Publication in Food and Nutrition Bulletin June/ July 2024


One year ago, the ‘First International Conference on B12 Deficiency in Clinical Practice’ kicked off in Rotterdam. ‘B12 at the bookends of Life’. B12 issues covering issues from infancy to old age.

The aim of this conference was to share clinically relevant research and expertise between international experts in the field.

The conference brought together experts from different fields, including physicians/specialists, scientists, representatives of patient groups and healthcare professionals, all experts in the field of vitamin B12. Topics included discussion and debate on the complexities of diagnosis and treatment of Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Representatives from several universities around the world participated and shared their latest research. Case histories were presented which directly related to the clinical features and research presented on a particular topic. Patients also featured prominently and made presentations on financial aspects (health insurance companies and personal costs), symptom complexes and delays in receiving a diagnosis. This format will serve as a template for future such meetings.

We announced last year that a peer-reviewed collection of many of the presentations would be published together as a supplement by the scientific journal: Food and Nutrition Bulletin, June 2024.

We are pleased to announce that the supplement, containing 14 peer-reviewed manuscripts, has entered the production phase.

The content of the supplement covers a variety of topics, from the latest research findings to case studies from various medical disciplines. The purpose of the supplement is, to distill the knowledge of the conference into an accessible format for physicians and scientists. The supplement emphasizes the need for a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to tackling vitamin B12 deficiency by bringing together insights from different perspectives and several disciplines.

Our aim is to contribute to improved awareness regarding the diagnosis and treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency and thereby improve the health and well-being of patients. Whether at the beginning or end of life and all ages in between, it is our hope that adequately addressing B12 deficiency can significantly improve overall health and quality of life for patients of all ages around the world.

The supplement containing all 14 articles (including our Introduction), will soon be available for download through FREE ACCESS. As soon as it is, we will let you know.

Warm regards,

Prof. Ralph Green, (Keynote speaker and meeting co-organizer B12 Conference

Clara Plattel (Meeting organizer B12 Conference)


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