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Programme

 

THURSDAY, 6 September

11.30-12.30 Lunch
12.30-14.30

Satellite symposium I:
Immunoglobulins in immunodeficiencies
Organized by Baxter, Octapharma, and Sanquin
(max 200 participants)

Chairpersons:  Merja Helminen, Finland
Leena Kainulainen, Finland

State of the art: Immunoglobulins in immunodeficiencies
Dinakantha Kumararatne, United Kingdom

Controversial use of immunoglobulins
Asko Järvinen, Finland

Practical approach to the patient with immunodeficiency
Paul Andersen, Denmark


15.00-18.00

SSAC Mini-course:
Respiratory infections – a changing landscape
(max 200 participants)

Chair: Terho Heikkinen, Finland

Emerging detection techniques for emerging respiratory viruses
Matti Waris, Finland

The role of viruses in recurrent wheezing in children
Tuomas Jartti, Finland

Interaction between viruses and bacteria in respiratory infections
Ville Peltola, Finland

Otitis media: not a sole bacterial infection any more
Terho Heikkinen, Finland

Pneumococcal vaccination of children - for the benefit of children or the elderly?
Harri Saxén, Finland

18.00-

Dinner for participants of the minicourse

 

 

FRIDAY, 7 September

9.30-11.30

Satellite symposium II:
Value of vaccines – focus on oncogenic HPV infections
Organized by GlaxoSmithKline (detailed programme can be found here)

Chair: Jorma Paavonen, Finland

Introduction
Jorma Paavonen, Finland

Focus on oncogenic HPV infection and protection – why so important?
David Jenkins, United Kingdom

Epidemiology of HPV infections and cervical cancer in Europe
Johannes E. Schmidt, Germany

Cost-effectiveness of vaccinating against oncogenic HPV infections
Jarmo Hahl, Finland

Value of vaccines and future challenges
Bernard Hoet, Belgium

Conclusions
Jorma Paavonen, Finland


11.30-12.30

Lunch


12.30-12.35

Opening of the SSAC meeting
Terho Heikkinen, Finland


12.35-14.10

Session 1
HIV after 25 years: where do we stand?
Chairpersons: Lars Östergaard, Denmark
Asko Järvinen, Finland

State-of-the-art: HIV
Matti Ristola, Finland

HIV in the Baltic area
Pauli Leinikki, Finland

Problems related to HIV treatment
Ole Kirk, Denmark

 

14.10-14.45

Exhibition, poster viewing and coffee

 

14.45-15.30

Honorary lecture
Microbes and man: from unexpected to unknown
Pentti Huovinen, Finland
Chair: Ville Valtonen, Finland

 

15.30-15.45

Short break

 

15.45-17.15

Session 2
Most important recent papers in…
Chairpersons: Niels Frimodt-Möller, Denmark
Juha Salonen, Finland

Clinical infectious diseases
Jukka Lumio, Finland

Antimicrobials
Inga Odenholt, Sweden

Bacteriology
Gunnar Skov Simonsen, Norway

Virology
Court Pedersen, Denmark

Mycology
Malcolm Richardson, Finland

 

19.00-22.00

Welcome reception and buffet dinner
Museum Centre Vapriikki

 

 

SATURDAY, 8 September

8.30-10.00

Session 3
New diagnostic methods for infectious diseases: real advances or unfulfilled promises?
Chairpersons: Karl Kristinsson, Iceland
Harri Marttila, Finland

Gene amplification in diagnostic microbiology
Simo Nikkari, Finland

New immunological assays for detection of tuberculosis infection
Pernille Ravn, Denmark

Use of PCR in central nervous system infections
Tytti Vuorinen, Finland

 

10.00-10.45

Exhibition, poster viewing and coffee

 

10.45-12.00

Session 4
Invited young scientists
Chairpersons:   Marianne Jertborn, Sweden
Jukka Nikoskelainen, Finland

Antimicrobial resistance and serotype distribution among Salmonella spp. in pigs and poultry in Iceland, 2001-2005
Thorunn R. Thorsteinsdottir, Iceland

Preventing pelvic inflammatory disease and epididymitis by using mailed home-obtained samples for Chlamydia trachomatis screening in the general population: a randomized 1-year follow-up study
Berit Andersen, Denmark

Penicillin-resistance of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae increased among the elderly in Finland in 2005-2006
Lotta Siira, Finland

Prevalence and epidemiology of ESBL-producing E. coli and K. pneumoniae in the county of Östergötland during 2002-2006
Åse Östholm Balkhed, Sweden

Clinical impact of antimicrobial resistance in pediatric bloodstream infections in Tanzania
Björn Blomberg, Norway

 

12.00-13.00

Lunch

 

13.00-14.30

Session 5
Interactive session
Moderators: Jussi Mertsola, Asko Järvinen, Risto Vuento

 

14.30-15.15

Exhibition, poster viewing and coffee

 

15.15-16.45

Session 6
Free papers
Chairpersons: Ann Söderström, Sweden
Jukka Lumio, Finland

Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae among children attending day-care centres in Norway
Didrik F. Vestrheim, Norway

Incidence of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the elderly
Arto Palmu, Finland

Entecavir selects for HIV-1 M184V mutation in HBV/HIV-1 co-infected patient after 6 months of treatment
Martin Roelsgaard Jakobsen, Denmark

The rates of CD4+ T cell loss in chronic HIV infection are better predicted by the pathogenic factor programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) than by HIV RNA and CD38
Malin Holm, Norway

A large outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis O:1 infection from domestic carrots in southern Finland
Ruska Rimhanen-Finne, Finland

Improving hand hygiene: Creating focus by an E-learning hand hygiene course and audits
Elsebeth Tvenstrup Jensen, Denmark

16.45-17.00

Poster awards

 

19.00-24.00

Congress banquet
Pakkahuone Hall, The Cultural Centre of the Old Customs House

 

 

SUNDAY, 9 September

9.00-9.45

Annual General Meeting

 

9.45-10.30

Exhibition, poster viewing and coffee

 

10.30-12.00

Session 7
Oh, my Gut! Emerging threats and problems
Chairpersons: Björn Erik Kristiansen, Norway
Risto Vuento, Finland

Clostridium difficile
Marlene Wullt, Sweden

Norovirus
Carl-Henrik von Bonsdorff, Finland

ESBL
Otto Cars, Sweden

 

12.00-12.10

Closing remarks

 

12.10-

Lunch