While I was preparing my presentation at the Metabolic Therapeutics conference in Tampa in February 2017, I naturally had a look through their website, programme and speakers. I was delighted to find that all the presentations from 2016 had been recorded and were available at no cost here. There aren’t many conferences out there that make the material presented so accessible to the public and other medical professionals. It’s truly amazing and I invite you to take advantage of this if you’re eager to learn! There is so much research going on into metabolic disease and how we can find ways to better help patients.
The speaker lineup
The speaker lineup is excellent again this year- and I’m slightly intimidated, to be honest! While there are many familiar faces that I’ve been fortunate enough to meet in person or be in contact with regularly over the past years, I’m also excited to meet new people and be inspired by their research. The speakers I’m most familiar with are my colleagues Miriam Kalamian, Beth Zupec-Kania and Andrew Scarborough, who will be presenting alongside me on Saturday, 4 February during the implementation sessions.
See for yourself what the programme looks like (excerpt from the conference website). Please click to enlarge:
Focus of the conference
As you can see, the main focus of the conference is cancer, diabetes, neurological disease and athletic performance. But I’m also looking forward to attending David Diamond’s “Rigorous assessment of the Myth that Elevated Serum Cholesterol Causes Cardiovascular Disease”, for instance! The only thing I’ll be struggling with is the fact that there are breakout sessions and I’ll be missing a few interesting lectures in the afternoon because they’re breakout sessions. My focus will obviously be cancer and I’ll be attending all those, which means that I won’t be able to hear Jeff Volek, Jacob Wilson or Brendan Egan going into developments in the world of athletic performance.
I don’t want to spill too many beans, but I give you a brief overview on the topics that I’m going to be covering. We did our best to coordinate between all of us. My talk entitled “From Patient to Practitioner: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead” is going to cover the following topics:
- How to look at macronutrients in a more nuanced way
- Nutrient density
- Insights into ketone measuring
- How important are lifestyle changes
- How to quantify them
- Compliance, accountability- how to make life easier for patients
- Main challenges ahead
I know that all the presentations will be recorded again and made accessible after the conference! And, who knows, maybe I’ll meet you there? I’d be delighted.