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Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare – from Research to Practice

25–26 March

Insight into the Section

This section is open to all members with an interest in developing a vision for the future of medicine and healthcare.

We are open to collaborate with stakeholders, researchers across the Baltic sea region and beyond to advance technology and promote innovation in the field. This section is home to work groups focused in the areas of:

  • Artificial Intelligence in healthcare
  • Digital healthcare, telemedicine, virtual reality
  • Information technologies, data science, Big Data, Internet of Medical Things
  • Medical technologies: devices, materials, 3D printing, gadgets, biomedical engineering
  • Personalized medicine

The event adheres to European Commission guidelines.
Factors that impact the digitalisation of health and healthcare:

  • the interoperability of systems and technologies;
  • battling health systems market fragmentation;
  • secure access to digital health solutions and health data;
  • ensuring EU citizens’ trust in digital solutions;
  • better quality health data.
  • Digitisation supports:
  • cross-border healthcare;
  • health promotion and disease prevention;
  • health systems reform;
  • transition to new care models towards community-based and integrated care structures;
  • better personalised medicine and more effective health and social care systems through the use of health data.
Agenda 25/03 Connected health - the future of healthcare
10:00–10:05Opening of the event by Kristaps Krafte
Session I: Connected health – the future of healthcare
The goal of the first session is to emphasise the benefits of digitally connected healthcare and to offer practical steps for improvement.
10:05–10:15Patient perspective. Challenges met by people with chronic conditions (Pulmonary Hypertension patient)Ieva Plūme, Latvia
10:15–10:25Opening remarkProf. Dr. habil. Med. Aigars Pētersons, RSU rector
10:25–10:40Connected HealthDins Šmits, RSU, Latvia
“Connected Health encompasses terms such as wireless, digital, electronic, mobile, and tele-health and refers to a conceptual model for health management where devices, services or interventions are designed around the patient's needs, and health related data is shared, in such a way that the patient can receive care in the most proactive and efficient manner possible. All stakeholders in the process are ‘connected' by means of timely sharing and presentation of accurate and pertinent information regarding patient status through smarter use of data, devices, communication platforms and people.”
10:40–10:45Q & A
10:45–11:00From plan to implementation of Connected Health System from AustriaDI Dr. Günter Rauchegger / Dr. med. Franz Leisch, managing directors of ELGA GmbH, Austria
11:00–11:05Q & A
11:05–11:15Public’s participation in research: Data-based decision making in disease prevention and early diagnosticsEmīls Sundjukovs, Computer Scientist dedicated to Healthcare and Education, Latvia
11:15–11:17Q & A
11:17–11:27Working connected health solution already improving patients lives Vigo Health. Next steps in collaboration with research and healthcare institutionsDr Jānis Šlēziņš, Vigo Health, Latvia
11:27–11:30 Q & A. Closing of the session
Session II: Panel discussion
Digital Health for Latvia: Challenges, Opportunities for Healthcare, Science and Society
Moderator: Toms Baumanis, Vice-Rector for Administration and Development, RSU
12:00–13:15
  • Ministry of Health (TBC)
  • Dr Valts Ābols, CEO, Children's Clinical University hospital: Through the child as patient. Preventative medicine, timely targeted care
  • ELGA GmbH managing director (Austria): Specific data (financial, human resource (doctors’). What do we gain? How to involve the public? Open protocol
  • Rīga East University Hospital, RSU (TBC)
  • EC representative (TBC)
  • Kārlis Ālbergs, NHS Quality Team, UK: Factors that influence the quality of (digital) healthcare services: the UK as example
13:15–13:25 Q & A
13:25–13:30 Recap of the Session II: action plan, potential memorandum on digital health strategy and closing statements
Session III: Needs-based Innovation – Knowledge-Intensive Solutions
 

Experts:

  • Dr. sc. ing.Uldis Doniņš, RSU
  • Asst. Prof. Guna Bērziņa, Rehabilitation Research Laboratory, RSU
  • EIT Health expert (TBC)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. sc.ing. Egons Lavendelis (RTU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Katrina Boločko (RTU)
  • Emīls Sundjukovs, Computer Scientist dedicated to Healthcare and Education
Innovation pilot & research project presentations
14:35–14:45
  • Non-contact skin cancer and rare disease diagnostics
  • Early non-contact bacteria activity evaluation
  • Mobile health screening systems
  • Knee joints automatic diagnostics
Dmitrijs Bļizņuks, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Institute of Smart Computer Technologies, Latvia
14:45–14:50Q & A 
14:50–15:05UPOlife – Remote Heart Health Monitoring SolutionNormunds Daudišs, Latvia
15:05–15:10Q & A 
15:10–15:25WELMO (Wearable Electronics for Effective Lung MonitoringSander Suursalu, Estonia
15:25–15:30Q & A
Innovation pilot & research project presentations
15:30–15:37#869Quality control of handwashing using neural networksMārtiņš Ļuļļa, RSU, Medical Education Technology Centre
15:38–15:44#666Evaluation of Virtual Reality in Trauma Training: Randomised Controlled TrialMarta Laņģe, RSU, Medical Education Technology Centre
15:45–15:52#493Stealth Nanoparticles for Tumour-specific DeliveryDr Antons Sizovs, Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence
15:53–16:00#282Assessment Of Innovative Biomarkers In Early Period After Kidney TransplantationDr Katarīna Klaucāne, RSU Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga East Clinical University Hospital
16:01–16:08#206Detection and tracking of epilepsy seizures using machine learning and quantum dots biosensorKanishk Dwivedi, Rajiv Gandhi Technical University
16:09–16:16#1034Artificial neural network use in optimising optical non-invasive skin cancer image segmentation and diagnosticEvija Cibuļska, Rīga Technical university
Poster presentation viewing / Comments / Q&A
#624H2S signalling modulation in human pulmonary arteries with Low-Frequency (20 kHz) ultrasoundAgilė Tunaitytė, Laboratory of preclinical drug investigation, Institute of Cardiology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
#622Human induced pluripotent stem cell derived astrocyte based models in neuropsychiatric disordersAugusta Volkevičiūtė, Laboratory of preclinical drug investigation, Institute of Cardiology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
#404Computer user emotion detection methods in human computer interactionSabīne Grīnberga, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, RSU
#447Stroke patient experience using digital therapy “Vigo” for stroke patient recoveryKlinta Epalte, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health and Welfare, RSU
#267Creation of digital bones collection with anatomically correct and optimised 3D modelsEdgars Čudars, Department of Morphology, Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology, RSU
#4783D printed additive ergonomic intravenous extremity support catheter stabilization protection productsLudmila Romanovska, Rīga Technical University
16:25Recap of the day
Agenda 26/03: Collaboration and Modernisation of Health Education / Competences

Focus on solutions and collaborations that can be achieved by modernising educational programs. The aim is to promote cooperation between entrepreneurs, scientists and health institutions to digitalise health and healthcare.

Session I
10:30–10:35Opening remarks
10:35–10:45Building advanced digital and research skills at Rīga Stradiņš UniversityAgrita Kiopa, Vice-rector for Science, RSU
10:45–11:00Academic perspectives of e-health and the 10+ years of experience of running international e-health and innovation master’s program (Health Care Technology) at Tallinn University of TechnologyProf. Peeter Ross, Estonia
11:00–11:05Q & A 
11:05–11:20Examination of different aspects applying AI algorithms for breast imaging in clinical practiceFredrik Strand, MSc MD PhD, Karolinska Institute, Sweden | Video
11:20–11:25Q & A 
11:25–11:40Artificial intelligence in medical imaging: threat or opportunity?Prof. Maija Radziņa, Radiology Research Laboratory, RSU; Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital; Diagnostic Radiology Institute, RSU
11:40–12:00Q & A. Closing the first half of the day 
Session II: Shaping the Future of Preventive Diagnostics
12:30–14:00

Panel discussion: Big Data Analytics for Preventive Diagnostics

The use of big data, together with sensory devices, opens up possibilities for preventive diagnosis

  • Jānis Paiders, Senior Expert, Ministry of Education and Science
  • Rolands Strazdiņš, Ministry of Regional Development and Environmental Protection, IT Policy
  • Sergio Uribe, Visiting Associate Professor at RSU, DDS (Oral Surgeon), MSc in Maxillofacial Radiology, PhD in Medical Sciences
  • Ieva Šlēziņa, Director, Medical Education Technology Centre, RSU
  • John Martin Tully, Co–founder, CEO MikroTik
  • Liene Ņikitina-Zaķe, Director, Research Department, RSU

Moderator: Kristaps Krafte

Session III: IT Health – Today & Tomorrow (15:00–16:30)
Moderator: Kristaps Zaļais, RSU B-Space Business Incubator, mentor

Three speakers from the industry will discuss their experience and insights into digital transformation and digital solutions that shape modern healthcare and future development opportunities.

Guests

  • Kārlis Ketners, SmartView
    SmartView is a cloud-based, feature-rich, online image viewing and modelling platform that allows radiologists to analyse patient examinations in a more convenient, remote way. This technology not only provides doctors with a workstation on their personal computers, but also expands it with artificial intelligence functionality.
  • Krists Avots, director of Digital Transformation at Tet.lv
  • Auseklis Sarkans, Dāvis Auškāps, DoctoWell
    DoctoWell's mission is to enable every clinic and doctor to be completely digital and benefit from the digitalisation of the healthcare industry. Our solutions include fast patient bookings with full digital health records, modern telemedicine and communication solutions as well as effective clinic and staff management and statistics. We are a team of 10 healthtech innovators and disruptors with a common goal to enhance the global healthcare sector one clinic at a time.
 

 

Committees

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Aivars Lejnieks, Head of Department of Internal Diseases, RSU, Latvia
  • Baiba Vilne PhD, Head of Bioinformatics Group, Research Department, RSU, Latvia
  • Sergio Uribe, DDS, OMFR, PhD, Leading Researcher at the Bioinformatics Research Unit, RSU, Latvia
  • Assoc. Prof. Katrina Boločko, Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Rīga Technical University, Latvia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr.sc.ing. Egons Lavendelis, Institute of Applied Computer Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Rīga Technical University, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Andris Skride, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU, Latvia
  • Dr. med. Ainārs Stepens, Leading Researcher, Military Medicine Research and Study Centre, RSU, Latvia
  • Dr. sc. ing. Uldis Doniņš, Head of Information Systems Division, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Maija Radziņa, Radiology Research Laboratory, Rīga Stradiņš University, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital
  • Emīls Sjundjukovs, PhD Candidate, Computer Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
  • Dr. Valdis Ģībietis, Co-Chair or RW2021 Scientific Committee, Latvia
  • Fredrik Strand, MSc MD PhD, PI MammoAI ScreenTrust, Sweden

Organising Committee

  • Prof. Aivars Lejnieks, Head of Department of Internal Diseases, RSU
  • Baiba Vilne PhD, Head of Bioinformatics Group, Research Department, RSU
  • Sergio Uribe, DDS, OMFR, PhD, Leading Researcher at the Bioinformatics Research Unit, RSU
  • Assoc. Prof. Katrina Boločko, Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Rīga Technical University
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr.sc.ing. Egons Lavendelis, Institute of Applied Computer Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Rīga Technical University
  • Asst. Prof. Andris Skride, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU
  • Dr. med. Ainārs Stepens, Leading Researcher, Military Medicine Research and Study Centre, RSU
  • Dr. sc. ing. Uldis Doniņš, Head of Information Systems Division, RSU
  • Prof. Maija Radziņa, Radiology Research Laboratory, Rīga Stradiņš University, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital
  • Emīls Sjundjukovs, PhD Candidate, Computer Science, University of Latvia
  • Dr. Valdis Ģībietis, Co-Chair or RW2021 Scientific Committee
  • Valts Ābols, MD, CEO at Children's Clinical University Hospital in Rīga; Lecturer at RSU

  • Justīne Vīķe, Manager at Technology Transfer Office, RSU
Keynote Speakers

Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

The heart needs energy!

