Conference Agenda

Thursday, June 8th 2023

9:00-9:55 Registration & Networking
9:55-10:30 Session 1: Introduction / Opening
Clara Plattel Welcome & Opening
Ralph Green, keynote speaker Causes & risk factors of vB12d: early childhood to elderly
10:30-11:30 Session 2: Pregnancy & offspring
Michelle Murphy Pregnancy homocysteïne & B12 predict health in offspring
Vera Haitsma Case study: Pregnancy and vitamin B12 deficiency
11:30-11:45 Coffee break & Networking
11:45-12:45 Session 3: Infants & childhood
Anne-Lise Bjørke-Monsen B12, MMA & tHcy levels in healthy children
Ingrid Rours Diagnosis and treatment of children with B12 deficiency: What do we learn from the clinic
12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:45 Session 4: Diagnosis Adults
Ebba Nexø B12, HoloTC, MMA and tHcy in Clinical Practise
Heidi Seage Diagnosis of B12 deficiency: Symptoms
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:00 Session 5: Treatment Adults
Bruce Wolffenbuttel Clinical dilemmas in diagnosing and treating B12 deficiency
Peter Daudey The experience & ideas of a scientist & patiënt on neglected aspects
16:00-17:00 Resumé: Diagnosis & Treatment 
19:00-21:30 Dinner: Meet the experts during dinner in ‘Euromast’, Rotterdam

Friday, June 9th 2023

9:30-10:30 Session 6: The Elderly
Irwin Rosenberg B12 deficiency & Cognitive Decline
Gonneke Heerdink Case study B12 deficiency: symptoms and treatment in the elderly
10:30-11:30 Session 7: Riskfactors
Clara Plattel Introduction
Kourosh Ahmadi Vegetarian/ Vegan Diet as risk factor of B12 deficiency
Josh Miller High Folic Acid in combination with low B12
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:45 Session 8: patiënt Perspective
Patiënt: t.b.a. Diagnosis and treatment: a patiënt Perspective
Patiënt: t.b.a. Delay in diagnosis B12 def: costs
12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:45 Session 9: Current Protocols
Kim Suijker Study Protocol: long-term treatment and patient monitoring tool. PhD Study
Clara Plattel Current guidelines: what is the scientific clinical substantiation?
14:00-16:30 Session 10: Education & Research 
Ralph Green, Irwin Rosenberg, Clara Plattel, Peter Daudey, Bruce Wolffenbuttel, Kim Suijker, Difference between harmless high vitamin B12 levels and the need for a differential diagnosis due to underlying diseases that cause a high level of vitamin B12 in the blood
Research Priorities
discussion and questions How can we provide the best practical information to help the Physician in his or her diagnosis & treatment of B12 deficiency?
16:30 coffee and networking
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