Autonomic nervous system disorders

General information about sub-specialty

Autonomic nervous system (ANS) disorders are common and may cause severe disease burden in daily life of affected people. The ANS controls all inner organs and the skin. Malfunction of this important part of the nervous system might often cause transient loss of consciousness, heart rate and blood pressure instability, sweating disorders, gastrointestinal symptoms, sexual dysfunction, and many others. It is of utmost importance to diagnose autonomic disorders to be able to offer specific treatment recommendations.

About the EAN Scientific Panel Autonomic Nervous System Disorders

An important objective of the Scientific Panel on Autonomic nervous system disorders is to interconnect European researchers in the autonomic field and advocate for autonomic issues within the EAN. A panel meeting is held at every EAN congress, coordinating international research initiatives and panel actions within the next year. The Scientific Panel on ANS disorders closely cooperates with the European Federation of Autonomic Societies (EFAS), the International Neuro-Urology Society (INUS), the Asian and Oceanian Association of Neurology (AOAN) and the Autonomic Disorders Specialty Group of the World Federation of Neurology.

The panel promotes quality of care for autonomic disorders in European countries by providing management and treatment guidelines. In recent years, we published guidelines on supine hypertension, orthostatic intolerance and transient loss of consciousness. We are currently working on guidelines for the practicing neurologist on the management of neurogenic urogenital dysfunction and contributing to the understanding of autonomic complications of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also engaging with the EAN eLearning committee in developing educational content around ANS functions and disorders for neurologists. With these means, we hope to promote the field of ANS disorders

Management Group

Fanciulli, Alessandra

Co-Chair

Fanciulli, Alessandra (MD PhD)
Innsbruck, Austria
Thijs, Roland D.

Co-Chair

Thijs, Roland D. (MD, Prof)
Heemstede, The Netherlands
Carneiro, Diogo

RRFS Representative

Carneiro, Diogo (MD)
Coimbra, Portugal
Guaraldi, Pietro

Management Group Member

Guaraldi, Pietro (MD PhD)
Bologna, Italy
Habek, Mario

Management Group Member

Habek, Mario (Prof.)
Zagreb, Croatia
Panicker, Jalesh

Management Group Member

Panicker, Jalesh (FRCP)
London, United Kingdom
Struhal, Walter

EFAS representative

Struhal, Walter (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tulln, Austria
Terkelsen, Astrid

Management Group Member

Terkelsen, Astrid (Associate Professor)
Aarhus, Denmark

Individual panel members

Calandra-Buonaura, Giovanna
Calandra-Buonaura, Giovanna (Associate Professor of Neurology)
Bologna, Italy
Cortelli, Pietro
Cortelli, Pietro (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Bologna, Italy
Devigili, Grazia
MILANO, Italy
Falup Pecurariu, Cristian
Falup Pecurariu, Cristian (MD PhD)
Brasov, Romania
Hilz, Max (Prof. Dr. med. Dr.h.c., FEAN)
FORCHHEIM, Germany
Rocchi, Camilla
Rocchi, Camilla (MD)
RM, Italy
Rzepiński, Łukasz
Rzepiński, Łukasz (PhD)
Bydgoszcz, Poland
Stankovic, Iva
Stankovic, Iva (Dr.)
Belgrade, Serbia
Vodušek, David B.
Vodušek, David B. (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Wenning, Gregor K.
Wenning, Gregor K. (MD, Prof)
Innsbruck, Austria
Ziemssen, Tjalf
Ziemssen, Tjalf (MD, Prof)
Dresden, Germany

RRFS Member

Andreev, Maksim
Andreev, Maksim
Moscow, Russian Federation
Campese, Nicole
Campese, Nicole (MD)
Innsbruck, Austria
Ciopleias, Bogdan
Ciopleias, Bogdan (MD)
Braşov, Romania
Lazzeri, Giulia
Lazzeri, Giulia
Milan, Italy
Leta, Valentina (Dr)
London, United Kingdom
Leys, Fabian
Leys, Fabian (MD)
Innsbruck, Austria
Roy, Sankanika
Roy, Sankanika (Dr)
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Russo, Mirella
Chieti, Italy
Tudor, Katarina Ivana
Tudor, Katarina Ivana (MD PhD)
Zagreb, Croatia
Vigneri, Simone
Vigneri, Simone (MD, PhD)
Bologna, Italy

