Autonomic nervous system disorders

Autonomic nervous system (ANS) disorders are common and may cause severe disease burdon on patients. 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, sweat gland dysfunction, gastrointestinal symptoms, sexual dysfunction, and many others. It is of utmost importance to diagnose autonomic disorders to be able to offer specific treatment recommendations.

An important objective of the Scientific Panel on Autonomic nervous system disorders is to interconnect European research and advocate 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. In addition the Scientific Panel on ANS disorders closely cooperates with the European Federation of Autonomic Societies (

The panel supports quality of service within European countries by providing management and treatment guidelines. We established guidelines on orthostatic intolerance and are currently developing guidelines on transient loss of consciousness and orthostatic intolerance.

With these means we hope to promote the field of ANS disorders.

Management Group

Fanciulli, Alessandra


Fanciulli, Alessandra (MD PhD)
Innsbruck, Austria
Habek, Mario


Habek, Mario (Prof.)
Zagreb, Croatia
Carneiro, Diogo

RRFS Representative

Carneiro, Diogo (MD)
Coimbra, Portugal

Management Group Member

Hilz, Max (Prof. Dr. med. Dr.h.c., FEAN)
New York, United States
Panicker, Jalesh

Management Group Member

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

Management Group Member

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

Individual panel members

Cortelli, Pietro
Cortelli, Pietro (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Bologna, Italy
Donadio, Vincenzo
Donadio, Vincenzo (Dr)
Bologna, Italy
Guaraldi, Pietro
Guaraldi, Pietro (MD PhD)
Bologna, Italy
Hödl, Stephanie
Hödl, Stephanie
Gent, Belgium
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

Bhattacharjee, Shakya
Bhattacharjee, Shakya (Dr)
London, United Kingdom
Ciopleias, Bogdan
Ciopleias, Bogdan (MD)
Braşov, Romania
Vigneri, Simone
Vigneri, Simone (MD, PhD)
Occhiobello, Italy

Partner Society Representatives

Sakakibara, Ryuji

AOAN Representative

Sakakibara, Ryuji (MD, PhD)
Sakura, United Kingdom
Struhal, Walter

Management Group Member

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

Management Group Member

Panicker, Jalesh (FRCP)
London, United Kingdom

Institutional panel members

Adamec, Ivan
Adamec, Ivan (MD, PhD)
Zagreb, Croatia
Bastholm Bille, Margrethe
Bastholm Bille, Margrethe
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dincic, Evica
Dincic, Evica (MDPhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Giannopoulos, Sotirios
Giannopoulos, Sotirios (Ass Prof.)
Haubrich, Christina
Haubrich, Christina (MD, Prof)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Humm, Andrea Monika (MD)
Fribourg, Switzerland
Juhl Terkelsen, Astrid
Juhl Terkelsen, Astrid
Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 165, Denmark
Kaimak, Tatyana
Kaimak, Tatyana
Semey Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
Kirbis, Mojca
Kirbis, Mojca (MD, PhD, FEBN)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Koay, Junie Shiwen
Koay, Junie Shiwen (MD)
London, United Kingdom
Kovacs, Norbert
Kovacs, Norbert (MD, PhD)
Pécs, Hungary
Lebedeva, Anna
Lebedeva, Anna
Moscow, Russian Federation
Maryenko, Iryna
Maryenko, Iryna (MD)
Minsk, Belarus
Mednieks, Janis
Mednieks, Janis (Mr)
Mičule, Madara
Mičule, Madara
Riga, 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
Nedelka, Tomas
Nedelka, Tomas (MD)
Öge, Emre
Öge, Emre (MD, Prof)
Osipov, Dan
Osipov, Dan
Pavy-Le Traon, Anne
Pavy-Le Traon, Anne (MD,PhD)
Toulouse, France
Pelliccioni, Giuseppe (MD)
Petrikonis, Kestutis
Petrikonis, Kestutis (MD, PhD)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Rocchi, Camilla
Rocchi, Camilla (MD)
ROMA, Italy
Rohmann, Edmund
Rohmann, Edmund (MD)
Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Santos, Mariana (MD)
Lisboa, Portugal
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