Kuopio Epilepsy Symposium 2020
March 26-27, 2020
Program

Kuopio Music Centre, Kuopio, Finland

Thursday, March 26, 2020

08.00 -

Registration

Opening Ceremony

09.00 - 09.15

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

Emergency treatment and status epilepticus

Chairpersons:    Sara Hocker and Anne-Mari Kantanen
09.15 - 09.45 Key note address
Recent progress in the field of status epilepticus
Simon Shorvon
09.45 - 10.15 Optimizing the emergency medical services to reduce delays in SE
Jouni Kurola

10.15 - 11.15

Role of EEG in diagnosis and management of status epilepticus
Sandor Beniczky

11.15 - 11.45

Coffee

11.45 - 12.15 How to predict and improve the outcome of SE ?
Sara Hocker

12.15 - 12.45

How to evaluate who to treat and how long to treat at ICU with SE?
Maarit Lång

12.45 - 13.45

Lunch

Hot topics in developing diagnostics of epilepsies

Chairpersons:    Ville Leinonen and Esa Mervaala
13.45 - 14.15 Automated seizure detection using wearable devices
Sandor Beniczky
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

15.45 - 16.15 Automated lesion detection of cortical malformations
Sophie Adler

16.15 - 16.45

Digital neuropathology
Samir Jabari

16.45 - 18.00

Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Neurology Association and
First Meeting of YES-ILAE Finland

Prebanquet Session
Interactive epileptology through challenging case studies

19.00 - 20.30

Evaluating seizures and diagnosing epilepsies and syndromes
Case presentations by YES-ILAE Finland moderated by Caroline Neuray, Katri Silvennoinen, Sampsa Lohi and Anni Saarela

 

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20.30 - 22.00 Banquet

Friday, March 27, 2020

08.0 - 08.30

Annual 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 - 10.20

Tuberosis sclerosis and mTOR-inhibitors
Alexis Arzimanoglou

10.20 - 10.50

Coffee

Difficult epilepsy and EPICARE

Chairpersons: Tarja Linnankivi and Auli Siren
10.50 - 11.45

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
11.45 - 12.00 Oral presentation I
12.00 - 12.15 Oral presentation II
12.15 - 12.30 Oral presentation III
12.30 - 12.45

Oral presentation IV

12.45 - 13.45

Lunch

Natural course and current treatments of rare and complex epilepsies

Chairpersons:    Johanna Annunen-Rasila and Päivi Olsen
13.45 - 14.05 Dravet's syndrome and fenfluramine and cannabinoids
Eija Gaily
14.05 - 14.25 Brivaracetam and perampanel
Reina Roivainen
14.25 - 14.45 Outcome of epilepsy surgery 
Leena Jutila
14.45 -15.05 Outcome of VNS and DBS
Jukka Peltola
15.05 -15.25 Ketogenic diet - also for adults ?
Jarkko Kirjavainen
 

Awards ceremony

15.25 -15.45

Vaajasalo Foundation Young Investigator Award
Epilepsy Foundation Awards

15.45 - 16.00 Closing of the Kuopio Epilepsy 2020 Symposium

Program Co-Chair Jarkko Kirjavainen