Neurology Congress

Scientific Program

Wednesday, May 29

Opening Ceremony

The President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Ásta Möller, member of parliament, and professor Elías Ólafsson

13:30-14:30 Hall 1

NMSC Lecture

Chair Benedikz JEG

Fredrikson S

13:30 Multiple sclerosis and its treatment: Lessons from history, L 01

literature, and science

McDonald I

14:30-15:00 Coffee

15:00-17:00 Hall 1

Multiple sclerosis I

Chair Benedikz JEG

Fredrikson S

15:00 The prognosis after an optic neuritis L 02

Fredriksen J

15:25 Prognostic possibilities in MS L 03

Fredrikson S

15:50 Cognitive aspects in MS L 04

Hämäläine P

16:15 Cortical pathology in MS L 05

Bø L

16:40 Panel discussion

15:00-17:00 Hall 4

Nursing Session I

Chair Thoroddsen Á

15:00 Scandinavian cooperation between neurologic nurses L 06

Jämsä T

15:30 Quality of life in Parkinson's disease L 07

Hagell P

16:15 Quality of MS-care in Sweden L 08

Myr Å

Thursday, May 30

08:00-08:45 Landspítali University Hospital Hringbraut

Board meeting of the Nordic Neurological Association

08:30-11:30 Hall 2

Multiple sclerosis II

Chair: Benedikz JEG

Fredrikson S

08:30 The Danish interferon-beta experience L 09

Sørensen PS

09:00 Genetics of MS in Iceland L 10

Gulcher J

09:30-10:00 Coffee

10:00 Follow-up on MS patients treated with interferon beta and the L 11

importance of neutralising antibodies

Myh KM

10:30 MS in Iceland in the last century with particular emphasis on L 12

the natural history

Benedikz JEG

11:00 Panel discussion

11:30-12:30 Lunch at Radisson SAS Saga Hotel-Súlnasalur

08:30-11:30 Hall 4

Nursing Session-Stroke I

Chair Guðlaug Rakel Guðjónsdóttir, Iceland

8:30 Major nursing issues in the rehabilitation of stroke patients L 13

Kirkevold M

09:30-10:00 Coffee

10:00 Surviving to thriving. My journey as a stroke survivor L 14

Johnson J

10:45 Evidence based nursing: Setting out to measure the effects of L 15

NDT-nursing in stroke patients

Hafsteinsdóttir Þ


Radisson SAS Saga Hotel-Skáli

Lunch meeting: Nordic co-operation in Neurological Nursing/

Nordic Committee

11:30-12:30 Lunch at Radisson SAS Saga Hotel - Súlnasalur

12:30-14:30 Hall 2

Symposium on headache - Supported by GSK

Chair Sveinbjörnsdóttir S

12:30 Health care utilization and medication overuse in migraine L 16

Zwart JA

13:10 Mechanisms of migraine L 17

Olesen J

13:50 Genetics of migraine 18

Kallela M

14:20 Panel discussion

14:30-15:00 Coffee

15:00-17:00 Hall 2

Botulinum toxin treatment

Chairs Jakobsson F

Hjaltason H

15:00 Botulinum toxin treatment from the clinician's L 19

point of view

Jakobsson F

15:40 Botulinum toxin and hyperhidrosis L 20

Naver H

15:00-17:00 Hall 3


Chair Ólafsson E

15:00 Epidemiology of epilepsy in Iceland L 22

Ólafsson E

15:50 Risk factors for epilepsy L 23

Hauser A

16:40 Panel discussion

15:00-17:00 Hall 4

Nursing Session-Stroke II

Chair Sveinsdóttir H

15:00 Living with eating difficulties after stroke. L 24

Nursing assessment and interventions

Jacobsson C

15:45 To love and be loved. Sexuality, stroke, and quality of life L 25

Johnson J

15:00-17:00 Hall 5

Doctors Platform Session

Chair Sveinbjörnsdóttir S

Bjarnadóttir Ó

15:00 Topiramate treatment of epilepsy in five mentally 26

retarded patients with unilateral mesial

tomporal sclerosis

Arvio M, Sillanpää M

15:10 Cholinergic system modulates auditory processing 27

in elderly subjects:

