Low Carb Conferences

Low Carb Denver 2020

Please join us for Low Carb Denver 2020. This is now our fifth year and growth continues. We have added new speakers along with some of the regulars, bringing you fresh and interesting topics, poster presentations, Q&A sessions and Five Minutes of Fame. CME for healthcare professionals.



Thursday, March 12th at 6:00pm through
Sunday, March 15th at 5:00 PM (MST)


Sheraton Denver Downtown,
1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado 80202 USA

Online Live Stream: Available to purchase beginning January, 2020 (live and recorded)

Healthcare Professionals: Continuing Medical Education (CME) included with full event registration

Smart Name Badges: Opt-in using a mobile smart app to securely scan, share contact info, interact, submit questions for Q&A

About Low Carb Denver 2020

Low Carb Denver 2020 is the largest conference of its kind and the go-to event for learning the latest science and nutritional approaches including Low Carb, Keto, Carnivore, Intermittent Fasting and Low Carb Vegetarian. There is also a focus on diabetes, heart disease, obesity, chronic disease and the role of nutrition as it relates to management, treatment and prevention. The right foods can be powerful like medicine. This year a host of the world’s low carb leaders including doctors, researchers, and practitioners will be speaking.

The conference is open to all including healthcare, non-healthcare professionals, researchers, scientists, citizen scientists, policy makers, health and fitness enthusiasts and the general public. Our content continues to address the latest nutrition science, research, evidence, clinical and practical approaches. Another great opportunity to learn, meet distinguished guests, network, socialize and take part in this unique opportunity!

For healthcare professionals, application for CME credit will be filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. If you are a non-physician healthcare professional we understand that many organizations accept AAFP prescribed credit/AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Please check with your organization regarding educational credit. In previous years 18 to 20 hours of CME credit have been approved with an average of 30 scientific sessions.

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.

Buy Tickets

September only Discount: $420 +2.9% service fee (Regular $520). Includes live stream
Group Discount Hotel Rooms: $179/night +15.75% sales tax (no additional resort fees). Book Early as supply is limited!
Online Live Stream: Available to purchase beginning January, 2020 (live and recorded)
*Refundable: Event Tickets 7 days prior (service fee non-refundable), Hotel Cancellation 3 days prior  


Gary Taubes

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

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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

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Nina Teicholz

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

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Mike Eades, MD

Dr Mike Eades received his BSCE degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), Pamona, California and his MD from the University of

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Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD, DSc

Dr. Stephen Phinney is a physician-scientist with 40 years of experience divided between academic internal medicine and industry. Dr. Phinney has studied nutritional biochemistry with

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Robert Lustig, MD, MSL

Dr. Robert Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist whose clinical research has focused on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system, and the dissociation

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William Yancy MD, MHS

Dr. William Yancy has spent most of his career researching obesity and treatments for obesity. He is an associate professor of medicine at Duke University

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David Ludwig, MD, PhD

David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, is an endocrinologist, researcher, and professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ludwig also co-directs the

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Belinda Lennerz, MD, PhD

Dr. Lennerz research focus is on understanding cerebral mechanisms that regulate food intake and energy homeostasis in obesity and type one diabetes. Past and recent

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Peter Brukner, MD

Dr Brukner has had two passions during this medical career. The first was sports medicine. Peter is a world renowned sports medicine clinician and researcher.

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Georgia Ede, MD

Dr Ede is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in nutrition and brain metabolism. She speaks internationally on ketogenic and other dietary approaches to mental health

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Andreas Eenfeldt, MD

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

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Bret Scher, MD

Dr Scher is a board certified cardiologist and lipidologist who has spent years learning the invasive procedures and the medications used to treat heart disease. Now

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Nadir Ali, MD

Nadir Ali is an interventional cardiologist with over 25 years of experience. He is also the chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Clear Lake

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Jay Wortman, MD

Dr. Jay Wortman has worked in family medicine, public health, medical administration and research. He has held senior management positions in Health Canada in Ottawa

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Priyanka Wali, MD

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

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Mark Cucuzzella, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel (ret), practices Family Medicine in Ranson and Martinsburg, West Virginia. He is a Professor at West Virginia

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Sean McKelvey, BSc

Sean McKelvey, BSc is a pharmacy graduate from the University of British Columbia in 1990, Sean is a recognized leader in pharmacist practice change across

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Chris Knobbe, MD

Chris Knobbe, MD is an ophthalmologist and Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus, formerly of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Knobbe

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Sarah Huen, MD

Dr. Sarah Huen, MD is a nephrology specialist in New Haven, CT and has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Huen is originally from Chicago,

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Brian Lenzkes, MD

Dr. Brian Lenzkes is an internal medicine doctor in San Diego who has been focusing a good part of his practice on clinical nutrition. He

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Tro Kalayjian, DO

Dr. Tro Kalayjian is a board certified physician practicing internal and obesity medicine, with a focus on diabetes, hypertension and lipid management. His focus is

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Lucia Aronica, PhD

Dr. Lucia Aronica is a Lecturer in Nutritional Genomics at the Stanford Prevention and Research Center and at Stanford Continuing Studies. She is also the

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Paul Mason, MD

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

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Mikhaila Peterson

Mikhaila Peterson is a 28 year old mother of one and CEO of two companies, including her health company The Lion Diet, Inc. She’s had

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Jeffry Gerber, MD

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

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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

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Poster Presentations

We are Now Accepting Poster Presentation Abstracts. Thanks for your interest in presenting a poster. We are looking for topics related to health, diet and lifestyle. We would prefer presentations that are evidence based and comply with CME requirements. If accepted, your presentation may be included in the application for healthcare professional CME credits based on the content. Typical poster size is 36H”x48W”. We will be in contact after receiving your abstract.

