Faints, Sweats and Leaks: Autonomic Workshop for Pediatric and Adult Generalists

Brookfield, WI US
September 6, 2013
The field of Autonomic Disorders is an emerging discipline that most primary care physicians,pediatricians and even general neurologists are not familiar. Patients are consequently either incorrectly referred to multiple physicians pursuing individual organ system problems or identified as having a psychogenic illness. There is a need to refer these patients to autonomic testing laboratories, both
pediatric and adult, to obtain a correct diagnosis. It isn’t unusual for patients to see 10 or 12 physicians without receiving an accurate diagnosis. A delay in diagnosis can sometimes take two years; the patient’s
medical record begins to look “suspicious” and is often labeled as having a psychiatric condition or “seeking medical attention”. Autonomic disorders need to be addressed at the root cause and patients must be looked at as a whole since they often have multiple organ involvement due to dysautonomia. Physicians need to be familiar with the field of autonomics as a legitimate discipline with diagnostic tools
and treatments in addition to being alert to the possibility that the autonomic system may be the cause of a variety of otherwise not-explainable conditions. The purpose of this workshop is to educate community physicians about Autonomic Disorders and proper treatment plans and when to refer to tertiary care centers.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The Medical College of Wisconsin and The American Autonomic Society. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 7.0 hours of participation.
Register by September 1st and receive a $50 discount. Registration fees include course materials, lunch and refreshments. On or before September 1, 2013 = $100* 
September 2, 2013 or later = $150
* Use Coupon Code ANS2013

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Pediatricians, Family Practice Physicians, Internists, General Neurologists, PM & R Specialists Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize symptoms indicative of an autonomic disorder
  • Identify signs and symptoms that should prompt autonomic testing
  • Discuss  basic aspects of treatment
  • Recognize autonomic disorders as real and not as attention-seeking conditions 
Additional information


Vicki Conte
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-8326
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/06/2013 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/06/2013 - 5:00pm CDT
Brookfield Sheraton
375 S. Moorland Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005
United States
Sheraton Brookfield
375 South Moorland Road
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
Julian Stewart, MD, PhD Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology & Medicine, Associate Chairman for Patient Oriented Research; Director for the Center for Hypotension, New York Medical College. Dr. Stewart’s investigational clinical interest involves the regulation of heart rate and blood pressure in the young and his presentation “Orthostatic Intolerance in the Young” will be of special interest to clinicians as they may see this phenomenon and not understand that it is related to autonomic dysfunction.
Tom Chelimsky, MD Professor of Neurology; Chairman of the Department of Neurology, The Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Chelimsky’s presentation “Multiple System Atrophy: Learning to Manage Structural Autonomic Disorders” will provide practical tips on how to manage orthostatic hypotension with the patient as a partner in care, how to manage bladder & bowel issues and will help clinicians understand the underlying pathophysiology.
  • Gisela Chelimsky, MD Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology The Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Juan Jose Figueroa, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology, Autonomic Specialist The Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Bradley Hiner, MD Professor of Neurology The Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Paola Sandroni, MD Professor of Neurology The Mayo Clinic

Available Credit

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


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