Low Carb Sydney 2018

Low Carb Sydney 2018

A day of presentations and discussions around the medical, scientific

and practical aspects of low carbohydrate nutrition.

WHEN: Saturday 5th May 2018

8:30am to 4:30pm

WHERE: University of Sydney – Veterinary Science Conference Centre

Webster Lecture Theatre (208)
Ross Street / Western Ave Gate Entrance Parramatta Rd
Camperdown, NSW 2006

COST: Morning Only Ticket (No Lunch Supplied) – $45.00

All Day Ticket (Lunch Included) – $85.00

All Day Ticket (Lunch Included) + VIP Dinner – $200.00

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Low Carb Down Under and Low Carb Doctors are proud to present a series of lectures and group discussions on the topic of Low Carbohydrate Nutrition.
Reduce inflammation, optimise your weight and health and improve sports performance. Learn about ketogenic diets and how to feed a family.
This event is suitable for the general public interested to find out more, as well as those with scientific and medical interests in low carbohydrate nutrition.


Dr Rod Tayler – Introduction
Dr Paul Mason – A brief overview of LCHF
Vanessa Muratore – The history of diet, & obesity in Australia
Jessica Turton – Type 1 Diabetes
Dr Gary Fettke – Complications of diabetes
Dr Doron Sher – Weight loss for arthritis and results of our clinic
Morning Tea
Dr Paul Mason – GI Health and Fibre
Maryanne Demasi – Statin Wars
Taryn Polovin – Low carb treats and birthday parties
Q&A panel
Lunch – free blood ketone level testing
Dr Paul Mason and Dr Doron Sher – Supplements
Lindsay Woods – A patient’s low carb journey
Dr Peter Brukner – SugarByHalf initiative
Afternoon tea
General discussion and Q&A including:
Hair loss, MHFTR gene, Gallbladder, Food Insulin Index, Exercise, Exogenous ketones, Signs of diabetes
VIP dinner with the faculty (limited seating is available)


Dr Paul Mason is a sports medicine and exercise physician who developed an interest in low carbohydrate diets in 2011. He then spent thousands of hours reading and analysing the scientific literature. For the last three years, he has been applying this knowledge in treating metabolic and arthritis patients who have achieved dramatic and sustained weight loss and reductions in joint pain, improved metabolic well being, diabetic control and reductions in arthritis.

Dr Doron Sher is a specialist knee and shoulder surgeon. He holds a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering and surgical fellowships in Australia, Canada and America. His passion for helping patients avoid unnecessary surgery has led to his involvement in two successful metabolic, arthritis, weight loss and sports performance clinics.

Dr Peter Brukner is a specialist sports and exercise physician and a world renowned sports medicine clinician and researcher. He has recently held positions as Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science at Liverpool Football Club and Team Doctor for the Australian cricket team.

Dr Gary Fettke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Tasmania who treats patients suffering the effects of obesity and diabetes every day. He described a nutritional model of inflammation which combined fructose, refined carbohydrates and polyunsaturated oils in 2013. He speaks nationally and internationally on the benefits of restricting carbohydrates in treating modern diseases.

Dr Rod Tayler is a Melbourne anaesthetist with an interest in low carb nutrition. He is the founder of the lowcarbdownunder.com.au website which hosts a range of resources.

Dr Maryanne Demasi is an investigative journalist and former presenter and producer on ABC television’s Catalyst program.

Taryn Polovin is an exercise physiologist with a postgraduate certificate in nutrition. She is an international instructor trainer and lecturer at the Australian Filex fitness conference and was a host and presenter on Aerobics Oz Style on channel 10. She has been low carb for 12 years and regularly treats clients with low carb nutrition strategies.

Jessica Turton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Nutritionist. Her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics was a systematic review investigating the effect of low-carbohydrate diets in the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus. This year she is undertaking her Research Doctorate (Ph.D.) which involves a primary intervention study investigating a very low-carbohydrate diet for the management of type 1 Diabetes.

Vanessa Muratore – While studying Arts History at the University of Sydney, Vanessa investigated the background to the introduction of nutritional guidelines in Australia. Her thesis outlines the failure of scientific process, beginning with Ancel Keys’ infamous seven countries study.

Lindsay Woods has had a long career in medical science, diagnostics and research. He takes a personal look at the ketogenic diet through a scientific lens.


Parking is free on Paramatta Rd or paid all day parking is available in the university grounds.
Full refunds are available until 7 days before the event. Due to catering, refunds are not possible after the 28th of April 2018.
Free ketone testing will be available during the lunch break.


For any further information please contact [email protected]