SANE Sweden 2019 PANS Conference

Pooling Knowledge – Moving Forward

SANE Sweden is proud to announce a two-day conference on PANS and PANDAS and related conditions, will take place in Malmo, Sweden, Thursday 3 & Friday 4 October, 2019.

The conference will pool current knowledge and set the pathway for new knowledge.

The conference venue is easily reached by flying into Copenhagen and then taking a short (approximately 20 minutes) train journey, directly from the airport to the venue in Malmo. Read more about travel options below.

 

Confirmed speakers and topics:

DEFINITION OF PANS/PANDAS: SYMPTOMS, GRADES OF SEVERITY AND TYPES OF DISEASE TRAJECTORIES
Kiki Chang, MD, Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist; Director Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program; Stanford School of Medicine, Co-Founder Stanford PANS Clinic, USA.

AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALITIS IN AUTISM: CONNECTION WITH PANS AND PANDAS
Richard Frye, MD, Child Neurologist, Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas; Director of Autism Research at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute, USA.

AUTOIMMUNE MOVEMENT DISORDERS: CLINICAL PHENOTYPES AND BIOMARKERS
Russell Dale, PhD MD, Paediatric Neurologist and Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Paediatrics & Child Health, Children’s Hospital, Westmead, University of Sydney, Australia.

ABERRANT IMMUNE AND NEURONAL INTERACTIONS IN POST-INFECTIOUS AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALITIS – LESSONS FROM ANIMAL STUDIES
Dritan Agalliu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, USA.

LINKS BETWEEN PANS, POTS AND JOINT HYPERMOBILITY, HSD
Markku Partinen, MD, Neurologist, Research Director of the Helsinki Sleep Clinic, Vitalmed Research Centre, Professor in Neurology, University of Helsinki, Finland.

DISORDERED EATING IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH PANS
Cynthia Kapphahn, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Eating Disorders Program, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, USA

IMMUNOPSYCHIATRY: STUDYING INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE IN PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS – FINDINGS FROM ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
Eva Särndahl, Professor in Medical Microbiology at Örebro University, Director of iRiSC – Inflammatory Response and Infection Susceptibility Centre, Sweden.

ACUTE ONSET DEVASTATING PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT POPULATIONS: PANS, SCHIZOPHRENIA; ENCEPHALITIS OR WHAT?
Christopher Gillberg, MD, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

PANS IN ADULTS – ARE THERE ANY BOUNDARIES?
Susanne Bejerot, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Örebro University, Sweden.

PANS AND MOOD DISORDERS – OVERLAP OF NEUROCIRCUITRY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT
Kiki Chang, M.D. Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist, Director Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program; Stanford School of Medicine, Co-Founder Stanford PANS Clinic, USA.

CATATONIA AND AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: NEW CHALLENGES
Vladimir Ferrafiat MD (or Marie Raffin MD; or Angèle Consoli MD, PhD; or David Cohen MD, PhD). Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France.

THE GOTHENBURG EXPERIENCE OF INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN TREATMENT FOR PANDAS/PANS
Anders Fasth, MD, Professor in Immunology, Department of Pediatrics at Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

DEVELOPING A PANDAS & PANS SERVICE – THE UNITED KINGDOM EXPERIENCE
Tim Ubhi, MD, Consultant paediatrician & fellow of the Royal college of paediatrics & child health. Childrens e-hospital, United Kingdom.

EXPERIENCES FROM A SWEDISH SPECIALIZED PANS-TEAM
Caroline Gromark, MD, Child and adolescent Psychiatry specialist, BUP OCD and related disorders, CAP Research Center, Sweden.

PANS AND PANDAS – BIOMARKERS AND DIAGNOSTICS
Eva Hesselmark, PhD-student, Karolinska insitutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

STRENGTHENING YOUR CHILD’S HEALTHY FOUNDATION (SEMINAR AIMED AT PARENTS)
Amy Joy Fishman, Nurse Practitioner, Open Medicine Institute, in Mountain View, California, USA.

 

All delegates are invited to a buffet dinner on Thursday evening, which is included in the registration fee. This is an opportunity for attendees to mingle and network.

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SANE is a Swedish non-profit organization and this conference has been made possible by grants from Arvsfonden, Malmo stad and Event in Skane.

Practical information

The conference starts with registration 8:15 am Thursday October 3 and ends around 5:30 pm Friday October 4. A detailed program will be sent out as pdf to the delegates before the conference.

Venue

The Conference will be held at Malmömässan, an exhibition and convention centre in the Hyllie area. Malmö. Here you can find practical information about the venue.

Hotel

A number of discount priced hotel rooms can be booked at Best Western Malmö Arena Hotel, with the promotion code: 191002001. Please note that you can only book one room at a time with the promotion code.

There is another hotel very near Malmömässan, Quality Hotel View. In the central area of Malmö there are many hotels in different price categories. The train is 8 minutes from Malmö Station to the venue (Hyllie station), and the bus is 20 minutes.

Travel options

The conference venue is easily reached by flying into Copenhagen airport (CPH) and then taking a short (approximately 20 minutes) train journey, directly from the airport to the venue in Malmo (Hyllie station). Another possibility is o fly into Malmo airport (MMX), and from there take the bus to central Malmo (approximately 45 minutes), change to another bus (20 minutes) or train (10 minutes) to the Hyllie station where the venue is located. Malmo can also be reached by train and ferry from some countries.

Registration

We welcome health and care professionals in all fields, and reserchers as well as parents of children with PANS and related disorders, adults with PANS, and the interested public to this conference. Parallel lectures specifically aimed at parents will be held during one afternoon.

Register here and please note that you can only register one delegate at the time.

Registration fees

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED FEE

September 9, 2018–January 31, 2019
SEK 1900

REGULAR FEE

February 1–September 6, 2019
SEK 2400

Registration fees include attendance to all sessions, conference material, lunches and refreshments in the breaks during the conference days, and a buffet dinner on Thursday evening.

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VAT information: There is no VAT on our fees since we are a NGO/Charity

Method of payment

All payments should be made in Swedish krona (kr/SEK). If you are buying a ticket for someone else, make sure to write the name and email address of the actual delegate in the check-out area. You can only buy one ticket at a time. All bank transfer charges in connection with transferring fees are to be paid by the delegate.

Payment can be made by the following method: Credit card – Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Please note that all credit card payments are made through secure and encrypted online payment gateway.

Cancellation of registration

We regret that cancellation is not possible. If you cannot attend the conference however, your registration is transferable to another member of your organisation. All changes should be done in written form to: info@forbundetsane.se

 

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