Scientific programme

THURSDAY, 28 April

10.00-11.00

11.00-11.30

11.30-13.30

11.30-12.00

12.00-12.20

12.20-12.45

12.45-13.05

13.05-13.30

13.30-14.30

14.30-16.00

14.30-14.55

14.55-15.15

15.15-15.35

15.35-16.00

14.30-16.00

14.30-15.00

15.00-15.20

15.20-15.40

15.40-16.00

16.00-16.30

16.30-17.30

16.30-16.45

16.45-17.00

17.00-17.15

17.15-17.30

Opening of the 10th Baltic Congress of Neurology

Evija Miglane, Dalius Jatuzis, Pille Taba

Coffee break

PLENARY SESSION: STROKE

Chairs: Janika Kõrv, Estonia; Dalius Jatužis, Lithuania

Contemporary overview of ischemic stroke in the young

JUKKA PUTAALA, Finland

Young stroke in Estonia: causes, management and outcome

SIIM SCHNEIDER, Estonia

Specific stroke risk factors in women

EVIJA MIGLANE, Latvia

Management of acute ischemic stroke in pregnancy

JANIKA KÕRV, Estonia

Update on diagnosis and treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis

DALIUS JATUŽIS, Lithuania

Lunch and POSTER SESSION

PARALLEL SESSION I: PALLIATIVE CARE IN NEUROLOGY

Chairs: Ülle Krikmann, Estonia; Piret Paal, Austria

Spiritual care: when what and how to address in neurodegenerative disorders

PIRET PAAL, Austria

Palliative care in advanced dementia

Prof GINTARAS KAUBRYS, Lithuania

Motoneuron disease - modern treatment and care

KARIN RALLMANN, Estonia

Pain management in palliative care in non-malignant neurological disorders

ELMARS P. BORINS, Sweden

PARALLEL SESSION II: HEADACHE. Join the fight against chronic migraine!

Chairs: Mark Braschinsky, Estonia; Kristina Ryliškienė, Lithuania

Chronic migraine mechanisms and their translation into pharmacotherapy

Prof CHRISTIAN LAMPL, Austria 

Onabotulinum toxin A in chronic migraine

KATI BRASCHINSKY, Estonia

Neuromodulation in chronic migraine

LINDA ZVAUNE, Latvia

Anti-CGRP monoclonals in Chronic migraine

Prof KRISTINA RYLIŠKIENÈ, Lithuania

Coffee break

Oral communications I

Chairs: Vaidas Matijošaitis, Lithuania; Inga Kalju, Estonia

The recovery from aphasia related to insular cortex involvement in monolingual and bilingual stroke patients

ALISE BABORIKINA, Latvia

Diagnostic value of brain biopsy in patients with brain tumors or cryptogenic neurological disease

TRIIN HELIN UNT, Estonia

Chronic kidney disease and cerebral infarction - incidence and functional outcome in Riga East University Hospital

VIOLETA ZUBKOVA, Latvia

Stroke mimics: incidence, aetiology and clinical features in Riga East University Hospital

EVA VANAGA, Latvia

17.30-18.30

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SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM

 

Panel discussion: Brain health in the Baltics: rising challenge for healthcare

Panelists:

 

ESTONIA: Dr. Katrin Gross-Paju, MD, PhD

Head of Neurology Clinic of West Tallinn Central Hospital; Astra Team Clinic neurologist; Senior Researcher, Department of Health Technologies, School of Information Technologies, Tallinn University of Technology

 

LATVIA: Prof. Andrejs Millers, MD, PhD

Head of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Rīga Stradiņš University;  Head of the Multiple Sclerosis Center, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital

 

LITHUANIA: Prof. Dalius Jatužis, MD, PhD

Director of the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Vilnius University; Head of Clinic of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Vilnius University

 

Moderated by Johannes Tralla, Journalist at Estonian Public Broadcasting

18.30-20.00

WELCOME RECEPTION

FRIDAY, 29 April

9.00-11.00

9.00-9.45

9.45-10.10

10.10-10.35

10.35-11.00

11.00-11.30

11.30-13.00

11.30-12.00

12.00-12.20

12.20-12.40

12.40-13.00

11.30-13.00

11.30-12.00

12.00-12.20

12.20-12.40

12.40-13.00

13.00-14.00

14.00-15.30

14.00-14.15

PLENARY SESSION: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS / DEMYELINATING DISEASES

Chairs: Katrin Gross-Paju, Estonia; TBA

Making progress in Progressive MS

Prof ALAN THOMPSON, United Kingdom

Treatment of relapsing MS
RAZA KIZLAITIENE
, Lithuania

Multiple sclerosis management during pregnancy

KATRIN GROSS-PAJU, Estonia

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders
DAINA PASTARE, Latvia (ONLINE LECTURE)