A combined MEG/EEG-study

Pekkonen E, Jääskeläinen IP, Kaakkola S, Ahveninen J

15:20 The variability of epidermal nerve fiber densities 28

in healthy individuals

Mellgren SI, Göransson J, Omdal R, Skjesol A, Lindal S

15:30 Olfactory function in neurodegenerative disease 30

Hawkes C

15:40 Epilepsy and driving licence 31

Brodtkorb E, Bråthen G, Helde G

15.50 Could multiple sclerosis be a sexually transmitted illness? 32

Hawkes C

16:00 A genome wide linkage disequilibrium screen in 33

Scandinavian multiple
sclerosis patients shows

association to chromosome regions at 1q (D1S1601)

and 11q (D11S1986)

Harbo HF, Datta P, Spurkland A, Ryder LP, Sawcer S,

Celius EG, Modin H, Åkesson E, Sandberg-Wollheim M,

Myhr K-M, Andersen O, Hillert J, Sørensen PS,

Svejgaard A, Compston A, Vardal F, Oturai A

16:10 Is stroke in the young primarily of non-embolic origin? 34

The Copenhagen stroke study

Jørgensen HS, Mosegaard D, Olsen TS

16:20 Cerebral embolization is reduced by carrying out 35

coronary artery bypass surgery "at a beating heart"

Lund C, Lundblad R, Sundet K, Tennøe B, Fosse E,

Brucher R, Russell D

16:30 Spondylotic cervical myelopathy: Conservative vs 36

surgical results in a three-year follow-up study

Kadanka Z, Mares M, Bednaník J, Smrnka V, Krbec M,

Stejskal L, Chaloupka R, Surelová D, Novotny O,

Urbánek I, Dusek L

16:40 Does aerobic training improve endurance in mild MS? 37

Bjarnadóttir ÓH, Konráðsdóttir ÁD, Reynisdóttir K,

Ólafsson E

14:30-15:00 Doctors Poster Session

Hyperhomocysteinemia. A risk factor of stroke and P 01

recurrent stroke

Brander T, Christensen H, Gideon R, Truelsen T,

Boysen G, Thomas

Correlation between early TNF-a levels and ischaemic P 02

stroke severity

Losy J, Zaremba J

Entacapone is of benefit in patients with early P 03

Parkinson's disease without motor fluctuations

Brooks D, Gordin A, Poewe W, Deuschl G,

Leinonen M, Kultalaiiti E-R, Reinikainen K

Changes in heart rate variability after stroke P 04

Kristjánsson B, Hjaltason H, Stefánsson SB

Microangiopathic dementia: A case report from P 05


Auchus AP, Chen CPLH, Wilder-Smith E, Yu GXE,

Wong MC

Stroke is different in men and in women. P 06

The Copenhagen stroke study

Jørgensen HS, Mosegaard D, Houth JG

Quality of life after stroke in Estonia P 07

Körv J, Lembra E, Roose M, Kaasik A-E

Hemiballism in a patient with intracerebral hematoma P 08

Haldre S, Körv J, Roose M

Intrathecal apolipoprotein E production is reduced in multiple sclerosis P 09

Kolleger H, Schwarz C, Bachner M, Schiefermeier M

The ICAM1 K469E dimorphism is not associated with multiple sclerosis P 10

in Sweden

Masterman T, Zhang Z, Hellgren D, Anvret M, Hillert J

Chronic reflex sympathetic dystrophy with dystonia (complex regional P 11

pain syndrome) developing months after cervical spinal cord injury

Guðmundsdóttir Þ, Daníelsdóttir G, Guðmundsdóttir V, Sveinbjörnsdóttir S

Proctalgia and Parkinson's disease P 12

Örvar KB, Sveinbjörnsdóttir S

Central extrapontine myelinolysis due to polydipsia causing basal ganglia P 13

dysfunction with Parkinsonism. A case report

Sveinbjörnsdóttir S, Daníelsdóttir G, Benediktsdóttir K

Long-term efficacy and safety of entacapone as an adjunct tolevodopa P 14

in patients with Parkinson's disease and motor fluctuations

Larsen JP, Siden Å, Worm-Petersen J, Gordin A, Reinikainen K,

Kultalahti E-R

Entacapone as an adjunct to controlled-release levodopa preparations P 15

Gordin A, Poewe W, Deuschl G, Kultalahti E-R, Haapaniemi H, Leinonen M

Reinikainen K

Friday, May 31

08:30-11:30 Hall 2

Cerebrovascular disorders

Chairs Sigurðsson AP

Chimowicz M

08:30 Changes in blood pressure, temperature and blood glucose within L 38

the first hours after stroke onset

Boyesen G

09:00 Stroke reduction: Impact of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor therapy L 39

