Professional Programme 19th – 22nd October 2021

All details available on the virtual platform as well as all poster abstracts.

Registration Times:

Day & Date Time
Tuesday 19thOctober 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 20thOctober 8am – 12 noon
Thursday 21stOctober 8am – 12 noon
Friday 22ndOctober   8am 8am – 12 noon
Saturday 23rdOctober 8am    12 noon

Exhibition Times:

Day & Date Time
Tuesday 19thOctober 6pm – 8pm
Wednesday 20thOctober 9am – 5pm
Thursday 21stOctober 9am – 5pm
Friday 22ndOctober   8am 9am – 3pm
Saturday 23rdOctober 8am – 4pm

Poster Viewing inHall 4:

Day & Date Time
Wednesday 20thOctober 9am – 5pm
Thursday 21stOctober 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 19th October 2021

Tuesday 19th October 2021
1.30pmWelcome to BrightonHelen Cross
Ketogenic Diet Therapy – “Past, Present and Future”
Chair: TBC
2-2.30pmPast - 100 Years of Ketogenic Dietary Therapies Eric Kossoff
2.30-3pmPresent – RCT’s, Consensus Guidelines, Clinical Widespread use Helen Cross
3-3.30pm Future - Adults, First line therapy, beyond Epilepsy, INKS etc Jong Rho
3.30pmTEA
Mechanisms of Action – Have we moved on?
Chair: TBC
4-4.30pmThe Microbiome – from animal to human; are we closer to understanding it? Elaine Hsiao
4.30-5pmMedium chain fatty acids & Ketone EstersRobin Williams
5-5.30pmThe effect of the KD on dopamine metabolism - Implications for epilepsy and other diseases Simon Heales
5.30-6pmDNA Methylation Katja Kobow
6pmClose of Sessions  
6.00–8pm WELCOME RECEPTION IN EXHIBITION AREA

Tuesday 20th October 2021

Wednesday 20thOctober 2021
Utilising Ketogenic Dietary Therapies in special scenarios
Chair: TBC  
8.30-9amKetogenic Diet in PregnancyElles van der Louw
9-9.30amKetogenic Diet in Status Epilepticus Rima Nabbout
9.30-10amEpilepsy Syndrome specific response Ingrid Scheffer
10-10.30amMetabolic approaches for treating Complications & comorbidities of epilepsyKristina A. Simeone
10.30amCOFFEE  
Metabolism & Epigenetics based paradigms for anti-seizure drug discovery
Chair: Professor Jong Rho   
11-11.30amCellular & mitochondrial metabolic changes Seen in epileptic rodents and zebrafishManisha Patel
11.30-12pmA novel in vitro model of mitochondrial Epilepsy. Mark Cunningham
12-12.30pmNovel approaches for the discovery of Epigenetically based antiepileptonic therapies Detlev Boison
12.30-1pmHow does this move us forward?Susan Masino
1-2.30pmLUNCH 
 

Nutricia UK - KETOCONFERENCE

 
Practicalities of Administration 1
Chair: Susan Wood RD
2.30-2.50pmWhat factors are related to compliance And efficacy? Jennifer Fabe
2.50-3.10pmDeveloping a ketogenic diet serviceChristina Bergqvist
3.10-3.30pm  Tailoring a service to resourceKath Megaw
3.30-3.50pmDelivering a service during a pandemic     Valentina de Giorgis
3.50-4pmQ&AAll
4pmTEA 
Utilising the Ketogenic Diet across the age spectrum
Chair: TBC
4.30-5pmUse in Infants – a treatment of choice?Anastasia Dressler
5-5.30pmGuidelines for use of the KD in AdultsMackenzie Cervenka
5.30-6pmPracticalities of adult provision – a reality? Colin Doherty
6-6.30pmEffect of Ketogenic Dietary Therapies on Growth and bone density Marisa Laura Armeno
6.30pmClose of Sessions  
6.30-8pmSPONSORED SYMPOSIUM & DRINKS RECEPTION
Nutricia Global – Satellite Symposium – Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet Beyond Seizure Reduction

Tuesday 21st October 2021

Wednesday 21stOctober 2021
Exploring Ways of Administration
Chair: TBC  
8.30-9amPlant based – VeganSusanne Baum
9-9.30amParenteral NutritionStephane Auvin
9.30-10amBlended diets and tube feedsEunjoo Lee
10-10.30amBest Lipid selection for Ketogenic DietSehee Kim
10.30amCOFFEE 
Practicalities of Administration 2
Chair:Dr Elizabeth Neal RD   
11-11.30amFlexibility between diets and protocols Beth Zupec-Kania
11.30-12pmHow long to know the diet is working and when to stopHeidi Pfieffer
12-12.30pmManagement of concomitant medication

Magnhild Kverneland

12.30-2pmLUNCH 
 Vitaflo sponsored symposium  
Beyond the Epilepsies 1
Chair: TBC
2-2.30pm Glut 1Jörg Klepper
2.30-3pmTauopathiesHoon-Chul Kang
3pm-3.30pm  AutismOmniael-Rashidy
3.30-4pmDementiaJanak Nathan
4pmTEA 
4.30- 6pmPoster Session – Stand by your boards!  

GLOBAL GALA DINNER FOR PRE-BOOKED TICKET HOLDERS ONLY THE GRAND HOTEL – 7pm

Tuesday 22nd October 2021

Wednesday 22ndOctober 2021
8.30-10amOral Presentations for Best Posters and Matthew’s Friends Best Poster Prize Award John Freeman and Millicent Kelly Awards 2020
10am  COFFEE 
Beyond the Epilepsies 2
Chair: TBC
10.30-11am Ketogenic Diet in Mental Illness Christopher Palmer
11-11.30amMigraineFrancescoPierelli
11.30-12pmNeurogenerative DisordersJose de la Rubia Orti
12-12.30pmDiabetes 
12.30-2pmLUNCH  
Beyond the Epilepsies 3
Chair: TBC
2-2.30pmUtilisation in brain cancer – Have we moved forward? Adrienne Scheck
2.30-3pmClinical Utilisation in brain cancer – Have we moved forward? Michael Jenkinson
3-3.30pmUtilisation for other cancers – Beyond the brain Caroline Cohen
3.30-4pmWhere do we go from here?Elizabeth Thiele
4pmCLOSING CEREMONY FOR PROFESSIONAL MEETING  – HANDOVER FOR 2023 

Parent/Carer/Patient Programme – 23rd October 2021

Chair:Professor Helen Cross 
9.00am Welcome & Housekeeping How Matthew’s Friends can support youEmma Williams
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
Helen Cross 
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
Eric Kossoff
10.30amCOFFEE BREAK 
11.00amKetogenic 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
Mackenzie Cervenka
11.45amUsing 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
Anita Devlin
12.30pmTube Feeding and Blended Diets
  • Enteral feeding – choices available.
  • Blended Diets
  • Practical issues to overcome
  • Question and Answer time
Elles van der Louw
1pmLOW CARB LUNCHES AND COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS IN EXHIBITION HALL.  
Chair:            Emma Williams MBE  
2.30pmCORE-KDT – Core Outcomes in Refractory EpilepsyWith Ketogenic Diet Therapy
  • Outcomes of the Study
Jennifer Carroll
3pmSupplementations, 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
3.30pmTEA BREAK  
4pmFeeding Problems and Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Reflux issues
  • Food Refusal
  • Faddy Eaters
  • Compliance Issues
Helena Champion
4.30pmInteractive Ask the Dietitian Session 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
 
4.50pmHow Matthew’s Friends can support you.Emma Williams
5pmClose of Meeting