Low Carb Gold Coast 2022

Low Carb Gold Coast 2022

A weekend of presentations and discussions

on low carbohydrate nutrition

 for optimising weight and health.

WHEN: Friday 14th October at 2:00pm to

Sunday 16th October at 5:00pm

WHERE: Gold Coast Convention and Entertainment Centre

2684-2690 Gold Coast Highway,

Broadbeach, QLD 4218


EARLY BIRD TICKET: $340.00 (available until 31st July)

ADVANCE TICKET: $440.00 (available until 30th September)

REGULAR TICKET: $480.00 (Sold Out)

SINGLE DAY TICKET: $180.00 (Sold Out)



Due to high demand ‘Low Carb Gold Coast 2022’ is now SOLD OUT

Presentations will be posted on LCDU YouTube channel,

freely available over coming months.



Main Room – Friday 2:00pm 14/10/22

Dr Lucy Burns “Low Carb and Menopause”

Dr Sarah Hancock “Oral Health and Low Carb Nutrition”

Dr Penny Figtree “Low Carb for Chronic Kidney Disease”

Afternoon Tea 4:00pm

Dr Simon Thornley “Finding the Truth in Nutrition: an Epidemiologist’s Perspective”

Dr Rowena Field and Dr Liz Fraser “Ketogenic Diet for Chronic Pain”

Q and A

Main Room – Saturday 8:00am 15/10/22

Dr Penny Figtree, Dr Liz Fraser, Dr Ron Schweitzer “De-prescribing Case Reports”

Dr Pran Yoganathan “The Barriers to Health”

Dr Matt Phillips “Metabolic Strategies in Healthcare: A New Era”

Morning Tea 10:30am

Dr James Muecke “Advocating for Nutritional Change”

Amy Rush APD CDE “Reducing Carbohydrates: The Macronutrient Approach”

Panel Discussion #1 with Dr Susan Swanson, Dr Avi Charlton, Dr Sanjeev Balakrishnan, Dr Deepa Mahananda “Low Carb Case Reports”

Lunch 1:00pm (Provided)

Dr Anthony Chaffee “Plants Are Trying to Kill You”

Dr Paul Mason “Cholesterol and Heart Disease”

Panel Discussion #2

Afternoon Tea 3:30pm

Dr Peter Walsh “Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome – Type 4 Diabetes?”

Dr Kevin Lee “Brain and Gut Functional Imaging”

Dr Peter Brukner “Diet and Chronic Disease”

Main Room – Sunday 8:30am 16/10/22

Anja Michel PA “Fasting – The Reset if You Get Stuck”

Prof Grant Schofield “Glutamate Excitotoxicity”

Dr Caryn Zinn “Food Quality”

Morning Tea 10:30am

Dr Stephen Phinney “A Tribute to Dr Sarah Hallberg”

Dr Stephen Phinney “Inflammation: Its Role in Chronic Disease and Reversal by Nutritional Ketosis”

Dr Stephen Phinney Interviewed by Prof Grant Schofield and Dr Peter Brukner

Dr Nader Awad “The 5 Minute Weight Loss Consultation”

Lunch (Not Provided) 1:00pm

Dr Paul Mason “Vitamin D”

Dr Rob Szabo and Veronique Murphy RN “Type 2 Diabetes Remission – the First Australian Clinical Evidence”

Dr Kevin Lee “The Endocrine-like Effects of Inflammation”

Short Break 3:30pm

5 Minutes of Fame – Hear from our Attendees

Close 5:30pm

This year we are unable to accommodate all the presentations we have in one room. Hence, we are opening a smaller second room to film and then post these talks on LCDU YouTube channel. There can be a limited audience of up to 40 people. The location is “Room 1” on the first level above ground level.

2nd Room – Saturday Morning 8:30am

Brendan Reid “Low Carb for Weight Loss”

Raymond Harrison PhD student “You Can’t Eat a Calorie” (The Energy Balance Model from a Physics Perspective)

Jane McDonald “My Type 1 Diabetes Story”

Morning Tea 10:30am

Marty Kendall “Data Driven Fasting”

Dr Nicole Nelson “Complementary Medicines, Low Carb and Metabolic Syndrome”

2nd Room – Saturday Afternoon 2:00pm

Dr Stephen Phinney “Questions and Answers Workshop” One Hour

Afternoon Tea 3:30pm

Dr Stephen Phinney “Questions and Answers Workshop” One Hour (Repeated if some attendees could not get into the 2:00pm session).

2nd Room – Sunday Morning 9:00am

Stories from Low Carb Practice: Dr Nelum Dharmapriya and others

Dr Alex Petrushevski “Cancer and Nutrition”

Dr James Muecke – As an eye surgeon, Dr Muecke has spent his career fighting blindness. Now this former Australian of the Year 2020 and passionate low carb advocate is focusing on Type-2-Diabetes, the leading cause of blindness in adults, as his next fight.

Dr Stephen Phinney – A physician-scientist who has spent over forty years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids and inflammation. Often considered the father of the modern low carb movement, he is currently the Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder of Virta Health.
Dr Paul MasonAn Australian trained medical doctor with a fellowship in sports medicine and degrees in physiotherapy and occupational health. He has an in-depth knowledge of nutritional science and regularly presents his knowledge in lectures challenging conventional wisdom and uses it in clinical practice where he treats the general public and elite athletes.

Dr. Matthew Phillips A neurologist at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand with a passion to explore the potential feasibility, safety, and efficacy of “metabolic” therapies, such as fasting and ketogenic diets, in creating alternate metabolic states that enhance neuron bioenergetics and may lead to improvements in not only the symptoms, but also function and quality of life, for people with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and a variety of additional neurological disorders. In 2017-2018, his team conducted a world-first randomised controlled study of a ketogenic diet in Parkinson’s.

