Thursday 19th May
- Current guidelines in the treatment of B12 deficiency.
- What symptoms do occur with a B12 deficiency?
- How is the diagnosis made?
- What are the cut-off values for adults and children?
- Patients views about current guidelines and treatment.
- Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy: Consequences to mother and child.
- What are the possible adverse interactions between B12 deficiency and intake of other vitamins like folate?
- Conference dinner
Friday 20th May
- What diagnostic tools are present to identify B12 deficiency?
- Is the cause of B12 deficiency easy to track down?
- Is Vit B12 deficiency rare in children?
- What are the most frequent causes in children?
- What should we look out for in the elderly?
- What are the most frequent causes in the elderly?
- What about possible national prevention policies
- Closing with summaries & take-home messages
Emerging topics including concerns about how B12 deficiency relates to the growing amount of patients following gastric bypass surgery,vegan and vegetarian diets, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for recreational use, will also be covered during the conference.