Printable version of the programme
(Updated September 12, 2018)


University of Tampere, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences
Arvo Building, Arvo Ylpön katu 34, 33520 Tampere, Finland

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Satellite Symposium (no pre-registration required)
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Restaurant Ziberia, address: Itäinenkatu 9, Tampere (“next door” to the Symposium Get together at Restaurant Plevna)
Chair: Sune Sved, Thermo Fisher Scientific

17.30 – 18.00     Basis for good serology replacing biopsy in celiac disease clinical diagnostics: Markku Mäki, University of Tampere, Finland

18.00 – 18.30     Economical aspects of early celiac diagnosis: Katri Kaukinen, University of Tampere, Finland

18.30 – 18.50     Discussion


19.00                   Tampere Celiac Disease Symposium 2018 Get together at Restaurant Plevna, address: Itäinenkatu 8, Tampere (Finlayson area)


Friday, September 14, 2018

08.15                  Bus transportation to the venue from the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer, address Satakunnankatu 13

1. Opening session, Chair: Markku Mäki, Jarmo Visakorpi Auditorium, OPEN FOR ALL

09.00 – 09.10     Opening words, Markku Mäki, University of Tampere, Finland

09.10 – 09.20     3rd Maki Celiac Disease Tampere Prize announcement: Vice rector Seppo Parkkila, University of Tampere, Finland

09.20 – 09.50     Keynote lecture: Awardee

09.50 – 10.20     Keynote lecture: T- and B-cell involvement in celiac disease pathogenesis: Ludvig Sollid; University of Oslo, Norway

10.20 – 10.50     Coffee break and poster viewing, Yellow Hall


2. Use of serology biomarkers in celiac disease diagnosis and follow-up, Auditorium F114
Chair: Katri Kaukinen, Govind Makharia

10.50 – 11.15     Serum autoantibody testing in children: Sibylle Koletzko, University of Munich, Germany

11.15 – 11.40     Serum autoantibody testing in adults: Umberto Volta, University of Bologna, Italy

11.40 – 12.05     Pitfalls in serum autoantibody performance and interpretation: Ilma Korponay-Szabo, University of Debrecen, Hungary

12.05 – 12.25     Oral presentations (2):

12.05 – 12.15   Simvastatin as a biomarker for intestinal villous health for recovering celiac disease patients, Jack Syage, ImmunogenX, CA, United States

12.15 – 12.25   Innovative ELISA assay for the detection of serum anti-TG3 antibodies and dermatitis herpetiformis diagnosis, Daniele Sblattero, University of Trieste, Italy

12.25 – 13.30     Lunch break and poster viewing, Yellow Hall


3. Pathogenesis and biomarkers, Auditorium F114
Chair: Katri Lindfors, Ludvig Sollid

13.30 – 13.55    Mechanisms underlying development of inflammatory immune responses to dietary antigens: Bana Jabri, University of Chicago, USA

13.55 – 14.20     T- and B-cell immunology biomarkers: Robert Anderson, ImmusanT, USA

14.20 – 14.50    Oral presentations (3)

14.20 – 14.30   Kinetics and transcriptomics of gluten-specific T cells in blood after gluten challenge, Stephanie Zühlke, University of Oslo, Norway

14.30 – 14.40  Tolerogenic immune-modifying nanoparticles containing gliadin restore tolerance & abrogate disease in murine models of coeliac disease, Tobias Freitag, University of Helsinki, Finland

14.40 – 14.50  Celiac patients challenged with Gluten-FriendlyTM bread experienced a range of mucosal injury while reporting no adverse symptoms or improvement of symptoms, Angelo Andriulli, Ospedale Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia, Italy

14.50 – 15.20    Coffee break and poster viewing, Yellow Hall


4. Genetic and non-immunological biomarkers, Auditorium F114
Chair: Keijo Viiri, Bana Jabri

15.20 – 15.45     Celiac disease genetics and biomarkers: Iris Jonkers, assistant professor, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

15.45 – 16.10     Non-immunological biomarkers in celiac disease: Govind Makharia, AIIMS, India

16.10 – 16.35     Keynote lecture: Imaging the unimaginable with Imaging mass cytometry: Frits Koning, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

16.35 – 17.00     Keynote lecture: Why and where to find surrogate biomarkers: Chaitan Khosla, Stanford University, USA

17.05 – 17.15     Oral presentation (1)

17.05 – 17.15  The oral transglutaminase 2 (TG2) inhibitor ZED1227 blocks TG2 activity in a mouse model of intestinal inflammation, Encalada Ventura, University Medical Center, Germany

17.15 – 18.30     Poster rounds, wine and cheese, Yellow Hall

18.30                  Bus transportation to the city center (Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer)


20.00                   Dinner at Restaurant Finlayson Palace, address: Kuninkaankatu 1, Tampere


Saturday, September 15, 2018 

08.30               Bus transportation to the venue from the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer, address Satakunnankatu 13

5. Biopsy in celiac disease clinics, needed or not?, Auditorium F114
Chair: Ilma Korponay-Szabo, Umberto Volta

09.00 – 09.25     Biopsy is the gold standard: Knut Lundin, University of Oslo, Norway

09.25 – 09.50     Serology-based diagnosis is the future: Katri Kaukinen, University of Tampere, Finland

09.50 – 10.20     Oral presentations (3)

09.50 – 10.00  ESPGHAN non-biopsy criteria have excellent accuracy for celiac disease in adults with different pretest probabilities: Valma Fuchs, University of Tampere, Finland

10.00 – 10.10   Molecular histomorphometry as a tool to assess degree of intestinal injury in celiac disease: Keijo Viiri, University of Tampere, Finland

10.10 – 10.20   Potential biomarkers to add when celiac disease is difficult to establish, Hanna Bragde, Linköping University, Sweden

10.20 – 10.50     Coffee break and poster viewing, Yellow Hall


6. The Finnish Celiac Disease Guidelines
Chair: Pekka Collin, Sibylle Koletzko

10.50 – 11.15     20-year anniversary of the Finnish Celiac Disease Guidelines. Management model for 2018: Kalle Kurppa, University of Tampere, Finland

Chair: Katri Kaukinen, Kalle Kurppa, Knut Lundin, Govind Makharia, Sibylle Koletzko
11.15 – 12.45     Panel and general discussion on “biopsy or not”. Invited commentaries.

12.45 – 13.00     Best Abstract of the Symposium Prize, Kalle Kurppa, University of Tampere, Finland

                             Closing words, Markku Mäki, University of Tampere, Finland

13.00                   Farewell lunch

14.00                  Bus transportation to the city center (Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer)