Nordic Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology &
Kuopio Epilepsy Symposium 2017
March 15-17, 2017


 Wednesday, March 15, 2017                                                     

Nordic Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology

08.00 - 09.00  Registration/exhibition/coffee
09.00 - 09.05  Opening of the Symposium
                           Program Co-Chair, Prof. Esa Mervaala (Finland)

Evidence-based Clinical Use of TMS and Close-future Prospectives

Chairs: Prof. Satu Jääskeläinen (Finland) & Prof. Petro Julkunen (Finland)

09.05 - 09.30  Introduction to TMS in clinics 
                           Prof.  Satu Jääskeläinen (Finland)
09.30 - 09.50  TMS in therapy
                           Prof.  Petro Julkunen (Finland)
09.50 - 10.10  TMS in epilepsy
                           Prof. Vasilios Kimiskidis (Greece)
10.10 - 10.50  Key Note: TMS - state of the art 2017
                           Prof. Risto Ilmoniemi (Finland)
10.50 - 11.20  Coffee/Exhibition/Posters

Sleep as Individual and Global Concern

Chairs: Prof. Sari-Leena Himanen (Finland) & Prof. Juha Töyräs (Finland)

11.20 - 11.50  Key Note: Comprehensive approach to sleep studies
                           Prof. Carlo Alberto Tassinari (Italy)
11.50 - 12.20  Polygraphy  for Obstructive Sleep Apnea – is it all about Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) ?
                           Prof. Arie Oksenberg  (Israel)
12.20 - 12.50  Polysomnography – beyond sleep-related disorders?
                           Prof. Liborio Parrino (Italy)
12.50 - 14.00  Lunch/Exhibition/Posters

Long-term EEG-monitoring Services

Chairs: Prof. Esa Mervaala (Finland) & Prof. Reetta Kälviäinen (Finland)

14.00 - 14.30  Organization and safety of video-EEG-monitoring
                           Prof. Guido Rubboli  (Denmark)
14.30 - 15.00  Best practice of video-EEG monitoring in adults
                           Dr. Leena Jutila, Dr. Anu Muraja-Murro (Finland)
15.00 - 15.30  Best practice of video-EEG monitoring in children and neonates
                           Adj. Prof. Liisa Metsähonkala (Finland), Prof. Sampsa Vanhatalo (Finland)                      
15:30 - 16:00  Best practice for the use of EEG in the ICU
                           Prof. Michel Van Putten (the Netherlands)
16.00 - 16.30  Discussion
16.30 - 18.00  Annual Meeting of Finnish Association of Pediatric Neurology (Concert Hall)

Opening Reception and Get Together, Kuopio City Hall  (Tulliportinkatu 31)

18.00 – 19.30  Welcome Remarks
                            City of Kuopio
                            University of Eastern Finland


 Thursday , March 16, 2017                                                     

Joint Nordic Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology &
Kuopio Epilepsy Symposium 2017

08.00 - 09.00    Registration/exhibition/coffee

Status Epilepticus Update

Chairs: Adj. Prof. Mika Kallio (Finland) and Prof. Seppo Soinila (Finland)

09.00 - 09.45  Key Note: Recent Advances of in Status Epilepticus
                           Prof. Simon Shorvon (UK)
09.45 - 10.15  The role of EEG in the weaning of anesthesia in status epilepticus
                           Prof. Stephan Rüegg (Switzerland)
10.15 - 10.45  Non-convulsive status epilepticus: Current EEG criteria
                           Prof. Sandor Beniczky (Denmark)
10.45 - 11.15  Coffee/Exhibition/Posters

Predicting Seizures and Risk of SUDEP

Chairs: Adj. Prof. Erika Kirveskari (Finland) and Prof. Juha E Jääskeläinen (Finland)

11.15 - 11.45  Key Note: Seizure prediction and brain dynamics:  insights from long-term monitoring
                          Prof. Mark Cook (Australia)
11.45 - 12.15  Do EEG- and ECG-features predict future SUDEP ?
                          Prof. Rainer Surges (Germany)
12.15 - 12.45  Brain networks in epilepsy
                          Prof. Pål Larsson (Norway)
12.45 -13.00   Discussion
13.00 - 14.15  Lunch/Exhibition/Posters