24–26 March

Insight into the Section

Mitochondria have a central role in the energy metabolism and ensures normal functioning of human body systems. Mitochondrial metabolism of fatty acids, glucose and other energy substrates sustains physiological conditions and is affected by detrimental stimuli such as substrate overload, ischemia, hormonal regulation, as well as genetic disturbances. Healthy diet and lifestyle ensures mitochondrial fitness and prevents diabetes and obesity, and in this way forms the background for cardiovascular health. In recent years, new evidence has been collected about the pivotal role of microbiota in the interaction between diet and cardiometabolic health homeostasis.

Cardiovascular diseases comprise additional pathogenetic mechanisms on the background of diabetes and other endocrinological conditions. Genetics of atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia, and reperfusion injury are of special interest because of clinical relevance. Exciting historical developments in the field of cardiac stimulation have led to considerable progress and saved millions of lives worldwide.

This section will highlight the achievements of RSU researchers and developments in collaboration with national and international colleagues. We will explore how metabolic changes on the molecular level trigger intrinsic protective mechanisms and how we can use this knowledge to prevent and treat cardiometabolic disease and diabetes complications.

Agenda 24/03: oral & poster presentations
Session I
Moderators: Prof. Aivars Lejnieks, Prof. Maija Dambrova
12:00–12:30#652Long-chain acylcarnitines: from mitochondrial metabolism to clinical applicationsEdgars Liepiņš, Maija Dambrova, Latvia
12:30–12:50#539Targeting mitochondrial bioenergetics as a therapeutic strategy for cardiopulmonary complications related to COVID-19Reinis Vilšķērsts, Dana Kigitoviča, Stanislava Korzh, Melita Vidējā, Kārlis Vilks, Marina Makrecka-Kūka, Edgars Liepiņš, Andris Skride, Maija Dambrova, Latvia
12:50–13:10#929Precipitating Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation, and Outcome of Diabetic KetoacidosisIlze Konrāde, Sabīne Upmale-Engela, Justīne Brūvere-Kaupe, Inga Orleāne, Latvia
13:10–13:20#686Metformin decreases the plasma concentration of pro-atherogenic metabolite trimethylamine N-oxide in an experimental model of type 2 diabetesMelita Vidējā, Jānis Kūka, Marina Makrecka-Kūka, Jānis Liepiņš, Solveiga Grīnberga, Eduards Sevostjanovs, Kārlis Vilks, Edgars Liepiņš, Maija Dambrova, Latvia
13:20–13:30 Q & A session 
Break and poster viewing
Session II
Moderators: Prof. Maija Dambrova, Assoc.Prof. Ilze Konrāde
14:00–14:20#1077The human gut microbiome as a prediction tool for personalized T2D therapyIlze Elbere, Ivars Silamiķelis, Ilze Izabella Dindune, Monta Ustinova, Laila Silamiķele, Ilze Konrāde, Valdis Pīrāgs, Jānis Kloviņš, Latvia
14:20–14:40#809The pathogenic role of Th17 cell pathway in autoimmune thyroid diseasesTatjana Zaķe, Ieva Kalere, Sabīne Upmale-Engela, Gita Gersone, Andrejs Šķesters, Valērija Groma, Ilze Konrāde, Latvia
14:40–14:50#667Potential Factors for Predicting Thyroid Malignancy in Cases of BSRTC III and IV NodulesPāvils Plūme, Artūrs Ozoliņš, Zenons Narbuts, Rita Ničiporuka, Jānis Gardovskis, Latvia
14:50–15:00#544Landscape of circulating miRNAs in plasma from bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling of corticotroph pituitary neuroendocrine tumorHelvijs Niedra, Raitis Pečulis, Ilze Konrāde, Inga Balcere, Mihails Romanovs, Līva Šteina, Janis Stuķēns, Jeļizaveta Sokolovska, Jānis Kloviņš, Vita Rovīte, Latvia
15:00–15:10#679Adrenal surgery: single center 10+10 years experienceRita Ničiporuka, Artūrs Ozoliņš, Zenons Narbuts, Jānis Gardovskis, Latvia
15:10–15:30 Q & A session 
Agenda 25/03: oral presentations
Session I
Moderators: Asst. Prof. Ainārs Rudzītis, Prof. Oskars Kalējs
10:00–10:15#1004Ten-year experience of percutaneous transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), procedural success and safety. Data from Latvian Centre of Cardiology (LCC) during 2010–2020Santa Strazdiņa, Ainārs Rudzītis, Irina Cgojeva-Sproģe, Aļona Grāve, Andrejs Ērglis, Latvia
10:15-10:30#233Right ventricular myocardial infarction: it's incidence, clinical, laboratory, ECG and ECHO characteristicsIrena Kurcalte, Sini-Tuulia Kilpeläinen, Artis Kalnins, Oskars Kalejs, Aivars Lejnieks
10:30–10:45#826Performance of the American Heart Association 14 point evaluation versus electrocardiography for the cardiovascular screening of university's volleyball teams players in LatviaToms Jānis-Eglītis, Kalvis Kaļva, Sofija Ļebedeva, Anna Zuša, Baiba Norīte-Lapsiņa, Andris Vāvere, Jānis Žīdens, Oskars Kalējs, Latvia
10:45–11:00#744Patient adherence to antihypertensive medications during arterial hypertension therapyDmitrijs Kustovs, Inga Urtāne, Kārlis Trušinskis, Latvia
11:00–11:15#1120The effectiveness of out-of-hospital resuscitation and the factors influencing itAnita Ābula, Aija Mača, Oskars Kalējs, Latvia
11:15–11:30#1122Changes in heart rate, blood pressure and O2 content of masters basketball player during training and competitionMairita Bumbure, Andris Vāvere, Andris Rudzītis, Oskars Kalējs, Latvia
Session II
Moderators: Asst. Prof. Andris Skride, Prof. Oskars Kalējs
12:00–12:15#383Hemodynamic and demographic characteristics of potential patients to undergo Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty at Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University HospitalVerners Roberts Kalējs, Ainārs Rudzītis, Aivars Lejnieks, Matīss Šablinskis, Kristaps Šablinskis, Dana Kigitoviča, Ričards Kauliņš, Andris Skride, Barbara Vītola, Latvia
12:15–12:30#1118Cardiac damage in patients with pulmonary and lymph nodes sarcoidosisIgnė Strazdienė, Gintarė Martinkutė, Eglė Ereminienė, Lithuania
12:30–12:45#830One clinical center experience of outcome in patients with acute pulmonary embolism in 2018Viktorija Pavlovska, Zane Liepiņa, Aldis Strēlnieks, Latvia
12:45–13:00#768Meldonium improves functioning of the right ventricle and mitochondrial bioenergetics in experimental model of pulmonary hypertensionDana Kigitoviča, Stanislava Korzh, Melita Vidējā, Kārlis Vilks, Marina Makrecka-Kūka, Edgars Liepiņš, Andris Skride, Maija Dambrova, Reinis Vilšķērsts, Latvia
13:00–13:15#868Inotropic Function of Myocardium In Patients With Persistent Form Of Atrial Fibrillation Receiving Antiarrhythmic drugs Class IcEmma Sokolova, Aldis Strēlnieks, Baiba Kokina, Ainārs Rudzītis, Aivars Lejnieks, Oskars Kalējs, Latvia
13:15–13:30#1055Exercise Stress Test in Patient With Persistent Form of Atrial Fibrillation Receiving Treatment With Class Ic Antiarrhythmic Drugs After Sinus Rhythm RestorationEmma Sokolova, Poļina Ofrosimova, Ainārs Rudzītis, Oskars Kalējs, Latvia
13:30–13:45#683Significance of genetic testing in personalized approach of dilated cardiomyopathy. A case reportIrina Rudaka, Gita Tauriņa, Viktorija Skuja, Linda Gailīte, Latvia
13:45–14:00#605Satisfactory outcome of the complicated STABILISE technique for type B aortic dissection – a one year follow up.Artūrs Ligers, Aina Kratovska, Veronika Zaiceva, Vitālijs Zvirgzdiņš, Patrīcija Ivanova
Session III
Moderators: Asst. Prof. Kristīne Jubele, Prof. Aras Puodžiukynas, Prof. Oskars Kalējs
14:30–14:45#983

The most serious complication of cardiac implantable electronic devices: two-decade experience

Nikolajs Nesterovics, Georgijs Nesterovics, Liga Vidusa, Maris Blumbergs, Janis Ansabergs, Oskars Kalējs
14:45-15:00#320Incidence Of Blood Culture Negative Infective Endocarditis In Patients Undergoing Cardiac SurgeryKristiāns Meidrops, Arina Žuravļova, Janis Davis Osipovs, Martins Kalejs, Valērija Groma, Eva Petrosina, Aigars Reinis, Eva Strike, Pēteris Stradiņš
15:00–15:15#1059Indirect antiarrhythmic effects of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibition for arrhythmia recurrence prevention after electrical cardioversion for persistent atrial fibrillationAldis Strēlnieks, Baiba Kokina, Kristīne Jubele, Irina Pupkeviča, Irina Rudaka, Ginta Kamzola, Oskars Kalējs, Aivars Lejnieks, Lithuania
15:15–15:30#681Morphology of electrocardiogram P wave in correlation with pulmonary vein orientation in the left atrium in computed tomographyLigita Zvaigzne, Viktorija Verhovceva, Ketija Apsīte, Anna Labuce, Kristīne Jubele, Oskars Kalējs, Latvia
15:30–15:45#803AFibDI – Atrial Fibrillation Diurnal Index. The index for risk assessment derived from twenty-four hours Holter monitoringIrena Kurcalte, Oskars Kalējs, Aivars Lejnieks, Latvia
15:45–16:00#983The most serious complication of cardiac implantable electronic devices: two-decade experienceNikolajs Ņesterovičs, Georgijs Ņesterovics, Līga Vīduša, Māris Blumbergs, Jānis Ansabergs, Oskars Kalējs, Latvia
Agenda 26/03: oral & poster presentations

The conference is held under the auspices of the Latvian Society of Hypertension and Atherosclerosis

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Cardiovascular disease. From Genes to Management

Session I
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Kārlis Trušinskis, Prof. Pēteris Stradiņš
10:30–11:00 Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential and its cardiovascular consequencesLinda Gailīte, Latvia
11:00–11:30 Virtual coronary intervention in multifocal coronary artery diseaseDeniss Vasiļjevs, Latvia
11:30–12:00 Global longitudinal and segmental strain in patients with CADArtem Kalinin, Latvia
Break and poster viewing
Session II
13:00–13:30 Coronary artery bypass grafting in younger patient population vs elderly. From scientific to practical considerationsPēteris Stradiņš, Latvia
13:30–14:00 Interplay between aortic valve pathology and dilated ascending aorta. Is it a chicken and egg situation?Ivars Brečs, Latvia
14:00–14:30 Infective endocarditis: should we revise Duke criteria?Kristiāns Meidrops, Latvia
14:30–15:00 Impact of acute coronary syndrome misdiagnosis on postoperative bleeding in patients with type A aortic dissectionGvido Jānis Bergs, Latvia
Keynote Speaker

Committees

International Scientific Committee

  • Assoc. Prof. Ilze Konrāde, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Maija Dambrova, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Oskars Kalējs, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU, Latvia
  • Assoc. Prof. Pēteris Stradiņš, Department of Surgery, RSU, Latvia
  • Assoc. Prof. Kārlis Trušinskis, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU, Latvia

Organising Committee

  • Assoc. Prof. Ilze Konrāde, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU
  • Prof. Maija Dambrova, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, RSU
  • Prof. Oskars Kalējs, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU
  • Assoc. Prof. Pēteris Stradiņš, Department of Surgery, RSU
  • Assoc. Prof. Kārlis Trušinskis, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU

Women's and Children's Health

Emerging issues in women's, maternity, newborn and children's health

25 March

Insight into the Section

The health of women and children is vital to creating a healthy world. Over the last decades, life expectancy has increased and children's and maternal mortality rates have decreased all over the world, and in Europe particularly. However, in an era of globalisation, technological development, and climate change, researchers and health care providers face new challenges in women’s, maternal, newborn, and children's health. Let’s discuss these emerging topics together!

