Clinical Autonomic Disorders: Case-Based and Laboratory Workshop

Rochester, MN US
May 19, 2023 to May 20, 2023

Course Directors - Elizabeth Coon, M.D., Jeremy Cutsforth-Gregory, M.D., Kamal Shouman, M.D. and David M. Sletten, M.B.A.

May 19 - 20, 2023 - Kern Lecture Hall, Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota

This course focuses primarily on the three autonomic function tests that have CPT codes. Course lectures focus on underlying physiology, patient preparation, indications for autonomic testing, factors that affect the results of these autonomic tests, and HCFA requirements. The heart of the course demonstrates specific autonomic function tests; including quantitative sudomotor axon reflect tests (QSART), tests of cardiovagal function (heart rate response to deep breathing and to the Valsalva maneuver), and tests of the adrenergic function. Hands-on demonstrations are incorporated.

Content on the interpretation of common and uncommon examples of tests is highlighted, in addition to lectures on a number of dysautonomias (POTS, syncope, autoimmune neuropathy; and pain) on which new information is available, or disorders where the autonomic laboratory is responsible for evaluating.

Target Audience

This course is designed for individuals interested in the performance of non-invasive clinical autonomic tests, who are primarily neurologists, autonomic laboratory personnel, autonomic clinicians, and clinical neurophysiologists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the underlying basis for the evaluation of autonomic function.
  • Utilize autonomic testing in patients with autonomic disorders.
  • Develop a plan for autonomic testing of patients with autonomic disorders.
  • Assess commercially available autonomic equipment.
  • Select new autonomic function tests using underlying autonomic principles.


  • Perform autonomic testing proficiently and efficiently.
  • Recognize technical errors/pitfalls.
  • Troubleshoot and identify patients requiring additional studies.
  • Identify most common autonomic abnormalities on testing.


  • Interpret various autonomic study patterns and translate them into a meaningful interpretation.
  • Identify and manage major autonomic disorders.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
05/19/2023 - 5:00pm
Event ends: 
05/20/2023 - 5:00pm
Mayo Clinic
Kern Lecture Hall
Rochester, MN 55904
United States


Rochester, Minnesota, is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year.  The city is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily via Delta, United and American Airlines.  Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, or rental car.  The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus. 

Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester.  When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

Flying through the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is another option. There are two shuttle services that provide direct service to Mayo Clinic and the surrounding area.  Travel time is approximately 75 minutes.

There are two shuttle services to the Rochester area from Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. 

•    Groome Transportation at 800-280-9270
•    Rochester Shuttle Service at 888-998-9098

Mayo Clinic’s appointed travel company, Ultramar Travel, is available to assist with travel arrangements.  Call Ultramar Travel toll-free at 1-866-629-6885.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.  Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting.  Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Course Directors
Elizabeth Coon, M.D.
Jeremy Cutsforth-Gregory, M.D.
Kamal Shouman, M.D.
David M. Sletten, M.B.A.

Mayo Faculty
Eduardo E. Benarroch, M.D.
Sarah E. Berini, M.D.
Phillip A. Low, M.D.
Wolfgang Singer, M.D.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.00 Attendance


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