PARENT / CARER INFORMATION DAY PROGRAMME

Registration Times: Saturday 10th October – 8am – 12 noon
Exhibition Times: Saturday 10th October 8am – 4pm
Chair: Dr Anita Devlin

9.00am

Welcome & Housekeeping

How Matthew’s Friends can support you

Emma Williams MBE

9.15am

Overview of Ketogenic Dietary Therapies

  • 100 years of treatment – how far have we come?
  • Efficacy Data
  • Why does it work?
  • Is it all about Ketones?
  • What new research is being undertaken?
  • Where do we go next?
  • What about Genetics?
  • Question and Answer time

9.45am

Ketogenic Dietary Therapies for Children

  • When to consider the diet
  • Which diets are available?
  • Most common side effects
  • Indications and Contra-indications for using the diet.
  • Global Consensus Statement – main recommendations
  • Why medical supervision is needed?
  • Weaning of Medications – when to do this?
  • Weaning of Dietary therapy – when and how?
  • Question and Answer time

10.30am

COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION

11.00am

Ketogenic Diet in the Adult Community

  • New Adult Consensus Statement
  • Literature overview and Efficacy Data
  • Differences in treating adults from paediatrics
  • Most common side effects for adults
  • Pregnancy
  • Bone Density issues
  • Medication weaning – when to do this?
  • Weaning of the diet – when and how?
  • Transitioning to adult services
  • Question and Answer time

11.45am

Using diet in emergency situations & concurrent use with other medical treatments.

  • Which medications interact with Ketogenic Dietary Therapies?
  • Are there any medications to avoid?
  • Using diet for Status Epilepticus
  • Using diet alongside VNS
  • Using Diet alongside CBD
  • Can you stay on diet during Epilepsy Surgery?
  • How to manage diets with emergency admissions to hospital?
  • Question and Answer time

12.30pm

Tube Feeding and Blended Diets

  • Enteral feeding – choices available.
  • Blended Diets
  • Practical issues to overcome
  • Question and Answer time

1pm

LOW CARB LUNCHES, EXHIBITION AND COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS

Chair:
Emma Williams MBE

2.30pm

Interactive Ask the Chef Session

All the keto chefs take to the stage to answer your questions

3.00pm

Supplementations, Medications & Polyols

  • Importance of low carbohydrate medications
  • Choosing over the counter medications
  • Importance of reading labels and what to look for
  • What are Polyols?
  • Appropriate supplements for adults and children
  • Carnitine
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Use of Pro/Prebiotics and Gut Microbiome
  • Question and Answer time

Sue Wood

3.30pm

TEA BREAK & EXHIBITION

4.00pm

Feeding Problems and Gastrointestinal Issues

  • Reflux issues
  • Food Refusal
  • Faddy Eaters
  • Compliance Issues

4.30pm

Interactive Ask the Dietitian Session
Led by Dr. Elizabeth Neal RD including all participating dietitians on stage to take questions.

  • Experienced Ketogenic Dietitians take your questions
  • Topics can include but not limited to:
    • Travelling with the diet
    • Managing special occasions
    • Managing diets in respite and residential centres
    • Managing diets in Schools.
    • Fine tuning diets
    • Does exercise impact on ketones?
    • Best diets to use
    • Best way to measure ketones

5.00pm

Close of Meeting

All presentations will given in English. Programmes are subject to change without notification.