Þorgeirsson G

09:30-10:00 Coffee

10:00 Optimal therapy for intracranial arterial stenosis: Antiplatelet agents, L 40

anticoagulation or angioplasty?

Chimowicz M

10:30 Vascular testing in patients with stroke and TIA L 41

Feldmann E

11:00 Panel discussion

11:30-12:30 Radisson SAS Saga Hotel-Skáli

General assembly of the Nordic Neurological Association lunch meeting

11:30-12:30 Lunch at Radisson SAS Saga Hotel-Súlnasalur

08:15-09:30 Hall 4

Nursing Session II

Chair Ingólfsdóttir Þ

08:15 Supporting people with chronic diseases to live with their disease 42

Jónsdóttir H

09:00 A study on bowel and bladder management of spinal cord injured 43

individual in Iceland

Kjartansdóttir M

09:30-10:00 Coffee

10:00-11:30 Hall 4

Nursing Platform Session I

Chair Jónsdóttir H

10:00 The role of the nurse specialist in a memory clinic: Outreach home 44

visits to referred patients

Jakobsen O, Hasselbalcj S, Hejl AM, Waldemar G

10:20 Voice therapy for patients with with Parkinson's disease 45

Arnardóttir E

10:40 Developing multimedia and e-learning for teaching and learning 46

the care of people with brain injury

Iggulden H

11:00 Estimation of Glasgow verbal score from the Glasgow eye and motor 47

scores in head trauma patients

Yousefi H

11:30-12:30 Lunch at Radisson SAS Saga Hotel-Súlnasalur

12:00-14:00 Hall 2

Symposium on pain-Sponsored by Pfizer

Chair Bentsen L

12:00 Gabapentin, mechanism of action, do we know anything new? L 48

Field M

12:35 New evidence for the role of gabapentin in the treatment of chronic pain L 49

Rice A

13:10 Possible role of gabapentin in the treatment of primary headaches L 50

Bendtsen L

13:45 Panel discussion

12:30-14:00 Hall 3

Update on Movement Dis./Hereditary Myopathies

Chair Jakobsson F

12:30 Parkinson's disease L 51

Larsen JP

13:10 Hereditary neuromuscular disorders L 52

Edström L

12:30-14:00 Hall 4

Update on dementias

Chair Ævarsson ÓÞ

12:30 Today's medical treatment of Alzheimer's disease and future perspectives L 53

Snædal J

13:10 Sporadic vascular dementia subtypes - an update L 54

Wallin A

13:50 Panel discussion

14:00-14:30 Coffee

14:00-17:00 Hall 2


Chair Ólafsson E

14:30 Genealogic approach to neurological diseases L 55

Stefánsson K

15:20 Epidemiology and genetics of Parkinson's disease in Iceland L 56

Sveinbjörnsdóttir S

16:00 Localization of a susceptibility gene for common forms of stroke L 58

Grétarsdóttir S

15:00-17:00 Hall 3

Neurological monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU)

Sponsored by Nervus

Chair Rosén I

15:00 Electrophysiological monitoring L 59

Rosen I

15:50 Bedside monitoring of cerebral energy metabolism L 60

Ståhl N

16:40 Panel discussion

15:00-17:00 Hall 4

Nursing Platform Session II

Chair Þórarinsdóttir E

15:00 Identifying nursing sensitive patient outcomes (NOC) in neuro-rehabilitation 61

at Landspítali - University hospital in Iceland

Guðmundsdóttir E, Delaney C, Thoroddsen Á

15:20 Nurses role in the treatment of patients with hyperhidrosis 62

Wilhelmsson I-L, Eriksson S

15:40 Frequency of pressure ulcer on persons with spinal cord injury in Iceland 63

