Low Carb Vail 2016

Low Carb Vail 2016

Low Carb Vail 2016


Do you enjoy winter sports in a world class location and/or are interested in low carb nutrition?

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

have organized a Low Carb Conference in Vail, Colorado.


Where: Lion Square Lodge – Wildwood Room – 660 W. Lionshead Place Vail, CO 81657

The conference is open to all including the general public, health, nutrition and fitness enthusiasts, scientific community and healthcare professionals. For healthcare professionals, registration includes CME. Our program is eligible for 8.25 AAFP/AMA prescribed credit. AAFP Prescribed Credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.


Registration $155 USD full conference/$78 USD Saturday only. In order to minimize registration fees, currently there will not be any official food offerings other than coffee, tea and water. There are plenty of food options within walking distance of our venue. Please plan accordingly.

An international list of presenters:

Jeffry-N-Gerber-MD-Denvers-Diet-Doctortaylerhallberg1bruknerlundell_bestMike_EadesphinneyshanahanmooreAndreasEenfeldt2Dr Rangan Chattergee is a GP from the United Kingdom and star of BBC One's 'Doctor in the House'fung4Dr Jim McCarter is Head of Program Operations at Virta Health and Adjunct Professor of Genetics at Washington University School of MedicinePete Evans is an Australian chef, author and television personalitypeter_deftyron_rosedaleEmily Schromm is a personal trainer, CrossFit Coach, athlete and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Colette Heimowitz is a NY Times best-selling author and Vice President of Nutrition, Research, & Education at Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.Dr. Eric Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University and Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine ClinicDr Jay Wortman is a Canadian physician and low-carb diet researcherAbigail Kluttz is a Licensed Fitness Nutritionist, Bodybuilder and KETO//OS ketone supplement representative and co-founder

Full Schedule:

Here is a downloadable version of the schedule in .pdf format.

Thursday – February 25th
Time Topic Speaker
6:00 PM Informal get together


Friday – February 26th
Time Topic Speaker
7:00-7:05 Welcome Dr. Jeff Gerber
7:05-7:45 Meet the attendees Dr. Rod Tayler
7:45-8:15 Break
8:15-8:30 Using Ketone Breath Analysers Michel Lundell & Alison Gannett
8:30-9:00 Winning on Fat: What the FASTER LCD Cohort do in the Real World * Peter Defty
9:00-9:15 Body by Butter Emily Schromm
9:15-10:00 Q&A panel discussion Presenters
10:00-3:00 Break for snow and outdoor activities
3:00-3:45 Therapeutic Fasting * Dr. Jason Fung
3:45-4:15 A Year of Self-Tracking in Nutritional Ketosis Dr. James McCarter
4:15-4:30 Break
4:30-5:00 Low Carb, Slow Carb and the Gut Microbiome Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
5:00-5:30 LCHF: Health, Performance and Politics * Dr. Peter Brukner
5:30-6:00 Q&A panel discussion Presenters

*AAFP/AMA prescribed CME credit available for this activity


Saturday – February 27th
Time Topic Speaker
8:00-8:45 The Case For Nutritional Ketosis * Dr. Steve Phinney
8:45-9:15 The LDL on LCHF: Current Research * Dr. Sarah Hallburg
9:15-9:30 KETO//OS Abigail Kluttz
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-10:15 The Food Revolution 2016 * Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt
10:15-10:45 Framingham and the Muddy Waters * Dr. Jeff Gerber
10:45-11:15 Keto and Paleo are a Match Made In Heaven Jimmy Moore
11:15-12:00 Q&A panel discussion Presenters
12:00-2:00 Break for lunch
2:00-2:30 Practical Lipid Management for LCHF * Dr. Cate Shanahan
2:30-3:00 LCHF and Diabetes: Theory and Clinical Experience * Dr. Eric Westman
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 The Aetiology of Obesity * Dr. Jason Fung
4:15-4:45 The Evolution of the Atkins Diet with A Tribute to Dr. Robert Atkins Colette Heimowitz
4:45-5:15 Low Carb, Yes, High Protein, No: The Problem of Cancer and Aging * Dr. Ron Rosdale
5:15-6:00 Q&A panel discussion Presenters

