We invite you to Low Carb Denver 2019. This is now our fourth year and growth continues! We have added many new speakers along with some of the regulars, bringing you fresh and interesting topics. Hashtags: #LCD19 #LowCarbDenver #LowCarbConferences
The conference is open to all including the general public, health, nutrition and fitness enthusiasts, the scientific community and healthcare professionals. Another great opportunity to learn, network, meet distinguished guests, socialize and enjoy!
For healthcare professionals we will be applying for CME credit with the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Due to CME requirements our content continues to address the science and evidence. In previous years 15 to 20 hours of CME credit have been approved.
Confirmed speakers and provisional topics:
Gary Taubes – “The Qualities of Calories: lessons from the front line of LCHF clinical practice”
David Ludwig, MD – “The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity: From Metabolism to Management of Type 1 Diabetes”
Dariush Mozaffarian, DrPh, MPH, MD, BS – “A history of nutrition science: Implications for current research, dietary guidelines and food policy”
Gary Taubes • Dariush Mozaffarian • Ivor Cummins (moderator) – Panel discussion: “Epidemiology, Metabolic Chambers and the Real World”
David Unwin, MD • Jen Unwin, BSc, MSc, DPsy, FBPsS – “Picking Our Low Carb Battles”
Science and Health Journalist; Co-Founder and President of the Non-Profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org). Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder and president of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org). He is the author of The Case Against […]Aug 27, 2018 •Continue Reading →
David Ludwig, MD
Director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology. Professor of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, is a practicing endocrinologist, researcher, and professor at Harvard Medical School […]
Dariush Mozaffarian, DrPh, MPH, MD, BS
Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, and Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University. Dariush Mozaffarian is Dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, and the Jean Mayer Chair and Professor of […]
David Unwin, MD
David Unwin, Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP), and Senior Partner of the Norwood Surgery Dr David Unwin FRCGP is senior partner of the Norwood Surgery in Southport where he has worked since 1986 as a family doctor. For […]
Jen Unwin, BSc, MSc, DPsy, FBPsS
Clinical health psychologist. Dr Jen Unwin (BSc, MSc, DPsy, FBPsS) is a consultant clinical health psychologist and has been working in the NHS for over 30 years helping people with chronic illness to live well with their conditions. She has researched into […]
Ben Bikman, PhD
Ben Bikman, PhD is a professor of pathophysiology and biomedical scientist whose research agenda focuses on the molecular mediators of obesity and its co-morbidities. Employing cell-autonomous to whole-body systems, his lab’s main efforts explore the intimate associations between the metabolic and immune […]
Jason Fung, MD
Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist. He’s a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting and low carb, especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes. He has written three best-selling health books and he co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management program. Dr. Fung […]
Nadia Pateguana, ND
Naturopathic Doctor Dr Pateguana is a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend, but also a Naturopathic Doctor. This means that she looks at patients, and health, from a holistic point of view. She graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine […]
Science Journalist and Author; Executive Director of the Nutrition Coalition. Nina Teicholz is an investigative science journalist and author. Her international bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat–especially saturated fat–and challenged the very core of our […]
Brett Scher, MD
Preventive Cardiologist Dr Scher is a board certified cardiologist and has spent years learning the invasive procedures and the medications used to treat heart disease. Now he does everything in his power to make sure those multi-billion dollar tools and drugs go […]
John Schoonbee, MD
Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re. Dr John Schoonbee is a medical doctor who has been working in the insurance field for about 15 years and directly for reinsurers since 2005. John began working at Swiss Re in July 2011 and is […]
Jake Kushner, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Dr. Jake Kushner is Medical Director for McNair Interests in Houston, Texas. He is also a McNair Scholar and an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. As Medical Director of McNair Interests, Dr. Kushner’s primary focus is […]
A former research biochemist is the 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via top ranked iTunes podcast, books and seminars. Robb […]
Paul Mason, MD
Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician Specialist Dr Paul Mason obtained his medical degree with honors from the University of Sydney, and also holds degrees in Physiotherapy and Occupational Health. He is currently a Specialist Registrar in the Australasian College of Sports and […]
Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS
Medical Director and Founder, Indiana University Health Arnett Medical Weight Loss Program, Indiana University Health. Dr. Hallberg is a Medical Director at Virta Health and a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovator Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership […]
Dawn Lemanne, MD
Board Certified Medical Oncologist Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, is a Stanford-trained, board-certified medical oncologist. Her professional interests include translation of emerging principles of cancer evolution into the clinic, including adaptive therapy models […]