  • Children and illness
  • Where do maternal and infants' health needs intersect?
  • Towards a better understanding of women's health
Agenda: oral presentations
Session I: Children's Health
Moderators: Prof. Dace Gardovska, Assoc. Prof. Jana Pavāre
10:00–10:30 Severe pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS)Corsino Rey Galán, Spain
10:30–10:40#930Blood lactate level prediction of mortality in critically ill children in LatviaToms Dombrovskis, Ivars Vegeris, Reinis Balmaks, Latvia
10:40–10:50#365Predictive model for serious bacterial infections in children with fever presenting to emergency departmentUrzula Nora Urbāne, Eva Petrošina, Dace Zavadska, Jana Pavāre
10:50–11:00#380Comparison of clinical features of COVID-19 vs febrile non-SARS-CoV-2 infections in hospitalized childrenZanda Pučuka, Ieva Roģe, Liene Smane, Iveta Račko, Lizete Kļaviņa, Anna Beate Apsīte, Inese Stars, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Jana Pavāre, Latvia
11:00–11:10#497Indirect impact of COVID-19 pandemics on health-related quality of life and specialized health care in children with chronic diseases in Children’s Clinical University Hospital of LatviaAnija Meiere, Iveta Dzīvīte-Krišāne, Ineta Grantiņa, Ieva Puķīte, Elīna Aleksejeva, Ilze Grope, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Dace Gardovska, Latvia
11:10–11:20#458Immediate antibiotic prescribing habits for acutely ill children in primary careZane Līkopa, Sandis Kovaļovs, Loreta Miļuna, Emīlija Reimane, Lauma Vasiļevska, Jana Pavāre, Latvia
Session II: Women's and Children's Health
Moderators: Prof. Ilze Grope, Prof. Dace Rezeberga
12:00–12:30 COVID19: An Experience From a Large Midwestern Pediatric HospitalMatthew I. Goldsmith, USA
12:30–12:40#698Chromosomal Aberration Diagnostic Yield Diagnosed with Chromosomal Microarray Analysis in Latvia in 2019 and 2020Rasa Kiršteina, Daiga Mūrmane, Madara Mašinska, Ieva Mičule, Ieva Grīnfelde, Gita Tauriņa, Latvia
12:40–12:50#751Ovarian and fallopian tube pathologies in children and adolescentsIvanda Franckeviča, Marta Riekstiņa, Ieva Baurovska, Latvia
12:50–13:00#673Knowledge and beliefs about human papillomavirus and vaccination against it among adolescents and parentsAnna Linda Upmale, Anete Vanaga, Jana Žodžika, Latvia
13:00–13:10#619Lithuanian students’ knowledge about HPV and HPV vaccineJonas Ulevičius, Kristina Jarienė, Petrušaitė, Aurelija Siratavičienė, Lithuania
13:10–13:20#538Provision of pregnancy care during the COVID-19 restrictionsDace Rezeberga, Elizabete Pumpure, Darja Mihailova, Gunta Lazdāne, Ināra Kantāne, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Latvia
Parallel Session I: Children's Health
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Zane Ābola, Assoc. Prof. Iveta Dzīvīte-Krišāne
14:30–14:40#736Determining Acute Complicated And Uncomplicated Appendicitis Using Serum And Urine Biomarkers Leucine Rich Alpha-2 Glycoprotein 1, Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associatd Lipocal And Interleukin-6Mohits Kakars, Renārs Broks, Lāsma Asare, Mathilde Delmore, Marisa M Berezovska, Astra Zviedre, Aigars Reinis, Juta Kroiča, Arnis Eņģelis, Amulya K Saxena, Aigars Pētersons, Latvia
14:40–14:50#820Antibacterial therapy for non-complicated appendicitis in children: problem of choiceTimurs Zurmutaī, Arnis Eņģelis, Aigars Pētersons, Astra Zviedre, Jurijs Bormotovs, Latvia
14:50–15:00#791Low Carbohydrate Diet (GAPS) for Children with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Silvija Ābele, Edmunds Vanags, Dace Reihmane, Latvia
15:00–15:10#721Pediatric quality of life after critical illnessAnna Klēšmite, Darija Smirnova, Ivars Veģeris, Latvia
15:10–15:20#491Consumption of nonnutritive sweeteners and sweetened beverages in children's populationZane Roze, Eva Pērle, Iveta Dzīvīte-Krišāne, Ilze Grope, Latvia
15:20–15:30#477Neonatal outcomes and mortality rate of preterm infants (born at ≤30 +6 weeks) admitted to Kaunas Center of Perinatology in 2019Mantilė Juotkutė, Atėnė Simanauskaitė, Rasa Tamelienė, Lithuania
15:30–15:40#885Review of patients with necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) treated in Children’s Clinical University Hospital (CCUH) Riga from 2015 to 2020Jānis Karlsons, Sandra Ozoliņa, Hilda Snipe, Zane Ābola, Latvia
Parallel Session II: Woman's Health
Moderators: Prof. Gunta Lazdāne, Prof. Rūta Nadišauskienė
14:30–14:40#462Lithuania’s experience in reducing Caesarean section rateRūta Nadišauskienė, Justina Kačerauskienė, Lithuania
14:40–14:50#1033Experience of implementation of Robson classification at Riga Maternity HospitalLaura Rācene, Dace Rezeberga, Latvia
14:50–15:00#823Clinical characterization and collagenopathic phenotyping in preterm birth due to cervical insufficiencyLudmila Voložonoka, Anna Kornete, Zita Krūmiņa, Adele Rota, Linda Gailīte, Inga Kempa, Dace Rezeberga, Anna Miskova, Latvia
15:00–15:10#132First-time delivering women‘s fear of childbirth and it‘s relation to childbirth outcomesMantilė Juotkutė, Akvilė Papievytė, Eglė Machtejevienė, Lithuania
15:10–15:20#788Use of effective contraception among sexually active HIV positive women in LatviaVioleta Bule, Ieva Pitkēviča, Gunta Lazdāne, Latvia
15:20–15:30#537Pros and Cons of the presence of a partner in childbirth during COVID-19 restrictionsElizabete Pumpure, Dace Rezeberga, Darja Mihailova, Gunta Lazdāne, Ināra Kantāne, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Latvia
15:30–15:40#1023The impact of gender-based violence on female sexual functionAnna Pentjugova, Anna Miskova, Latvia
Committees

International Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. habil. med. Dace Gardovska, Head of the Department of Paediatrics, RSU, Latvia
  • Assoc. Prof. Jana Pavāre, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, RSU, Latvia
  • Corsino Rey Galán, PhD, MD, Full Professor of Paediatrics at University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Matthew I. Goldsmith, M.D, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  • Prof. Dace Rezeberga, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. PhD Gunta Lazdāne, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Director at Institute of Public Health, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Ilze Grope, Dean, Faculty of Residency, RSU; Department of Paediatrics, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof.  Rūta Nadišauskiene, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
  • Prof. Helle Karro, University of Tartu, Estonia

Organising Committee

  • Prof. Dr. habil. med. Dace Gardovska, Head of the Department of Paediatrics, RSU
  • Prof. Dace Rezeberga, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, RSU
  • Prof. PhD Gunta Lazdāne, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Director at Institute of Public Health, RSU
Keynote Speakers

Oncology and Haematology

25–26 March

Insight into the Section

The following themes will be covered in the section:

  • Epidemiology and molecular epidemiology of cancer;
  • Clinical challenges in case of hereditary cancers;
  • Influence of genetic modifiers on the penetrance of cancer-predisposing genes;
  • Non-invasive markers for early diagnosis of cancer;
  • Predicative and prognostic markers;
  • Hypoxia related markers of cancer development.
Agenda 25/03: oral presentations
Session I
Moderators: Prof. Jānis Gardovskis, Prof. Sandra Lejniece, Prof. Edvīns Miklaševičs
10:00–10:55 Development of cancer vaccine for HCCLuigi Buonaguro, Italy
11:00–11:15#290Expression pattern of MRPS18 family, UCKL1, XAP2 and PKN1 genes in sera and tumor tissue of breast cancer patients, depending on molecular subtypeLarysa Kovalevska, Kateryna Vovkolup, Taras Zadvornyj, Nataliia Lukianova, Elena Kashuba, Ukraine
11:15–11:30#661BRCA1 loss of heterozygosity in cancer cells of hereditary breast cancer patientsNora Kriķe, Egija Berga-Švītiņa, Zanda Daneberga, Edvīns Miklaševičs, Latvia
Session II
Moderators: Prof. Sandra Lejniece, Prof. Gunta Purkalne
12:00–12:15#412Analysis of the chemokine receptor CCR1 mutations in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemiaLaura Zvejniece, Alla Rivkina, Viktorija Kurbatska, Svjatoslavs Kistkins, Jeļena Pavlova, Ainārs Leončiks, Sandra Lejniece, Irina Holodņuka, Latvia
12:15–12:30#469Prognostic markers of disease progression in untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemiaAlla Rivkina, Irina Holodņuka, Laura Zvejniece, Šimons Svirskis, Marina Soloveičika, Svetlana Kozireva, Jeļena Pavlova, Ainārs Leončiks, Sandra Lejniece, Latvia
12:30–12:45#993Implementation of the TP53 somatic variant detection for prognosis detection in case of chronic lymphocytic leukemiaLinda Gailīte, Zane Dobele, Jekaterina Isakova, Kristiāna Imša, Larisa Zariņa, Ludmila Beļajeva, Kristīne Bernāte, Sandra Lejniece, Latvia
12:45–13:00#151Initial findings in retinoblastoma patientsSandra Ose, Latvia; Bernhard Steiner, Petra Ritter-Sovinz, Andreas Wedrich, Christoph Schwab, Austria
13:00–13:15#648Acute neutropenia induced by antibiotics: a systematic review of case reportsJulian M. Holz, Alon V. Chevtchenko, Aleksandra Aitullina, Latvia
13:15–13:30#1052Expression and prognostic value of neuroendocrine peptides in neuroblastomaUdo Rolle, Germany
Session III
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Zanda Daneberga, Assoc. Prof. Andris Gardovskis
14:30–14:45#242Changes of miRNA Expression Levels in Plasma as Biomarker for Response to Chemotherapy in Metastatic Colorectal CancerJulius Garben, Miki Nakazawa-Miklaševiča, Elīna Sīviņa, Edvīns Miklaševičs, Jānis Gardovskis, Zanda Daneberga, Latvia
14:45–15:00#614Health care specialist knowledge and opinion on cutaneous metastases diagnostic methodsAlise Emma Čakārne, Elga Sidhoma, Latvia
15:00–15:15#950Renal cell carcinoma affects RedOx homeostasis and selenium contentMāris Jakuboskis, Latvia; Vinita Cauce, Baiba Steinbrekera, USA; Kārlis Pētersons, Igors Andžāns, Marina Jakubovska, Andrejs Šķesters, Vilnis Lietuvietis, Latvia
15:15–15:30#678Comparison of unexpected vs preoperatively diagnosed thyroid carcinomasRita Ničiporuka, Artūrs Ozoliņš, Zenons Narbuts, Jānis Gardovskis, Latvia
15:30–15:45#895Skin cancers and occupational sun exposure: Pathogenetic mechanisms behindLuca Falzone, Saverio Candido, Massimo Libra, Italy
15:45–16:00#413Role of MRPS18 family proteins in the control on stemness and differentiation of cancerous cells of childhood tumors of nervous systemElena Kashuba, Larysa Kovalevska, Tatyana Malysheva, Sergej Kalman, Lyudmila Verbova, Ukraine
Agenda 26/03: oral presentations
Session I
Moderators: Prof. Sandra Lejniece, Assoc. Prof. Arvīds Irmejs
10:30–10:45#329Liver metastasis from retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma 18 years after primary tumour resection: Report of a caseKristīne Pavloviča, Māra Tirāne, Raimo Stucka, Jānis Vilmanis, Māris Sperga, Artūrs Ozoliņš, Jānis Gardovskis, Latvia
10:45–11:00#541Inflammatory pseudotumor of the pancreas mimicking a pancreatic neoplasm: a clinical caseLaura Dobrovaitė, Paulina Tekoriutė, Evelina Gudavičiūtė, Lithuania
11:00–11:15#1117Plastic surgery concept for reconstruction of complex nose defects after tumor excision. Case reportMarta Taurīte, Kristaps Blūms, Vadims Ņefjodovs, Jānis Zariņš, Kalvis Pastars, Latvia
11:15–11:30#824A Case report of Agressive Adenocarcinoma of Cervix with Ovarian MetastasisLāsma Tauriņa, Arta Spridzāne, Androniks Mitiļdžans, Latvia
11:30–11:45#1065The use of novel diagnostic and treatment modalities in the case of primary localized prostate cancerReinis Riekstiņš, Vilnis Lietuvietis, Juris Jansons, Alberts Belovs, Latvia
11:45–12:00#284Cutaneous metastases in laryngeal cancer: dermoscopic findingsAlise Emma Čakārne, Elga Sidhoma, Sigita Hasnere, Latvia
Session II
Moderators: Prof. Edvīns Miklaševičs, Dr. med. Linda Gailīte
13:00–13:15#689A case report of signet ring cell gastric carcinoma: multidisciplinary approachJustīne Brūvere-Kaupe, Pauls Bērziņš, Sabīne Pūce, Latvia
13:15–13:30#867Ewing’s sarcoma of orbit with partial central retinal vein thrombosis: Case ReportRita Urtāne, Jekaterina Zaharova, Marika Grūtupa, Latvia
13:30–13:45#959Large parathyroid carcinoma eight years after thyroid surgeryElīna Tauvēna, Maija Radziņa, Sergejs Pavlovičs, Madara Ratniece, Zenons Narbuts, Jurijs Nazarovs, Rita Ničiporuka, Artūrs Ozoliņš, Jānis Gardovskis, Latvia
13:45–14:00#1103A case report of unusual presentation of esophageal cancerJustīne Brūvere-Kaupe, Daniela Dana Bizika, Sabīne Pūce, Latvia
Committees

