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The kick-off symposium of the project Prediagnostic early synaptic disturbances in neurodegenerative diseases

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10:00–16:15
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The kick-off symposium of the project Prediagnostic early synaptic disturbances in neurodegenerative diseases is organized virtually via Zoom on Monday, October 17, 2022. The project is funded by the The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND).

The Opening, Patient and Public Involvement and Scientific session are open to all interested. No registration needed. The symposium will be held in English. Welcome!

Programme

Opening session
Chair: Annakaisa Haapasalo
10:00-10:15 Opening of the symposium and overview of the SynaDeg project. 
Adjunct Professor Annakaisa Haapasalo, Coordinator of SynaDeg, University of Eastern Finland

10:15-10:45 Plenary lecture: Early-onset dementias – what they are, how are they studied, and what is still unknown? 
Doctor Daniel Alcolea, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain

10:45-11:00 Break

Patient and public involvement session: Recruiting FTD and DLB patients and ethicalness of research
Chair: Eino Solje
11:00-11:15 Activities of Muistiliitto (The Alzheimer Society of Finland)
Head of Communications, Kirsi Korhonen, Muistiliitto, Finland

11:15-11:45 Expert talk: PPI in Neuro-Ethics and Law research, consent to research and assessment of legal capacity. 
Professor Anna Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen, University of Eastern Finland

11:45-12:00 The experience of AIMFT, the Italian Association of Frontotemporal Disease. 
Vice President Laura Invernizzi, AIMFT, Italy

12:00-12:30 Expert talk: The role of neurologist in the Italian Association of Frontotemporal Disease. 
Doctor Antonella Alberici, Neurology Unit, ASST Spedali Civili Brescia, Brescia, Italy

12:30-14:00 Break

Scientific session: SynaDeg partners and their role in the project
Chairs: Annakaisa Haapasalo and Eino Solje
14:00-14:20 Clinical and physiological alterations associated with synaptic dysfunction in FTD and DLB (WP1).
Doctor Johanna Krüger, University of Oulu, Finland

14:20-14:40 Clinical and physiological alterations associated with synaptic dysfunction in FTD and DLB (WP1).
Professor Barbara Borroni, University of Brescia, Italy

14:40-15:00 Biomarkers of synaptic dysfunction in FTD and DLB (WP2).
Professor Henrik Zetterberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

15:00-15:20 Biomarkers of synaptic dysfunction in FTD and DLB (WP2).
Doctor Olivia Belbin, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain

15:20-15:40 Clinical and physiological alterations associated with synaptic dysfunction in FTD and DLB (WP1) and Mechanisms of synaptic dysfunction in FTD and DLB (WP3).
Adjunct Professor Eino Solje and Adjunct Professor Annakaisa Haapasalo, University of Eastern Finland

15:40-16:00 Mechanisms of synaptic dysfunction in FTD and DLB (WP3).
Professor Peter Heutink, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Tübingen, Germany

16:00-16:15 Final words and questions, closing of the symposium.
Adjunct Professor Annakaisa Haapasalo, University of Eastern Finland


For further information, please contact Annakaisa Haapasalo.

 

 

The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research

EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research