This coming Monday, I’m very excited to be travelling to Switzerland to attend and speak at the 2nd Keto Live Conference. It has been postponed twice due to travel restrictions and it’s one of the first conferences that I go to live again (after a small one here in Ireland a few weeks ago).
The first conference took place three years ago, and I was invited to join with my co-author Domini Kemp. We had a pretty hectic schedule, including
- three cooking workshops to introduce the conference participants to some delicious low carb/keto foods (the picture below shows us “playing” in the kitchen!),
- three presentations between the two of us to share scientific knowledge, practical applications but also our own journeys with keto and low carb approaches
What is probably most impressive about the Keto Live project, which is led by the inspirational Josephine Barbarino, is the incredibly diverse advisory board that includes some of the best clinicians, scientists and experts in the metabolic sphere in the world. You’ve probably come across illustrious names such as Dominic D’Agostino, Ben Bikman, Thomas Seyfried, Georgia Ede and Gary Fettke, to name just a few. All of them have a wide reach internationally and a solid offline and online presence. But I’m particularly proud of being part of an advisory board that spans the globe, covers many different fields of medicine and also includes individuals from different cultural backgrounds. Together, I think we have amazing brain power and can create some outstanding resources in the field of metabolic therapies!
This picture shows me (in a video presentation) between Wafaa Abdel-Hadi and Nasha Winters.
The conference programme is packed with science, knowledge and cutting-edge topics. Obviously, I’m particularly keen to not miss a moment of Wednesday’s lectures, which will be all about cancer. The speakers are:
- Dr med Dipl. Biol. Bernd-Michael Löffler, Germany on “Mitochondrial Health and Dysfunctions” 10:00
- Dr Nasha Winters, USA, on “Metabolism Pathways behind the Nutritional Therapies” and “Metabolic Therapy for Breast Cancer: Future is Now?”
- Dr Wafaa Abdel-Hadi, Egypt, on “Pioneering integrative oncology-Case Studies”
- Dr Zsófia Clemens, Hungary “The Palaeolithic Ketogenic Diet (PKD) as a Cancer Treatment.
- Dr Jean-Pierre Spinosa, Italy, Switzerland, on “Ferroptosis – Cancer’s worst enemy?”
The other remaining days cover
- Neurology and Psychiatry
- Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Disease
You can check out the full programme here.
As for me, I’m looking forward to running three workshops with Elena Gross from KetoSwiss and Dorian Greenow from Keto Mojo. Together, we’ll be leading participants into the world of getting- and staying- in nutritional ketosis. I’ll be focusing on presenting some caveats when initiating the diet, “hacks” for glucose control, minding the microbiome and discussing some relevant nutrigenetic aspects.
And maybe I’ll see you there I hope? Please come and say hi!