ME/CFS + Long COVID – Conference 2022

International Conference
Long COVID and ME/CFS – Treatment and Rehabilitation
Friday 7 – Saturday 8 October 2022

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WELCOME

The international conference of ME/CFS and Long COVID – Treatment and Rehabilitation is held in Tampere Finland (also online) on 7-8 October 2022. The conference presents current information about ME/CFS and Long Covid.

This innovative two-day conference will review the challenges of understanding the pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, treatment and rehabilitation of post COVID-19 condition (Long COVID) and ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome). Bringing together top researchers, clinicians and therapists working in this field we can better understand the underlying mechanisms and identify potential treatments.

The conference is directed for all health and social care professionals. Finnish experts’ lectures will be presented in Finnish and lectures by experts from other countries will be presented in English. International experts will be presenting their lectures mainly remotely, Finnish experts on site in Tampere, Finland.

The following themes will be discussed during the conference:

  • Long COVID and ME/CFS; pathophysiology, risk factors and clinical presentation.
  • International guidelines for managing Long COVID and ME/CFS: recommendations and practices for treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Rehabilitation for people with Long COVID and ME/CFS
  • What instructions and guidance healthcare professionals can give to the patient
  • What methods can be applied in treatment and rehabilitation
  • Similarities and differences between Long COVID and ME/CFS
  • Patients and carers perspective

PROGRAM

Friday, October 7, 2022
Finnish Time (+1 Hour CET/ +3 Hours UTC)

8.30 Registration, Coffee
9.00-9.05 Conference Opening
9.05-9.15 Welcoming, President of FIAOMT Jessica Harju and event coordinator Hanna Markkula
9.15-10.00 Long COVID Patofysiologia ja kliininen kuva, hoitosuositukset, Risto O. Roine (Long COVID Pathophysiology and Clinical Presentation, Guidelines, presentation is in Finnish)
10.00-10.35 Long COVID Teho- ja sairaalahoidon jälkitila, keuhko-oireet, PICS, Salla Kattainen (Long COVID Recovery After ICU and Hospitalization, Lung Problems, PICS, presentation is in Finnish)
10.35-10.45 Pause
10.45-11.15 ME/CFS Hyvä käytäntö konsensussuositus, Jorma Komulainen (The Finnish ME/CFS Good Practice Consensus Guideline, presentation is in Finnish)
11.15-12.15 ME/CFS Pathophysiology and Clinical Presentation, Treatment, and Rehabilitation in Bragée Clinic, Björn Bragée
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.25 Sponsor presentations
13.25-13.40 Long COVID -potilaiden puheenvuoro, Taija Rutanen (Long COVID, Patients’ Perspective, presentation is in Finnish)
13.40-14.20 Kipumekanismit ja neuropaattinen kipu, Jukka-Pekka Kouri (Pain Mechanisms and Neuropathic Pain, presentation is in Finnish)
14.20-14.50 A Multidisciplinary NHS COVID-19 Service to Manage Post-COVID-19 Syndrome in the Community, Manoj Sivan
14.50-15.10 Coffee
15.10-15.50 ME/CFS Diagnosis and Management In Young People, Peter Rowe
15.50-16.10 Omaishoitajan puheenvuoro, vaikea ME/CFS, Lars Hassel (Carer’s Perspective, Severe ME/CFS, presentation is in Finnish)
16.10-16.45 Caring for Severe ME/CFS Patients, Including the Example of Røysumtunet, Ola D. Saugstad
16.45-17.00 Questions, Closing Speech. Hanna Markkula and Jessica Harju

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Finnish Time (+1 Hour CET/ +3 Hours UTC)

