The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes (SSSD)


Wednesday, 11 April

8:00­- Registration & coffee
9:00-9:15 Opening words
Johanna Lempainen, University of Turku, Finland
9:15-9:45 Prediction of T1D – genes, autoantibodies and heterogeneity                    Chairs: Jorma Toppari & Riitta Veijola

Jorma Ilonen, University of Turku, Finland

9:45­-10:15 Early signs of Type 1 Diabetes

Riitta Lahesmaa, University of Turku, Finland

10:15-10:45 Coffee and exhibition
10.45-12:45 Oral presentations                                                                                          Chairs: Arno Hänninen & Mark Peakman
12:45-13:45 Lunch and exhibition
13:45-14:15 Prevention of type 1 diabetes                                                                          Chairs: Mikael Knip & Riitta Lahesmaa  

Riitta Veijola, University of Oulu, Finland

14:15-14:45 New molecular mechanisms of T1D – basis for prevention
Chantal Mathieu, KU Leuven, Belgium
14:45-15:15 Immunotherapy in T1D

Mark Peakman, King’s College Hospital, UK

15:15-15:45 Treatment and monitoring of type 1 diabetes, current view and future prospects

Päivi Keskinen, Tampere University Hospital, Finland

15:45-16:15 Coffee & exhibition
16:15-18:15 Oral presentations                                                                                  Chairs: Tapani Rönnemaa & Liisa Saarikoski 
19:00-20:30 Welcome reception at the Turku City Hall (address: Aurakatu 2)

Thursday, 12 April

8:30-9:15 Knud Lundbæk award lecture                                                                    Chairs: Pirjo Nuutila & Bjørn Olav Åsvold
Valdemar Grill, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Friends and foes of the pancreatic beta cell – implications for treatment
9:15-9:45 SGLT2 inhibitors: cardiovascular outcomes

Ele Ferrannini, University of Pisa, Italy

9:45-10:15 Statins and risk of diabetes

Markku Laakso, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

10:15-10:45 Coffee – sponsored by Astra Zeneca & exhibition
10:45-11:30 Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture                                                     Chairs: Markku Laakso & Johnny Ludvigsson
Olle Korsgren, Uppsala University, Sweden
On the etiology of Type 1 Diabetes: lessons learned from the human pancreas
11:30-12:15 Barndiabetesfondens Johnny Ludvigsson award lecture
Pål Njölstad, University of Bergen, Norway
Using monogenic diabetes for precision medicine in childhood diabetes
12:15-13:15 Lunch & exhibition
Lunch Symposium sponsored by Sanofi  (by invitation only)
Complications add burden to type 1 diabetes – focus on diabetic nephropathy
Professor Per-Henrik Groop, University of Helsinki, Finland
13:15-13:30 Presentation sponsored by Mercodia
How to get the most out of your ELISA?
Jenny Presto, Mercodia AB, Sweden
13:30-15:30 Oral presentations                                                                                    Chairs: Lassi Nelimarkka & Kirsi Pietiläinen 
15:30-16:00 Coffee & exhibition
16:00-16:30 Adipose tissue mitochondria – a key to metabolic health                  Chairs: Tapani Rönnemaa & Jorma Lahtela
in obesity
Kirsi Pietiläinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
16:30-17:00 Physical activity in young adulthood and risk of type 2 diabetes later in life

Merja Laine, University of Helsinki, Finland

17:00-17:30 Effects of short-term exercise training on intestinal metabolism and gut microbiota

Kumail Motiani, University of Turku, Finland

17:30-18:00 SSSD General assembly
18:30 Dinner at Panimoravintola Koulu (Brewery restaurant Koulu in English, address: Eerikinkatu 18)

Friday, 13 April

8:30-9:00 Microbiome and type 1 diabetes                                                                     Chairs: Jorma Ilonen & Jorma Toppari

Mikael Knip, University of Helsinki, Finland

9:00-9:30 Viruses and type 1 diabetes
Malin Flodström Tullberg, Karolinska institute, Sweden
9:30-10:00 Effect of gut dysbiosis to the development of autoimmunity

Arno Hänninen, University of Turku, Finland

10:00-10:30 Coffee & exhibition
10:30-12:30 Young investigator award                                                   Chairs: Malin Flodström-Tullberg & Bjørn Olav Åsvold
Residual beta-cell function in long-standing type 1 diabetes, Daniel Espes, Uppsala University, Sweden
and Oral presentations
12:30-13:30 Lunch & exhibition
 13:30-14:00 The endocrine gut and its involvement in glucose homeostasis        Chairs: Minna Soinio & Lassi Nelimarkka

Filip Knop, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

14:00-14:30 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: glucagon-like peptide-1 based therapies

Tina Vilsbøll, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

14:30-15:00 GLP-1 receptor based detection of beta cells

Pirjo Nuutila, University of Turku, Finland

15:00-15:15 Closing remarks
Johanna Lempainen, University of Turku, Finland
Takeaway coffee

The programme is subject to changes.