3rd International Autonomic Symposium: Dysfunctions of the Autonomic Nervous System

May 19, 2015

Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
8:00 am
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Following the success of the 1st and 2nd symposium in 2011 and 2013, Dr. Andrei Krassioukov is organizing the 3rd International Autonomic Symposium to be held on May 19, 2015 in Vancouver.

The Symposium will focus on the poorly understood and, until recently, ignored topic of autonomic dysfunctions that individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and other neurological disorders face on a daily basis. The Symposium will examine the latest advances in clinical and basic research on autonomic dysfunctions in these populations. Autonomic disturbances, such as life-threatening fluctuations in blood pressure (i.e. autonomic dysreflexia), are amongst the most common debilitating complications in individuals with SCI. Moreover, cardiovascular, bladder, bowel, respiratory and sexual disorders (all autonomic in nature) are among the leading causes of re-hospitalizations and major concerns for individuals with SCI and other neurological disorders. This event will gather experts in various disciplines of medicine, basic science and the community to provide a truly multidisciplinary platform for participants to exchange ideas and learn from each other.

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Registration: Deadline is Monday, April 27, 2015


Call for Abstract: Deadline is Monday, April 20, 2015

Post-Doctoral Fellows, Students, Medical Residents, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals are invited to submit abstracts for posters and oral presentations competition. The top research posters/presentations will be recognized at the evening reception of the symposium and will receive a cash prize.

Any research on dysfunctions/disorder of the autonomic nervous system caused by either traumatic or non-traumatic injuries will be accepted for review. Research may be basic or clinical and cover topics such as cardiovascular health, cerebrovascular health, and bowel, bladder and sexual function, etc.
For more information and to submit: 2015 IAS Abstract Submission Form


Please direct inquiries about this event to Ms. Catherine Yang, research coordinator of the ICORD Autonomic Research Laboratory, at cyang@icord.org, or phone 604-675-8803.

Sponsors: Rick Hansen Institute, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Murphy Battista, Coloplast Canada Corporation, Purdue Pharma, Allergan, Pfizer, David Doig & Associates, Road 13 Vineyards, Harper Grey LLP, Turing Pharma, Watson Goepel LLP, Gertsoyg & Company, Mylan PHARMA, Enertopia Corporation