson‘s Disease and Movement Disorders Society

International Neuro-Urology Society

European MSA Study Group (EMSA-SG)

NeuroSPIN – Signal Processing in Neurons

Innsbruck Medical University



Congress president

G. K. Wenning, MD, PhD, MSc

Scientific committee

P. Cortelli, MD Bologna

A. Fanciulli, MD, PhD Innsbruck

M. Hilz, MD Erlangen

J. Jordan, MD, PhD Hannover

H. Kaufmann, MD New York

L. Norcliffe-Kaufmann, PhD New York

A. Pavy Le Traon, MD Toulouse

I. Rocha, MD Lisbon

J.M. Senard, MD Toulouse

W. Struhal, MD Linz
R. Thijs, MD

G. Van Dijk, MD Leiden

G.K. Wenning, MD PhD MSc Innsbruck

Congress Organizer

R. Kerschbaumer

Congress secretary

A. Fanciulli MD, PhD

Local organizing committee

Mag. G. Schobesberger

S. Eschlböck, MD


Kongress 2017



 from left to right: Congress secretary A. Fanciulli (Innsbruck), Congress president GK Wenning (Innsbruck), N. Quinn (London) giving the Otto Loewi Memorial Lecture, H. Kaufmann (New York), EFAS president W. Struhal (Austria) 


EFAS 2017 warmly welcomes poster submissions. The best poster will be awarded by a special EFAS poster prize.


Extended deadline for abstract submissions is Jan. 22nd, 2017



Submit your abstract to

Please submit your abstracts applying the following structure:

1) Title
2) Author(s) (with affiliation)
3) Objective
4) Background
5) Methods
6) Results
7) Conclusion
8) Acknowledgment
9) Correspondence

The abstract should not exceed 200 words, spaces included.
Abbreviations should be defined by being placed in parentheses immediately after the full word or phrase has been typed for the first time. Generic (nonproprietary) names should be used for drugs and substances.



EFAS 2018 warmly welcomes poster submissions. The best poster will be awarded by a special EFAS poster prize.

Submit your Abstracts to: Abstract Submission