*AAFP/AMA prescribed CME credit available for this activity


Sunday – February 28th
Time Topic Speaker
7:00-7:30 Undoing Atkins – A Cautionary Tale Dr. Jay Wortman
7:30-8:00 Fine Tuning LCHF for Optimal Health * Dr. Rod Tayler
8:00-8:15 Break
8:15-8:45 The Paleo Way Pete Evans
8:45-9:30 Paleopathology and the Origins of the Paleo Diet * Dr. Mike Eades
9:30-10:00 Q&A panel discussion Presenters
10:00-3:00 Break for snow and outdoor activities
3:00-6:00 Participant discussion / group get together / closing

*AAFP/AMA prescribed CME credit available for this activity


We gratefully acknowledge the support of our major sponsor Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.

atkins_logoAtkins Nutritionals, Inc., manufactures and sells a variety of frozen meals, nutrition bars and shakes designed around the nutritional principles of the Atkins Diet™. The Atkins Diet focuses on a healthy diet with reduced levels of refined carbohydrates and added sugars and encourages the consumption of moderate protein, high fiber colorful vegetables , low glycemic fruits, and healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts/seeds and their butters which offers a balance of monounsaturated, saturated, and polyunsaturated fat intake. Backed by clinical research and consumer success stories, this approach allows the body to burn more fat and work more efficiently while improving markers for heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.
Additional sponsorship has been gratefully received from Prüvit, developer of Keto//OS.

pruvit_logoKETO//OS (Ketone Operating System) is a revolutionary drink mix that is based on a proprietary ketone energy technology that delivers advanced macro nutritionals and promotes optimized cellular regeneration, energy and longevity. It is the first natural consumer product to provide elevated blood ketone levels to the body.




Boston Heart Diagnostics is focused on transforming the treatment of cardiovascular disease by providing healthcare providers and their patients with novel diagnostics and reports as well as a personalized, scientifically designed nutrition and lifestyle program. These have the power to change the way healthcare providers and patients communicate about heart health and enable better patient management.
Adapt Your LifeAdapt You Life provides accessibility to knowledge, expertise and the implementation of the ADAPT PROGRAM otherwise known as Low Carb High Fat (LCHF). Also providing accessibility of great quality products that comply with the ADAPT PROGRAM being very low in TOTAL carbs as well as the right fat to protein ratios.
cavemanchefsCaveman Chefs provides gourmet Paleo meal plan delivery service & catering. Naturally gluten free.






Q&A Sessions

Welcome Drinks and Conference Dinner

We want to hear of your views on LCHF and what you are up to for our “Meet the Participants” section.

Let us know and get your 5 minutes of fame!

Facebook Group:
Join our Facebook Group. Look for updates, plan, coordinate and share accommodations.


If you would like to stay at Lion Square Lodge for the event we have arranged discounted accommodation http://www.lionsquare.com/.

Below are the discounted rates per day being offered to attendees.

Rates for February 24 to March 2, 2016:

  • Lodge/Hotel Room $359 to $399
  • One Bedroom Condominium  $459 to $599
  • One Bedroom + Loft Condominium $669 to $689
  • Two Bedroom Condominium $769 to $859
  • Two Bedroom + Loft Condominium $1,039
  • Three Bedroom Condominium $1,129 to $1,505

Contact Lion Square Lodge (+1 970-476-2281) to arrange your accommodation.
Be sure to mention our conference “Low Carb Vail 2016″ to get the discounted rates.

The Evergreen Lodge offers best value hotel rooms and is within a short walking distance to the conference venue.

Here are additional owner managed rental property options for the Vail Valley and surrounding area. Properties in Vail or west of Vail are better choices. Avoiding the daily trek over Vail pass directly east of town is desirable as conditions can often be challenging:

VRBO – vacation rentals by owner

Airbnb hosting 

Here’s a step-by-step guide to choosing lodging that best suits your needs.

Would you like to connect with other Low Carb Vail participants to arrange shared accommodation? Please email Rod at lowcarbdownunder@gmail.com

(And if anyone has some good tips for finding more economical accommodation options it would be great to hear from you!)


Registration: $155 USD full conference/$78 USD Saturday only. In order to minimize registration fees, currently there will not be any official food offerings other than coffee, tea and water. There are plenty of food options within walking distance of our venue. Please plan accordingly.


Colorado Mountain Express provides shared ride shuttle and private car services from Denver International and Eagle (Vail) County Airports to Vail hotels, resorts, condos and private homes http://www.coloradomountainexpress.com/vail

Other transportation options for travel from the airports and around Vail can be found here

For further details and any enquires please contact us via lowcarbdownunder@gmail.com



Dr. Jeff Gerber & Dr. Rod Tayler in Vail, Colorado