Partner Society Representatives

Sakakibara, Ryuji

AOAN Representative

Sakakibara, Ryuji (MD, PhD)
Sakura, Japan
Struhal, Walter

EFAS representative

Struhal, Walter (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tulln, Austria
Panicker, Jalesh

Management Group Member

Panicker, Jalesh (FRCP)
London, United Kingdom

Institutional panel members

Bastholm Bille, Margrethe
Bastholm Bille, Margrethe
Copenhagen, Denmark
Calandra-Buonaura, Giovanna
Calandra-Buonaura, Giovanna (Associate Professor of Neurology)
Bologna, Italy
Cani, Ilaria
Cani, Ilaria
Bologna, Italy
Carneiro, Diogo
Carneiro, Diogo (MD)
Coimbra, Portugal
Dincic, Evica
Dincic, Evica (MDPhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Fanciulli, Alessandra
Fanciulli, Alessandra (MD PhD)
Innsbruck, Austria
Figura, Monika
Figura, Monika (MD)
Warszawa, Poland
Grosu, Oxana
Grosu, Oxana (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
Habek, Mario
Habek, Mario (Prof.)
Zagreb, Croatia
Haubrich, Christina
Haubrich, Christina (MD, Prof)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Kaimak, Tatyana
Kaimak, Tatyana
Semey Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
Kirbiš, Mojca
Kirbiš, Mojca (MD, PhD, FEBN)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Kokotis, Panagiotis
Kokotis, Panagiotis (MD)
Kovacs, Norbert
Kovacs, Norbert (MD, PhD)
Pécs, Hungary
Lebedeva, Anna
Lebedeva, Anna
Moscow, Russian Federation
Lopez Bravo, Alba
TUDELA, Spain
Mednieks, Janis
Mednieks, Janis (Mr)
Riga, Latvia
Melli, Giorgia (MD PhD)
Lugano, Switzerland
Mičule, Madara
Mičule, Madara
Marupe, Latvia
Moldovan, Florina Violeta
Moldovan, Florina Violeta (MD)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Moldovanu, Ion
Moldovanu, Ion (MD, Prof)
Chisinau, Moldova
Nahimi, Adjmal
Nahimi, Adjmal (MD, PhD)
Aarhus C, Denmark
Öge, Emre
Öge, Emre (MD, Prof)
Istanbul - Capa, Turkey
Papadopoulou, Marianna
Papadopoulou, Marianna (MD PhD Assistant Professor)
Athens, Greece
Pavy-Le Traon, Anne
Pavy-Le Traon, Anne (MD,PhD)
Toulouse, France
Petrikonis, Kestutis
Petrikonis, Kestutis (MD, PhD)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Potočková, Veronika
Potočková, Veronika (MD)
Prague, Czech Republic
Rohmann, Edmund
Rohmann, Edmund (MD)
Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Santos, Mariana (MD)
Lisboa, Portugal
Simula, Sakari
Mikkeli, Finland
Sirin, Nermin Gorkem
Sirin, Nermin Gorkem (MD)
Istanbul, Turkey
Struhal, Walter
Struhal, Walter (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tulln, Austria
Svalheim, Sigrid
Svalheim, Sigrid (MD)
Oslo, Norway
Thijs, Roland D.
Thijs, Roland D. (MD, Prof)
Heemstede, The Netherlands
Tulbă, Delia
Tulbă, Delia (MD)
Bucharest, Romania
Usava, Natallia
Usava, Natallia (MD, Ph.D)
Gomel, Belarus
van Dijk, J. Gert
van Dijk, J. Gert (MD, Prof)
Leiden, The Netherlands
Vehoff, Jochen
Vehoff, Jochen (Dr. med.)
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Vlahovic, Dmitar
Vlahovic, Dmitar (MD)
Novi Sad, Serbia
Yordanova, Julia
Yordanova, Julia (MD, Prof)
SOFIA, Bulgaria