24th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System

Kohala Coast, HI US
October 23, 2013 to October 26, 2013

Many specialty physicians and researchers view autonomic disorders only through their own disciplines.  Patients often travel from specialist to specialist without communication between those providers.  Research is approached in the same fashion.  We want to address the need for clinical and basic scientists with an interest in Autonomic Disorders to step back and view these disease symptoms as related under the umbrella of dysautonomia; not as anomalies specific to a specialty.

This is an issue because the Autonomic studies is an emerging field.  There is very little literature published as yet.  The medical community may not have heard of dsyautonomia and if they have, they may not believe it exists. Most clinicians can’t identify it and don’t know how to treat it. There are very few autonomic testing laboratories in the country, very few autonomic specialists, very few well-developed autonomic programs in medical academia.  The clinicians and researchers that will attend this symposium will be the thought-leaders that can bring the field to the forefront.  Patients need this.  Isolated clinicians and researchers need to combine their findings and observations and be encouraged to share their knowledge and experience.

We want to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines – neurology, gastroenterology, cardiology, endocrinology – both clinicians and researchers – to teach each other about the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system.  We want to foster collaboration across disciplines as we study the pathology, develop treatments and strive for prevention of Autonomic Disorders.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint sponsorship of The Medical College of Wisconsin and the American Autonomic Society. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 18.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  

Target Audience

  • Neurologists
  • Urologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Encrinologists

Learning Objectives

  • Articulate how symptoms in one organ system can be related – through dysautonomia – to systems in another organ system. 
  • Apply strategies from different specialties to my own area in order to take a broader perspective viewing the patient as a whole.
  • Collaborate with physicians and researchers that I have met at this event to present case studies for their opinions on diagnosis and treatment.
  • Confidently disseminate knowledge about the Autonomic Nervous System to colleagues.
Additional information


Linda Caples
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4900
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 18.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/23/2013 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/26/2013 - 12:00pm CDT
The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
1 N Kaniku Dr
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
United States

The Fairmont Orchid

Kohala Coast, the Big Island, Hawaii

Course Director:
Thomas Chelimsky, MD
Organizing Committee: 
Thomas Chelimsky, M.D. (President)
Craig Crandall, Ph.D. (Secretary-Treasurer)
Sue Paxton
Anita Zeller
AAS Meeting Committee
Vaughan Macefield, Ph.D. (Chair)
Jason Carter, Ph.D.
Maria Hopman, M.D., Ph.D.
Theophane Loughrey, M.D.
Carlos Morillo, M.D.
Mohammed Numan, M.D.
Jorge Serrador, Ph.D.
Jill Wecht, Ed.D.
All persons in control of content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following persons:
Mark Chapleau - Tarix Pharmacueticals, Inventor of patent
Gregory Fink, Medtronic, speaker
Roy Freeman, Chelsea Pharma, Scientifc Advisor
Janice Gilden, Corcept, Honorarium; Shire, Contracted Research; and Novo Nordisk, Contracted Research
Adonis Hijaz, Pfizer, Speaker
Horacio Kaufmann, Chelsea, Scientific Advisory Board
Gary Mawe, Astra Zeneca, Advisory Board
Luis Okamoto, Patent Applicant
Steven Vernino, Athena Diagnostics, Lab Support

In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

Available Credit

  • 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 18.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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