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Thursday, June 8th 2023

8:30-9:55 Registration & Networking
9:55-10:30 Session 1: Introduction / Opening
9:55-10:00 sharp! Clara Plattel Welcome & Opening
10:00-10:30 sharp! Ralph Green, keynote speaker Causes & risk factors of vitamin B12deficiency: early childhood to elderly
10:30-11:30 Session 2: Pregnancy & offspring
10:30-10:55 Michelle Murphy Early pregnancy homocysteine and B12 predict pregnancy outcomes and offspring health.
10:55-11:20 Vera Haitsma Case study: Pregnancy and vitamin B12 deficiency
questions and discussion
11:30-11:45 Coffee break & Networking
11:45-12:45 Session 3: Infants & Childhood
11:45-12:10 Anne-Lise Bjørke-Monsen B12, MMA & tHcy levels in healthy children
12:10-12:35 Ingrid Rours Diagnosis and treatment of children with B12 deficiency: What do we learn from the clinic
questions and discussion
12:45-13:45 Lunch: Meet The Experts
13:45-14:45 Session 4: Diagnosis Adults
13:45-14:10 Ebba Nexø B12, HoloTC, MMA and tHcy in Clinical Practice
14:10-14:35 Heidi Seage Diagnosis of B12 deficiency: Symptoms
questions and discussion
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:00 Session 5: Treatment Adults
15:00-15:25 Bruce Wolffenbuttel Clinical dilemmas in diagnosing and treating B12 deficiency
15:25-15:50 Peter Daudey Trouble Shooting Health Issues as Chemical Engineer
questions and discussion
16:00-17:00 Expert Panel Discussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Friday, June 9th 2023

9:30-10:30 Session 6: The Elderly
9:30-9:55 Irwin Rosenberg B12 deficiency & Cognitive Decline
9:55-10:20 Gonneke Heerdink, Marieke Dekker Two case studies B12 deficiency: symptoms and treatment in the elderly
questions and discussion
10:30-11:30 Session 7: Riskfactors
10:30-10:35 Clara Plattel Introduction
10:35-11:00 Luciana Hannibal Vegetarian/ Vegan Diet as a risk factor for B12 deficiency. New data.
11:00-11:25 Josh Miller High Folic Acid in combination with low B12
questions and discussion
11:35-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:45 Session 8: Patient Perspective
Hanneke Duifhuize: NL Delay in diagnosis B12 def: costs
Bettina Borre Bühl: Denmark Patient Perspective in Scandinavian Country: Treatment
Heather Hardie, Scotland Diagnosis and Treatment: patient Perspectives: What goes wrong in diagnosis and treatment
Katrina Burchell: UK PAS: Pernicious Anemia Society
Tracey Witty: UK by Zoom B12 def: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
questions and discussion
12:45-13:45 Lunch: Meet The Experts
13:45-14:45 Session 9: Current Protocols
13:45-14:10 Kim Suijker Study Protocol: Vitamin B12 deficiency Patient Reported Outcome Measure
14:10-14:35 Clara Plattel Current guidelines: Clinical relevance in diagnostics and treatment.
questions and discussion
14:45-16:15 Session 10: Education & Research 
Ralph Green, Irwin Rosenberg, Clara Plattel, Anne Molloy, Bruce Wolffenbuttel Research Priorities And Future Directions
questions and discussion
16:30 Clara Plattel et al. Closure
16:35 coffee and networking
17:00 END