This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722717.

             1. Basics of Ophthalmology-course (coordinator/contact: Kai kaarniranta, UEF)

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017

08.30                              Transfer from Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi to UEF / Tietoteknia building

09.00 - 09.10                Opening

                                         Prof. Kai Kaarniranta, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Eastern Finland 

09.10 - 10.00                Anatomy of the eye

                                         Dr. Adrian Smedowski, Medical University of Silesia, Poland                    

10.00 - 10.20                 Coffee

10.20 - 11.15                 Physiology of vision from the retina and brain sided

                                          Prof. Joanna Lewin-Kowalik, Medical University of Silesia, Poland

11.15 - 12.00                 Eye as an immunoprivilege organ

                                          Dr. Mei Chen, Queen's University Belfast, U.K.

12.00 - 13.00                 Lunch

13.00 - 13.50                 Ophthalmic technology in basic and clinical research

                                          Dr. Szabolcs Felszheghy and Prof. Kai Kaarniranta, University of Eastern Finland

13.50 - 14.30                 Common anterior segment eye diseases and treatments

                                           Dr. Adrian Smedowski, Medical University of Silesia, Poland

14.30 - 15.00                  Coffee

15.00 - 15.40                  Common posterior segment eye diseases and treatments

                                           Prof. Kai Kaarniranta, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Eastern Finland

15.40 - 16.25                  Biological Barriers Affecting Drug Delivery

                                           Prof. Arto Urtti, Coordinator, School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland

16.25 - 17.00                  Future potential retina treatments

                                           Prof. Marius Ueffing, Director of the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University

                                           of Tübingen, Germany

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17.15                                 Tranfer to Working Dinner at Koivumäki Manor

                                            (Discussions between ESR's in small groups)

22.00                                 Transfer Koivomäki Manor - Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi

 

             2. Drug Discovery and Development-course (coordinator/contact: Paavo Honkakoski, UEF)

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

08.00                              Transfer from Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi to UEF / Tietoteknia building

08.30 - 08.40                Opening of the course

                                         Prof. Paavo Honkakoski, School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland

08.40 - 09.10                Rationales and strategies in drug discovery and development

                                         Dr. Achim Sauer, Boehringer Ingelheim

09.10 - 09.30                Target ID and validation

                                         Dr. Achim Sauer, Boehringer Ingelheim

09.30 - 09.50                Screening assays and lead optimization

                                         Dr. Achim Sauer, Boehringer Ingelheim

09.50 - 10.10                Coffee

10.10 - 10.30                Premedical ADME/PK, formulation

                                         Dr. Carsten Terjung, Bayer

10.30 - 10.50                Preclinical toxicity

                                         Dr. Carsten Terjung, Bayer

10.50 - 11.20                Clinical studies: phase I - II - III

                                         Dr. Carsten Terjung, Bayer

11.20 - 11.40                Regulatory aspects

                                         Dr. Achim Sauer, Boehringer Ingelheim

11.40 - 12.00                Q & A for the morning session

                                         Dr. Achim Sauer, Boehringer Ingelheim & Dr. Carsten Terjung, Bayer

12.00 - 13.00                Lunch

Aspects specific for ocular diseases

13.00 - 13.30                Ocular ADME/PK: anterior segment

                                         Dr. Veli-Pekka Ranta, School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland

13.30 - 14.00                Ocular ADME/PK: posterior segment

                                         Dr. Eva del Amo, School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland

14.00 - 14.20                Ocular drug toxicity and models

                                         Prof. Kai Kaarniranta, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Eastern Finland

14.20 - 14.40                Coffee

14.40 - 15.20                Ocular drug delivery: delivery systems and formulation aspects

                                         Prof. Arto Urtti, School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland

15.20 - 15.50                General discussion on future challenges

                                         Chair

16.00                              Transfer UEF Tietoteknia Building - Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi