Kuopio Neuroscience Meeting Series

Kuopio Neuroscience Meeting Series

Time: Wednesday at 14.45 –15.45
Location: Kuopio University Hospital, auditorium, building 1N, 2nd floor
Video link:  A Teams-link to the online video will be sent to UEF participants a couple of days earlier. If you get this program but no link, please contact Joanna Huttunen at AIVI – joanna.huttunen (at) uef.fi.

Kuopio Neuroscience Meeting Series – Autumn 2023

Kuopio Neuroscience Meeting Series – Spring 2024

Kuopio Neuroscience Meeting Series – Spring 2023

PROGRAM – Autumn 2021

September 22
Subclinical epileptic activity in Alzheimer’s disease  – a ticking bomb ?
Prof. Heikki Tanila, AIVI

October 13
Visualization of pathological brain processes by novel PET ligands
– Prof. Juha Rinne, Turku PET Center

November 24
Function and dysfunction of the brain glymphatic system
– Prof. Per Kristian Eide, Oslo University Hospital/ University of Oslo, Norway

December 15
Tau as a therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease
– Prof. Luc Buee, University of Lille, Inserm, CHU-Lille, France

PROGRAM – Spring 2022

January 19
Entering to the new era in genetic and functional studies in neurological diseases
– Prof. Mikko Hiltunen, University of Eastern Finland

February 9
Future directions in the diagnostics and treatment of FTD
– Dos. Eino Solje, Neurology, Kuopio University Hospital

March 30
Microglial activation in progressive multiple sclerosis  – lessons from positron emission tomography
– Prof. Prof. Laura Airas, University of Turku

April 27
Chronic pain alters brain structure and function
– Dos. Nina Forss, Helsinki University Hospital

May 25
Pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury and novel tools for its assessment
– Prof. Olli Tenovuo, Turku University Hospital


January 29 Remodeling of the brain after traumatic brain injury Dr. Xavier E. Ndode-Ekane, AIVI
February 26 CDNF ameliorates motor neuron disease in animal models of ALS by targeting ER stress Adjunct prof. Merja Voutilainen, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki
March 26 – 27 Kuopio Epilepsy Symposium
NB The meeting in April 29 (below) will be held in the fall season because of covid-19
April 29 Music in stroke rehabilitation Adjunct prof. Teppo Särkämö, Cognitive Brain Research Unit, University of Helsinki
NB The meeting in May 13 (below) will be held in the fall season because of covid-19
May 13 C9orf72 repeat expansion as a cause of frontotemporal dementia Adjunct prof. Annakaisa Haapasalo, AIVI

January 30 Prevention of dementia Adjunct prof. Alisa Solomon, Neurology, UEF
February 20 Pathophysiology of ALS Dr. Merja Jaronen, Neurocenter Finland
March 27 Translational hurdles in stroke research Adjunct prof. Jukka Jolkkonen, Neurology, UEF
May 22 Pharmacological regulation of neuronal plasticity in the brain Academy prof. Eero Castren, Univ. Helsinki
September 18 Biomarkers of post-traumatic epilepsy Dr. Noora Puhakka, AIVI
October 23 Neurobiology of migraine and a critical review of new treatments Prof. Rashid Giniatullin, AIVI
November 27 Microglia in neuroinflammation and neuronal plasticity Prof. Tarja Malm, AIVI
December 18 Alpha-synuclein toxicity as a potential drug target in Parkinson’s disease Dr. Timo Myöhänen, Department of Pharmacology, University of Helsinki

September 19 Role of epilepsy in Alzheimer pathogenesis and symptoms Prof. Heikki Tanila, AIVI, UEF
October 10 TREM2 – a novel immunomodulator in neurodegenerative diseases Prof. Mikko Hiltunen, Biomedicine, UEF
November 28 Role of brain lymphatic circulation in traumatic brain injury Dr. Francesco Noe’, AIVI, UEF
December 19 CDNF – Unconventional ER located trophic factor for Parkinson’s disease Academy prof. Mart Saarma, Institute of Biotechnology, Univ. Helsinki