Berzelius Symposium 110: TBE in clinical practice 2024


Tick-borne encephalitis - Diagnostics, treatment and prevention

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) can be a very severe disease and given the increased incidence in Europe we are seeing the consequences in terms of neurological or neuropsychological sequelae in 30-40% of clinical cases. We lack treatment possibilities and consensus for optimal rehabilitation after the acute phase. Diagnostics are evolving but still not available for all patients. Vaccination is an effective prevention although there are knowledge gaps to fill in how to protect certain groups better.

The aim of this Berzelius symposium, arranged by the Swedish Society of Medicine, is to focus on the clinical aspects of diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of TBE. We are happy to invite clinicians seeing and diagnosing TBE patients in Europe; primary health care, paediatricians, internal medicine and infectious diseases clinicians, neurologists and microbiologists.

Start: Friday October 4, 2024, at 12.00 with lunch
End: Saturday October 5, 13.00

Key-note speakers:
Daniel Ruzek, Professor of Virology at Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia: Treatment of TBE-infection – where are we now?”
Dace Zavadska, pediatrician and professor at Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia: TBE in children

Other topics:
Diagnostic challenges and new methods
Vaccination issues
Neurorehabilitation of TBE patients - how to perform better
Clinical case discussions 

Registration: Opens in May 2024

Scientific committee:
Helena Hervius Askling MD Associate Professor Infectious Diseases, Stockholm, Sweden
Malin Veje MD PhD Infectious Diseases, Gothenburg, Sweden
Marie Studahl MD Professor Infectious Diseases, Gothenburg, Sweden
Marika Nordberg MD PhD Infectious Diseases, Åland, Finland
Markus Kalén MD Infectious Diseases, Eskilstuna, Sweden