Low Carb Conferences

Low Carb Denver 2020

Please join us for Low Carb Denver 2020. We are scheduled as planned. The General Public, Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Professionals are all invited. This now our fifth year. 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. Approved for 21.00 hrs of CME. Special Screening of "Fat Fiction" film.



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: Purchase now and watch live in March. Recording available for 8 weeks following the event

Healthcare Professionals: Approved for 21.00 AAFP Prescribed credits.

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, providing a unique educational opportunity addressing 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. This year a host of the world’s low carb leaders including doctors, researchers, and scientists will be speaking. Special Screening Saturday evening of the new film documentary “Fat Fiction“.

The conference is open to all including the general public, healthcare and non-healthcare professionals, researchers, scientists, citizen scientists, policy makers and health and fitness enthusiasts. Our content continues to address the latest nutrition science, research, evidence, clinical and practical approaches. Another great opportunity for a diverse group to learn, meet distinguished guests, network, socialize and participate, all under one roof.

For healthcare professionals: “This Live activity, Low Carb Denver 2020, with a beginning date of 03/13/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

If you are a non-physician healthcare professional, we understand that many organizations accept AAFP prescribed credit/AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetic Educators may use these hours for CE/CPE/CEU. Please check with your organization regarding educational credit. 

CME Learning Objectives

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.

“The Right Foods can be Powerful like Medicine”

Coronavirus (CoViD-19) update: Based on sources including the CDC and CDPHE, “for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to  is thought to be low. This virus is not currently widespread in the United States.” Here is local info from Visit Denver. Our conference, and many other events in town are scheduled as planned. Travel safely.

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Schedule and Topics


Arthur Agatston, MD, FACC

Dr. Arthur Agatston is an internationally recognized pioneer in coronary disease prevention. Dr. Agatston worked with Dr. Warren Janowitz to develop the Agatston Score (the

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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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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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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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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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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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Sarah Hallberg, DO

Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director at Virta Health, the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes without medications or

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Michael Eades, MD

Dr Michael 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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William Yancy MD, MHS

Dr. William Yancy is an Internal medicine doctor, obesity medicine specialist, researcher and Fellow of The Obesity Society and a diplomate of the American Board

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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. Belinda Lennerz is an assistant professor, division of endocrinology and instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Her research focus is on understanding cerebral

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Peter Brukner, MD

Dr Brukner has had two passions during his 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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Eric Berg, DC

Dr. Eric Berg is a chiropractor and health educator who is an expert in Healthy Keto™ and intermittent fasting. He has spent the last 30 years

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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, PhD

Dr Huen is a nephrologist, physician scientist, and an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Dr. Huen is

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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 lecturer in nutritional genomics, ketogenic diets, and fast-mimicking diets at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and Stanford Continuing Studies. She 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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Brian Sanders

Brian Sanders is the filmmaker behind the feature-length documentary Food Lies and host of the Peak Human podcast. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then

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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

Poster abstract submissions are now closed. The topics listed have been accepted. The poster presentation sessions have been approved for 2 hours of CME. The poster presentations will be available to view online after the conference.

Poster Presenters and Topics

More about the event

The doors open at the Sheraton 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, concourse level. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 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. View the Plaza Ballroom and exhibitor area layout.

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 the updated conference and exhibitor area is magnificent. 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, our main venue, the Sheraton Denver Downtown (Now Sold Out) gives travelers easy access to the best of 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. Group rate discounted rooms are available.

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.

The Hyatt Regency Denver is three blocks from the Sheraton and offers another great option for lodging. Group rate discounted rooms with extended nights are available.

Accommodation options at Sheraton Downtown Denver and Hyatt Regency

The Sheraton, now sold out, offers 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”.

The Hyatt Regency hotel has overflow rooms with extended nights. Group discounted rates $209/night +15.75% sales tax (no additional resort fees). Located three blocks from the main venue. Address: 650 15th Street, 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 Court Place and 16th Street ~10 minutes.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Please Submit a Request to be an Exhibitor or Sponsor.

We are expecting a large crowd and have a spacious conference ballroom with a huge adjacent exhibitor area to accommodate those attending. This will provide ample opportunity to showcase your products and services.

Thursday night reception will also be held in the exhibitor area, providing another great opportunity to meet with those attending. We will be using smart badge scanning technology with a custom app including an Event Portal and Lead Capture, allowing exhibitors to easily generate a list of leads interested in products and services.

We will provide more detail after receiving your application.

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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