More about the event

The doors open on Thursday evening March 12, 2020 with registration from 5-6pm and welcome reception from 6-9pm located in the Plaza Exhibitor/Pre-Function area adjacent to the Plaza Ballroom lecture hall. The presentations are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Vendors/Exhibitors and Poster Presentations will be available from Thursday evening through Sunday. The registration/information desk will be staffed throughout the conference.

We are holding our event at the Sheraton Denver Downtown which houses one of the larger conference spaces in the city. As our event continues to grow finding dates and space large enough to accommodate the group becomes challenging. Last year’s event was held at the Gaylord Rockies adjacent to the airport. It was a wonderful resort, but many attendees requested a downtown venue. The Sheraton is undergoing a huge interior renovation and update which should be ready in time for our event. The hotel along with the downtown location will accommodate our group nicely. Coffee, tea and water will be provided during the conference plus vendor food samples along with the many food options around the downtown area. Locals and out-of-town guests will definitely enjoy the experience.

The Whole Foods at Union Station plus many dining options can be found nearby in the updated Union Station and Waterfront sections of town. There are many other downtown dining choices within walking distance from the hotel or via the the 16th Street Free Mall Ride shuttle.

About Downtown and the Hotel

Situated in the heart of the city, Sheraton Denver Downtown gives travelers easy access to the best of the Denver. Ideally located on the popular 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian promenade brimming with shopping, dining, nightlife and entertainment, our hotel places the city at your fingertips.

Nearby attractions beckon; catch a game at Coors Field, experience an exhibit at The Denver Art Museum or enjoy a family trip to the Denver Zoo. Arrive with ease – the light rail is close by – then settle into our upscale guest rooms and suites, each with our signature Sheraton Sleep Experience Bed, high-speed Wi-Fi and sweeping views of the city and mountains. Enjoy an abundance of hotel amenities including a heated outdoor rooftop pool, 5,000 square foot Sheraton Fitness Center, on-site business center and multiple dining options, including Hacienda Colorado and Yard House.

Accommodation options at Sheraton Downtown Denver

Single/Double occupancy including king or double queen. Book Early as Supply is Limited! Group discounted rates $179/night +15.75% sales tax (no additional resort fees). Triple/Quad occupancy, $20.00 additional charge per person/night. Free Wi-Fi in hotel room, common spaces including the event center for internet access during the conference! Good cellular service throughout the facilities. Daily parking rates $30/day for self-parking. No deposit required, valid credit card only at time of booking. May cancel without penalty 3 days prior to stay. Click on the reservation link to manage your reservation. If you need to contact the hotel refer to the group name “Low Carb Denver”.

Travel Between the Airport and Sheraton Downtown Denver

30 minute ride via Uber or Lyft, cost ~$30. Another option is the RTD’s A Line, 35 minute ride, cost $10.50 between the DIA airport and Denver Union Station. From Union station grab the 16th Street Free Mall Ride shuttle that stops right in front of the Sheraton at Tremont and 16th Street ~10 minutes.

Vendors and Exhibitors

Please Submit a Request to be a Vendor/Exhibitor.

Thanks for submitting your request to be a Vendor/Exhibitor. We are expecting over 1000 registrations and have a spacious conference room with a huge Vendor/Exhibitor area outside the main conference room to accommodate everyone. This will provide ample opportunity to showcase your products and services.

Thursday night reception will also be held in the same Vendor/Exhibitor space, providing another great opportunity to meet with the audience. We will be using smart badge scanning technology with an app that includes Lead Capture allowing to easily generate lists of people interested in your products and services.

We will provide more detail after receiving your request.

Event Organizers

Jeffry Gerber, MD (Denver’s Diet Doctor) and Rod Tayler, MD (Low Carb Down Under) are co-organizers. From its humble origins, Low Carb Conferences began as an educational winter event held up in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Due to continued growth and demand, these conferences have now moved down to the Denver Metro area. Our annual educational event continues to address the latest in low carb nutrition.

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 16 and staying there till Saturday. The drive is ~2 ½ hours. Car rentals and mountain shuttles are available. A group shuttle might be in order. Let us know if you want to join us.

Multiple Day Lift Ticket Discounts (Purchase Early as prices increase and sale ends early season)

Perfect for people who plan to ski or ride for five days or more

Perfect for people who plan to ski or ride for one to four days

Coordinate your plans and chat with others on our FB Group

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