Clinical expert groups

Seven clinical expert groups with more than a hundred experts have been established to plan how the register data is transformed into clinically meaningful disease endpoints. The work done by these groups is of great importance and allows the project to reach the ambitious scientific goals.

Clinical expert groups and group members:

Neurology

Hilkka Soininen (team leader, KYS)

Valtteri Julkunen
Anne Remes
Reetta Kälviäinen
Jukka Peltola
Pentti Tienari
Juha Rinne 
Adam Ziemann
Jeffrey Waring 
Susan Eaton
Janet van Adelsberg
Geoff Kerchner
Julie Hunkapiller
John Eicher
Vinay Mehta
Kari Linden
Anders Malarstig

 

Ghastroenterology

Martti Färkkilä (team leader, HUS)Airi Jussila
Timo Blomster
Markku Heikkinen
Markku Voutilainen
Bob Georgantas 
Graham Heap
Keith Usiskin
Tim Lu
Vinay Mehta
Kirsi Kalpala 
Xiatong Zhu
Jeff Waring

Rheumatology

Kari Eklund (team leader, HUS)

Pia Isomaki
Laura Pirilä
Oili Kaipiainen-Seppänen
Johanna Huhtakangas
Bob Georgantas
David Close
Marla Hochfeld
Dorothee Diogo
Vinay Mehta
Kirsi Kalpala
Nan Bing
Jeff Waring

Pulmonary diseases

Tarja Laitinen (team leader, TYKS)

Paula Kauppi
Hannu Kankaanranta
Terttu Harju
Margit Pelkonen 
David Close
Susan Eaton
Steven Greenberg
Amy Cowgill
Hubert Chen
Vinay Mehta

 

Cardiometabolic diseases

Veikko Salomaa (team leader, THL)

Teemu Niiranen
Markus Juonala
Kaj Metsärinne
Mika Kähönen
Juhani Junttila
Markku Laakso
Jussi Pihlajamäki
Juha Sinisalo
Marja-Riitta Taskinen
Tiinamaija Tuomi
Jari Laukkanen
Ben Challis
Keith Usiskin
Andrew Peterson
Julie Hunkapiller
Dorothee Diogo 
Dermot Reilly
Audrey Chu 
Vinay Mehta
Jaakko Parkkinen  
Alexandra Dumitriu

Oncology

Heikki Joensuu (team leader, HUS)

Tuomo Meretoja
Annika Auranen
Peeter Karihtala
Saila Kauppila
Päivi Auvinen
Klaus Elenius
Relja Popovic
Athena Matakidou
Jennifer Schutzman 
Vinay Mehta
Heli Lehtonen 
Jeff Waring
Austin Huang

 

Ophtalmology

Kai Kaarniranta (team leader, KYS)

Anja Tuulonen
Terhi Ollila
Sanna Seitsonen
Vesa Aaltonen
Hannele Uusitalo-Järvinen
Marja Luodonpää
Erich Strauss
Anna Podgornaia
Vinay Mehta
Amy Cowgill