About Vitamin C 2020

Treatment of sepsis with high-dose intravenous vitamin C is a hot topic. In addition, vitamin C is also a promising therapy for patients admitted after trauma, cardiac arrest or with malignancies.

In this first European vitamin C congress, a large group of international experts will discuss the latest preclinical and clinical research on vitamin C for critically ill patients. They will address pathophysiological mechanisms, preclinical and clinical evidence for different populations and the optimal timing and dose.

The target audience includes intensivists, other medical specialists, intensive care nurses, pharmacists, biomedical or clinical researchers, students and trainees.


Vitamin C 2020 is endorsed by the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine, The Dutch Society for Intensive Care Medicine and Nutrients.








Opening and introduction - Armand Girbes

Vitamin C and immune function - Anitra Carr

Influence of vitamin C on lymphocytes - Gerard Bos




Vitamin C and its enzyme co-factor activity - Margreet Vissers

Vitamin C and ischemia/reperfusion injury - Angelique Spoelstra-de Man




Oxidative stress and vitamin C - Sander Rozemeijer

Pharmacokinetics of intravenous vitamin C - Harm-Jan de Grooth

Changing the scene of vitamin C - Heleen Oudemans–van Straaten




Hydrocortisone, vitamin C, and thiamine - Paul Marik

VITAMINS study - Tomoko Fujii

Vitamin C in sepsis - Alpha Fowler

Discussion - All faculty



Closing - Heleen Oudemans–van Straaten


Paul Marik

EVMS, Norfolk, VA, USA

Alpha Fowler

VCU MC, Richmond, VA, USA

Heleen Oudemans-van Straaten

Amsterdam UMC, NL

Gerard Bos

Maastricht UMC+, NL

Margreet Vissers

University of Otago, NZ

Anitra Carr

University of Otago, NZ

Angelique Spoelstra-de Man

Amsterdam UMC, NL

Harm-Jan de Grooth

Amsterdam UMC, NL

Sander Rozemeijer

Amsterdam UMC, NL

Paul Elbers

Amsterdam UMC, NL

Armand Girbes

Amsterdam UMC, NL

Tomoko Fujii

Tokyo, JP


Vitamin C 2020 will be held in lecture hall Amstel of Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The address of Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc is De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Click here to show the location in Google Maps


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