Myoclonus

Chairs: Prof. Sampsa Vanhatalo (Finland) and Dr. Hanna Ansakorpi (Finland)

14.15  - 14.45  Cortical excitability
                           Prof. Esa Mervaala (Finland)    
14.45 - 15.15  Video-session of different forms of myoclonus and related syndromes
                           Dr. Elena Gardella (Denmark)
15.15 - 15.35  Role of biomarkers in epilepsy research
                           Prof. Felix Rosenow (Germany)
15.35 - 16.05  Biomarkers for stratified epilepsy treatment
                           Prof. Michael Johnson (UK)  
16.05-16.25    Non-invasive options of neuromodulation
                           Prof. Anne Sabers (Denmark)

Banquet  (Kuopio Music Centre, Kuopionlahdenkatu 23)  

18.30 - 19:30  Vaajasalo Foundation Young Investigator Awards
                           Finnish Epilepsy Research Foundation Awards
                           Finnish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology Honorary Awards

19:30 - 22:00  Banquet 

 

 Friday, March 17, 2017                                                     

Kuopio Epilepsy Symposium 2017

Genetics and Biomarkers for Epilepsy

Chairs: Prof. Reetta Kälviäinen (Finland) and Prof. Johanna Uusimaa (Finland)

08.00 - 09.00  Registration/exhibition/coffee
09.00 - 09.30  History of epilepsy genetics - to what extent is epilepsy genetic?
                           Prof. Simon Shorvon (UK)
09.30 - 10.00  How to quantitate myoclonus ? Dr. Jelena Hyppönen (Finland)
10.00 - 10.30  Treatment options for myoclonus Prof. Reetta Kälviäinen (Finland)
10.30 - 11.00  Coffee/Exhibition/Posters
10.30 - 11.00  Annual Meeting of Finnish Epilepsy Society (Concert Hall)

Advances in Treatment I

Chairs: Adj. Prof. Tapani Keränen (Finland) and Dr. Jarkko Kirjavainen (Finland)

11.00 - 11.15  Benzodiazepines for acute seizures
                           Prof. Seppo Soinila (Finland)
11.15 - 11.30  Brivaracetam
                           Adj. Prof. Tapani Keränen (Finland)
11.30 - 11.45  Perampanel
                           Dr. Sirpa Rainesalo (Finland)
11.45 - 12.00  Everolimus
                           Dr. Päivi Vieira (Finland)
12.00 - 12.15  Neuroactive steroids
                           Adj.Prof. Nina Forss (Finland)
12.15 - 12.30  Cannabinoids
                           Dr. Terhi Pirttilä (Finland)
12.30 -12.45   Discussion

Parallel Session (Chamber Music Hall): 
Clinical Neurophysiology in Critical Care Patients/Neurointensive Care

Chairs: Dr. Hanna Heinonen (Finland) and Dr. Anne-Mari Kantanen (Finland)

11.00 - 11.30  The use of EEG in the ICU
                           Prof. Stephan Rüegg (Switzerland)
11.30 - 12.00  Clinical neurophysiology for predicting coma outcome
                           Prof. Stephan Rüegg (Switzerland)
12.00 - 12.30  EEG and SEP recordings for NICU patients
                           Adj. Prof. Leena Lauronen (Finland)
12.30 - 12.45  Discussion
12.45 - 14.00  Lunch/Exhibition/Posters

Advances in Treatment II

Chairs: Dr. Markus Müller (Finland) and Prof. Jukka Peltola (Finland)

14.00 - 14.25  Advances in vagal nerve stimulation
                           Prof. Lieven Lagae (Belgium)
14.25 - 15.00  Deep brain stimulation and cortical stimulation
                           Prof. Jukka Peltola (Finland)
15.00 - 15.25  Dietary  treatments
                           Adj. Prof. Eija Gaily (Finland)
15.25 - 15.50  Epilepsy goes digital:
15.25 - 15.40  European reference network for rare and complex epilepsies, EpiCare
                           Prof. Reetta Kälviäinen (Finland)
15.40 - 15.55  Virtual hospital, epilepsy Dr. Kaisa Kotisaari (Finland)
15.55 - 16.05  Closing of the Symposium
                           Program Co-Chair, Prof. Reetta Kälviäinen