Dysautonomia International Conference & Lobby Day

Herndon, VA US
July 18, 2015 to July 19, 2015

This educational activity is designed to teach generalists the most recent science and evidence-based management guidelines in both structural and functional autonomic disorders.  The activity will highlight the most effective tips in diagnosis, treatment, and optimizing outcomes in clinical care of the patients with autonomic disorders.  The emphasis will be on patient-based teaching.

Over 70 million people worldwide live with various forms of dysautonomia. People of any age, gender or race can be impacted. Despite the high prevalence of dysautonomia, most patients take years to get diagnosed due to a lack of awareness amongst the public and within the medical profession.  Medical school and training programs do not address these disorders because their pathophysiologic basis remains unknown.

Change happens when we communicate; when we talk about our challenges; when we rally as a community; when we forge partnerships … when we work together.

Success is met with physician education, public awareness and patient empowerment programs.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Dysautonomia International. 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 11.75 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 11.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target Audience

Primary Care
Family Practitioners
General Neurologists
PM & R Specialists 
Physician Assistants
Nurse Practitioners
School Nurses  
Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

Identify, evaluate, circumvent medical complications, diagnose, treat and educate patients and families on managing illnesses

Utilize the technique of diet and exercise appropriately to manage symptoms in their patient population.

Gain knowledge of physiology and clinicopathology to improving patient care

At the conclusion of this activity, you will be able to:

Support an increase in intramural and extramural research funding to study autonomic disorders

To raise awareness of dysautonomia within the medical profession, and to provide accurate information to practitioners on the latest diagnostic methods and treatment options available, in order to improve patient care

To empower patients and caregivers by providing them with useful tools, resources and information regarding dysautonomia

Practitioners will arrive at more precise diagnoses of patients with autonomic disorders

Effectively identify obstacles to progress

Base treatment on the biopsychosocial model

Additional information


Karen Knippel
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 337-7451
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 11.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/18/2015 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
07/19/2015 - 5:00pm CDT
Hyatt Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd.
Herndon, VA 20171
United States

Hotel Accommodations 
The conference will be held at the Hyatt Dulles at Dulles International Airport in Herndon, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. The hotel is fully air-conditioned and has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, business center and restaurant on site. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available upon request. All rooms include complimentary wireless internet access. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from Dulles Airport. For guests driving to the conference, complimentary self-parking is available. 

A block of rooms is being held for conference participants at a preferred rate. Nightly rates (not including applicable taxes) are: 
$89 Single occupancy, including 1 complimentary full buffet breakfast per night; 
$94 Double occupancy, including 2 complimentary full buffet breakfasts per night; 
$110 Triple occupancy, including 3 complimentary full buffet breakfasts per night; and 
$121 Quadruple occupancy, including 4 complimentary full buffet breakfasts per night. 

The hotel is almost sold out. In the event you cannot book a room at the Hyatt Dulles, these hotels are nearby:

Sheraton Herndon Dulles Airport 
13715 Sayward Blvd 
Herndon, VA 20171 
(571) 643-0950    
Hyatt Place Herndon Dulles Airport East 
13711 Sayward Blvd 
Herndon, VA 20171 
(571) 643-0905

Program Speakers:
Hasan Abdallah, MD 
Kamal Chemali, MD 
David S. Goldstein, MD, PhD
Jeffrey Greenfield, MD, PhD 
Blair Grubb, MD 
Joshua D. Milner, MD 
Mohammed Numan, MD 
Paola Sandroni, MD, PhD 
Wolfgang Singer, MD
Julian Stewart, MD
Lauren Stiles, JD

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s)

NameCompanyRole with Company
Speaker: Richard Boles, MDCoutagen Life SciencesMedical Director

Planner & Speaker: 
Gisela Chelimsky, MD

Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals


Spouse, Advisory Board

Spouse, Advisory Board 

Planner & Speaker: 
Thomas Chelimsky, MD

Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals


Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Speaker: Laurence Kinsella, MD 

Emisphere Labs

Quest Diagnostics



Speaker: Satish R. Raj, MD, MSCI, FACC 


GE Healthcare

Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals




Speaker: Brad Tinkle, MDMedico Legal ReviewConsultant


Available Credit

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


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