Coffee break

PARALLEL SESSION III: PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHIES: more about neuropathies

Chairs: Liis Sabre, Estonia; Kęstutis Petrikonis, Lithuania

Nodo-paranodopathies

CHRISTIAN ALEXANDER VEDELER, Norway (ONLINE LECTURE)

Hereditary neuropathies in adult patients

GINTAUTÈ SAMUŠYTÈ, Lithuania (ONLINE LECTURE)

The diagnostic challenge of small fibre neuropathy

DMITRIJS GLAZUNOVS, VIKTORIJA KÈNINA, Latvia

Ultrasound in the diagnosis of inflammatory neuropathy: what, where, when

EVELINA GRUSAUSKIENE, Lithuania

PARALLEL SESSION IV: WHEN NEUROINFECTION TURNS CHRONIC

Chairs: Guntis Karelis, Latvia; Johann Sellner, Austria

Sexually-transmitted neuroinfections

Prof JOHANN SELLNER, Austria

Prion diseases: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

GUNTIS KARELIS, Latvia

Tick-borne chronic neuroinfections

ARMINAS JASIONIS, Lithuania

Neurological long-term sequelae of Covid-infection

SANDRA ÜTT, Estonia

Lunch and POSTER SESSION

Oral communications II

Chairs: Antanas Vaitkus, Lithuania; Katrin Põld, Estonia

Blepharospasm - time from symptom onset to first appointment. One center study.

MADARA KALNINA, Latvia

14.15-14.30

14.30-14.45

14.45-15.00

Narcolepsy in adulthood - presentation of three patient cases

KATRIN PÕLD, Estonia

Tick-borne encephalitis virus associated NMDAR encephalitis: A case report

EVELINA KORSAKA, Latvia

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in a patient vaccinated against SARS-COV-2

SANDRA SVILPE, Latvia

15.00-15.15

15.15-15.30

15.30-16.00

16.00-17.00

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The features of multiple sclerosis prodrome symptoms in Lithuania

IEVA VIENAŽINDYTÈ, Lithuania

Riga East University Hospital Neuro-Oncology Registry: evaluation of the epidemiological-clinical data and functional outcome of patients with primary CNS tumours

EVA ŠANKOVA, Latvia

Coffee break

Satellite symposia (two in parallel)

Satellite symposia I

Chair: Katrin Gross-Paju

 

Immune reconstitution therapy in MS

Katrin Gross-Paju, Estonia

Real World Data (RWD) on Cladribine treatment from Vilnius Multiple Sclerosis Center

Natasa Giedraitiene, Lithuania

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Satellite symposia II

Migraine with medication overuse headache: what we know  about mechanisms?  
Kati Braschinsky, Estonia

 

Risk-factors of medication overuse headache in migraine patients

Mark Braschinsky, Estonia

 

Medication overuse headache: treatment strategies

Kristina Ryliškiené, Lithuania

 

Panel discussion
Lead by Mark Braschinsky

19.30-23.00

Congress dinner
Tallinn Maritime Museum, Seaplane Harbour

SATURDAY, 30 April

9.00-11.00

PLENARY SESSION: MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Chairs: Katrin Sikk, Estonia; Per Odin, Sweden

9.00-9.40

9.40-10.00

10.00-10.20

10.20-10.40

10.40-11.00

Infusion therapies and Parkinson non-motor symptoms

Prof PER ODIN, Sweden

The impact of Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) on Parkinson’s disease

RUTA KALADYTE LOKOMINIENE, Lithuania

Balance problems in Parkinson's disease and parkinsonian syndrome
LIGITA SMELTERE, Latvia

Peripheral nervous system involvement in Parkinson's disease

LIIS SABRE, Estonia

Gut microbiota in Parkinson's disease

Prof PILLE TABA, Estonia

11.00-11.30

11.30-13.30

11.30-12.00

12.00-12.30

12.30-13.00

13.00-13.30

Coffee break

PLENARY SESSION: EPILEPSY

Chairs: Sulev Haldre, Estonia; Rūta Mameniškienė, Lithuania

Seizures and immune encephalitis: clinical picture and treatment options

RUTA MAMENIŠKIENÈ, Lithuania

Treatment of epilepsy
NORMUNDS SUNA, Latvia

Management of epilepsy in young females: Estonian experience

ALEKSEI RAKITIN Estonia

Intracranial recordings and resective surgery in drug resistant epilepsy in the era of neural network modulation

ARTUR VETKAS, Estonia

13.30-14.30

Farewell lunch

Organising committee reserves the right to make changes in the programme. Programme updates will be published on an ongoing basis.