3rd International Conference on Bioelectromagnetism in Slovenia, October 2000
The Slovenian Society for Biomedical Engineering will organize the 3rd International Conference on
Bioelectromagnetism in Slovenia, October 2000. For more information please contact Dr. Damijan Miklavcic
of the Slovenian Society for Biomedical Engineering:
or the www-page of the conference: http://lbk.fe.uni-lj.si/icbem/index.html
6th Ragnar Granit Symposium: EEG Meets MRI
For the sixth time Ragnar Granit Institute welcomes researchers around the world
to attend the next Ragnar Granit Symposium. The topic of the Symposium is "EEG Meets MRI"
and it will be organized May 20-21, 1999 at Tampere. Professor Hannu Eskola will serve as
chairman of the organizing committee.
The background of the topic is the rapid development in methods and accuracy of
both EEG and MRI. Sixteen top speakers from five countries will introduce and discuss
the recent methodology of both modalities, as well as techniques for combining the data.
In addition to the lectures, practical realizations of 256-channel EEG recording and various
software tools will be demonstrated.
The inexpensive pre-registration fee (before April 16,1999) is FIM 500. You can find
the program and detailed information at:
International Graduate School on Bioelectromagnetism and
Ragnar Granit Institute coordinates the International Graduate School on Bioelectromagnetism
and Medical Informatics. In addition to collaborators at Tampere, the School has co-operating partners
in different cities in Finland and abroad.
The School finances one graduate student position at the RGI. On 1st of August 1998
Lic.Tech Jari Viik was appointed to this position. His studies are focused to characteristics of
standard ECG leads in the detection of the coronary artery disease. Characteristics of individual
leads and different lead sets will be studied by the ST and ST/HR variables. The study includes over
1500 patients from different Finnish hospitals.
Within this Graduate School, in addition to other graduate courses, two large international graduate
courses will be organized: 6th Ragnar Granit Symposium EEG meets MRI, and Preconference Course on
Bioelectromagnetism, 4.-5.6.1999, Tallinn.|
Rami Lehtinen Appointed Postdoctoral Researcher of
the Academy of Finland
Dr.Tech. Rami Lehtinen was appointed as Postdoctoral Researcher (tutkijatohtori) of
the Academy of Finland for 1.8.1998-31.7.2001. The position was given by the Research Council
for Health. This is an important recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of our research.
Rami Lehtinen continues the development and evaluation of the ST/HR hysteresis in a
multicenter study. The results obtained in a clinical population of 347 patients at Tampere
University Hospital suggest that by the ST/HR hysteresis the diagnostic accuracy of exercise
ECG analysis can be improved from the present 75% near to 90%. The objective of the multicenter
approach is to validate this improvement, to develop the ST/HR hysteresis further and evaluate its
prognostic value, and to clinically implement the ST/HR hysteresis.
Discussion Group in BEM
To inform about conferences, new publications etc., ISBEM and the RGI have
established a discussion group in the field of Bioelectromagnetism at email@example.com.
You may join this group by sending an e-mail to the address:
with the contents: "subscribe bem [your_e-mail_address]"
Katariina Lahti Completed her
Doctoral Thesis at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ms. Katariina Lahti, student of the RGI, visited Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
Worcester, Maryland, U.S.A. for 1993-1998. During that time she prepared her Ph.D. Thesis
on the subject "Novel Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopic Imaging
Techniques in Pre-clinical Modeling" under the supervision of Professor Robert Peura.
It is interesting to learn that Professor Peura's family originates from Tampere, Finland.