Greetings AAS Members:

Plans for the 21st International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System are progressing well. As you know, the meeting will be held in Marco Island, FL, November 3-6, 2010. A Workshop on Autonomic Disorders and Syncope will precede the main meeting on November 3. Please check our website ( ) for more information.


We have received more than 110 abstract submissions and the quality of the science is excellent. We are working hard to create an exciting scientific and social program.

Plenary Speakers include Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD from Harvard Medical School in Boston and David Paterson, DPhil, DSc from Oxford University in Oxford, UK.

If you haven't yet registered for the meeting, please do so. For those of you who may have missed the abstract deadline, we do plan to provide an opportunity to submit late-breaking abstracts at a later time. I hope to see you in Marco Island!

And now, a very important announcement:

In 2011, the AAS will meet jointly with the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience (ISAN) in Buzios, Brazil (Sept 12-16, 2011). The joint meeting provides an unprecedented opportunity to meld basic and clinical autonomic neuroscience. The theme of the meeting will be "Translating Autonomic Neuroscience".

Follow the link below to visit the ISAN/AAS-2011 meeting website and open the attached file to see the Call for Proposals for Plenary Speakers, Symposia, and Satellite Meetings.

The Call for Proposals letter contains information and guidelines for submitting Symposia and and Satellite proposals and suggesting Plenary Speakers. Proposals should be submitted by email to me by August 2, 2010 ( )

Link to meeting website:

This venture was strongly supported by the AAS Board of Directors and previous officers of the society. The AAS has equal representation on the Programming Committee and will be an equal partner in the meeting in all respects. I also want to emphasize that travel to Buzios, Brazil is not difficult--there are many flights to Rio de Janeiro, plans for pre-arranged shuttle buses from Rio to Buzios, and minor time zone differences from the US. Its easier than traveling to Hawaii! We will provide information to members on obtaining visas and arranging travel.

It is very important that we have strong attendance and participation of AAS members at ISAN/AAS-2011!

Please email me your proposals for symposia, satellites and plenary speakers; and any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have regarding the 2011 ISAN/AAS meeting.

I will be in touch with  updates on both the Marco Island and Brazil meetings via email in the coming months.

Mark Chapleau

AAS President

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Iowa City, IA 52242

Tel: (319) 335-8958



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