8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.10 Welcoming, President of FIAOMT Jessica Harju and event coordinator Hanna Markkula
9.10-9.30 Call for Action: Health services in the European Region must adopt integrated care models to manage Post-Covid-19 Condition, Satish Mishra
9.30-10.10 Dysautonomia and Exercise Intolerance in ME/CFS and Long COVID, David M. Systrom
10.10-10.35 Pacing ja sykeseuranta PEM-oireen hallinnassa ME/CFS- ja Long COVID -potilailla (Pacing and Heart Rate Monitoring in the Management of PEM in ME/CFS and Long COVID, Tuuli Latvala, presentation is in Finnish)
10.35-10.45 Pause
10.45-11.05 Historia, potilaiden asema, pacing käytännössä, Katja Brandt (History, the Status of Patients, Pacing – Practical Examples, presentation is in Finnish)
11.05-11.35 ME/CFS ja Long COVID, kuntoutus, sidekudoksen poikkeavuus, Hanna Markkula (ME/CFS and Long COVID, Rehabilitation, Connective Tissue Abnormality, presentation is in Finnish)
11.35-12.35 Lunch
12.35-12.45 Sponsor presentations
12.45-13.15 Trauma-informoitu kohtaaminen ammattilaisen ja potilaan näkökulmasta, Karita Palomäki (Trauma-informed Care From Professionals and Patients’ Perspective, presentation is in Finnish)
13.15-13.45 Psykologi ME/CFS:n ja Long COVIDin hoidossa ja kuntoutuksessa, Meeri Keurulainen (Psychologist in the Treatment and Rehabilitation of ME/CFS and Long COVID, presentation is in Finnish)
13.45-14.15 Respiratory Physiotherapy in Long COVID Rehabilitation, Ruth Ainley
14.15-14.35 Coffee
14.35-15.15 What the 2-day CPET informs us about PEM in ME/CFS and Long COVID, Betsy Keller
15.15-16.15 Dysautonomia and MCAS in Long COVID and ME/CFS; Symptoms and Treatment, Theresa Dowell
16.15-16.45 Caring For the Patient With Severe or Very Severe ME/CFS, Amy Mooney
16.45-17.00 Questions, Closing Speech, Hanna Markkula and Jessica Harju

Changes May Occur.

Lecture materials are sent to participants by email.
The conference will be recorded.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops are held at Varala Sports Institute on October 6. Workshops are held in Finnish.

9.30-10.00 Registration

SESSION 1 10.00-13.00
GROUP A: Workshop by Physiotherapist Liisa Tinnilä: Long COVID and ME/CFS, Rehabilitation. (Workshop is in Finnish)
GROUP B: Workshop by Physiatrist Seppo Villanen: Long COVID and ME/CFS Clinical Examination, Differential Diagnosis. (Workshop is in Finnish)

13.00-13.45 Lunch

SESSION 2 13.45-16.45
GROUP B: Workshop by Physiotherapist Liisa Tinnilä: Long COVID and ME/CFS, Rehabilitation. (Workshop is in Finnish)
GROUP A: Workshop by Physiatrist Seppo Villanen: Long COVID and ME/CFS Clinical Examination, Differential Diagnosis. (Workshop is in Finnish)

GET TOGETHER

The City of Tampere organizes a complimentary cocktail party for ME/CFS and Long COVID -conference at Museum Centre Vapriikki (Alaverstaanraitti 5, 33100 Tampere) on October 6 at 6-7 pm. Dress code: smart casual.

THE CONFERENCE VENUE

Scandic Rosendahl, Pyynikintie 13, Tampere, Finland
The venue is located 2 km from the city centre of Tampere, and 3 km from the railway and bus station.

ACCOMMODATION

Quota and special price available: Hotel Scandic Rosendahl
Address: Pyynikintie 13, Tampere
Phone no: +358 300308434
E-mail: rosendahl@scandichotels.com

Accommodation details
Room rates include breakfast and Wi-Fi
Days: 6-8 October 2022
120 € single room / night
140 eur double room / night

All guests can book rooms themselves through the following link:
https://www.scandichotels.fi/?bookingcode=BMEC061022

Booking code BMEC061022

All reservations should be made before 22 September 2022.

CITY OF TAMPERE

https://visittampere.fi/en/

ORGANIZER: Finnish Association of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (FIAOMT)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Physiotherapist Hanna Markkula
hanna.j.markkula76@gmail.com
+358 50 303 4686

President of FIAOMT Jessica Harju
pj@omt.org
p.+358 44 334 2006

 

Some previous lectures by speakers at the conference

Purchase your ticket to the conference

You can buy a ticket to the conference here. You can choose to participate remotely or come to Tampere.
Remote participant: live stream link will be sent by email on 6.10.2022.

Conference organiser:
Suomen Ortopedisen Manuaalisen Terapian Yhdistys ry / Finnish Association of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (FIAOMT)
Hallituskatu 11 C
33200 Tampere
Finland
Phone: +358 3273 1320
E-mail: somty.sihteeri@omt.org
Business ID: 0710208-5

Prices:
*Super Early bird until 16.5.2022 380 €
*Early bird 17.5.-31.8.2022 470 €
*Normal price 1.9.-6.10.2022 520 €

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