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Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
May 21 and 22, 1992

    Organized by:

    Ragnar Granit Institute, Tampere University of Technology
    Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

    Contact persons:

    Hannu Eskola, chair of the symposium
    Soile Lönnqvist, secretary

    Ragnar Granit Institute
    Tampere University of Technology
    PO Box 692, FI-33101 TAMPERE, Finland


    Thursday, May 21
    09.00 - 09.30Coffee and registration
    09.30Opening of the symposium
    Rector Timo Lepistö, Tampere University of Technology
    Basic principles of electrical and magnetic stimulation
    Chairman: Hannu Eskola, Ph.D., Tampere University Hospital
    09.35 - 10.15Distribution of stimulation fields in the tissue
    Prof. Jaakko Malmivuo Ragnar Granit Institute, Tampere University of Technology
    10.15 - 10.55Effect of electrical stimulation on nervous system
    Veikko Häkkinen, M.D., Tampere University Hospital
    10.55 - 11.25Electrical transcranial cortex stimulation: history and recent development
    Veikko Suihko, M.Sc., Ragnar Granit Institute, Tampere University of Technology
    11.25 - 12.20Lunch
    Basic principles - continued
    Chairman: Prof. Shoogo Ueno, Kyushu University, Fukuoka
    12.20 - 13.00Special features of electrical functional nerve stimulators
    Gerhard Baer, M.D., Tampere University Hospital
    13.00 - 14.00Magnetic cortical and peripheral nerve stimulation: history and basic principles
    Anthony Barker, Ph.D., Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
    14.00 - 14.40Comparison on magnetic stimulators
    Markku Paloheimo, M.D., Helsinki University Hospital
    14.40 - 15.00Coffee
    Applications of magnetic stimulation
    Chairman: Anthony Barker, Ph.D.
    15.00 - 15.40Recording of motor conduction times
    Helena Hallikainen, M.D., Savonlinna Central Hospital
    15.40 - 16.20Prodiction of the outcome of Bell's palsy
    Prof. Pekka Karma, University of Helsinki
    16.20 - 17.00Diagnosis of MS and stroke
    Ilpo Rimpiläinen, M.D., Ragnar Granit Institute, Tampere University of Technology
    19.00Reception of the City of Tampere

    Friday, May 22
    08.30 - 09.10Vectorial magnetic stimulation of the human brain and modeling of nerve excitation elicited by magnetic stimulation
    Prof. Shoogo Ueno
    Stimulation in operating theatre
    Chairman: Markku Paloheimo, M.D.
    09.10 - 09.40Magnetic stimulation in neurosurgery
    Ilpo Rimpiläinen, M.D.
    09.40 - 10.20Electrical cortex stimulation in neurosurgery
    Josef Zentner, M.D., Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik, Bonn
    10.20 - 10.40Coffee
    10.40 - 11.20Effect of anaestethics on magnetic stimulation
    Märta Backman, M.D., The Deaconess Institute of Helsinki
    11.20 - 12.00Effect of anaestethics on electrical stimulation
    Josef Zentner, M.D.
    12.00 - 12.40Lunch
    12.40 - 14.00Round-table discussion: Which fields in medicine will benefit from electrical and magnetic stimulation of motor nervous system?
    Chairman: Prof. Jaakko Malmivuo
      Gerhard Baer, M.D.
    Anthony Barker, Ph.D.
    Hannu Eskola, Ph.D.
    Harry Frey, Prof.
    Veikko Häkkinen, M.D.
    Shoogo Ueno, Prof.
    Josef Zentner, M.D.
    14.00Closing of the symposium
    Hannu Eskola