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A premier event focused on the state of ketogenic therapy research and innovations. The perfect venue to build new connections with top researchers and experts from around the world.

5th Global Symposium on Ketogenic Therapies

September 20 – 24, 2016, The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada


The biennial Global Symposium is the premier event bringing together hundreds of medical professionals, scientists, trainees and industry to discuss the state of ketogenic therapy research and innovations. This event is the perfect venue to build new connections with experts from around the world and reconnect with colleagues and friends. The symposium is dedicated to improving the lives of people with neurological disorders and is part of a KetoConnect event series initiated by the Los Angeles-based Charlie Foundation. Join us!

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» Learn about underlying mechanisms and growing clinical applications
» Understand the dietary factors that impact brain disease
» Experience the taste and learn how to prepare ketogenic foods
» Hear cutting edge research from leading scientists

KetoConnect is an event series initiated by the Los Angeles-based Charlie Foundation that are dedicated to disseminating information about ketogenic therapy research and innovations to improve the lives of people with neurological disorders. Visit charliefoundation.org to learn about the Charlie Foundation.


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Organizers

The 5th Global Symposium is organized by the Charlie Foundation, Alberta Children's Hospital, and the University of Calgary.

"The idea of food as medicine has been a controversial topic in this country for many years. But the statistics don't lie, nor do the thousands of people who will tell you how their lives were changed because of it."

~ John Freeman MD, Johns Hopkins Cerebrum 2013

The Ketogenic diet is considered to be one of the most effective treatments for epilepsy. Recent studies show that ketogenic diets are helpful for other neurological disorders including Parkinson’s and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and traumatic brain injury. Ketogenic diets have been shown in animal studies and in anecdotal reports to thwart the growth of certain types of brain tumors and other aggressive cancers. New applications of the ketogenic diet for cancer, autism, ALS, Parkinson's Disease, type-2 diabetes, and traumatic brain injury have emerged. Scientific data regarding these new uses of diet therapy is accumulating rapidly. Variations of the ketogenic diet for these other disorders are being developed.

PLANNING COMMITTEE:
Jong M. Rho, MD - Chairman
Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN, CD
Jim Abrahams
Nancy Abrahams
Elizabeth Neal, RD, PhD
Susan Masino, PhD
Hyeung Dong Kim, MD, PhD
Adrienne Scheck, PhD
Megan Leigh Lewis, MSc, PhD Candidate
Ron Anderson, MD

Registration Fees


Group 1: Physicians & PhD Scientists
Group 2: Dieticians, nurses, social workers, therapists, allied health, research associates, students of these profession, and scientists/physicians in training.

Now through Dec 31, 2015

Group 1: $395 USD
Group 2: $295 USD

Spring Early Bird

Jan 1, 2016 – May 30, 2016
Group 1: $495 USD
Group 2: $395 USD

Standard

June 1, 2016 – September 24, 2016
Group 1: $595 USD
Group 2: $495

SYMPOSIUM CONTACT

The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies
515 Ocean Ave., #602N
Santa Monica, CA 90402
+1 310 393 2347

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SYMPOSIUM LOCATION

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada

CONFERENCE LOCATION



The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, Alberta, Canada
T1L1J4
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TEL + 1 403 762 2211
FAX + 403 762 5755

Conference Host Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Book your stay at the conference host hotel for a special reduced conference rate of $279/night (CDN). This world famous historic hotel is located in the heart of Banff National Park nestled right into the mountains. The landmark stands above the picturesque alpine town of Banff and is known as the "Castle in the Rockies." Once you arrive at the hotel, you never have to leave! The hotel will host all of the conference programs and offer all the amenities and activities you need to fully experience Banff!

The Fairmont features over 10 restaurants and food outlets, a 27 hole championship golf course, the Willow Stream Spa & Fitness Center, onsite hiking trails, tennis courts, an indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and a Bowling & Entertainment Centre.

Book your stay

You can also make your reservation by phone at 403-762-6866 or 1-800-441-1414. When calling, mention you are part of the Global Symposium for Ketogenic Therapies. There is a limited amount of rooms at the discounted rate, so be sure to book your room early!

Ground Transportation
& Travel Discounts

Special Travel Discount from Delta Airlines for US & Canada Attendees

Delta Airlines is offering attendees in the U.S. & Canada between 2-10% off tickets into Calgary for the Symposium. To book your flight utilizing the discount code, visit www.delta.com/meetings or by calling the Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online at www.delta.com/meetings, select 'Book Your Flight' and enter your Meeting Code in the box provided. The meeting code is: NMMQ3

Book your ground transportation

The Fairmont Banff Springs is located about 90 minutes from the Calgary International Airport. The easiest way to get from the airport to the hotel is by taking the Banff Airporter. Symposium attendees will receive a 20% discount on this shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and the Fairmont. To book your discounted ground transportation, visit www.banffairporter.com/book. Proceed through the reservation and type – ketogenic – in the apply promotional code section on the final payment to receive the discount. This discounted pricing including GST is $49.52 One Way and $99.04 Roundtrip per person.



Discover Banff, Alberta, Canada



Travel to Banff, a picturesque escape in the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains. Small town charm combined with multiple attractions makes Banff a must-see.

Click Here for a listing of discounts on group tours and excursions provided by Discover Banff.


Some additional ideas include:

 

Mountain biking for the adventuresome, or ride the scenic Banff Legacy Trail from Canmore to Banff. Learn more

Via Ferrata – Hiking adventure lead by certified guide, climbing up fixed system of cables, and ladders. Learn more

Larch Valley/Sentinal pass: hiking trails for spectacular views of the Fall colors. Learn more

Hiking easy, moderate and difficult in the Rocky Mountains, within minutes of hotel. Learn more

Horseback riding - Rides of all lengths available. Learn more

Banff Adventure packages - Packages including biking, canoeing, rafting, hiking, and much more. Learn more

Whyte Museum, for those interested in history and art. Learn more

Cave and Basin National Historic Site - Birthplace of Canada's national parks Learn more

Mount Norquay Chair lift - 15 minute chairlift Learn more

Sulfur mountain gondola - Beautiful ride above the Banff Townsite. Learn more

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Symposium Gala

Ticket Cost: $129 USD


Join us for a special evening of entertainment and fun as we come together on our last night together in Banff. The evening will feature a delicious dinner, awards, and a special performance by the West Coast Lumberjacks – who were recently featured on Canada’s Got Talent! This action packed act will bring some Canadian flare into the ballroom with their unique tricks utilizing their skills as traditional lumberjacks that will leave you in awe by the end of the night! PLUS—we may have a few more surprises in store for you…You won’t want to miss this night!

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SYMPOSIUM CONTACT

The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies
515 Ocean Ave., #602N
Santa Monica, CA 90402
+1 310 393 2347

Email
Contact us via email
Join us on Linkedin
Sponsorship Opportunities

Call for Abstracts

All abstracts will be reviewed for scientific merit and the review committee reserves the right to reject abstracts that do not meet selection criteria. Please submit completed Abstract by May 16, 2016 at 17:00 EST.

ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM