INKS Global Symposium


We are excited to announce that registration for the 8th Global Symposium on Ketogenic Therapies is now open! The event will take place in-person at the beautiful Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California, September 17-21, 2023, and a Family Day will be held in conjunction with the symposium on Saturday, September 23rd.

About the Event:

This year’s symposium is presented by Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, in partnership with the recently formed International Neurological Ketogenic Society (INKS), The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies, Matthew’s Friends, the Glut1 Deficiency Foundation (G1DF), and the International Society of Neurogastronomy (ISN) to bring together an even higher caliber of speakers and presenters than ever before. The scientific program will be focused on the new horizons for professionals everywhere vested in the burgeoning scientific and medical arenas focused on diet, nutrition, cellular bioenergetics and metabolism.

Specifically, a strong clinical and translational emphasis will be placed on the emerging links between metabolism (at cellular, organ and whole animal/body levels), epigenetics (i.e., genetic control by factors other than those determined by an individual’s specific DNA sequence), and importantly, the gut microbiome.

In addition to cutting-edge keynote and topical presentations, the symposium will include poster sessions, optional workshops, networking opportunities, demonstrations and also rapid-fire research reviews by leading scientists. Attendees with particular interest in either Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome as the model disease for ketogenic therapies or in the provocative science and practicality of Neurogastronomy (which affects us all) will have opportunities to delve more deeply into these areas through more focused parallel afternoon sessions.

Throughout the symposium, there will be ample time for attendee engagement through group and individual interactions. The faculty and moderators are all internationally recognized experts in their fields, and the program will cover many of the advances made in the areas of epilepsy, brain cancer, autism spectrum disorder, cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, and much more.

This biennial symposium has unquestionably been and continues to be the definitive global venue for metabolism-based therapies for neurological disorders.

Registration & Pricing:

All INKS members receive 10% off the registration tickets (excepting the evening special event tickets). To learn more about becoming a member click here.

  • In-Person MD/PhD
    • Early Bird: $595 (INKS Member: $536)
    • Standard: $695 (INKS Member: $625)
  • In-Person Dietitians/Nurses/Allied Health
    • Early Bird: $395 (INKS Member: $356)
    • Standard: $495 (INKS Member: $445)
  • In-Person Industry/Corporate Professional
    • Early Bird: $1495 (INKS Member: $1345)
    • Standard: $1795 (INS Member: $1615)
  • In-Person Nonprofit Professional
    • Early Bird: $395 (INKS Member: $356)
    • Standard: $495 (INKS Member: $445)
  • In-Person Trainee Member
    • Early Bird: $295 (INKS Member: $266)
    • Standard: $395 (INKS Member: $356)
  • In-Person Family Day Ticket
    • $49.00
  • Virtual Attendee
    • Early Bird: $195
    • Standard: $249

Host Location:

This year’s symposium will be held in one of the most quintessential Southern California bayside towns of Coronado. Just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, the Loews Coronado Bay is the perfect location to unwind, settle in, and fully experience the symposium. The hotel allows for attendees to walk outside and enjoy the Southern California sunshine in-between meetings, and it also provides access to many recreational activities both on the beach and on the bay. The event will take over the entire property – meaning everyone staying onsite will be associated with our event allowing for networking to take place throughout your entire stay.

Special discounted rates are being offered for symposium attendees. You will receive access to these rates and discounts upon registering for the event by way of your registration confirmation email.

The following hotel rates are being offered based on your room preference:

  • Resort/Pool View Rooms: $219/Night USD
  • Marina View Rooms: $229/Night USD
  • Partial Bay View: $239/Night USD
  • Full Bay View: $249/night USD

These group rates are available 3 days pre- and post-symposium to allow attendees to extend their stay in the San Diego area.

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