Kjartansdóttir M

16:00 Social situation of people who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 64

Sigurðardóttir M

14:00-14:30 Doctors and Nurses Poster Session

Doctors Posters

Electroretinographic and histologic assessment of retinal function in P 16

microphthalmia mutant mice

Eysteinsson T, Steingrímsson E, Møller A

Quantification of myosin is a valuable tool P 17

Ansved T, Ahlbeck C, Eriksson LI, Fri Y

Categorical speech perceptions and experiments with ERP: P 18

Relationship between voice onset time and N100 latency

Levy SRA, Stefánsson SB

Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in patients with P 19

difficult headache

Bekkelund SI, Jensen R, Olsborg C, Torbergsen T, Salvesen R

Do carpal canal stenosis predict outcome after surgical treatment P 20

for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Bekkelund SI, Pierre-Jerome C

Diagnostic disagreement in patients referred to a neurological P 21

outpatient clinic

Albretsen C, Bekkelund SI

Prevalence of head trauma in patients with difficult headache P 22

Bekkelund SI, Salvesen R

Multidisciplinary group rehabilitation for patients with Parkinson's disease P 23

Bjarnadóttir Ó, Arnardóttir E, Benediktsdóttir S, Sigurðardóttir M,

Gunnbjörnsdóttir H

The epidemiology of headache and irritable bowel syndrome in P 24

Icelandic adults - is there an association?

Ólafsdóttir LB, Sveinbjörnsdóttir S, Jakobsson F

The epidemiology of migraine in Icelandic adults P 25

Ólafsdóttir LB, Sveinbjörnsdóttir S, Jakobsson F

Maternal obstetric neuropathies in lower extremities: Frequency, P 26

localization, etiology, and prognosis

Hjaltason H, Vigfússon G, Hauksdóttir S, Steingrímsdóttir T, Ólafsson E

Nurses Posters

Documentation and quality assurance of nursing for patients with P 27

multiple sclerosis (MS) in interferon-beta treatment (IFN)

Bangsgaard L, Eskildsen M, Hansen A, Krogh H

Women's experience of multiple sclerosis P 29

Jónsdóttir H, Sigurðardóttir GM, Hafsteinsdóttir JE, Björnsdóttir ÓE

Quality assessment of nursing documentation P 30

Hvid K, Fatum H

Developing patient education of patients with Parkinson's disease in the P 31

Clinic of Neurology, Oulu University Hospital

Jämsä T, Heikkinen T, Hiltunen A, Järvimäki L, Hentinen M, Toljamo M

Implementation of new documentation procedures for the nursing in the P 32

Stroke Clinic of Frederiksberg Hospital

Hvid K, Fatum H

Quality of life before and after stroke. The Copenhagen stroke study P 33

Mosegaard D, Houth JG, Jørgensen HS

Documentation of tacit knowledge. Improving MS nursing P 34

Jota PA, Haugstad R, Kornerud U, Wehus R, Klingsheim B, Nortvedt MW

Evidence-based nursing to stroke patients P 35

Zielke S, Christensen D, Muus I

Does rehabilitation improve quality of life in individuals with P 36

Parkinson's disease? Prospective pilot study

Gunnbjörnsdóttir H, Bjarnadóttir ÓH

Benefits of rehabilitation after stroke P 37

Sigurðardóttir KR, Bjarnadóttir ÓH

The need for nursing care rehabilitation in patients with acute stroke. P 38

The Copenhagen stroke study

Mosegaard D, Jørgensen HS

Saturday, June 1

08:30-10:20 Hall 1

Lectures from Iceland

08:30 Results of 40 years surveillance for Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease in Iceland L 65

Georgsson G

09:10 Hereditary cystatin C amyloid angiopathy in Iceland L 66

Blöndal H

09:50-10:20 Coffee

10:20-12:20 Hall 1

The future of neurology

10:20 Neurological nursing in the Nordic countries 67

Kirkevold M

10:40 Neurology in the Nordic countries 68

Sigurðsson AP

11:00 The future of neurology 69

Hachinski V

12:00 Panel discussion

Representative from each of the Nordic countries
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