Kuopio Epilepsy Symposium 2020
March 26-27, 2020
Program

Virtual symposium
 

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Opening Ceremony

09.00 - 09.15

Welcome
Dean Jussi Pihlajamäki, Faculty of Health Sciences
Program Co-Chair Reetta Kälviäinen

Emergency treatment and status epilepticus

Chairperson:    Anne-Mari Kantanen
09.15 - 09.40 Recent progress in the field of status epilepticus I
Simon Shorvon
09.40 - 10.20 Recent progress in the field of status epilepticus II
Simon Shorvon

10.25 - 10.55

Optimizing the emergency medical services to reduce delays in SE
Jouni Kurola

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.00 Role of EEG in diagnosis and management of status epilepticus
Sandor Beniczky (commented by Esa Mervaala)

12.05 - 12.35

How to predict the outcome of SE and how to evaluate who to treat ? 
Anne-Mari Kantanen

12.45 - 13.45

Lunch break

Hot topics in developing diagnostics of epilepsies

Chairpersons:    Ville Leinonen
13.45 - 14.15 Automated seizure detection using wearable devices
Sandor Beniczky (commented by Jukka Peltola)
14.15 - 14.45 Plasma biomarkers in epilepsy
Noora Puhakka

14.45 - 15.15

Biomarkers of drug-response in epilepsy
Karl-Martin Klein

15.15 - 15.45

Coffee break

15.45 - 16.15 Automated lesion detection of cortical malformations
Sophie Adler

16.15 - 16.45

Epilepsy in the COVID19 pandemic
Helen Cross

17.00 - 18.00 First Meeting of ILAE-YES (Young Epilepsy Section) Finland

Special quest ILAE-YES European representative Caroline Neuray

Friday, March 27, 2020

08.00 - 08.30

Meeting of Epilepsy Society

Personalized medicine

Chairpersons:     Salla Lamusuo and Tuire Lähdesmäki
08.30 - 09.00

Building an ecosystem for developing capabilities in Rare Diseases and New Treatment Modalities
Antti Haapalinna

09.00 - 09.30 Genetic epilepsies and their current diagnostics
Dennis Lal
09.30 - 10.00

Targeted treatments on the basis of genetic diagnosis
Sarah Weckhuysen

10.00 - 10.30

Coffee break

10.30 - 10.50

Tuberosis sclerosis and mTOR-inhibitors
Alexis Arzimanoglou

Difficult epilepsy and EPICARE

Chairpersons: Liisa Metsähonkala and Auli Siren
11.00 - 12.00

Plenary lecture
Diagnostics and care of difficult epilepsies in Finland
Reetta Kälviäinen
European Reference Network for Rare and Complex Epilepsies EpiCARE
Alexis Arzimanoglou
Discussion 15 min

Update of epilepsy research in Finland: selected abstracts

Chairpersons:    Henna Jonsson and Riikka Mäkinen
12.00 - 12.15

I - Predicting infantile spasms syndrome after perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy by neonatal neuroimaging and neurophysiology
Päivi Nevalainen

12.15 - 12.30

II - Status epilepticus is a strong predictor of unfavorable outcome for elderly population after subarachnoid hemorrhage
Jori Ruuskanen

12.30 - 12.45

III - Video-based home examination system captures seizures not observed with traditional seizure diaries in patients with refractory epilepsy
Stefalo Peciola

12.45 - 13.00

IV - Impaired short-interval intracortical inhibition in EPM1 - correlation with genotype
Katri Silvennoinen

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

Natural course and current treatments of rare and complex epilepsies

Chairpersons:    Johanna Annunen-Rasila and Päivi Olsen
14.00 - 14.20 Dravet's syndrome and fenfluramine and cannabinoids
Eija Gaily
14.20 - 14.40 Brivaracetam and perampanel
Reina Roivainen
14.40 - 15.00 Outcome of epilepsy surgery 
Leena Jutila
15.00 - 15.20 Outcome of VNS and DBS
Jukka Peltola
15.20 -15.40 Ketogenic diet - also for adults ?
Jarkko Kirjavainen
 

Awards ceremony

15.40 -15.50

Vaajasalo Foundation Young Investigator Award
Epilepsy Foundation Awards

15.50 - 16.00 Closing of the Kuopio Epilepsy 2020 Symposium

Program Co-Chair Reetta Kälviäinen