Speaking at the ASBP conference in Orlando this Friday

I will be traveling to Orlando later this week to attend and speak at the 62nd annual ASBP obesity conference.  It is a great honor to be presenting there to a national audience on Friday afternoon. Our talk will discuss low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) and Ancestral diets. We will also explore food and healthcare politics and detail insulin resistance staging.

I have been a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians since 2005.  This is a progressive group focusing on the medical management of obesity and overweight.  Although the group has not traditionally focused on carbohydrate restriction, this has been changing in recent years.  The previous president Mary Vernon, MD and president elect Eric Westman, MD as well as many others there continue to promote carbohydrate restricted nutrition.

The ASBP has also teamed up with the Nutrition and Metabolism society and during their spring conference the focus is carbohydrate restriction. The fall conference this week is more of a mixed bag.  This conference does not specifically focus on LCHF diets. I will be one of only two or three speakers specifically discussing carbohydrate restriction.

The audience will include almost 600 physicians and healthcare professionals, some whom may not be entirely familiar with carbohydrate restriction.  This will be a great opportunity to further spread the word about healthy nutrition redefined.

I look forward to attending the conference and hope to share what I learn.

Dr. Adam Nally and I would like to invite those attending the conference to dinner either Friday or Saturday night for a fun evening of networking. Please join us and let us know!

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  • Larry Istrail from the Ancestral Weight loss Registry http://www.awlr.org/1/post/2012/10/presenting-at-asbp-in-orlando.html will be presenting the weight loss database, PhotoCalorie and also discussing the challenges of nutrition research. Dr. Michael Bateman, DO, will also be discussing pediatric obesity and carbohydrate restriction.

  • Dea Roberts

    I’m sure a number of the newer docs there will get much more of an eye-opening education than they expected. Good trip and I’ll catch up with you and the gang in San Diego. Could these meet-up dinners become a regulat thing? Sure hope so – the one in Denver was terrific – you remember my review of that dinner (with video) that I posted on my site?

    • Dea – I remember us sitting next to a doc during the April ASBP meeting here in Denver. He was troubled by the presentations discussing carbohydrate restricted high fat diets. Presenting best evidence is most important! And yes, dinner and networking with friends and colleagues at these events, always!

  • Joyce Zissman, MD

    Right on, Jeff. ~~~~~Aunt Joyce, M.D.