Program

March 13-15, 2024 Kuopio City Theater, Minna-hall, Kuopio, Finland

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

  • 13.00 – 14.00: Registration and coffee

Opening Ceremony

  • 14.00 – 14.15: Welcome
    Dean of the University of Eastern Finland Jussi Pihlajamäki
    Program Co-Chair Reetta Kälviäinen

Modern Epilepsy Diagnostics and Care

Chair: Reetta Kälviäinen
  • 14.15 – 14.45: The causes of epilepsy – history and concepts – Simon Shorvon
  • 14.45 – 15.30: The Epilepsy Care Pathway and Levels of Care in Europe – Zak Allal
  • 15.30 – 16.00: Meaningful epilepsy outcomes – James Mitchell
  • 16.00 – 16.30: Coffee
  • 16.30 – 17.15: Use of Telemedicine in Epilepsy – Johan Zelano
  • 17.15 – 18.00: Modern Epilepsy Diagnostics and Care according to WHO IGAP – Alexis Arzimanoglou
  • Comment of implementation in Finland – Liisa Metsähonkala
  • 19.00: Faculty Dinner, YES ILAE program

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Update of epilepsy research in Finland: selected abstracts

  • 08.00-09.00
    • Oral presentation I
    • Oral presentation II
    • Oral presentation III
    • Oral presentation IV

Emergency treatment and status epilepticus

Chairs: Jarkko Kirjavainen and Outi Saarenpää-Heikkilä

  • 09.00 – 09.30: Status Epilepticus Care Pathway – Anne-Mari Kantanen
  • 09.30 – 10.00: Rapid and Early Seizure Termination (REST) in outpatient setting – Reetta Kälviäinen
  • 10.00 – 10.20: Clinical presentation of newly onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) in Finland – Leena Kämppi
  • 10.20 – 11.00: NORSE international recommendations – Ronny Wickström
  • 11.00 – 11.30: Coffee

Chair: Esa Mervaala

  • 11.30 – 12.15: Ictal-interictal continuum and approach to treatment – tbc
  • 12.15 – 12.45: EEG interpretation and approach to treatment in anoxic brain damage – Erik Westpahl
  • 12.45 – 13.45: Lunch

Chair: Esa Mervaala

  • 13.45 – 14.15: Treatment and Outcomes in Encephalopathy related to Status Epilepticus during Slow Sleep – Floor Jansen
  • 14.15 – 15.00: Interpretation of clinical EEG using artificial intelligence – Michel van Putten
  • 15.00 – 15.30: Coffee

Chair: Reina Roivainen

  • 15.30 – 16.00: Interpretation of clinical MRI in epilepsy using artificial intelligence – Sophie Adler
  • 16.00 – 16.30: Home monitoring possibilities of epileptic seizures – Jukka Peltola
  • 16.30 – 18.00: Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Neurology Association

19.00 – 22.00 : Banquet Hotel Puijonsarvi

Friday, March 15, 2024

  • 08.00 – 09.00: Annual meeting of the Finnish Epilepsy Society

Chairs: Reetta Hinttala and Katri Silvennoinen

  • 09.00 – 09.30: Why is precision medicine beneficial in epilepsies? – Tommy Stödberg
  • 09.30 – 10.00: Epilepsy genetics in practice today – Rikke Moller
  • 10.00 – 10.30: New tools to evaluate variants – Dennis Lal
  • 10.30 – 11.00: Coffee
  • 11.00 – 11.45: Natural course and comorbidities of progressive myoclonus epilepsy 1 (EPM1) – Jelena Hyppönen, Katri Silvennoinen
  • 11.45 – 12.00: Lafora disease (EPM2) in Finland – Kirsi Mikkonen
  • 12.00 – 12.45: Future treatment possibilities for EPM1 and EPM2 – Berge Minassian
  • 12.45 – 13.45: Lunch

Natural course and new treatments

Chairs: Arto Immonen, Tarja Malm

  • 13.45 – 14.15: Presurgical evaluation, when to operate and when not to, Leena Jutila
  • 14.15 – 14.45: Genetic testing and somatic mutations in epilepsy surgery, Dennis Lal
  • 14.45 – 15.15: Human-derived brain tissue as an epilepsy model, Mark Cunningham
  • 15.15 – 15.45: Multiscale assessment of epileptogenicity in human brain tissue, Alejandra Sierra Lopez, Tarja Malm
  • Awards ceremony

    • 15.45 – 15.55: Vaajasalo Foundation Young Investigator Award, Epilepsy Foundation Awards
    • 15.55 – 16.00: Closing of the Kuopio Epilepsy 2024 Symposium – ​ Reetta Kälviäinen​