Contact Information

Scientific Coordinator
Jyrki Lötjönen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
P.O. Box 1300
33101 Tampere
+358 20 722 3378
jyrki.lotjonen@vtt.fi

PredictAD Workshop

June 15, 2011, Kuopio, Finland

The workshop pages http://www.uef.fi/predictad-ws including the program have been opened.

Workshop venue: University of Eastern Finland, Mediteknia Auditorium

Current diagnostic guidelines emphasize the role of biomarkers (from magnetic resonance images, cerebrospinal fluid, positron emission tomography images or genetic tests in addition to standard neuropsychological studies) and their combinations. PredictAD project is developing objective and efficient tools for early diagnostics of Alzheimer’s disease. The project is searching new biomarkers (e.g., metabolomics, proteomics, TMS/EEG) and developing methods for extracting well known biomarkers in a reliable way (e.g., from magnetic resonance images). In addition, a decision support system integrating all these heterogeneous biomarkers is developed for improved diagnostic accuracy following the principles of evidence based medicine. The workshop presents and discusses recent findings in the diagnostics of Alzheimer’s disease.

Workshop was organised in connection to MRI course June 13-15 2011

Target group: scientists, clinicians, PhD students and other health care professionals or stakeholders working in field of memory disorders and brain diseases in the elderly and interested in this field.

Workshop proceedings are available in pdf here.