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. habil. med. Jānis Gardovskis, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Sandra Lejniece, Dean, Department of Doctoral Studies, Head of Study Programme, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. biol. Edvīns Miklaševičs, Department of Biology and Microbiology, Director, Institute of Oncology, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Alla Rivkina, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU, Latvia
  • Edward Laane, MD, Ph.D, North Estonia Medical Centre, Estonia

Organising Committee

  • Prof. Dr. habil. med. Jānis Gardovskis, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, RSU
  • Prof. Sandra Lejniece, Dean, Department of Doctoral Studies, Head of Study Programme, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU
Keynote Speaker

    Infectious Diseases

    24–26 March

    How to live with microorganisms in today’s world

    Insight into the Section

    The programme includes reports on viral, bacterial and parasite infections related to human health. More detailed SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, other topical viral infections, bacterial and parasitic infections and their significance in Latvia will be addressed, as well as the importance of vaccinating against infection-causing agents and the role of infectious agents in the development of non-communicable diseases. The latest findings on COVID-19, HIV, viral hepatitis, tick-borne encephalitis, gastrointestinal viral infections, influenza and other infections actual in Latvia will be discussed. The significance of bacterial infections in Latvia, like legionellosis, Lyme disease etc. and parasitic infections, like echinococcosis, toxoplasmosis and other actual parasitic infections will be pointed out.

    One section will be devoted to the importance of vaccination including undesirable post-vaccination events. Also, the role and importance of viral infections in the development of non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, diseases of neural system and autoimmune diseases etc. will be viewed including burden of infection associated diseases on society and the economy, machine learning in research of infectious diseases etc.

    Key speakers and presenters will be invited from Lithuania, Poland and other Latvian universities.

    Agenda 24/03: oral presentations
    Session I: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
    Moderators: Prof. Ludmila Vīksna, Prof. Dace Gardovska
    12:00–12:30 The experience in management of COVID-19 in Vilnius regionLigita Jančorienė, Lithuania
    12:30–12:40#714Evaluation of possible SARS-CoV-2 fecal-oral transmission route in Latvian COVID-19 patientsMaksims Čistjakovs, Lība Sokolovska, Samanta Strojeva, Modra Murovska, Latvia
    12:40–12:50#730Cytokine storm and COVID-19 severityZaiga Nora-Krūkle, Anda Vilmane, Monta Ustinova, Laura Ansone, Modra Murovska, Janis Kloviņš, Latvia
    12:50–13:00#405Distribution of HLA Class II allelic variants in patients with COVID-19 in LatviaLaura Bajāre, Ieva Vanaga, Jeļena Eglīte, Vladislavs Jasinskis, Sergejs Koļesovs, Ilze Bērziņa, Baiba Rozentāle, Ludmila Vīksna, Latvia
    13:00–13:10#708Abnormal liver function in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in LatviaIeva Vanaga, Oksana Koļesova, Sniedze Laivacuma, Baiba Mihailova, Seda Arutjuņana, Baiba Rozentāle, Ludmila Vīksna, Latvia
    13:10–13:20#805Multiparametric Ultrasound Evaluation of Post-SARS-CoV-2 Liver Parenchymal ChangesMaija Radziņa, Ardis Platkājis, Arta Mičena, Dāvis Sīmanis Putriņš, Ieva Vanaga, Oksana Koļesova, Ludmila Vīksna, Latvia
    13:20–13:30#473COVID-19 clinical and epidemiological characteristics in children in Latvia: a descriptive retrospective cohort studyAnna Beate Apsīte, Liene Smane, Zanda Pučuka, Ieva Roģe, Iveta Račko, Inese Stars, Jana Pavāre, Latvia
    Session II: Other topical viral infections
    Moderator: Prof. Ludmila Vīksna
    14:00–14:10#919Novel mechanism of HIV-1 driven carcinogenicity affecting epithelial cellsMaria Isaguliants (Issagouliantis), Juris Jansons, Džeina Mežale, Dace Skrastiņa, Ekaterina Bayurova, Darya Avdoshina, Alla Kondrashova, Latvia
    14:10–14:20#363Predictive role of glutathione reductase and other RedOx markers in septic shock patients on CVVH treatmentGeorgijs Moisejevs, Eva Bormane, Dace Trumpika, Ināra Bušmane, Ritvars Ziedonis, Regīna Baufale, Jūlija Voicehovska, Anda Grigāne, Oļegs Šuba, Andrejs Šķesters, Alise Silova, Linda Gailīte, Ģirts Briģis, Latvia
    14:20–14:30#575Specific protection status against diphtheria and measles in adults living in LatviaAija Leidere-Reine, Indra Zeltiņa, Jeļena Eglīte, Elvīra Hagina, Anna Mironovska, Ilga Upeniece, Inta Bērziņa, Ingrīda Strika, Ludmila Vīksna, Latvia
    14:30–14:40#253Whole genome sequencing-based prediction of recurrent tuberculosis etiology for patients involved in a local outbreakDarja Sadovska, Ilva Pole, Iveta Ozere, Anda Vīksna, Jānis Ķimsis, Viktorija Igumnova, Inga Norvaiša, Renāte Ranka, Latvia
    14:40–14:50#677Detection and genotyping of human papillomavirus in hypopharyngeal carcinoma samplesAndrejs Lifšics, Maksims Čistjakovs, Valērija Groma, Modra Murovska, Latvia
    14:50–15:00#701Mapping the potential of pharmaco-metabolomics for personalized antituberculosis therapyViktorija Igumnova, Agnija Kivrāne, Lauma Freimane, Ilva Pole, Anda Vīksna, Valentīna Čapligina, Eduards Sevostjanovs, Solveiga Grīnberga, Dace Bandere, Renāte Ranka, Latvia
    15:00–15:10#474Patients survey as helpful tool for adjusting Hepatitis C Virus infection elimination strategyIeva Tolmane, Baiba Rozentāle, Inga Ažiņa, Velga Ķūse, Agita Jēruma, Iveta Jukšinska, Diāna Kalniņa, Raimonds Sīmanis, Latvia
    15:10–15:20#27Verocytotoxin-producing and pathogenic E.coli molecular diagnostic in Latvia from 2014-2019Oksana Savicka, Gaļina Muzje, Reinis Zeltmatis, Solvita Selderiņa, Jeļena Galajeva, Jeļena Storoženko, Latvia
    15:20–15:30#976Retrospective analysis of full-thickness penetrating keratoplasty in herpetic keratitis patientsĒriks Elksnis, Guna Laganovska, Anete Kursīte, Latvia
    Agenda 25/03: oral presentations
    Session I: Clinical microbiology
    Moderators: Prof. Juta Kroiča
    10:00–10:12#1045Risk factor detection for biofilm formation in E. ColiKārlis Rācenis, Aivars Pētersons, Zane Munkena, Dace Rezevska, Renārs Broks, Linda Gailīte, Juta Kroiča, Latvia
    10:12–10:24#747Evaluation of microbiota in children with acute appendicitisMohits Kakars, Juta Kroiča, Aigars Reinis, Renārs Broks, Lāsma Asare, Mathilde Delmore, Marisa M Berezovska, Astra Zviedre, Arnis Enģelis, Amulya K Saxena, Aigars Pētersons, Latvia
    10:24–10:36#312Prevalence of Aeromonas spp. infection in pediatric patients hospitalized with gastroenteritis during the COVID-19 pandemicIrina Grāve, Aleksandra Rudzāte, Anda Nagle, Edvīns Miklaševičs, Dace Gardovska, Latvia
    10:36–10:48#459The Associations Between Bacteria, Fungi and Biofilm Production in Patients with Recurrent Tonsillitis and Healthy ControlsRenāta Klagiša, Juta Kroiča, Ligija Ķīse, Gunta Sumeraga, Lāsma Asare, Latvia
    10:48–11:00#910Retrospective analysis of results of full-thickness corneal grafts after infectious keratitis treated in P. Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital between 2016 and 2020Arturs Zemītis, Anete Kursīte, Guna Laganovska, Latvia
    11:00–11:15#878Bacteriological isolation of Cutibacterium acne in clinical isolates from Acne vulgaris patientsTerēze Pavloviča, Dagnija Bruzgule, Tatjana Averjanova, Ingus Skadiņš, Aleksejs Zavorins, Juta Kroiča, Latvia
    11:15–11:30#844Management of biomaterial-associated infections: is it time for bacteriophages?Dace Rezevska, Kārlis Rācenis, Ingus Skadiņš, Anastasija Dovbenko, Juta Kroiča, Latvia
    Session II: Parasitic infections and their significance in Latvia
    Moderator: Prof. Angelika Krūmiņa
    12:00–12:30#1043TOXOSOURCES-project: What are the relative contributions of the different sources of Toxoplasma gondii infection?Pikka Jokelainen, Denmark
    12:30–12:40#935Echinococcosis: typical patient in LatviaSniedze Laivacuma, Angelika Krūmiņa, Ludmila Vīksna, Latvia
    12:40–12:50#1010The Zoonotic Parasite Dirofilaria repens Emerged in the Baltic Countries Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 2008–2012 and Became Established and Endemic in a DecadeGunita Deksne, Pikka Jokelainen, Valentina Oborina, Brian Lassen, Ilze Akota, Otilija Kutanovaitė, Linas Zaleckas, Dina Cīrule, Artjoms Tupīts, Viktors Pimanovs, Andrius Talijunas, Angelika Krūmiņa, Latvia
    12:50–13:05#845The hidden face of scabiesJānis Ķīsis, Alise Huskivadze, Angelika Krūmiņa, Latvia
    13:05–13:15#1032Occurrence of important foodborne zoonotic pathogens in Latvia – Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalisMaira Mateusa, Gunita Deksne, Angelika Krūmiņa, Latvia
    12:50–13:05#958The first records of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei (Cestoda:Diphyllobothriidae) in Latvian wildlife – biological diversity or potential source for zoonosis?Guna Bagrade, Ivica Králová-Hromadová, Eva Bazsalovicsová, Alžbeta Radačovská, Marta Kołodziej-Sobocińska, Latvia
    Session III: Vaccination and new approaches in infectology
    Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Dace Zavadska, Šimons Svirskis
    14:30–14:50 Vaccine efficacy and effectiveness and Covid-19 vaccinesDace Zavadska, Latvia
    14:50–15:05 Influenza vaccination in HCW at university hospitalsDana Isarova, Latvia
    15:05–15:15#106Influenza vaccination’s rate and proportion of affected children in the age group from 6 to 23 months in general practitioner’s practicesJeļena Bogdanova, Latvia
    15:15–15:25#519Attitude towards influenza vaccine among the general population of Latvia during the covid-19 pandemicDenija Dzirne, Zanda Boginska, Gunārs Strods, Gunta Tīcmane, Latvia
    15:25–15:35#565Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine failures – review of the literature and 12-year population based dataZane Freimane, Dace Zavadska, Latvia
    15:35–15:50#1134Machine Learning: A Brief Description and Application in Infectious Disease ResearchŠimons Svirskis, Baiba Vilne, Latvia
    Agenda 26/03: oral presentations
    Session I: Non-communicable diseases induced by infectious agents
    Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Modra Murovska, Dr. med. Zaiga Nora-Krūkle
    10:30–10:40#840Whether parvoviruses are significant players in meningitis/meningoencephalitis?Anda Vilmane, Anna Terentjeva, Normunds Sūna, Santa Rasa-Dzelzkalēja, Modra Murovska, Zaiga Nora-Krūkle, Latvia
    10:40–10:55#620Activation of microglia in cortical lobes and possible associations with human herpesvirus 6 and 7 infectionSandra Skuja, Valērija Groma, Marika Garnizone, Šimons Svirskis, Modra Murovska, Latvia
    10:55–11:10#1075European Network on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - EUROMENEModra Murovska, Uldis Berķis, Angelika Krūmiņa, Andrejs Ivanovs, Asja Lunga, Diāna Arāja, Zaiga Nora-Krūkle, Santa Rasa-Dzelzkalēja, Šimons Svirskis, Latvia
    11:10–11:20#1087Disease aggressiveness indices association with fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patientsAnda Kadiša, Zaiga Nora-Krūkle, Lība Sokolovska, Sabīne Grāvelsiņa, Katrīne Vecvagare, Šimons Svirskis, Aivars Lejnieks, Modra Murovska, Latvia
    11:20–11:35#559Morphological and laboratory cytokine indices in osteoarthritis patients demonstrated in the presence of human herpesvirus 7 infectionValērija Groma, Mihails Tarasovs, Sandra Skuja, Sofija Semenistaja, Zaiga Nora-Krūkle, Šimons Svirskis, Modra Murovska, Latvia
    11:35–11:50#610Possible involvement of human herpesvirus-6 U12 and U51 gene coded proteins in the development of autoimmunity – an immunological investigationLība Sokolovska, Maksims Čistjakovs, Alīna Sultanova, Modra Murovska, Egils Cunskis, Latvia
    11:50–12:00#550Prevalence of KIR2DL2/DS2 and KIR2DL3 and presence of B19V in patients with thyroid disordersSabīne Grāvelsiņa, Elisabetta Caselli, Zaiga Nora-Krūkle, Šimons Svirskis, Anda Vilmane, Modra Murovska, Latvia
    Session II: Current topics in microbiology and virology – importance for society
    Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Simona Doniņa, Assoc. Prof. Uldis Berķis
    13:00–13:15#877Inflammatory chemokine receptors in EBV infectionIrina Holodņuka, Svetlana Kozireva, Laura Zvejniece, Ainars Leončiks, Zhanna Rudevica, Elena Kashuba, Latvia
    13:15–13:30#815Clinical manifestation of HSV-1, HSV-2 or VHZ/HHV-3 in cervical cancer patients after treatmentSimona Doniņa, Šimons Svirskis, Latvia
    13:30–13:40#833Formation of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies in dynamicsSamanta Strojeva, Maksims Čistjakovs, Lība Sokolovska, Zaiga Nora-Krūkle, Sabīne Grāvelsiņa, Modra Murovska, Latvia
    13:40–13:50#589Identification of bacterial lung infections and pre-existing persistent/chronic viral infections in COVID-19 patientsAnda Vilmane, Zaiga Nora-Krūkle, Sabīne Grāvelsiņa, Modra Murovska, Latvia
    13:50–14:05#690The role of infections in oral health and dentistryIngrīda Čēma, Jagriti Kakar, Latvia
    14:05–14:20#816The burden of infection associated diseases on society and the economyUldis Berķis, Diāna Arāja, Modra Murovska, Latvia
    14:20–14:30#1048Shadow burden of undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) on societyDiāna Arāja, Uldis Berķis, Asja Lunga, Vita Rovīte, Modra Murovska, Latvia
    14:30–14:40#408The effect of bacterial growth conditions on biofilm formationAnastasija Dovbenko, Ingus Skadiņš, Juta Kroiča, Edvīns Miklaševičs, Latvia
    14:40–14:50#996Determination of antibacterial effect of CuO and ZnO containing sol-gel surface coatingsRenārs Broks, Gundars Mežinskis, Mairis Iesalnieks, Alise Ozoliņa, Juta Kroiča, Aigars Reinis, Latvia
    14:50–15:00#649Antibacterial effect of autologous fibrin matricesIngus Skadiņš, Arita Dubņika, Karina Egle, Anastasija Dovbenko, Ilze Šalma, Lana Mičko, Latvia
    Committees

