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Since our first conference in 2013, the Dysautonomia International conference has become a gathering place for clinicians, researchers, patients and caregivers from around the world to learn about the latest advances in dysautonomia research, but this year we have decided to expand the research offerings at the conference.

We are pleased to announce a juried poster session will take place during our 12th Annual Conference being held in Chicago, June 28-30 ,2024. We encourage researchers to submit abstracts pertaining to research on autonomic nervous system disorders and their common co-morbidities
by May 15, 2024.


Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their poster during the poster session on Saturday, June 29, 2024, and select abstracts will be invited for oral presentation.

$500 prizes will be awarded to one outstanding abstract in each of the following categories: Innovator Award, Early Career Investigator Award, The IDEA: Inspiring Dysautonomia Equity Award, and the Patients’ Choice Award.

Abstract Submission Instructions
Please email text abstracts of 300 words or less to on or before May 15, 2024. Please use the following section headers: Title, 
Authors (first and last name, institutional affiliation, city, state, country), Background, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusions.

New abstracts, or abstracts that have been presented at other academic conferences or published within the past 12 months (May 2023-May 2024) may be submitted. Abstracts that have been presented or published prior to May 2023 will not be accepted. Original research is preferred, but truly novel case reports that advance our understanding of autonomic disorders will be considered.

Each institution can submit up to four abstracts.

If your abstract is selected for presentation, you will be notified on or before June 1, 2024. You will be responsible for printing a poster version of your research abstract.

Your research team can decide which of your co-authors will be the presenting author if your abstract is selected for poster or oral presentation. If your abstract is selected, at least one of your co-authors must register to attend the conference in person to present the poster or oral presentation.

Dysautonomia International will issue prizes of $500 each to one outstanding abstract within each of the following categories. Prizes will be awarded during the awards dinner on the evening of Saturday, June 29, 2024, which is included with conference registration.


Innovator Award
All abstracts are eligible for this award. This award will be presented to the most innovative research abstract at the conference, as determined by a group of experienced dysautonomia researchers, with input from Dysautonomia International’s Board of Directors.

Early Career Investigator Award
Eligible investigators include any clinician or scientist who is presently in a residency, fellowship, or doctoral training program or has been in such a program within the past five years (at the time of submission), students currently enrolled in medical school, students currently enrolled in other graduate degree programs in the health professions. To be eligible for this award, an early career investigator must be the submitting author, and if chosen to present a poster or oral abstract, must be the presenting author.

The IDEA: Inspiring Dysautonomia Equity Award
Eligible abstracts include research with the goal of narrowing the racial, ethnic and socio-economic gaps in autonomic disorders clinical care and research, research focused on patients of racial or ethnic groups typically under-represented in autonomic research, research that identifies inequalities in the delivery of care, and/or research seeking solutions to inequities in autonomic disorders research and clinical care.

Patients’ Choice Award
All abstracts are eligible for this award. During the conference, we’ll ask hundreds of dysautonomia patients to vote for the abstract poster that they feel is most beneficial or informative to improving their quality of life, now or potentially in the future. The poster that receives the most patient votes before the end of the poster session will receive this award. Abstract authors are prohibited from soliciting votes from patients and all voting will be done anonymously by the patients.

If you have any questions about the abstract submission or presentation process, please email them to 

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