Low Carb Cairns 2019

Low Carb Cairns 2019


A day of presentations on Low Carb Nutrition.

WHEN: Saturday 28th September 2019 from 9:30am to 5:00pm

WHERE: Note CHANGE OF VENUE from Cairns Hospital Auditorium to

Room 3.27, CQU Cairns City Campus,

Corner Abbott and Shields Streets, Cairns, 4870

COST: $80.00

Low Carb Lunch Provided!


Provisional Program

MC Don Mckay

9:30 – 10.00 ‘Introduction to Low Carb Nutrition’  – Rod Tayler

10.00 – 10.30 ‘A Practical Approach to Optimising Weight Loss’ – Susan  Swanston

10:30 – 11.00 Morning tea break

11:00 – 11:30 ‘Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease’ – John Ombiga

11:30 – 12:00 ‘Cholesterol’ – Paul Mason

12.00 – 12:30 Panel Question Time – Rod, Susan, Paul and John

Why go Low Carb – Peter Brukner (apologies from Peter as he now won’t be able to make it)


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch


13.30 – 14:00 Don Mackay – Title to be confirmed

14:00 – 14:30 ‘Fertility Issues’ – Anne Coffey

14.30 – 15:00 Panel Question Time

15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon tea break

15:30 – 16:00 ‘New Science in Low Carb Nutrition’ – Paul Mason

16.00 -17.00 More Q and A

17.00 Close


Presenter Information

Dr John Ombiga is a consultant Gastroenterologist who has been providing a range of Gastroenterology and Hepatology services in Cairns for twelve years. After graduating from medicine at the University of PNG, he gained valuable general medical experience working in remote PNG towns before being invited to work in Sydney by a visiting professor who recognised his enthusiasm and aspirations to progress in the field of internal medicine.  He went on to train as a consultant Physician specialising in Gastroenterology. After obtaining a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians specialising in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, John completed a two-year fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia.

His current role at both the Cairns Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital involves bowel cancer screening, endoscopic management of precancerous gastrointestinal conditions such as Barrett’s mucosa as well as providing a broad range of specialist services for patients with chronic hepatitis, chronic liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease and functional bowel disorders.

John takes an active role in teaching the advanced trainees in Gastroenterology on their quest to become specialists. He has chaired the Cairns Gut Club for over seven years and continues to provide educational sessions for nurses, medical trainees, specialists and general practitioners. He is the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award from the Cairns Rotary Club for his role in organising and managing the elective term for PNG medical students at the Cairns Hospital since the inception of the Rotary Club sponsored program in 2008.

Aside from his general enthusiasm with his patients, he has an interest in photography and mountain biking. He also is keen to search for the perfect shot of coffee and have a conversation about the medicinal properties of coffee.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email us at [email protected]
What’s the refund policy?
Full refunds are available until 1 day before the event.