    International Scientific Committee

    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. med. Modra Murovska, Director, Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Leading Researcher, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Dr. habil. med. Ludmila Vīksna, Head of the Department of Infectology, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Dr. med. Juta Kroiča, Head of the Department of Biology and Microbiology, RSU, Latvia
    • Assoc. Prof. Dace Zavadska, Department of Paediatrics, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Anna Boroń – Kaczmarska, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

    • Prof. Ligita Jančorienė, Vilnius University Medical Faculty, Institute of Clinical Medicine Dept. of Infectious Diseases and Dermatovenerology, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros klinikos, Head of Centre of Infectious Diseases

    • Adj. Prof, Dr Pikka Jokelainen, DVM, PhD, Statens Serum Institut, Denmark

    Organising Committee

    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. med. Modra Murovska, Director, Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Leading Researcher, RSU
    • Prof. Dr. habil. med. Ludmila Vīksna, Head of the Department of Infectology, RSU
    • Prof. Dr. med. Juta Kroiča, Head of the Department of Biology and Microbiology, RSU
    • Assoc. Prof. Dace Zavadska, Department of Paediatrics, RSU
    • Prof. Angelika Krūmiņa, Department of Infectology, RSU
    • Dr. med. Zaiga Nora-Krūkle, Leading Researcher, Institute of Microbiology and Virology, RSU
    Keynote Speakers

