Program at a Glance (Preliminary)

Day 1: Wednesday, August 30


Plenary Lecture

Irving Zucker (University of Nebraska)


New insights into the autonomic nervous system degeneration in multiple system atrophy

Chairs: Tetsutaro Ozawa
Masato Asahina

Cardiorespiratory control in health and disease

Chairs: Thomas Dick
Yoshitaka Oku

Interactions between Pain and the Autonomic Nervous System

Chairs: Harumi Hotta
Mathieu Piché



Recent advances of dysautonomia in Parkinson's disease

Chairs: Hisayoshi Oka
Hirohisa Watanabe

Participation of glial cells on the cardiorespiratory regulation

Chairs: Yasumasa Okada
Jouji Horiuchi

Oriental Medicine and the Autonomic Nervous System

Chairs: Sae Uchida
Hiromi Yamamoto

Catecholaminergic Denervation in Autonomic Synucleinopathies

Chair: David S. Goldstein

Targeting the autonomic nervous system to alleviate inflammatory disorders

Chairs: Bruno Bonaz
Yvette Taché

Neuro-urology and Autonomic Nervous System: a Diversity of Autonomic Bladder Disorders

Chairs: Ryuji Sakakibara
Tatsuya Yamamoto

Day 2: Thursday, August 31


Plenary Lecture

Makoto Tominaga (Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience)


Basic and clinical Insights into oxytocin's effects on augmenting autonomic and anti-stress activity

Chairs: Yoshiyuki Kuroiwa
Kevin Shoemaker

Vagal modulation in cardiovascular disease - lost in translation?

Chairs: Alexander Gourine
Susan Deuchars



New insights in brain renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and its critical role in cardiovascular diseases

Chairs: Frans Leenen
Yumei Feng

Neurovisceral remodeling in disease - Translational potential for Neuromodulation Therapy

Chair: Jeffrey L. Ardell

Recent Developments in Autonomic Circulatory Control During Exercise

Chairs: Erin Howden
Justin Lawley

Pinpointing the origins of baroreflex gain and set-points

Chair: Robin M. McAllen

Day 3: Friday, September 1


Plenary Lecture

Edith Hamel (McGill University)


Assessment of Human Autonomic Cardiovascular Control: New Approaches to Answer Old Questions

Chair: Can Ozan Tan

Central circuitries controlling autonomic physiological response to stressful events

Chairs: Youichirou Ootsuka
Rodrigo Alvim Cunha de Menezes



Physiologic Mechanisms of Human Cerebrovascular Regulation in Health and Disease: An Integrated Perspective

Chairs: J. Andrew Taylor
Can Ozan Tan

Challenges to reveal autonomic functions by novel techniques

Chairs: Yoichi Ueta
Hironobu Morita

Autonomic nervous system disorders in Migraine and Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs)

Chairs: Nobuo Araki
Hisanori Kowa

Neuro-immune physiology and pathophysiology

Chairs: Makoto Kadowaki
Wouter de Jonge


Poster discussion

Day 4: Saturday, September 2


Plenary Lecture

Shaun Morrison (Oregon Health and Science University)


Roles of peripheral serotonergic receptors and purinergic receptors

Chairs: Miyako Takaki
Gary M. Mawe

Autonomic dysfunction in dementia

Chairs: Hitoshi Shimada
Shigeki Hirano



Infection fever, neurogenic fever and psychogenic fever: how are they different?

Chair: Kazuhiro Nakamura

Autonomic nervous dysfunction in sleep related disorders

Chairs: Yuichi Inoue
Keisuke Suzuki