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Program at a Glance

Program updated on 4 June 2009

SUNDAY, 21 JUNE
15:00 - 20:00 Registration open
15:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 19:00
  
19:00 - 19:45
  
Poster mounting
Presidential Address
     Lessons from disorders of intracellular vitamin B12 metabolism - Brian Fowler (Switzerland)
Honorary Lecture
     My life with SAM - Jan P. Kraus (USA)
20:00 - 22:30 Welcome party - congress venue
   
MONDAY, 22 JUNE
8:00 - 20:00 Registration open
8:30 - 8:45  Opening ceremony 
8:45 - 10:45 Plenary session 1 - Metabolites and their trafficking 

1. Historical introduction on homocysteine and vitamins - Jim Finkelstein (USA)
2. Homocysteine as a good guy: Pathway to cysteine and taurine - Martha Stipanuk (USA)
3. Betaine - Per Magne Ueland (Norway)
4. Intracellular trafficking of folates - Patrick Stover (USA)
11:15 - 12:45  Plenary session 2 - Genes

1. Regulation of gene expression by methylation - Warren Kruger (USA)
2. Fetal programming of gene expression by nutrients - Krzysztof Blusztajn (USA)
3. Genes regulating homocysteine and B-vitamin metabolism genome-wide association studies of complex disorders - Robert Zee (USA)
12:45 - 14:00 Poster viewing
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel sessions 1-2
16:00 - 17:30 Parallel sessions 3-4
17:30 - 19:30 Poster viewing with beer, wine and snacks
   
TUESDAY, 23 JUNE
8:30 - 10:00 Plenary session 3 - Pathophysiology of disturbed C-1 and sulfur amino acid pool

1. Molecular effects of homocysteine - Don Jacobsen (USA)
2. Sulfur amino acids and oxidative stress - Ruma Banerjee (USA) 
3. Role of folates/pterines in endothelium - Keith Channon (United Kingdom)
10:30 - 12:30 Plenary session 4 - Short communications
14:00 - 15:45 Parallel sessions 5-6
16:15 - 18:00 Parallel session 7-8
  Free evening
   
WEDNESDAY, 24 JUNE
8:30 - 9:00 Sulfur compound of the year
  Hydrogen sulfide: Its origin and cellular effects - Csaba Szabo (USA)
9:00 - 10:30 Plenary session 5 - Short communications 
11:00 - 12:15 Plenary session 6 - Short communications
13:15 - 15:15 Summary from parallel sessions
20:00 - 24:00 Conference dinner - Zofin Palace
   
THURSDAY, 25 JUNE
9:00 - 10:30 Plenary session 7 - Lessons from intervention trials and folate fortification I
  1. Interplay between folates and vitamin B12 in human populations - Martha Morris (USA)
2. Diseases of the fetal development - Gary Shaw (USA)
3. Cognitive function in older age - David Smith (United Kingdom)
11:00 - 12:00 Plenary session 8 - Lessons from intervention trials and folate fortification II

1. Cardiovascular diseases - Robert Clarke (United Kingdom)
2. Cancer - Stein Emil Vollset (Norway)
12:00 - 13:00 Discussion and vote on mandatory folate/B12 fortification - panelists Irwin Rosenberg (USA), Helga Refsum (United Kingdom), Ralph Green (USA), Ralph Carmel (USA) 
13:00 Conference close

 

 
 
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