    Mental Health and Neuroscience

    24–26 March

    Insight into the Section
    • Mental Health - from diagnosis to postvention
    • How to prevent and reduce pain
    • Breakthroughs in neuroscience of cerebrovascular diseases and their realisation in clinical practice - a session dedicated to Acute Ischemic Stroke and reperfusion therapy. From novel treatment options, diagnostic workup and result analysis to cost effectiveness and economic benefits for society. This session provides you with the opportunity to meet experts who will share their experience, practice, and way of thinking regarding everyday challenges. Health professionals, medical students, residents are most welcome to attend this session
    • Novelties of neuroscience in clinical practice - a session dedicated to novel treatment options in epilepsy, sleep disorders and preservation of cognitive function.
    • Mens sana in corpore sano - a session covering important mental health issues such as etiopathogenesis of psychosomatic disorders, therapeutic mechanisms of psychotherapy, and aspects of emotional crisis during the COVID-19. Topics related to the COVID-19 crisis will be focused on the main critical thinking mistakes in online publications during COVID-19 crisis, and the influence of COVID-19 crisis on the mental health of medical workers. Other presentations will include currently relevant themes of patient evaluation of the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic factors, and prevalence of paternal postpartum depression in Latvia. A significant question of emotionally severe patients in a general practitioners practise will be discussed. Researchers will also look into mental health and its role in etiopathogenesis of psychosomatic disorders.
    Agenda 24/03: oral presentations
    Session I: Influence of COVID-19 pandemics on mental health of the general population of Latvia
    Moderators: Prof. Elmārs Rancāns, Asst. Prof. Jeļena Vrubļevska
    12:00–12:15#224Sociodemographic factors associated with self-reported suicidal attempts in the Latvian general populationKrista Mieze, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Daiga Grīnberga, Biruta Velika, Iveta Pudule, Elmārs Rancāns, Latvia
    12:15–12:30#338The results of screening of anxiety symptoms in Latvian general population in 2019–2020Vineta Viktorija Vinogradova, Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Jeļena Vrubļevska, Elmārs Rancāns, Latvia
    12:30–12:45#388The association of socio-psychological factors with depression and distress in Latvian population during the COVID-19 emergency stateViktorija Perepjolkina, Jeļena Vrubļevska, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Jelena Kolesnikova, Inese Paiča, Elmārs Rancāns, Latvia
    12:45–13:00#345Factors that predict anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency stateJeļena Vrubļevska, Elmārs Rancāns, Viktorija Perepjolkina, Jeļena Koļesņikova, Inese Paiča, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Latvia
    13:00–13:15#880Mental health and conspiracy theories in the general population of Latvia during the COVID-19 emergency stateBaiba Rezgale, Jeļena Vrubļevska, Anna Šibalova, Ilana Alesker, Elmārs Rancāns, Latvia
    13:15–13:30#876Lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 emergency state in the general population of LatviaBaiba Rezgale, Jeļena Vrubļevska, Elmārs   Rancāns, Anna Šibalova, Ilana Alesker, Latvia
    Session II: Diagnostic and treatment of mental disorders through life cycle
    Moderators: Prof. Māris Taube, Asst. Prof. Ļubova Renemane
    14:00–14:15#445Inpatient treatment and rehabilitation of children and adolescents with Autism spectrum disorders: retrospective chart reviewZane Semjonova, Ņikita Bezborodovs, Latvia
    14:15–14:30#762Gender identity disorder - diagnostic and therapeutic tendencies in Children's clinical university hospital, LatviaLelde Gaspersone, Ņikita Bezborodovs, Latvia
    14:30–14:45#366Depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in adult outpatients with ADHD symptoms in addiction medicine clinic of Riga Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine CentreMarta Laizāne, Mārtiņš Ennītis, Inga Landsmane, Ņikita Bezborodovs, Latvia
    14:45–15:00#190The effectiveness of Latvian Early intervention programme for first time schizophrenia spectrum psychosis patientsLiene Sīle, Sandra Čivčiša, Sarmīte Ķikuste, Inna Šapele, Elmārs Rancāns, Latvia
    15:00–15:15#212Patients` with schizophrenia spectrum and affective spectrum disorders satisfaction correlation with compliance to treatment after dischargeNatālija Bērziņa, Eva Petrošina, Māris Taube, Latvia
    15:15–15:30#992Intermediate care in caring for people living with dementia: analysis of general practitioners’ (GP’s) assessment of Intermediate Care in Latvia as part of a multinational European studyCindy Heaster, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Vija Siliņa, Līva Mača, Latvia
    Agenda 25/03: oral presentations
    Session I
    Moderators: Prof. Gunta Ancāne, Asst. Prof. Artūrs Utināns
    10:00–10:30#612Gender Matters during the Covid PandemicRutger Jan van der Gaag, Patricia van Wijngaarden-Cremers, Latvia
    10:30–10:50#390Association between family relationship satisfaction and symptoms of depression and anxiety among health care workers during the first emergency situation of COVID-19 in LatviaLaura Valaine, Katrīna Zilgalve, Laura Lagzdiņa, Gunta Ancāne, Ģirts Briģis, Latvia
    10:50–11:30 Discussion 
    Session II: Neuroimaging techniques in clinical practice
    Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Kārlis Kupčs. Prof. Andrejs Millers
    12:00–12:15#922Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Stroke Endovascular Treatment in P. Stradiņš Clinical University HospitalJānis Vētra, Kristaps Jurjāns, Kārlis Kupčs, Evija Miglāne, Artūrs Balodis, Andrejs Millers, Latvia
    12:15–12:30#240Spectrum of CT findings in patients with suspected acute traumatic brain injury. One year experience in Riga East Clinical University HospitalJekaterina Voronova, Vladislavs Morozs, Viktorija Osipenko, Aelita Žvīgure, Gaida Krūmiņa, Latvia
    12:30–12:45#567Acute stroke outcome potential risk stratification based on imaging criteriaArtūrs Balodis, Maija Radziņa, Kārlis Kupčs, Madara Ratniece, Evija Miglāne, Kristaps Jurjāns, Andrejs Millers, Latvia
    12:45–13:00#1141Does endovascular treatment of cerebral vasospasm improve short term clinical outcome? Single centre experienceSanita Ponomarjova, Svetlana Rudņicka, Patrīcija Ivanova, Aina Kratovska, Andrejs Bernšteins, Andrejs Mundeciems, Nauris Zdanovskis, Veronika Zaiceva, Iļja Dmitrijevs, Gaida Krūmiņa, Latvia
    13:00–13:15#409Most common in-hospital complications of stroke in Riga East University Hospital Neurovascular departmentDmitrijs Glazunovs, Guntis Karelis, Latvia
    13:15–13:30#633Clinical outcome based on central vs. peripheral ASPECTS regions in evaluation of acute ischemic strokeRoberts Naglis, Nauris Zdanovskis, Latvia
    Session III: Neurology from science to practice
    Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Guntis Karelis, Dr Jurģis Strautmanis
    14:30–14:45#955Relationship between motor reserve, thalamus volume, working memory and information processing speed in older adultsKristīne Šneidere, Anete Šneidere-Šustiņa, Ainārs Stepens, Latvia
    14:45–15:00#566MRI Whole-Brain Connectometry Analysis in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and DementiaNauris Zdanovskis, Ardis Platkājis, Guntis Karelis, Andrejs Kostiks, Oļesja Grigorjeva, Latvia
    15:00–15:15#973The surgical approach for complete corpus callosotomy in miceIļja Jeļisejevs, Olafs Volrāts, Paula Buko, Jolanta Upīte, Kaspars Stivriņš, Zane Dzirkale, Baiba Jansone, Latvia
    15:15–15:30#176Leucocytosis and C-reactive protein as predictors of secondary cerebral vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhageIeva Būce-Šatoba, Iļja Bobrovs, Daina Rožkalne, Gaida Krūmiņa, Biruta Mamaja, Agnese Ozoliņa, Latvia
    15:30–15:45#1016Diagnostic challenges in hereditary peripheral neuropathy in LatviaElīna Millere, Einārs Kupats, Dmitrijs Rots, Signe Šetlere, Ieva Mičule, Linda Gailīte, Viktorija Ķēniņa, Latvia
    15:45–16:00#1144A case report of a tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) complicated by Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in a 17 year old patientHedija Čupeca, Miks Dīriks, Guntis Rozentāls, Latvia
    Agenda 26/03: oral presentations
    Session: Pain medicine
    Moderators: Prof. Ināra Logina, Dr Mihails Arons
    Multimodal treatment of pain
    13:05–13:25#159Dorsal Root Ganglion Pulsed Radiofrequency vs. Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection: a prospective randomized studyMihails Arons, Māra Pilmane, Eduards Vasiļevskis, Igors Paņihins, Irina Evansa, Eva Strīķe, Latvia
    13:25–13:40#111The influence of chronic use of opioids on the intensity of the pain after knee and hip replacement surgeryAleksandrs Gomoņecs, Iveta Golubovska, Latvia
    13:40–13:55#275Efficacy of myofascial trigger points infiltration injections and dry needling in patients with upper quadrant myofascial pain syndromeAlise Ralle, Vlodeks Gromakovskis, Latvia
    Assessment of pain for decision making
    13:55–14:10#1057Estimation of patients’ pain intensity by primary healhcare practitionersJelizaveta Alekejeva, Alise Nicmane-Aišpure, Latvia
    14:10–14:20#1014Regimens of pain control in children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis receiving nonoperative treatment: a literature reviewJurijs Bormotovs, Aigars Pētersons, Arnis Enģelis, Timurs Zurmutai, Astra Zviedre, Latvia
    14:20–14:30#205Clinical outcome based on central vs. peripheral ASPECTS regions in evaluation of acute ischemic strokeAnna Simonova, Mihails Arons, Ināra Logina, Igors Paņihins, Iļja Noviks, Latvia
    Low back pain – when urgent or nocicplastic
    14:30–14:40#1058Approach to acute low back pain in the emergency unit for treatment decision makingSanta Borisāne, Ieva Balode, Ināra Logina, Iļja Noviks, Mihails Arons, Latvia
    14:40–14:50#157Health care professionals’ and low back pain patients’ beliefs about the vulnerability of the backMatīss Mežals, Jelizaveta Aleksejeva, Ilārs Freimanis, Ināra Logina, Latvia
    14:50–15:00#424Health care professionals’ and patients’ attitudes towards the special nature of low back pain: is there a difference?Monta Madžule, Matīss Mežals, Jelizaveta Aleksejeva, Ilārs Freimanis, Ināra Logina, Latvia
    Committees

    International Scientific Committee

    • Prof. Elmārs Rancāns, Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Andrejs Millers, Head of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Ināra Logina, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Māris Taube, Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, Military Medicine Research and Study Centre, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Gunta Ancāne, Head of Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, RSU, Latvia
    • Assoc. Prof. Guntis Karelis, Department of Infectology, RSU, Latvia
    • Assoc. Prof. Zanda Priede, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, RSU, Latvia
    • Assoc. Prof. Kārlis Kupčs, Department of Radiology, RSU, Latvia
    • Assoc. Prof. Evija Miglāne, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, RSU, Latvia
    • Dr. Jurģis Strautmanis, lecturer, RSU, Latvia

    Organising Committee

    • Prof. Elmārs Rancāns, Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, RSU
    • Prof. Andrejs Millers, Head of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, RSU
    • Prof. Ināra Logina, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, RSU
    • Prof. Māris Taube, Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, Military Medicine Research and Study Centre, RSU
    • Prof. Gunta Ancāne, Head of Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, RSU
    • Assoc. Prof. Guntis Karelis, Department of Infectology, RSU
    • Assoc. Prof. Zanda Priede, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, RSU
    • Assoc. Prof. Kārlis Kupčs, Department of Radiology, RSU
    • Assoc. Prof. Evija Miglāne, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, RSU
    • Dr. Jurģis Strautmanis, lecturer, RSU

    Dentistry and Pharmacy

    Integration, creation and implementation

    25–26 March

    Insight into the Section

    'Integrated healthcare is taking the “i” out of illness and replacing it with “we” to achieve wellness.' - Jack Dillenberg

    Current and future dental research and practice are related to 3D visual image diagnostics for precise treatment planning and predictable treatment outcomes, the use and assessment of high quality biomaterials, simulated tissue regeneration and 3D printing technologies. Integration this with chemistry, bioengineering and pharmacy in the clinical studies of biomaterials for bone regeneration in various fields of maxillofacial surgery, prosthetic, orthognathic surgery, orthodontic and periodontology is becoming important.

    However, despite the introduction of high technology in dentistry, we need a human component in decision making of treatment methods of those diseases. The ecological approach is guiding us in all fields. Over the last century, the focus has been changing, from surgical to minimally invasive adhesive technologies and non-invasive preventive dentistry. We should live in symbiosis with other organisms on this planet, hence dentistry should also provide the opportunity to preserve the beneficial environment like so maintaining health during all life periods - in primary, mixed, permanent dentition and with dental implants.

    ln vitro studies of the newest trends in dental materials, biomaterials in vitro cytotoxicity tests for biocompatibility and safety assessment, in vivo evaluation of tissue biocompatibility, safety, cellular response and tissue regeneration properties, bioavailability and pharmacokinetics will be potential for implementation new quality materials in dental practice.

    Agenda 25/03: oral presentations
    Session I
    Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Ģirts Šalms, Asst. Prof. Agnese Brangule
    10:00–10:15#900Applying principles of the cold sintering process for densification of amorphous calcium phosphateKristaps Rubenis, Krista Zemjāne, Jana Vecstaudža, Jānis Ločs, Latvia
    10:15–10:30#315Amorphous calcium phosphate biomaterials: synthesis, properties and applicationsJana Vecstaudža, Jānis Ločs, Latvia
    10:30–10:45#465Commercial vs Autologous Fibrin – handling from material point of viewArita Dubņika, Karīna Egle, Ingus Skadiņš, Ilze Šalma, Latvia
    10:45–11:00#373Effect of temporary cement on the bond strength of adhesively cemented ceramic overlays. An in-vitro studySanita Grīnberga, Evaggelia Papia, Vita Zālīte, Jānis Ločs, Una Soboļeva, Latvia
    11:00–11:15#303Assessment of resin cement residue removal technique impact on cementation quality and discoloration using micro-CT and stereomicroscopyMāra Gaile, Evaggelia Papia, Vita Zālīte, Jānis Ločs, Una Soboļeva, Latvia
    Session II
    Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Dace Bandere, Assoc. Prof. Baiba Mauriņa, Asst. Prof. Inga Urtāne, Prof. Maija Dambrova
    12:00–12:15#1018The Drug Evaluation Alliance of Nova Scotia, Canada: Improving Population Drug UseIngrid Sketris, Pam McLean, Lisa Farrell, Stephen Miller, Judith Fisher, Canada
    12:15–12:30#110Adherence level valuation depending on the duration of therapy among patients with arterial hypertensionAnna Gavrilova, Dace Bandere, Konstantīns Logviss, Dins Šmits, Inga Urtāne, Latvia
    12:30–12:45#130Chemical composition, antiradical, anti-collagenase, and anti-inflammatory activities of Prunus padus L. flower extractInga Sīle, Melita Vidējā, Marina Makrecka-Kūka, Dace Tirzīte, Kārlis Pajuste, Kirill Shubin, Valērija Križanovska, Solveiga Grīnberga, Osvalds Pugovičs, Maija Dambrova, Latvia
    12:45–13:00#243Quantitative Analysis Of Tannins In Some Herbs Of Latvian FloraRenāte Šukele, Dace Bandere, Rudīte Koka, Latvia
    13:00–13:15#299Extraction And Antioxidant Activity Of Freshwater Sapropel Poly-acidsAneka Kļaviņa, Ilona Pavlovska, Ivars Vanadziņš, Baiba Silamiķele, Andrejs Šķesters, Latvia
    13:15–13:30#381Fingerprint analysis of medical herbalsAgnese Brangule, Dace Bandere, Latvia
    Session III
    Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Dace Bandere, Assoc. Prof. Baiba Mauriņa, Asst. Prof. Inga Urtāne, Prof. Maija Dambrova
    14:30–14:45#542Levofloxacin efficacy against E.coli isolated from pet rabbits: a pilot studyAndrejs Šitovs, Ingus Skadiņš, Anastasija Dovbenko, Dmitrijs Kustovs, Dace Bandere, Santa Purviņa, Latvia
    14:45–15:00#956Development of HPLC ropivacaine serum concentration determination methodArtūrs Paulausks, Roberts Kārkliņš, Dace Bandere, Sigita Kazūne, Latvia
    Agenda 26/03: oral & poster presentations
    Session I
    Moderators: Prof. Una Soboļeva, Oskars Radziņš
    10:30–11:30 Artificial intelligence in Healthcare and DentistrySimonas Grybauskas, Lithuania
    11:30–12:00 The temporomandibular joint: a joint effort and the joint teamÜlle Voog-Oras, Estonia
    Break & Poster viewing
    Session II
    Moderators: Prof. Una Soboļeva, Oskars Radziņš
    13:00–13:10#719Long-term condylar dimensional changes in skeletal Class III orthognatic surgery patientsOskars Radziņš, Irina Jefimova, Jevgenija Podčernina, Ilga Urtāne
    13:13–13:23#234Changes of the facial width during growthSigne Silineviča, Alexei Zhurov, Gundega Jākobsone, Latvia
    13:26–13:36#83Evaluation of facial soft tissue asymmetric changes in Class III patients after orthognathic surgeryEdmonda Niķe, Andris Ābeltiņš, Oskars Radziņš, Pertti Pirttiniemi, Latvia
    13:39–13:49#178The association between facial and dental asymmetry in the adolescents with Class II subdivisionKristīne Lokmane, Signe Silineviča, Gundega Jākobsone, Latvia
    13:52–14:02#1121Precision of the fully digital 3D treatment planMārtiņš Lauskis, Paula Ločmele, Ģirts Šalms, Andris Ābeltiņš, Oskars Radziņš, Latvia
    14:05–14:15#75Success rate of autotransplantation of third molars with open root apex for replacement of tooth row defectsMiks Lejnieks, Ilze Akota, Gundega Jākobsone, Latvia
    14:18–14:28#465Commercial vs Autologous Fibrin-handling from material point of viewArita Dubņika, Karīna Egle, Ingus Skadiņš, Ilze Šalma, Latvia
    14:31–14:41#1102Immunophenotypic profile of mesenchymal stem cell from gingiva of elderly patients. An in-vitro studyPedro Aravena, Chile
    14:44–14:54#515Latvian Dentists’ Treatment Decision for Caries Treatment During COVID-19 Pandemic PeriodIlze Maldupa, Olga Sļepcova, Ilona Viduskalne, Anda Brinkmane, Egita Senakola, Sergio Uribe, Latvia
    Committees

