Time and venue: Saturday, 17th of June 2017 (9.15-17.00) in Estonian Genome Centre, Tartu, Riia 23b-105.

Target group: scientists of EGCUT, medical students, residents and practitioners all over Estonia.

List of confirmed speakers

  • Prof. Andres Metspalu, University of Tartu, Estonian Genome Center
  • Prof. Maris Laan, University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
  • Dr. Elisabeth Widén, University of Helsinki, FIMM
  • Dr. Alar Irs, Cardiology Clinic, Tartu University Hospital, University of Tartu
  • Dr. Aet Saar, North Estonia Medical Centre, University of Tartu, Department of Cardiology
  • Krista Fischer, PhD, University of Tartu, Estonian Genome Center
  • Maris Alver, MSc, University of Tartu, Estonian Genome Center
  • Dr. Neeme Tõnisson, Tartu University Hospital, University of Tartu, Estonian Genome Center
  • Prof. Samuli Ripatti, University of Helsinki, FIMM.


Preliminary program

9.15                           Registration

Panel I – Introduction to the topic, Moderator: Prof. Andres Metspalu

9.30 – 9.40         Opening words. Prof. Andres Metspalu, University of Tartu, Estonian Genome Center (EGCUT)
9.40 – 10.00       Current perspectives in incorportating genetic testing into clinical assessment - a 
                               brief introduction. Prof. Maris Laan, University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine
10.00 – 10.20     Epidemiology, preventive measures and management of common cardiovascular diseases in Estonia. 
                               Dr. Alar Irs, Cardiology Clinic, Tartu University Hospital, University of Tartu
10.20 – 10.40     Introduction of KardioKompassi based on anonymous dataset, Dr. Elisabeth Widén, 
                              University of Helsinki, FIMM.

10.40 - 11.00     Coffee break

11.00 - 11.20      Estimating the performance of PCE, QRISK2 and SCORE risk scores in a high risk European country, 
                               Estonia, Dr. Aet Saar, North Estonia Medical Centre, University of Tartu, Department of Cardiology
11.20 - 11.40     Genetic Risk score calculations for CAD developed in EGCUT, Krista Fischer, PhD, EGCUT
11.40 - 12.00      Genotype-first approach in identifying individuals with Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Estonia. 
                              Maris Alver, MSc, EGCUT
12.20 – 12.40     Medically relevant feedback options from Estonian Genome Center, Dr. Neeme Tõnisson, 
                              Tartu University Hospital, EGCUT

Panel II – hands-on risk estimation based on KardioKompassi using participants own data

12.40-13.30        Lunch

13.30-17.00       CAD risk scores based on lifestyle factors and genetic markers and interpretation based using 
                                participants own data, Dr. Elisabeth Widén and Prof. Samuli Ripatti, University of Helsinki, FIMM.

Download programme in .pdf format

Registration

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

The first 48 participants can attend hands-on part of the workshop. These participants can use own genome data for CAD risk calculations with KardioKompassi. The participants considered registered to the hands-on part, if the blood is given to EGCUT in time after official registration: http://www.eformular.com/merike/epermed.html.

The lectures before the hands-on part are opened to all, but still registration is needed. The analysis of CAD risk score by KardioKompassi using anonymous data will be presented also in the morning session to all attendees.

Registration deadline for lectures: 09.06.17

No registration deadline for hands-on part. Registration will be closed immediately, when the first 48 attendees are registered.

 

More information about the workshop and KardioKompassi

The samples collected for hands-on training will not be placed to biobank repository and will be destroyed after training. All samples are handled anonymously (coding in use). All participants will have access only to his/her own data (link will be provided on memory stick before workshop). For genotyping, we will use Infinium Global Screening Array (GSA, http://www.glimdna.org/assets/gsa_datasheet_2016.pdf).  Every participant will sign a consent form before giving 4 ml blood at Riia 23-109 (EGCUT facility). The data produced cannot be considered as medical data. The aim of the training is to give example how the genome data and lifestyle data can be integrated for risk calculations and how to interpret the scientific results. Equipment required during the web-based hands-on training: laptop computer.
Hands-on training is mostly targeted to MD students, residents and EGCUT scientists.

 

  1. https://www.fimm.fi/en/research/ongoing-collaborative-projects/personal-genomics-projectshttp://www.tiedetuubi.fi/kardiokompassi-halyttaa-sydantautiriskista ;
  2. http://www.ebmeds.org/web/guest/scripts?speciality=Primary%20Care&id=scr01721&lang=fi&type=EBMEDS

 

17th Gene Forum 2017

will be held at Dorpat Conference Center (Soola 6, Tartu, Estonia), 15.-16.06.2017

More information: http://www.geneforum.ee.

Important Dates:

  • Final program available: March 1, 2017
  • Early Bird registration: until April 30, 2017
  • Regular registration: until June 7, 2017