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Postgraduate courses

June 12 is dedicated to four postgraduate courses. More information about them will become available soon. You can sign up for a Postgraduate Course in the registration form already!

Postgraduate Course 1
10:30-18:00 Scoring of sleep studies & Non-invasive ventilation
Room: Small Hall

PART I. Scoring of respiratory polygraphy

Erna Sif Arnardotttir, Reykjavik University, Iceland

 

 

Scoring of respiratory polygraphy

 

PART II. Non-invasive ventilation

Erve Sõõru, North Estonia Medical Centre, Estonia

 

Welcome and introduction

 

Anne-Marie Gabrielsen, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Norway

 

NIV in acute respiratory diseases

 

Eva Lindberg, Uppsala University, Sweden

 

NIV in stable COPD

 

 

Ove Arne Fondenes, University of Bergen, Norway

 

NIV in obesity hypoventilation syndrome

 

Practical workshop

 

 

Ole Hilberg, Aarhus University, Denmark

 

 Danish guidelines for home NIV

 

 

Ulla Anttalainen, Turku University Hospital, Finland

 

 NIV and telemedicine – clinical experiences in Turku

 

Practical workshop

 

 

 

Ludger Grote, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

 

NIV and neuromuscular diseases

 

Erve Sõõru, North Estonia Medical Centre, Estonia

 

Central sleep apnea and CheyneStokes breathing: dilemmas and treatment

 

Discussion and concluding remarks  

Postgraduate Course 2
13:00-18:00 Severe asthma 
Room: Woodblock Hall
Organised by The Nordic Severe Asthma Network (NSAN

 

Celeste Porbjerg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Welcome and introduction

 

Celeste Porbjerg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Severe asthma: A short overview of the prevalence and impact + the ”3 steps” in systematic assessment

Case session I

 

Cases presented by Celeste Porbjerg, University of Copenhagen

 

Jussi Karjalainen, Tampere University Hospital, Finland

 

 

Systematic assessment of severe asthma: ”Step 1”: Diagnosis, phenotypes, differential diagnosis

 

Case session II

 

 

Cases presented by Jussi Karjalainen, Tampere University Hospital, Finland

 

Barbro Dahlén, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

 

 

Systematic assessment of severe asthma: ”Step 2”: Treatment barriers: Patient education, adherence, inhalation technique

 

Case session III

 

Cases presented by Barbro Dahlén, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

 

Unnur Steina Björnsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland

 

Systematic assessment of severe asthma: ”Step 3”: Triggers: Exposures and co-morbidities

 

 

Birger N. Lærum, University of Bergen, Norway

 

 

Management of severe asthma: phenotype-specific treatment

 

 

Celeste Porsbjerg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Concluding remarks and evaluation of the course

 

Postgraduate Course 3
13:30-18:00 Interventional bronchoscopy
Room: Terrace Hall

Toomas Uibu, University of Tampere, Finland.

 

PG course opening

 

Jukka Randell, Kuopio University Hospital, Finland

 

EBUS and mediastinoscopy in Lung cancer preoperative evaluation

 

Toomas Uibu, University of Tampere, Finland

 

Bronchial navigation and sampling in radial EBUS

 

 

4 parallel hands-on stations (45 min each)

 

 

 

Sulev Meriste, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

Kristel Genergard, North Estonia Medical Centre, Estonia

 

Linear EBUS

 

 

Michael Perch, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

 

Endobronchial valves

 

 

Jukka Randell, Kuopio University Hospital, Finland

 

Peripheral cryobiopsy

 

Toomas Uibu, University of Tampere, Finland

 

Radial EBUS

 

4 parallel hands-on stations continue  

Postgraduate Course 4
13:30-18:00 Tuberculosis
Room: D Hall

Liga Kuksa, Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital, Latvia

 

 

Clinical drug-resistant TB patient management, how to adopt the new WHO recommendations: challenges and obstacles

 

Hanna Soini, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

 

Diagnosis of drug-resistant TB: current techniques and new for future

 

 

Manfred Danilovitš, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

 

Use of updated M/XDRTB regimens: Estonian experience

 

Tuula Vasankari, Finnish Lung Health Association, Finland

 

MDR TB treatment in Finland, special reference to treatment expert group

 

Lea Pehme, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

 

Case studies ΜΆ challenges to diagnose and treat