Programme

TBIcare symposium

Turku, Finland 17th January, 2014

The TBIcare symposium aims at giving a comprehensive view on the current and future developments in the diagnostics of TBI, from a viewpoint of current large international efforts in the field.

9.00 – 9.15Opening words and goals of the TBIcare project
Harri Siitari, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Clinical section (moderated by David Menon)
9.15 – 9.35Clinical summary of the TBIcare study
Olli Tenovuo, Turku University Hospital
9.35 – 10.05Clinical implications of the TRACK-TBI study
Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Professor, Director of Clinical Research, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA
10.05 – 10.35Coffee break
10.35 – 11.00 Diagnostics of TBI – should we do better?
Olli Tenovuo, Turku University Hospital
11.00 – 11.45

The TBIcare decision support tool – aid for the clinician
Jyrki Lötjönen and Jussi Mattila, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Validation of the decision support tool
Ari Katila, Turku University Hospital

11.45 – 12.00Discussion
David Menon
12.00 – 13.00Lunch
Imaging and biomarker section (moderated by Olli Tenovuo)
13.00 – 13.30New tools for interpreting brain images in TBI – what the eye can’t see
Daniel Rueckert, Imperial College of London
13.30 – 14.00Metabolomics of TBI – glorious future ahead?
Matej Oresic, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
14.00 – 14.30Update on biomarkers and genetics of TBI – new friends or old futilities?
David Menon, University of Cambridge
14.30 - 14.45Discussion
Olli Tenovuo
14.45 – 15.15 Coffee
Decision support and modelling section (moderated by Mark van Gils)
15.15 – 15.30System simulation modelling of TBI care – added value for health care decision making?
Peter Ylén, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
15.30 – 16.15Neuroinformatics and TBI – an overview
Linda Lanyon, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
16.15 – 16.45CENTER-TBI – what will it give for TBI medicine?
Andrew Maas, University of Antwerp
16.45 – 17.00End discussion and panel – from science to practice: how to promote diagnostics and management of TBI?
Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Linda Lanyon, Andrew Maas, David Menon, Daniel Rueckert, Olli Tenovuo       
Chair: Mark van Gils

Excursion to the new T-hospital (emergency care, ICU, ward) and Turku PET Centre

 

Genetic associations in neurotrauma – the GAIN symposium

Turku, Finland 18th January, 2014

The GAIN symposium aims at considering the various aspects of genetic associations in TBIs and at collecting the international researchers in the field to discuss and solve the complex problems in the field.

9.00 – 9.15 Opening words and goals of the symposium
David Menon, Professor, Head of Division, University of Cambridge, UK
Methodological section (moderated by Aarno Palotie)
9.15 – 9.50 Current progress in molecular medicine – chances and challenges
Aarno Palotie, Professor, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute UK / Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
9.50 – 10.25 Genetic associations in brain disorders – have we learnt something?
Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Professor, Director of Clinical Research, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA
10.25 – 10.55 Coffee break
10.55 – 11.30 The various approaches in genetic studies – pros and cons
Jonathan Rosand, Professor and Medical Director, MGH Center for Human Genetic Research and Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, USA
11.30 – 12.00 Clinical human genetic studies as an informatics challenge
Benjamin Neale, Ass. Professor, MGH Center for Human Genetic Research and Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, USA
12.00 – 12.15 Discussion
Aarno Palotie
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch

Clinical section (moderated by Ramon Diaz-Arrastia)

13.15 – 14.00 Genetic association studies in TBI – a review
Thomas McAllister, Millennium Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University, USA
14.00 – 14.30 Ethical aspects of genetic studies in human TBI
Veikko Launis, Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Turku
14.30 - 14.45 Discussion
Ramon Diaz-Arrastia
14.45 – 15.15 Coffee
International collaboration section (moderated by David Menon)
15.15 – 15.45 The GAIN study – construction and current views
David Menon, Professor, Head of Division, University of Cambridge, UK
15.45 – 16.30 InTBIR and CENTER-TBI – what can we expect in TBI genomics to 2020?
Aarno Palotie, Professor, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute UK / Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
16.30 – 17.00 End discussion: from bench to bedside - how to coordinate the efforts within genomics and TBI?
All speakers of the symposium
Chair: David Menon

 


Organizers
Turku University Hospital
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Co-organised by the Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge