Monday, August 05, 2024

15:00 –       Registration Desk
15:00 – 21:00Exhibition Set-up
20:00 – 23:00Get-together event, Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi, Puikkari Conference

Tuesday, August 06, 2024

08:00 – 15:30        Registration Desk / Exhibition
08:30 –10:00TRACK 1:
Registries in ophthalmology
Moderators: Anders Behndig, Sweden and Hannu Uusitalo, Finland

The prevalence and causes of visual impairment in Denmark. An epidemiological study based on public registers
Toke Bek, Denmark  

Finnish visual impairment register
Hannu Uusitalo, Finland  

Norwegian registry study on intravitreal treatment over the last ten years
Yngvil Solheim Husum, Norway  

Swedish cataract register
Anders Behndig, Sweden
Clinical view of uveitis through the slit-lamp and beyond
Moderators: Sanna Leinonen, Finland and Jennifer Thorne, USA

Anterior Uveitis
Jennifer Thorne, USA  

Intermediate uveitis
Sanna Leinonen, Finland  

MS-associated uveitis and sarcoidosis-related uveitis 
Hanna-Mari Mäkelä and Elli Joukainen, Finland  

Posterior uveitis
Nida Sen, USA
10:00 –10:30Break / Exhibition / Posters
10:30 –11:15KEYNOTE Jennifer Thorne, USA: Uveitic macular edema—what we have learned from MUST?
Moderator: Sanna Leinonen, Finland
11:15 –13:00Break / Lunch / Exhibition
12:00-12:45 Lunch Seminars
13:00 –14:30TRACK 1:
Traffic Medicine  
Moderators: Tomas Bro, Sweden and Øystein Kalsnes Jørstad, Norway

Interference with driving capacity – a view on visual input
Fiona Rowe, UK  

The role of vision-related problems in fatal road accidents in Finland
Juhani Kalsi, Finland  

Experiences from Sweden of the long road to a fair and appropriate legislation regarding visual abilities
Tomas Bro, Sweden  

The European Driving Test (EDT)
Øystein Kalsnes Jørstad, Norway  

Validation of the EDT: An evidence-based approach to the European visual field standards for driving
Thea Melsen Sudmann, Norway  

Driver’s health: Is it the eye or other diseases and health issues?
Timo Tervo, Finland
Hot topics in ocular oncology  
Moderator: Tero Kivelä, Finland

Changing patterns in diagnosis, referral, and management of uveal melanoma over the past three decades
Jørgen Krohn, Norway  

Metastatic disease of uveal melanoma.
Jens Kiilgaard, Denmark  

What ophthalmologists must know about conjunctival tumours
Maria Fili, Sweden  

The retinoblastoma gene and benign soft tissue tumors
Tero Kivelä, Finland  

How comprehensive ophthalmologists can distinguish choroidal naevi from melanomas using MOLES 
Bertil Damato, Malta  

Orbital/Ocular Inflammatory Involvement in Vexas Syndrome
Steffen Heegaard, Denmark   
Moderator: Morten Moe, Norway

Initial treatment response can predict one-year treatment outcomes in neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated according to the observe-and-plan regimen
Alexander Kai Thomsen, Denmark

Longitudinal analysis of anatomical parameters and their fluctuation in a regional real-world cohort of patients with neovascular AMD. Correlation with visual outcome
Ilkka Immonen, Finland

Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Pegcetacoplan Over 36 Months: Results From 12 Months of the GALE Open-Label Extension Study
Kai Kaarniranta, Finland

Clinical investigation of unusual manifestations of central retinal vein congestion
Michael Larsen, Denmark

Lack of regional differences in hypoxia-induced vasodilation and hyperperfusion in retinal arterioles in vivo
Jacob Drachmann, Denmark

14:30 – 15:00Break / Exhibition / Posters  
15:00 – 16:30TRACK 1:
Clinical view into inherited eye diseases in the Nordic countries  
Moderators: Line Kessel, Denmark and Joni Turunen, Finland

Genetics in childhood-onset anterior segment diseases 
Line Kessel, Denmark  

Easily unrecognized genetic corneal diseases in the Nordic countries
Joni Turunen, Finland  

An overview of inherited retinal diseases in Sweden
Ulrika Kjellström, Sweden  

BEST1-mediated retinal dystrophy in the Norwegian population 
Erlend Sæther, Norway  
Malignant eyelid tumors
Moderators: Richard Allen, UK and Marita Uusitalo, Finland  

Eyelid basalioma
Niko Viskari, Finland  

What do you need to know about rare eyelid malignancies
Paula Niinimäki, Finland  

Surgical treatment of eyelid tumors
Marita Uusitalo, Finland  

Molecularly targeted agents in oculoplastic surgery
Richard Allen, UK  
Metabolic Retina
Moderators: Toke Bek, Denmark and Nina Hautala, Finland

Subthreshold laser treatment in retinal diseases
Andrzej Grzybowski, Poland

Cost implications of the transition from laser to intravitreal injections in diabetic retinopathy
Goran Petrovski, Norway

Individualized screening for diabetic retinopathy with proliferative diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema as separate end points
Toke Bek, Denmark

Blood Flow Measurement with OCT
Richard Spaide, USA
17:00        OPENING CEREMONY, Kuopio Music Centre  

Wednesday, August 07, 2024

08:00 –15:30    Registration Desk / Exhibition
08:30 –10:00TRACK 1:
Glaucoma diagnosis and non-surgical treatments  
Moderator: Miriam Kolko, Denmark

Rho-kinas inhibitors
Andrew Tatham, UK  

Glaucoma diagnostics
Barbara Cvenkel, Slovenia  

Preservatives and generics – are we harming our patients?
Miriam Kolko, Denmark  

Update on Central Serous Chorioretinopathy  
Moderators: Michael Larsen, Denmark and Yousif Subhi, Denmark

Central serous chorioretinopathy: How bad can it get and why don’t we care about the visual fields?
Michael Larsen, Denmark  

Clinical impact of the worldwide shortage of verteporfin: What happened, and where are we heading?
Marc J. Sirks, Netherlands  

Evidence-based approach to the treatment of CSC
Andreas Vangsted, Lars Christian Boberg-Ans and Yousif Subhi, Denmark  

New guideline for the management of CSC
Helena M. A. Feenstra, Netherlands
Cell therapy and Stem Cell Research in Ophthalmology 
Moderators: Goran Petrovski, Norway and Kabil Bharti USA
Stem cell therapy for AMD – the present and the future
Kapil Bharti, USA
Rejuvenation of geographic atrophy by stem cell-based RPE Therapy
Daniel Muth, Sweden
Modulation of pigmentation in RPE cells for future use in cell therapy
Goran Petrovski,  Norway
Human pluripotent stem cell-based therapies for corneal blindness
Heli Skottman, Finland
10:00 –10:30Break / Exhibition / Posters
10:30 –11:15KEYNOTE Richard Spaide, USA: Venous Overload Choroidopathy
Moderator Michael Larsen, Denmark
11:15 –13:00Break / Lunch / Exhibition
12:00-12:45 Lunch Seminars
13:00 –14:30TRACK 1: Glaucoma surgery  
Moderators: Mika Harju, Finland and Juha Välimäki, Finland

Management of tube erosion
Juha Välimäki, Finland

Cataract and glaucoma, combined or sequential surgery
Daniella Bach-Holm, Denmark  

Why not to operate glaucoma?
Tarek Shaarawy, Switzerland  

Surgery in normal-tension glaucoma
Nina Lindbohm, Finland

Risks and management of hypotony-related complications 
Amelie Botling Taube     
TRACK 2: Baltic Special
Moderators: Rimvydas Ašoklis, Lithuania and Artur Klett, Estonia

Surgical management of corneal infections – pitfalls and challenges,
Rimvydas Ašoklis, Lithuania

30 years of ocular oncology service in Estonia and  Baltic States
Artur Klett, Estonia
Cataract surgery and week zonules
Juris  Vanags, Latvia
Influence of the aerobic training into intraocular pressure
Kuldar Kaljurand, Estonia
TRACK 3: Young ophthalmologists 1
Eye Pop – causes of an outstanding eye
Moderators: Niko Viskari, Rebecka Jernkrok
Oculoplastic emergencies – what you need when you are on call
Paula Niinimäki, Finland

Orbital inflammation – when is it idiopathic?
Cecilia Norin, Sweden
Thyroid eye disease – how to treat and when
Rannveig Linda Þórisdóttir, Iceland

Orbital tumors – what every ophthalmologist should know
Richard Allen, USA
14:30 –15:00Break / Exhibition / Posters  
15:00 –16:30TRACK 1:
Retina surgery  
Moderators: Niko Kivinen, Finland and Liisa Marttila, Finland

Sustainability in ocular surgery
Sjoerd Elferink, Netherlands  

Pseudophagic retinal detachments Years 1993-99 and 2019-22
Joonas Wirkkala, Finland  

ILM Flap surgery in partial thickness macular holes: Cure for OCT cosmetics?
Ilkka Immonen, Finland
Baltic-NOK joint
Moderators: Goran Petrovski, Norway and Kuldar Kaljurand, Estonia

Are there inherited “Baltic” eye diseases shared by Sweden, Finland, and Estonia?
Tero Kivelä, Finland

Integrated clinical and genetic analysis of Stargardt/ABCA4 disease
Rando Allikmets, USA

Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy from genes to clinic
Kuldar Kaljurand, Estonia
TRACK 3: Cost effectiveness in ophthalmology and future demands
Moderators: Kati Kinnunen, Finland and Anja Tuulonen, Finland

Prioritization in health care 
Miia Turpeinen, Finland
Health technology assessment (HTA) in Finland
Hanna-Mari Jauhonen, Finland
Measuring real-world cost-effectiveness: why and how?
Anja Tuulonen, Finland