    International Scientific Committee

    • Prof. Ilga Urtāne, Dean, Faculty of Orthodontics, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Una Soboļeva, Head of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, RSU, Latvia
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. pharm. Dace Bandere, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Maija Dambrova, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, RSU, Latvia
    • Assoc. Prof. Baiba Mauriņa, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, RSU, Latvia
    • Asst. Prof. Elita Poplavska, Head of the Department of Dosage Form Technology, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Mauro Alini, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland
    • Konstantīns Logviss, Faculty of Pharmacy, RSU, Latvia

    Organising Committee

    • Prof. Ilga Urtāne, Dean, Faculty of Orthodontics, RSU
    • Prof. Una Soboļeva, Head of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, RSU
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. pharm. Dace Bandere, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, RSU
    • Prof. Maija Dambrova, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, RSU
    Keynote Speakers

    Orthopaedics: Trauma, Rehabilitation, Sports and Military Medicine

    Personalised collaborative treatment of orthopedic patients

    25 March

    Insight into the Section

    This multidisciplinary section will focus on:

    • Bone fractures, modern diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation opportunities;
    • Bone fracture complications and consequences, their prevention and personalised treatment based on the collaboration among multispecialist team of physicians;
    • Traumatic and degenerative damage of muscles, tendons and cords, modern examination methods, treatment and rehabilitation;
    • Traumatic and degenerative damage of joints, their diagnosis, conservative and surgical treatment;
    • Primary and revision of large joints, medical opportunities of delaying the need for endoprosthesis, preparing the patient for surgery, modern surgical techniques, post-surgical rehabilitation opportunities;
    • Arthroscopic techniques in traumatology and orthopaedics, aspects of modern rehabilitation of athletes after minimally invasive surgery;
    • Spinal injuries and diseases, their prevention, treatment and rehabilitation from a contemporary perspective;
    • Diagnosis of functional limitations and their reduction in athletes;
    • Medical care for athletes;
    • Paediatric sports medicine;
    • Sports cardiology;
    • Sports radiology;
    • Sudden death in sports;
    • Doping in sports;
    • Sports injuries;
    • Physiotherapy in sports;
    • Discovery of sports talents;
    • Physical load for the treatment of acute and chronic diseases;
    • Nutrition and load;
    • Miscellaneous.
    Agenda: oral presentations
    Session I
    Moderators: Dr Anda Nulle, Dr Sandra Rozenštoka
    10:00–10:20 Physical activity as a determinant of successful and healthy agingFabio Pigozzi, Italy
    10:20–10:40 Sport integrity opportunities in the time of coronavirusYannis P Pitsiladis, United Kindom
    10:40–10:55#1098Personalized approach in sports medicine and training program planningSandra Rozenštoka, Ksenija Golubcova-Ābola, Andrejs Ērglis, Latvia
    10:55–11:05#628Effect of additional resistance and balance training in cardiac rehabilitation for older adults after valve surgery/interventionEglė Tamulevičiūtė-Prascienė, Lithuania
    11:05–11:15#858Solving sexuality problems in the context of occupational therapy practice in Latvia – experiences of patients and occupational therapistsUnda Avota, Zoja Osipova, Latvia
    11:15–11:25#353Standardization of RAN-RAS test in Latvian population of 5–18-year-old school studentsLīga Savicka, Latvia
    11:25–11:35#210Psychometric properties of most common malnutrition functional assessments. A systematic reviewLīga Savicka, Guna Bērziņa, Latvia
    Session II
    Moderators: Prof. Andris Jumtiņš, Assoc. Prof. Pēteris Studers
    12:00–12:30 The evaluation of surgical options in the treatment of osteoartritis of the hip joint during the last fifty yearsKristaps J. Keggi, USA
    12:30–12:50 The impact of the DAA on Outpatient THA in the US: the Yale ExperienceLee E. Rubin, USA
    12:50–13:00#912How Hip Joint shape variation is associated with osteoarthritisAndris Džeriņš, Valts Baginskis, Pēteris Studers, Latvia
    13:00–13:10#55Stress fracture of the femoral stem of a hip endoprosthesis in a patient with high BMIDaniels Deksnis, Silvestris Zēbolds, Latvia
    13:10–13:20#695Primary complex total knee replacement (TKR) – surgical principles for knee deformitiesPēteris Studers, Matīss Zolmanis, Una Bladiko, Dārta Jakovicka, Latvia
    13:20–13:30#260Unique Simultaneous Bilateral Total Hip Replacement Surgery And Management Of Patient With Down Syndrome, Aphasia and Pericarditis. A Case ReportLauma Valentīna Staceviča, Iveta Golubovska, Latvia
    Session III
    Moderators: Asst. Prof. Silvestris Zēbolds, Prof. Signe Tomsone
    14:30–14:50#84COVID-19 Crisis Influence on Orthopaedic Surgery PracticeAndris Jumtiņš, Ruta Jakušonoka, Andris Vikmanis, Dmitrijs Grigorjevs, Latvia
    14:50–15:00#259Treatment of ankle fractures in geriatric patientsDmitrijs Grigorjevs, Mārtiņš Malzubris, Luīze Raga, Igors Terjajevs, Latvia
    15:00–15:10#124Tibial shaft fractures with intact fibula – trauma mechanisms and associated injuriesUģis Šolmanis, Ruta Jakušonoka, Andris Jumtiņš, Latvia
    15:10–15:20#285Outcome of patients with tibial and fibular shaft fractures: seasonal characteristicsAnastasija Živula, Ruta Jakušonoka, Andris Jumtiņš, Latvia
    15:20–15:30#40Experience in using a new-generation rod fixation apparatus for pelvic bone fracturesMurodulla Karimov et al, Uzbekistan
    15:30–15:40#129Complete elbow joint reconstruction using chimeric lateral condyle flap. Case reportKristaps Blūms et al., Latvia
    15:40–16:00 Discussion 
    Committees

    International Scientific Committee

    • Prof. Andris Jumtiņš, Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, RSU, Latvia
    • Assoc. Prof. Pēteris Studers, Department of Orthopaedics, Leading Researcher, Joint Laboratory of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Oskars Kalējs, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU, Latvia
    • Assoc. Prof. Signe Tomsone, Dean, Faculty of Rehabilitation, RSU, Latvia
    • Assoc. Prof. Voldemārs Arnis, Head of the Department of Sports and Nutrition, RSU, Latvia
    • Dr. med. Ainārs Stepens, Leading Researcher, Military Medicine Research and Study Centre, RSU, Latvia
    • Sandra Rozenštoka M.D., lecturer, RSU, Latvia
    • Anda Nulle, M.D., President at Latvian Association of Rehabilitation physicians, Latvia
    • Prof. Aet Lukmann, Tartu University, Estonia
    • Prof. Ruta Dadeliene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
    • Prof. Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, Gothenburg University, Sweden
    • Med. dr. doc. Renata Žumbakytė-Šermukšnienė, Sports Medicine Clinic, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
    • Prof. Aija Kļaviņa, Senior Researcher, Latvian Academy of Sports Education, Latvia

    Organising Committee

    • Prof. Andris Jumtiņš, Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, RSU
    • Assoc. Prof. Pēteris Studers, Department of Orthopaedics, Leading Researcher, Joint Laboratory of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, RSU
    • Prof. Oskars Kalējs, Department of Internal Diseases, RSU
    • Assoc. Prof. Signe Tomsone, Dean, Faculty of Rehabilitation, RSU
    • Una Veseta, Head of the Department of Sports and Nutrition, RSU
    • Dr. med. Ainārs Stepens, Leading Researcher, Military Medicine Research and Study Centre, RSU
    • Sandra Rozenštoka M.D., lecturer, RSU
    • Anda Nulle, M.D., President at Latvian Association of Rehabilitation physicians, Chair of the Board, Vaivari National Rehabilitation Center
    Keynote Speakers

    Interdisciplinary Morphology

    24 March, 12:00–17:30

    Insight into the Section

    The little one on its way to the big diagnosis

    Morphology goes on through the centuries from experiencing cell discovery and tissue characterisation to the marking of specific receptors and their parts to obtain precise diagnosis. Meanwhile, it explores all developmental stages from the perspective of ontogenesis. Key attention is also aimed towards topical anthropology questions, and seemingly known anatomy knowledge is included in the scientific research as well. Morphology has become an interdisciplinary science therefore, this thematic section will discover all the extensive directions where this science helps clinical practice.

