Clinical Autonomic Quantitation Workshop 2017

Rochester, MN US
October 27, 2017 to October 28, 2017

Course Directors: Elizabeth Coon, M.D., Jeremy Cutsforth-Gregory, M.D., David Sletten

This course will focus primarily on the three autonomic function tests that have CPT codes.  The program will begin with lectures on the underlying physiology, patient preparation, indications for autonomic testing and then address factors that affect the results of these autonomic tests.  The heart of the workshop will be hands-on demonstrations of specific autonomic function tests, including quantitative sudomotor axon reflect test (QSART), tests of cardiovagal function (heart rate response to deep breathing and to the Valsalva maneuver), and tests of adrenergic function.

There is also content on the interpretation of common and uncommon autonomic tests and lectures on a number of dysautonomias (POTS, syncope, and autoimmune neuropathy) for which new information is available or disorders where the autonomic laboratory is central to the evaluation.

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete the attached exhibit forms and submit to Nicki Smith.

Exhibitor Forms (PDF)

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.

Program Schedule Web Version - Updated 7.20.17.pdf

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, 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 at least major autonomic disorders.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Additional Information

Clinical Autonomic Syllabus59.61 MB
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/27/2017 - 5:00pm
Event ends: 
10/28/2017 - 6:00pm
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Mayo Clinic - Gonda Building
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States
+1 (800) 323-2688

There are no room blocks established for this activity, however, these properties are within walking distance:

Hilton Garden Inn
225 South Broadway
800-445-8667 or 507-285-1234                                

Kahler Grand Hotel           
20 Second Avenue SW      
800-533-1655 or 507-282-2581

Rochester Marriott Hotel
101 First Avenue SW
877-623-7775 or 507-280-6000

The hotels listed above are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants.  You may also wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website ( for additional accommodation options. Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


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.  Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car.  The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.  Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Parking is available in municipal, hotel, city, and Mayo patient/visitor ramps.  The cost for parking is not included in the registration fee.  For more information on ramp locations and fees, visit the Rochester CVB Website.

Accreditation Statement
The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Type(s)


The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Available Credit

  • 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.25 Attendance

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