18:00 –23:30      

Thursday, August 08, 2024

08:00 – 15:30      Registration / Exhibition
08:30 –10:00TRACK 1:
Anterior segment eye surgery in children
Moderators: Daniella Bach-Holm, Denmark and Line Kessel, Denmark
How to handle subluxated lenses in children
Symira Cholidis, Norway

Bag-in-the-lens in children with cataract
Alf Nyström, Sweden

Corneal transplantation in children       
Kari Krootila, Finland

Paediatric cataracts and secondary glaucoma: Life-long risk and the effect of glucocorticoids
Diana Chabané Schmidt, Denmark

Hot Topics in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Moderators: Michael Larsen, Denmark and Yousif Subhi, Denmark

Physical activity for geographic atrophy in AMD
Marie Krogh Nielsen, Denmark  

Can we trust the Amsler grid?
Jakob Bjerager, Denmark  

Evidence-based practice for intravitreal injections
Emilie TS Butler, Denmark  

Studies on intravitreal injection syringes
Morten C Moe, Norway  

New therapeutical options for the treatment of neovascular AMD
Anna Stage Vergmann, Denmark

TRACK 3 /Young ophthalmologists Session:
What is in the blurry horizon of myopia?
Moderators: Henrik Bjøralt Roald, Elisabeth Romundstad

Detecting the child at risk
Katrin Stadler, Norway

Atropin eyedrops
Erlend Landsend, Norway

Ortho-K lenses
Trine Møldrup Jakobsen, Denmark

Myopia control glasses
Pia Ekker, Norway

Myopia – Guidelines at Oslo University Hospital
Erlend Landsend, Norway    
10:00 –10:30Break / Exhibition / Posters
11:15 –13:00Break / Lunch / Exhibition
12:00-12:45 Lunch Seminars
13:00 –14:30TRACK 1:
Cornea surgery
Moderator: Jesper Hjortdal, Denmark
DSAEK or DMEK for Fuchs endothelial keratoplasty – a prospective randomized study
Morten Molbech Madsen, Denmark
Anterior lamellar keratoplasty – What to do when?
Marios Panagiotopoulos, Sweden
Peripheral hypertrophic subepithelial corneal degeneration versus Salzmann’s nodular degeneration. Etiology and treatment
Sanna Mörtenhumer, Finland
Changing patterns in keratoconus treatment
Olav Kristianslund, Norway
Moderator: Ville Saarela, Finland

Optic disc drusen
Steffen Hamann, Denmark

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
Frank Träisk, Sweden 

Case report
Oona Martikainen, Finland

Case report
Juho Pekkarinen, Finland
Moderators: Andrzej Grzybowski, Poland and Olavi Pärssinen, Finland

How much genetics and parental myopia explain myopia
Juho Wedenoja, Finland  

Why myopia has not increased in Finland and in Nordic countries similarly as in some Asian Countries?
Niko Setälä, Finland  

Myopia prevention – what is the difference between a statistically and clinically significant benefit of different treatments
Olavi Pärssinen, Finland  

Atropine in Myopia control: update 2024
Andrzej Grzybowski, Poland
14:30 –15:00Break / Exhibition / Posters
15:00 –16:30TRACK 1:
Collaboration with EVER    
Moderators: Andrzej Grzybowski, Poland and Miriam Kolko, Denmark

Neurobiological bases of discomfort and decreased tear production in glaucoma patients
Juana Gallar Martinez, Spain  

Ophthalmodynamometry and its clinical applications
Rebekka Heitmar, UK  

AI using our FOREVER dataset
Miriam Kolko, Denmark  

Diabetic retinopathy and AI in 2024: promises and hazards
Andrzej Grzybowski, Poland  
Moderator: Johanna Liinamaa, Finland

Mesenchymal-epithelial transformation of corneal endothelial cells: Fuchs dystrophy vs. bullous keratopathy
Tero Kivelä, Finland

Corneal Biomechanical Properties Measured with Brillouin Scanning
Anders Behndig, Sweden

AI-Enhanced Digital Endoscopic and OCT Guidance Systems for TM-Based MIGS
Michael Berlin, USA

Deep learning method for ETDRS classification of diabetic retinopathy of multi-view fundus images
Paula Summanen, Finland

Prevalence of residual amblyopia in adulthood and its association on educational outcome and quality of life in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort
Johanna Liinamaa, Finland

Societal costs of declining visual acuity: Longitudinal results from a Finnish nationwide study with 15 years of registry data follow-up
Joonas Taipale, Finland
Young Ophthalmologists Course
Uveitis – what to test and when to test
Moderators: Elisabeth Romundstad, Marie Krogh Nielsen
Christos Christakopoulos, Denmark
Jon Roger Eidet, Norway
19:00 –PRESIDENTIAL DINNER, invitation only, Peräniemi Casino