Mariela Glandt, MD
Board Certified Endocrinologist Dr. Glandt, trained at Harvard and Columbia, is an endocrinologist with extensive experience in the treatment of diabetes. Dr. Glandt worked in New York both in a private practice in Manhattan and at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. In Israel, she […]
Andreas Eenfeldt, MD
Founder and CEO, Diet Doctor; Family physician. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt spent a decade as a family physician, treating patients with low-carb diets. He was amazed by their health improvements. To help empower more people, he founded the website Diet Doctor in 2007. […]
Caryn Zinn, PhD
PhD. NZ Registered Dietitian, Senior Lecturer & Researcher, AUT Caryn Zinn, PhD, RD is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian and a Senior Lecturer at AUT University, NZ. Her research and clinical practice work focuses on the whole-food, low carbohydrate, healthy fat (LCHF) […]
Lily Nichols, RD
Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based nutrition (especially prenatal nutrition). Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for […]
Laura Saslow, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan School of Nursing. Laura Saslow, Ph.D., is a behavioral medicine researcher interested in creating and optimizing diet and lifestyle interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and other conditions […]
Maria Emmerich is a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology. She struggled with her health and weight throughout childhood which lead her to become such a passionate nutrition expert. “My goal is to help transform people’s lives and […]
Eric Westman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University. Dr. Eric Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine, and founded the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in 2006 after 8 years of clinical […]
Priyanka Wali, MD
Board-certified Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine physician. Also a Stand-up Comedian Dr. Priyanka Wali is a board-certified Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine physician who comes to you with an open heart and a sharp mind ready to heal from all aspects. She graduated […]
Dave Feldman is a senior software engineer, entrepreneur and a citizen scientist. He began working with programming and system engineering at a very young age and has always enjoyed learning new mechanistic patterns and concepts. After starting a low carb diet, Dave […]
Ivor Cummins, BE(Chem) CEng MIEI
Chemical Engineer, Complex Problem Solving Ivor Cummins completed a Chemical Engineering degree at UCD in 1990. He has since spent over 25 years in corporate technical leadership and management positions and was shortlisted in 2015 as one of the top 6 of […]
Jeffry Gerber MD
Board certified Family Physician Dr. Jeffry N. Gerber, MD, FAAFP is a board certified family physician and owner of South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado, where he is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. He has been providing personalized healthcare to the […]
Rod Tayler, MD
Dr Rod Tayler is an Australian anaesthetist with an interest in low carb nutrition. He is the founder of Low Carb Down Under website which hosts a range of resources to assist people to optimise their health and weight. This includes a […]
The meeting kicks off at 6pm on Thursday evening March 7, 2019 with registration and welcome drinks at the resort.
We are holding our event at the brand new Marriott Gaylord Rockies resort and convention center. Gaylord hotels have a great reputation. The new property opens December 2018 and is located minutes from Denver International Airport. Convenient location and only 5,300 feet above sea level, so the altitude should not be a big issue! We have a large and spacious conference room (Juniper Ballroom: 8,000 SF) with additional break-out space, pre-function area and a large private outdoor heated patio with mountain views. Plenty of room for vendors and mingling. Coffee, tea and water will be provided plus plenty of vendor food samples. Starbucks, grab-and-go and many other food options are available throughout the resort. Locals and out-of-town guests will definitely enjoy the experience of staying over.
Accommodation options at Marriott Gaylord Rockies
Group discount guaranteed best rate for Single/Double occupancy of $209.00/night including king or double queen for dates including March 4-12, 2019. Triple/Quad occupancy, $20.00 additional charge per person/night. Resort fee of $20.00/day plus tax includes free internet. Discounted upgrades (additional charges): Mountain View, $50.00/day – Executive Suite, $200.00/day – Deluxe Suite $400.00/day. Daily parking rates are $24.00 for self-parking and $30.00 for valet parking plus tax.
Reservation cutoff date for group discount Feb 8, 2019.
Rooms are spacious so consider sharing. What a great option, to save money while enjoying the brand new surroundings.
The Gaylord Rockies features over 1,500 guest rooms including 114 well-appointed suites and over 485,000 square feet of extraordinary meeting and convention space. As a gateway to the Rockies, Gaylord Rockies offers memorable experiences to its guests with eight first-class restaurants, a luxurious spa and salon, state-of-the-art fitness center, diverse retail shops, Indoor Pool, Outdoor Lazy River, Lap Pool and picture perfect sunset views. Rustic alpine charm and exciting “open-air” activity make this Rocky Mountain Front Range retreat an adventure in itself. Access to the A Line, Denver’s new airport rail with service to the airport and downtown Denver.
Join us in the mountains after the conference.
For those of you interested in traveling to the mountains for snow sports, the after-party and continuing discussions, we are heading up to Vail on Monday, March 11 for the week following the conference. The drive is approx 2½ hours.