Finnish disease inheritance from the point of view of medicine and other disciplines, Oulu

Take the excellent opportunity to learn more about Finnish disease inheritance from the point of view of medicine and other disciplines. A rich agenda offers brilliant speeches from experts in the field.

Time: 30 October 2019
Place: Leena Palotie Auditorium, Aapistie 5A, Oulu
This event is open to all the participants interested in the topic of the history and genetics of Finnish diseases.

Course Program

09:00 – 09:05                   Welcome and opening words by Seppo Vainio
09:05 – 09:15                   Greetings from Biocenter Director Johanna Uusimaa

 SESSION I                        ABC of disease genetics
chair: Arja Rautio

09:15 – 09:45                   Petteri Pietikäinen: Some notes on the health of Finns in the Pre-Modern, Modern and Post-Modern Times
09:45 – 10:15                   Taina Pihlajaniemi: Collagen disease inheritance

 10:15 – 10:40                   Coffee break

10:40 – 11:10                   Johanna Uusimaa: Clinical features of Finnish heritage disease types
11:10 – 11:40                   Reetta Hinttala: Molecular mechanisms behind mutli-organ syndromes of Finnish disease heritage

 11:40 – 12:40                   Lunch

12:40 – 13:10                   Katri Pylkäs: How human genes are studied at the level of population
13:10 – 13:40                   Heini Hakosalo: Big health data in Finland, 1750-1950
13:40 – 14:10                   Petteri Pietikäinen: The short history of madness in Finland

 14:10 – 14:40                   Coffee break

 SESSION II                       Northern Finland and Medicine with Arctic Attitude
chair: Seppo Vainio

14:40 – 15:20                   Arja Rautio: Nature, the arctic and disease impacts
15:20 – 15:50                   Sylvian Sebert: About the impact of exposomes – human cohort studies
15:50 – 16:20                   Mikko Hallman: Viewpoint of Finnish pediatrics and healthcare
16:20 – 16:30                   Closing remarks: Seppo Vainio

Warmly welcome to join this event!

Contact person

prof. Seppo Vainio

Director of Borealis Biobank of Northern Finland


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