    Agenda: oral presentations
    Session I
    Moderator: Prof. Māra Pilmane
    12:00–12:30#131Experimental studies of cancer development using the chicken chorioallantoic membrane modelIngrida Balnytė, Donatas Stakišaitis, Angelija Valančiūtė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
    12:30–13:00#51Investigation of mass grave in Zokniai, Lithuania: what kind of war prisoners were those victims?Rimantas Jankauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
    13:00–13:15#1008Immunohistochemical and prognostic characteristics of multifocal glioblastomasArvīds Jakovļevs, Ilze Štrumfa, Jānis Gardovskis, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia
    13:15–13:30#601Environmental factors and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas: Role of the transcription factor Yin Yang 1Silvia Vivarelli, Luca Falzone, Benjamin Bonavida, Massimo Libra, University of Catania, Italy, and University of California, USA
    Session II
    Moderator: Prof. Valērija Groma, Prof. Māra Pilmane
    14:00–14:15#748The effectiveness of dichloroacetate on pediatric glioblastoma xenograft growth depends on Na+ and Mg2+ cationsEligija Damanskienė, Ingrida Balnytė, Angelija Valančiūtė, Donatas Stakišaitis, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
    14:15–14:30#728The Efectiveness of Dichloroacetate on Adult Human Gliobastoma Xenograft GrowthRūta Curkūnavičiūtė, Milda Juknevičienė, Donatas Stakišaitis, Angelija Valančiūtė, Ingrida Balnytė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
    14:30–14:45#704Influence of different Sodium Valproate Concentrations on A549 and Sk_Lu_1 Cell Lines Tumors on the Chicken Embryo Chorioallantoic MembraneRaminta Diržiuvienė, Ingrida Balnytė, Donatas Stakišaitis, Angelija Valančiūtė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
    14:45–15:00#65Research on the morphological endotypes of chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps in the case of primary and recurrent polyposisRūdolfs Jānis Vīksne, Māra Pilmane, Gunta Sumeraga, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia
    15:00–15:30#594Adoptive Cell Therapies in Haematology and BeyondAndrejs Ivanovs, Scottish Haematopoietic Stem Cell and Cellular Immunotherapy Services, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, UK
    Session III
    Moderator: Prof. Ilze Štrumfa
    16:00–16:15#557Characterization of the CircSMARCA5-SRSF1 molecular axis in adult gliomasGiuseppe Broggi, University of Catania, Italy
    16:15–16:30#556Correlation between autophagic protein immunoexpression and prognosis in uveal melanomaRosario Caltabiano, University of Catania, Italy
    16:30–16:45#532Biomarkers for early diagnosis of malignant pleural mesotheliomaCaterina Ledda, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    16:45–17:00#506Inflammation – the microenvironment for tumor progression and stem cell differentiation in colorectal carcinomaInese Briede, Ilze Štrumfa, Vita Konopecka, Madara Ratniece, Andrejs Vanags, Jānis Gardovskis, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia
    17:00–17:15#921Immunohistochemical expression of Caspase-3 in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma due to asbestiform fiber exposureCarla Loreto, Claudia Lombardo, Veronica Filetti, Giuseppe Broggi, Caterina Ledda, Venerando Rapisarda, Rosario Caltabiano, University of Catania, Italy
    17:15–17:30#621MacroH2A1Immunoexpression in Breast CancerErmanno Vitale, University of Catania, Italy
    Committees

    International Scientific Committee

    • Prof. Māra Pilmane, Head of Department of Morphology, Director, Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology, RSU, Latvia
    • Prof. Jānis Vētra, Department of Morphology, RSU, Latvia
    • Andrejs Ivanovs, MD, MSc, PhD, MRCP, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Prof. Ilze Štrumfa, Head of the Department of Pathology, RSU, Latvia

    Organising Committee

    • Prof. Māra Pilmane, Head of Department of Morphology, Director, Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology, RSU
    • Lect. Zane Vitenberga-Verza, Department of Morphology, Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology, RSU
    Keynote Speakers

    Other sections

    24 March, 16:00–18:00

    Clinical Medicine - Multidisciplinary Diagnostics: Agenda
    Moderator: Prof. Maija Radziņa
    16:00–16:30 Artificial Intelligence in Prostate Cancer Management – Today and TomorrowDavid Jean Winkel, Department of Radiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    16:30–16:40#119Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of knee cartilage for the assessment of post-traumatic cartilage injuryIngus Supe, Latvia
    16:40–16:50#874Comparison of anatomical landmark technique and pre-procedural lumbar spine ultrasonography in identification of subarachnoid space and precision in spinal anaesthesiaAnsis Ziemelis, Latvia
    16:50–17:00#562Quantitative Analysis of Digital Subtraction Angiography 2D Perfusion in Patient with Critical Limb IschemiaNauris Zdanovskis, Latvia
    17:00–17:10#850Evaluation Of The Neck With Computed Tomography In The Emergency SettingRaimonds Skumbiņš, Latvia
    17:10–17:20#82Thyroid nodule malignancy risk comparison between different Thyroid Imaging and Reporting Data Systems (TIRADS)Ņina Maļika Popova, Latvia
    17:20–17:30#957Preoperative multiparametric ultrasound correlation with morphology in patients with primary hyperparathyroidismSergejs Pavlovičs, Latvia
    17:30–17:40#680Bleeding after neck endocrine operationsRita Ničiporuka, Latvia
    17:40–17:50#994Application of Fluorescence Image Guided Cholangiography for the Assessment of Biliary Anatomy in Patients with Acute Cholecystitis. Review of a case seriesJānis Pāvulāns, Latvia
    17:50–18:00 Discussion 
    Keynote Speaker

    Ophthalmology & Basic Medical Science: Agenda
    Moderator: Liene Ņikitina-Zaķe
    16:00–16:10#376Best-Corrected Visual Acuity After Vitrectomy Depending On The Full-Thickness Macular Hole SizeAija Balode, Juris Vanags, Guna Laganovska, Latvia
    16:10–16:20#1110The Influence of Speed During Stripping in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissue PreparationDavide Borroni, Latvia
    16:20–16:30#827Modulation of microRNA expression levels after asbestiform fibers exposure as a diagnostic biomarker of mesothelial neoplastic transformationVeronica Filetti, Luca Falzone, Venerando Rapisarda, Rosario Caltabiano, Caterina Ledda, Carla Loreto, Italy
    16:30–16:40#819Genetic testing for primary immunodeficiencies: 2 years’ experience in LatviaInga Nartiša, Gita Tauriņa, Ieva Grīnfelde, Madara Kreile, Ieva Mičule, Ieva Mūrmane, Linda Gailīte, Dmitrijs Rots, Nataļja Kurjāne, Latvia
    16:40–16:50#886Protection of mice against challenge with murine adenocarcinoma cells by naked DNA immunization with reverse transcriptase domain of rat TERTJuris Jansons, Ekaterina Bayurova, Dace Skrastiņa, Alisa Kurļanda, Ilya Gordeychuk, Maria Isaguliants (Issagouliantis), Latvia
    16:50–17:00#766Gender-related sodium dichloroacetate effect on NKCC1 and SLC5A8 RNA expression in rat thymocytesMilda Juknevičienė, Jūratė Stanevičiūtė, Ingrida Balnytė, Angelija Valančiūtė, Donatas Stakišaitis, Lithuania
    17:00–17:10#703Glycolysis, fatty acid oxidation or mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation – what determines immune response in myeloid cells?Marina Makrecka-Kūka, Marcela Hortová-Kohoutková, Edgars Liepiņš, Jan Frič, Latvia, Czech Republic
    17:10–17:20#374Sigma-1 chaperone protein and GABA-B receptor interaction modulates seizure thresholdEdijs Vāvers, Baiba Zvejniece, Gundega Štelfa, Baiba Švalbe, Kārlis Vilks, Einārs Kupats, Līga Zvejniece, Maija Dambrova, Latvia
    17:20–17:30#596Fibrinolytic bleedingSintija Ūdre, Latvia
    17:30–17:40#839Dissecting the interplay between intestinal dysbiosis and B cell function in the pathogenesis of immunoglobulin A nephropathyAnna Popova, Kārlis Rācenis, Baiba Šlisere, Aiga Vasiļvolfa, Anna Jana Saulīte, Viktorija Kuzema, Juta Kroiča, Aivars Lejnieks, Egija Berga-Švītiņa, Aivars Pētersons, Kristīne Oļeiņika, Harijs Čerņevskis, Latvia
    17:40–17:50#429The effect of caraway, chamomile, and artichoke bioextracts on the levels of intermetabolites in an in vitro modelJeļena Krasiļņikova, Zane Grigale-Soročina, Līga Brasliņa. Theodore Liapman, Ināra Nokalna, Latvia
    17:50–18:00 Discussion 
    Rare Diseases: Agenda
    Moderator: Asst. Prof. Andris Skride
    16:00–16:10#91Chronic myeloproliferative disorder and splenectomy leading to chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Case reportBarbara Vītola, Ričards Kauliņš, Matīss Šablinskis, Kristaps Šablinskis, Dana Kigitoviča, Verners Roberts Kalējs, Andris Skride, Ainārs Rudzītis, Aivars Lejnieks, Latvia
    16:10–16:20#182A case report of the very rare intrathyroid thymic carcinomaMiķelis Pūķis, Kristīne Nevidovska, Māris Sperga, Diāna Butorina, Latvia
    16:20–16:30#461Acute intermittent porphyria and its neurological manifestations: Clinical Case from LatviaEva Šankova, Ziedīte Želve, Ilga Ķikule, Daina Pastare, Guntis Karelis, Latvia
    16:30–16:40#638Pelvic actinomycosis – a challenging radiological diagnosisVladislavs Morozs, Viktorija Osipenko, Vladislavs Osipenko, Andris Norko, Latvia
    16:40–16:50#802A mask of primary spontaneous pneumothorax, a clinical challengeValentina Mihejeva, Zaiga Kravale, Latvia
    16:50–17:00#982Abdominal attacks as a first manifestation of hereditary angioedema. Case reportAdīne Kaņepa, Signe Puriņa, Dmitrijs Rots Linda Gailīte, Inga Nartiša, Nataļja Kurjāne, Latvia
    17:00–17:10#884Fragile X syndrome and multifocal motor neuropathy coexistance. Case reportElīna Millere, Daiga Mūrmane, Zanda Daneberga, Viktorija Ķēniņa, Latvia
    17:10–17:20#371A second family with a multisystemic mitochondrial disease caused by PTCD3 mutationsIeva Mičule, Jānis Stāvusis, Baiba Lāce, Sander Pajusalu, Monkol Lek, Inna Inashkina, Latvia
    17:20–17:30#148Case report of Camptodactyly-Arthropathy-Coxa vara-Pericarditis (CACP) syndrome in combination with autoimmune diseaseKristīne Lukjanoviča, Valda Staņēviča, Daiga Mūrmane, Latvia
    17:30–17:40#675Visual function recovery after central retinal artery occlusion in a patient with primary diagnosed granulomatosis with polyangiitisLelde Ullase, Inesa Markeviča, Liene Muceniece, Guna Laganovska, Veronika Mešečko, Aiga Vasiļvolfa, Viktorija Kuzema, Latvia
    17:40–17:50#1129Common variable immunodeficiency among Kyiv residents: heterogeneity of manifestations. The clinical caseVladyslav Tsaryk, Olena Swidro, Ukraine
    17:50–18:00#384The first case in Latvia, caused by mutation in the Prion-related proteinJanis Stāvusis, Baiba Lāce, Ieva Mičule, Sander Pajusalu, Monkol Lek, Inna Inashkina, Latvia
    History of Medicine: Agenda
    Moderators: Prof. Juris Salaks, Asst. Prof. Ieva Lībiete
    16:00–16:15#647Professor Hubbenet and his Roots in LatviaMaija Pozemkovska, Latvia
    16:15–16:30#304Foreign pharmaceutical companies in the Latvian market 1923–1939Kaspars Antanovičs, Juris Salaks, Latvia
    16:30–16:45#741Scientific business trips abroad of the RMI employees in the last decade of the USSRJuris Salaks, Kaspars Antanovičs, Latvia
    16:45–17:00#828The personality of Prof. Haralds Voskis and his legacy in the collection of the RSU History MuseumDaiga Dupate, Jānis Vētra, Iveta Skripste, Latvia
    17:00–17:10#710Two notable pathologists in Latvia in the 20th century – Vitolds Kalinka and Ludmila Sokolova (POSTER)Regīna Kleina, Ivanda Franckeviča, Daina Lutinska, Latvia
    17:10–17:25#1136Beware of the Lady with Green Eyes: Twelve Years of Herta Hanzen in Charge of the Museum of History of MedicineRita Grāvere, Latvia
    17:25–17:40#1123Maintaining the Collection of Corrosion Casts at RSU Anatomy MuseumIeva Lībiete, Latvia
    17:40–18:00 VIRTUAL TOUR of the new RSU Anatomy MuseumKaspars Zaltāns, Linda Līva Oša, Rūta Žiaugre, Latvia