May 3-4, 2018
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
David Roberston, MD, professor of medicine, pharmacology and neurology and the distinguished Elton Yates Professor of Autonomic Disorders has recently retired after leaving a lasting legacy in clinical research. Dr. Robertson is a long standing ASPET member and served as director of the Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center for 39 years. He is internationally recognized for his outstanding support of trainees and his clinical research program on the neural control of the circulation.
The Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center was the first center devoted exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of autonomic blood pressure regulation. Under the leadership of Dr. Robertson, the Autonomic Dysfunction Center has become an international referral center for patients with various forms of chronic intermittent hypotension, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and other forms of orthostatic intolerance. Its creation brought together in one site a cadre of physicians, scientists and nurses who could foster a balanced scientific approach to elucidation of the etiology and optimal therapy for these disorders. Many of the young scientists and physicians who have trained in the Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center have established similar centers in other parts of the world.
In honor of its funder, Dr. David Robertson, the Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center has organized the first CME educational activity. The Legacy of Dr. David Robertson Diagnosis and Treatment of Autonomic Disorders conference will be held May 3-4, 2018 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Additional information on this conference can be found on its website.