Dr Anja Michel – Completed a Masters in Biological Sciences before emigrating to Australia in 2007. She then commenced medical education at Medical School at The Queensland University to become a Physician Associate. Once she entered General Practice she uses a Low Carbohydrate / ketogenic diets to  treat chronic diseases and has later developed a strong interest in functional medicine; a division of medicine that considers a biology-based approach and focuses on the root problem of complex diseases.
Dr Anthony Chaffee – A Neurosurgical Registrar who over a span of 20 years has researched the optimal nutritional habits for athletic performance and health. He has dedicated many years and a large part of his professional practice to the study and education of diet and nutrition, and personally practices a fully carnivorous diet.

Amy Rush CDE – An Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Credentialed Diabetes Educator working solely with people living with type 1 diabetes. Amy’s passion to help improve the lives of people with type 1 is inspired by her brother, who was diagnosed at a young age.

Dr Peter Walsh is a Melbourne GP, who works with patients to help reverse T2DM, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, and infertility caused by PCOS through the clinical application of ketogenic diets. Having a degree and PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology, he has a deep understanding of the physiology of carbohydrate restriction.

Dr Pran Yoganathan – A Gastroenterologist and Gastrointestinal endoscopist based in Sydney. He aims to empower his patients to embark on a journey of self-healing using the philosophy of “let food be thy medicine”.

Dr Simon Thornley – A Public Health Physician, lecturer and researcher in the section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr Thornley’s research interests include epidemiological methods and low carbohydrate and low sugar approaches to diet.

Dr Peter Brukner – A world-renowned sports medicine doctor who believes that dietary guidelines are responsible for the current epidemic of diabetes and obesity. He has authored a popular book on nutrition (A Fat Lot of Good), and is the founder of both the SugarByHalf campaign and Defeat Diabetes.

Dr Kevin Lee – An Australian trained Specialist Physician in Endocrinology/Diabetes and Nuclear Medicine. He has special interest in obesity, thyroid, cardiometabolic diseases and lipidology and has given talks internationally and nationally in topics of endocrinology and molecular imaging.

Prof. Grant Schofield – A Professor of Public Health at Auckland University of Technology and Director of the University’s Human Potential Centre. His research and teaching interests are in well-being and chronic disease prevention, especially reducing the risk and eventual mortality and morbidity from obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Dr Penny Figtree – Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993 with first class honours. After 20 years in general practice she has decided to focus on weight loss and diabetes after seeing the power of a low carbohydrate diet to help people lose weight and reverse diabetes.

Dr Liz Fraser – Completed her medical training in Canberra in 2003. Since then she has worked as a GP with a particular focus on nutritional medicine and helping patients with complex health problems. Dr Fraser is the co-founder of Low Carb Canberra.

Dr Ron Schweitzer – A GP with a major area of interest in the low carbohydrate, healthy fat (LCHF) eating approach. He embraced LCHF, both personally and professionally, in 2018 after extensive research.

Dr Lucy Burns – An experienced GP whose passion is lifestyle medicine and helping women make the changes they need to lose weight and restore their metabolic health. She has extensive training in mental health with qualifications in CBT, Medical Hypnosis and Behaviour Change.
Dr Sarah Hancock – Recently completed her PhD in Public Health Nutrition at AUT with a thesis that investigated the links between diet and oral and metabolic health. She is an advocate for dietary lifestyles incorporating low-carbohydrate healthy fat eating approaches for the prevention of chronic disease.

Dr Nader Awad – A graduate of the University of NSW and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology. He has completed international fellowships in urological cancer and has a particular interest and specialised training in prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.

Marty Kendall – An engineer who seeks to optimise nutrition using a data-driven approach. He is the brains behind the popular ‘Optimising Nutrition’ blog and website and has developed Nutrient Optimiser and Data-Driven Fasting to guide thousands of people on their journey towards nutritional optimisation.

‘Low Carb Gold Coast 2022’ starts at 2pm on Friday October 14th. There will be welcome drinks and canapes at 6pm. The formal program resumes at 9am on Saturday and will continue through to Sunday afternoon.
Morning tea and a delicious low carb lunch will be provided on Saturday as well as tea and coffee throughout the conference.
We will recommend some local restaurants serving low carb fare for Saturday night dining and for Sunday lunch (not provided).
If you’re planning to attend ‘Low Carb Gold Coast 2022’ we suggest booking early as this event may sell out.
Please note, we have extended this meeting to start on Friday afternoon as we have a wealth of great material. We appreciate not everyone will be able to attend the first day.
We are encouraging poster presentations this year. Contact us if you are interested.
Also we invite exhibitors to contact us as we have lots of space.

Please Note: demand for accommodation is likely to be high at this time of the year so we recommend booking early.
There are a wide range of accommodation options in the local area to suit a range of budgets. A collection of these can be found here.
Please contact us if you have queries about accommodation via [email protected]
We very much look forward to meeting those of you who can make it along and hearing a lot of great presentations!
Rod Tayler and the LCDU Team
For any further information please contact us via [email protected]
The Low Carb Down Under team always endeavour to arrange high quality events, speakers and presentations for you to enjoy.
Details of the venue, programme, speakers and topics are currently confirmed however circumstances beyond our control may necessitate substitutions of speakers, topics or changes to arrangements.

Qscan Radiology is a proud supporter of Low Carb Gold Coast 2022