American Autonomic Society

12th International Symposium on the
Autonomic Nervous System


 Sponsored by the American Autonomic Society & Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston

Thursday, October 11, 2001

5:30 8:00 PM

 Westin Mission Hills Resort

Palm Springs, California


Preliminary Program 

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 5:30 5:45 PM            Introduction
Horacio C. Kaufmann, M.D. (Chair)
                                        Mount Sinai School of Medicine

 5:45 6:05 PM            Syncope:  Diagnostic Approach
Wishwa Kapoor, M.D.
                                        Montefiore University Hospital

 6:05 6:25 PM            Mechanisms of Syncope:  Implications for Therapy
Rose Marie Robertson, M.D.
                                     Vanderbilt University

6:25 6:45 PM             Role of Autonomic Testing in Recurrent Syncope
Christopher J. Mathias, D.Phil., D.Sc., F.R.C.P.
Imperial College School of Medicine

6:45   7:05 PM            Pharmacologic Therapy of Neurally Mediated Syncope
Horacio C. Kaufmann, M.D.
                                        Mount Sinai School of Medicine

7:05   7:25 PM            Pacing in Neurally Mediated Syncope and Carotid Sinus
    Daniel J. Kosinski, M.D.
    Medical College of Ohio

7:25 8:00 PM              Q & A Panel Discussion



This program is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Medtronic.  This support is gratefully acknowledged.


Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston adheres to ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education programs.  Disclosure of faculty commercial relationships, if any, will be made known at the program.



This accredited program has been developed for neurologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, diabetologists, pharmacologists and urologists involved in the evaluation and management of human autonomic disorders.  The educational objectives of this symposium are for the attendees to:

      Understand the pathophysiology and etiology of syncope.

      Enhance their knowledge of the clinical features of recurrent syncope.

      Learn about the diagnostic techniques for evaluating unexplained syncope.

      Increase their awareness of the therapies for syncope.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston and the American Autonomic Society. The Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston designates this CME activity for a maximum of 2.5 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.