Low Carb Denver 2019 – Topics & Speaker Biographies

Low Carb Conferences – Low Carb Denver 2019


New venue at the Gaylord Rockies conveniently located next to Denver International Airport (DIA)

Travel to the mountains afterwards for skiing, snowboarding and networking

Event organized by Dr Jeff Gerber (Denver’s Diet Doctor) and Dr Rod Tayler (Low Carb Down Under)


When: Thursday, March 7th at 6:00pm (MST) to Sunday, March 10th at 6:00 PM (MST)

Where: Marriott Gaylord Rockies, 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora, Colorado 80019 USA

Feb 13, 2019 Update: We asked for more seats and a larger space. The hotel obliged. Tickets are back on sale!

Full Event Registration: (includes live stream)

One Day Only Registration: Pick your day Fri, Sat, Sun (includes live stream)

Online Live Stream: $60 (live and recorded). Watch for 8 weeks following the event

General Public Invited: Also the scientific community, policymakers and healthcare professionals

Healthcare Professionals: Continuing Medical Education (CME) up to 19.5 hours included with registration

Full Event Schedule: https://lcd19.sched.com/

Smart Name Badges: Securely scan and share contact info using custom event app

Hashtags: #LCD19 #LowCarbDenver #LowCarbConferences


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Confirmed speakers and provisional topics:

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Speaker Biographies:

About Gary Taubes

Science and Health Journalist; Co-Founder and President of the Non-Profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org). 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 The Case Against […]

About David Ludwig, MD, PhD

Director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology. Professor of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, is a practicing endocrinologist, researcher, and professor at Harvard Medical School […]

About Dariush Mozaffarian, DrPh, MPH, MD, BS

Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, and Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University. Dariush Mozaffarian is Dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, and the Jean Mayer Chair and Professor of […]

About David Unwin, MD

David Unwin, Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP), and Senior Partner of the Norwood Surgery Dr David Unwin FRCGP is senior partner of the Norwood Surgery in Southport where he has worked since 1986 as a family doctor. For […]

About Jen Unwin, BSc, MSc, DPsy, FBPsS

Clinical health psychologist. Dr Jen Unwin (BSc, MSc, DPsy, FBPsS) is a consultant clinical health psychologist and has been working in the NHS for over 30 years helping people with chronic illness to live well with their conditions. She has researched into […]

About 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 cell-autonomous to whole-body systems, his lab’s main efforts explore the intimate associations between the metabolic and immune […]

About Jason Fung, MD

Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist. He’s a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting and low carb, especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes. He has written three best-selling health books and he co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management program. Dr. Fung […]

About Nadia Pateguana, ND

Naturopathic Doctor Dr Pateguana is a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend, but also a Naturopathic Doctor. This means that she looks at patients, and health, from a holistic point of view. She graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine […]

About Nina Teicholz

Science Journalist and Author; Executive Director of the Nutrition Coalition. 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 fat–and challenged the very core of our […]

About Brett Scher, MD

Preventive Cardiologist Dr Scher is a board certified cardiologist and has spent years learning the invasive procedures and the medications used to treat heart disease. Now he does everything in his power to make sure those multi-billion dollar tools and drugs go […]

About Nadir Ali, MD

Interventional Cardiologist 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 Regional Medical Center. Before working as a cardiologist, he served as an assistant professor of […]

About John Schoonbee, MD

Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re. Dr John Schoonbee is a medical doctor who has been working in the insurance field for about 15 years and directly for reinsurers since 2005. John began working at Swiss Re in July 2011 and is […]

About Jake Kushner, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Dr. Jake Kushner is Medical Director for McNair Interests in Houston, Texas. He is also a McNair Scholar and an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. As Medical Director of McNair Interests, Dr. Kushner’s primary focus is […]

About Mike Eades, MD

Family Physician, Author Dr Eades received his BSCE degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), Pamona, California and his MD from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS). After completing training in General Surgery as UAMS, Dr Eades (along […]

About Zoë Harcombe, PhD

Independent author, researcher and speaker in the field of diet, health and nutrition Dr. Zoë Harcombe, PhD is a Cambridge University graduate with a BA and MA in economics/maths. Zoë enjoyed a successful career in blue chip organisations before leaving corporate life […]

About Robb Wolf

A former research biochemist is the 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via top ranked iTunes podcast, books and seminars. Robb […]

About Paul Mason, MD

Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician Specialist 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 currently a Specialist Registrar in the Australasian College of Sports and […]

About Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS

Medical Director and Founder, Indiana University Health Arnett Medical Weight Loss Program, Indiana University Health. Dr. Hallberg is a Medical Director at Virta Health and a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovator Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership […]

About Dawn Lemanne, MD

Boards Certified Medical Oncologist Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, is a Stanford-trained, board-certified medical oncologist. Her professional interests include translation of emerging principles of cancer evolution into the clinic, including adaptive therapy models […]

About Mariela Glandt, MD

Board Certified Endocrinologist Dr. Glandt, trained at Harvard and Columbia, is an endocrinologist with extensive experience in the treatment of diabetes. Dr. Glandt worked in New York both in a private practice in Manhattan and at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. In Israel, she […]

About Andreas Eenfeldt, MD

Founder and CEO, Diet Doctor; Family physician. 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 more people, he founded the website Diet Doctor in 2007. […]

About Caryn Zinn, PhD

PhD. NZ Registered Dietitian, Senior Lecturer & Researcher, AUT Caryn Zinn, PhD, RD is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian and a Senior Lecturer at AUT University, NZ. Her research and clinical practice work focuses on the whole-food, low carbohydrate, healthy fat (LCHF) […]

About Lily Nichols, RD

Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based nutrition (especially prenatal nutrition). Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for […]

About Georgia Ede, MD

Physician, Psychiatrist Dr Ede received her B.A. in Biology from Carleton College in Minnesota, then spent seven years as a research assistant in the fields of biochemistry, wound healing, and diabetes before going on to earn an M.D. from the University of […]

About Maria Emmerich

Maria Emmerich is a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology. She struggled with her health and weight throughout childhood which lead her to become such a passionate nutrition expert. “My goal is to help transform people’s lives and […]

About Eric Westman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University. Dr. Eric Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine, and founded the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in 2006 after 8 years of clinical […]

About Priyanka Wali, MD

Board-certified Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine physician. Also a Stand-up Comedian 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 to heal from all aspects. She graduated […]

About Dave Feldman

Dave Feldman is a senior software engineer, entrepreneur and a citizen scientist. He began working with programming and system engineering at a very young age and has always enjoyed learning new mechanistic patterns and concepts. After starting a low carb diet, Dave […]

About Ivor Cummins, BE(Chem) CEng MIEI

Chemical Engineer, Complex Problem Solving Ivor Cummins completed a Chemical Engineering degree at UCD in 1990. He has since spent over 25 years in corporate technical leadership and management positions and was shortlisted in 2015 as one of the top 6 of […]

About Jeffry Gerber, MD

Board certified Family Physician 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 known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. He has been providing personalized healthcare to the […]

About 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 hosts a range of resources to assist people to optimise their health and weight. This includes a […]


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