Family Day at the Global Keto Symposium!


$49 per Family (up to 4 people)

Saturday, September 23, 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California

Register here today!

For a downloadable brochure: English Spanish

The International Neurological Ketogenic Society (INKS) is pleased to be hosting a special patient-centered Family Day as part of our 8th Global Symposium. This gathering will provide the opportunity for exploring the history of ketogenic dietary therapies, how these treatments are used today, and how new ways to use them in the future are being discovered.

Highlights from the scientific sessions earlier in the week will be shared with Family Day attendees to help provide insights into the latest research that is helping drive progress in the field of ketogenic dietary therapies – on both clinical and research fronts.

Engagement activities will enable attendees to ask questions of the medical experts and to learn from other patients and families who are on their respective journeys.

Interactive cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs will offer fresh ideas and innovative ways to think about the power and influence of food on the brain.

Attendees will have the chance to visit with exhibitors to learn more about their products and resources designed to make the implementation of ketogenic dietary therapies easier and more successful.

If you are a patient, family member, friend, clinical care provider, researcher, or anyone else who is interested in learning more about this expanding therapeutic approach and the real-life experiences and applications of those who understand it best and live it every day, then this is a great way for you to spend your Saturday!

Spanish translation services will be provided.

Day at a Glance:

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM:
Registration and Exhibits

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM:
Ketogenic Dietary Therapies – History and Overview in Children by Eric Kossoff, MD

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM:
Ketogenic Dietary Therapies in Adulthood by Mackenzie Cervenka, MD

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM:
Ketogenic Dietary Therapy Variations and Indications by Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN, CD

10:00 AM -10:20 AM:
Ketogenic Dietary Therapies and the Mental Health Epidemic by Bret Scher, MD and Matt Baszucki

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM:
Global Ketogenic Dietary Therapy Symposium Summary by Jong Rho, MD

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM:
Break and Exhibits

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:
Q&A Panel with Morning Speakers

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM:
Cooking Demonstration and Keto Kitchen Tips by Chef Dawn Martenz, The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM:
Lunch (provided) and Exhibits

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM:
Table Talks: Small Group Sharing and Learning
Hear first from JT Martenz who will share a personal story to kick-off the session.

2:30 PM – 2:50 PM:
Neurogastronomy and Ketogenic Diets by Tim McClintock, PhD

2:50 PM – 3:15 PM:
Break and Exhibits

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM:
Cooking Demonstration and Neurogastronomy Tips with Chef Trevor Morones

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM:
Ask Me Anything Panel
It takes teamwork to manage a medical ketogenic diet, so we’ve assembled a team of patients, parents, dietitians, clinicians, and chefs so you can ask questions and learn from their expertise and experiences. Hear first from Brandon Kopp who will share a personal story to kick-off the discussion.

5:00 PM:

If cost is a barrier to attendance, please email Glenna Steele for registration waiver consideration.

For more information on the full scientific symposium, please visit the event website.