Low Carb Houston Conference

October 25 - 27, 2018
UHCL Bayou Building
2700 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058

Low Carb Houston is a scientific conference and dynamic community education event that addresses the contribution of poor nutrition to chronic disease while focusing on research evidence and clinical experience supporting the efficacy of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat lifestyle to improve human health. Community members, medical doctors, scientists, and public policy makers are welcome to attend the Low Carb Houston Conference.

CME Credits: In collaboration with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Office of Continuing Education (OCE), conference attendees may receive up to 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.

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General AdmittanceStudent AdmittanceOptional: Keto DinnerLivestream

  What can I expect at the conference?
  • Thought-provoking lectures from renowned physicians, scientists, engineers and investigative journalists

  • Discussions on continued research and action related to diet and health

  • Presentations on the benefits, scientific rationale and practical implementation of low-carb dietary strategies

  • Success stories from individuals who have embraced a low-carb lifestyle
  Optional keto dining experience available!

Food as Medicine Dinner
with Ali Miller, R.D. and Chef Monica Pope
A Ketogenic Experience with a Locavore Flare

On-site dinner preparation by celebrity chef Monica Pope with detailed narration by Ali Miller.  Discussion follows with Ali Miller, R.D. and cardiologist, Nadir Ali, M.D.

Friday, October 26, 2018
6 - 8 p.m.
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Boulevard
Bayou Building, Atrium I
Park free in Student Lot D.

$55 with purchase of Low Carb Houston Conference ticket.
$75 without conference ticket purchase.
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Watch celebrity chef Monica Pope of Sparrow Bar + Cookshop create a delightful four-course low-carb meal while Ali Miller, registered dietician and “food as medicine” expert, presents a step-by-step discussion of the preparation. Ali includes practical approaches to optimize health using natural and locally sourced foods. 

The dinner culminates with a panel discussion led by Ali Miller and Dr. Nadir Ali, an interventional cardiologist. Flavorful and fun, Low Carb Houston Conference attendees receive a discounted rate of $55 for this dining experience.

  Who are the program directors?

Nadir Ali, M.D.

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 medicine for eight years at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also received his medical training. He has championed many aspects of a low-carb lifestyle in the local Clear Lake area since 2013. Ali also organizes a monthly nutritional seminar in the Searcy Auditorium of the Clear Lake Hospital that receives more than 100 visitors every month from the local community.

William E. Amonette, Ph.D.

Amonette is an associate professor in the Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences at University of Houston–Clear Lake. Also a senior editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Amonette earned his doctorate in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch. His research focuses on the effect of novel exercise and nutritional interventions on rehabilitation and health outcomes in people with chronic disease and disability.

Ivor Cummins, Chemical Engineer

An engineer, Cummins has reshaped the discussions around the important risk factors that result in coronary artery disease and cancers. His evaluation of the relative importance of LDL cholesterol, inflammation markers, and insulin resistance has refined the understanding of a low-carbohydrate lifestyle. He and Jeffry Gerber (Denver’s Diet Doctor) reintroduced the work of the late pathologist Joseph Kraft who discovered a new classification of insulin resistance. This classification is now a gold standard in evaluating pancreatic function in disease and health.

Jeffry Gerber, M.D.

Gerber is a family physician in the Denver Area and operates the denverdietdoctor.com website that promotes a low carbohydrate, high fat lifestyle. He was an early proponent of disseminating the science and clinical experience of low carb programming and for almost a decade has been a leader in the field. Gerber was the main organizer of the Low Carb Down Under program for the last 3 years and is a global central figure in educating the general public about the benefits of a low carbohydrate high fat diet.

  What hotel accommodations are available for the event?

A limited blocked rate of $121 has been reserved at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake from Oct. 23-29, 2018. The hotel is located 4 miles from the conference venue, across the street from NASA–Johnson Space Center, and overlooks Clear Lake. It's also a short drive to the Kemah Boardwalk and driving distance to restaurants serving LCHF friendly meals. It is recommended that conference participants rent a car and park at UH–Clear Lake or take a short Uber ride to the campus.  

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