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!

 

 

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
Leiden

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

 

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 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 abstractefas2017@i-med.ac.at

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.

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Innsbruck is a marvelous town inbetween the Austrian alps. The following link provides you with travel information:

Innsbruck travel information

 

 

famous Tyrolian cuisine - drive your parasympathetic system to its best

downtown inbetween the alps

Tyrolian masks

Skiing at its best

mountain pastures

sympathetic provocations

traditional trades

picturesque traditional city center

finally getting fit again

cross country slopes - less sympathetic drive but still nice

wonderful hotels

fantastic perspectives and modern architecture

alpine fauna a stones throw away from Innsbruck

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slideshow images: copyright Tirol Werbung

 

 

Have a look at Innbruck at the very moment:

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Fly directly into Innsbruck:

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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

 

 

Thursday, 16th February 2017

 SCHOOL

EFAS School

 

08.30-08.40

Welcome –G. K. Wenning, Innsbruck and W. Struhal, Linz

08.40-09.00

A Physiologist`s view on ANS function

I. Rocha, Lisbon

09.00-09.20

A Neurologist`s view on ANS function

H. Lahrmann, Vienna

Autonomic work stations

(2 groups, max n=10, 45 minutes)

Background/case presentations

09.30-11.10

Rotation: 10.15-10.25

Tilt table testing

A. Fanciulli, Innsbruck / A. Pavy Le Traon, Toulouse

09.30-11.10

Rotation: 10.15-10.25

Unclassified TLOC: history taking in the emergency room and in the syncope clinic

M. Sojer, Innsbruck / J. G. Van Dijk , Leiden

11.10-11.40

Coffee break

11.40-13.20

Rotation: 12.25-12.35

Seizure or syncope: role of Video-EEG monitoring

I. Unterberger, Innsbruck / R. Thijs, Leiden

11.40-13.20

Rotation: 12.25-12.35

Urogenital function testing

G. Kiss, Innsbruck / D.B. Vodusek, Ljubljana

13.20-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.40

Rotation: 14.45-14.55

Gastrointestinal dysfunction

H. Zoller, Innsbruck / A. Finkenstedt, Innsbruck

14.00-15.40

Rotation: 14.45-14.55

Sleep disorders

B. Högl, Innsbruck / G. Calandra-Buonaura, Bologna

15.40 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00-18.00

Round Table discussion: Diagnosis and management of supine hypertension

A. Fanciulli, Innsbruck / G. Calandra-Buonaura, Bologna /S. Eschlboeck, Innsbruck / M. Hilz, London / J. Jordan, Hannover / H. Kaufmann, New York / L. Norcliffe-Kaufmann, New York / A. Pavy Le Traon, Toulouse/ D. Robertson, Nashville / W. Struhal, Linz / R. Thijs, Leiden /J. G. Van Dijk , Leiden / G.K. Wenning, Innsbruck, on behalf of the EFAS/AAS Joint Taskforce on supine hypertension

(EFAS/AAS Position Statement to be submitted to CAR)

   

Friday, 17th February 2017

 MEETING

EFAS Meeting

 

08.30 -08.40

Opening ceremony:

W. Struhal, Linz – EFAS President

G. K. Wenning, Innsbruck – EFAS 2017 Congress President

   

Session I

Primary autonomic failure

Chairs:

G.K. Wenning, Innsbruck and G. Ransmayr, Linz

08.40-09.05

Otto Loewi Memorial Lecture – The many faces of multiple system atrophy

N. Quinn, London

09.05-09.25

Biomarkers in α-synucleinopathies: an update – I. Stankovic, Belgrade

09.25-09.45

Cardiovascular autonomic failure: diagnosis and prognosis –A. Fanciulli, Innsbruck

09.45-10.05

Cardiovascular autonomic failure: therapeutic advances – H. Kaufmann, New York

10.05-10.25

Neurogenic bladder in MSA and PD: new insights – H. Madersbacher, Innsbruck

10.25-10.45

Preclinical MSA testbeds: what is in the pipeline – N. Stefanova, Innsbruck

10.45-11.05

Interventional MSA trials: why have they failed so far? – F. Krismer, Innsbruck

   

11.05-11.20

Coffee break

   

Session II

Sleep and epilepsy

Chairs:

B. Högl, Innsbruck and G. Calandra-Buonaura, Bologna

11.20-11.40

RBD in neurodegenerative diseases – F. Provini, Bologna

11.40-12.00

IGLON 5: REM Parasomnia with autonomic involvement – B. Högl, Innsbruck

12.00-12.20

Narcolepsy: translational evidence – A.Silvani, Bologna

12.20-12.40

Ictal asystole: life threatening vagal storm or a benign seizure self-termination? – R. Thijs, Leiden

12.40-13.00

Sudden death in familial dysautonomia: Mechanisms and risk factors – Horacio Kaufmann, New York

   

13.00-14.00

Lunch and poster session

Chairs: G.K. Wenning, Innsbruck/ A. Pavy Le Traon, Toulouse

   

Session III

Syncope and Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)

Chairs:

J. G. Van Dijk, Leiden and G.K. Wenning, Innsbruck

14.00-14.20

Vasovagal syncope with asystole: to pace or not to pace? M. Brignole, Lavagna

14.20-14.40

Psychogenic pseudosyncope: diagnosis and follow-up– J.G. Van Dijk, Leiden

14.40-15.00

POTS or POTSs? Critical reappraisal of the pathophysiology – W. Struhal, Linz

   

Session IV

Genetic autonomic disorders

Chairs:

H. Kaufmann, New York and M. T. Pellecchia, Salerno

15.00-15.20

Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies – L. Norcliffe-Kaufmann, New York

15.20-15.40

Autonomic dysfunction in LAARK 2 Parkinson cases – B. Tijero, Bilbao

15.40-16.00

Contursi Parkinson disease cohort – M. T. Pellecchia, Salerno

16.00-16.20

Interventional therapies in Fabry`s disease – M. Hilz, London

   

16.20-16.40

Coffee break

   

Session V

Botulinum-Toxin in autonomic disorders

Chairs:

S. Bösch, Innsbruck and G.K. Wenning, Innsbruck

16.40-17.00

Hyperhidrosis – S. Bösch, Innsbruck

17.00-17.20

Esophageal motility disorders – H. Zoller, Innsbruck

17.20-17.40

Detrusor hyperreflexia – D. Vodusek, Ljubljana

   

17.40-18.10

Oral presentations of selected abstracts incl. EFAS Best Poster Award

18.10-18.20

Concluding remarks

18.20-19.00

EFAS Board meeting