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Title: Gary Taubes Live in London (Part 2)
Speaker: Gary Taubes
Duration: TBD - Approximately 250 minutes
Event Date: March 18, 2018
In this full-day seminar geared toward healthcare professionals and students, Gary will discuss a variety of topics including:
- Critically assessing the evidence: observational epidemiology, randomized-controlled trials and meta-analyses
- The unique challenges of preventive medicine
- Obesity and diabetes cause and treatment, a historical perspective
- Why knowing the history of medicine is critically important to evaluating evidence
- Risk factors for CHD: from total cholesterol to LDL to LDL sub-fractions, particle number and Metabolic Syndrome
- Animal product-rich diets vs. Mostly Plants and the Mediterranean Diet
- SFAs vs PUFAs: critically assessing the evidence
- Nutrition and personalized medicine: is there one “healthy” diet for everyone?
- What do we know and what’s speculation?
- Audience guided Q&A (with special guests Dr Andreas Eenfeldt, Dr Aseem Malhotra, and Ivor Cummins)
Note: Although this full-day seminar is geared toward healthcare professionals and students, all who wish to attend are welcome.
Special Guests (Day Two)
Aseem supports studies that implicate sugar as the number one culprit driving obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and has worked with a leading sports scientist to dispel the myth that links physical inactivity and obesity. The British Journal of Sports Medicine published their editorial providing evidence that sugar and excess carbohydrates were primarily responsible for the global surge in type 2 diabetes and obesity. A subsequent commentary Aseem wrote in the Washington Post had over 1.1 million page views. He has since become one of the leading doctors in the world fighting the obesity epidemic, named on a list of anti-obesity activists that includes Michelle Obama and Michael Bloomberg.
Connect with Dr Aseem Malhotra: Website
Dr Campbell Murdoch has a personal goal of optimising the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations. This passion has been born out of working as a GP in the NHS for 15 years in combination with postgraduate studies in sports and exercise medicine, teaching, organisational behaviour, and leadership. He also works within Somerset CCG as Person-Centred Care Lead with a determination to ensure a healthcare system and community focusses on what really matters to people.
Through his daily work Campbell became increasingly aware that the complexity of health and wellbeing required a model that assisted practical application. A simple framework called ‘The Human Five’ was born. This model encompasses the Mind, Movement, Nutrition, World and Body in a dynamic and interrelated manner.
Connect with Dr Campbell Murdoch: Website
Ivor Cummins BE(Chem) CEng MIEI PMP® completed a Chemical Engineering degree at UCD in 1990. He has since spent over 25 years in corporate technical leadership and management positions, and was shortlisted in 2015 as one of the top 6 of 500 applicants for "Irish Chartered Engineer of the Year". Ivor's focus and specialty is leading teams in complex problem-solving scenarios. He has often led worldwide teams with over 60-70 engineers working on major technical issues; the largest of these involved product issues where hundreds of millions of dollars were in the balance.
Several years ago, Ivor encountered a complex technical challenge in his personal life. Receiving poor blood test results, he was unable to get solutions via the doctors consulted. He thus embarked on an intense period of biochemical research into the science of human metabolism. Within eight weeks he had resolved and optimized all of his blood test metrics. Also, he had shed over 15Kg of bodyfat with relative ease. In the following years he continued his research on the many "root causes" of modern disease, from "cholesterol" through to insulin resistance. He has become a professional speaker of note, giving many public lectures and chairing interviews with worldwide health experts. Most notably he was invited by the President of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) to give a keynote talk on heart disease root causes, at their annual conference in London last October. All of Ivor's public lectures and interviews are available on his YouTube channel, where nearly a million views have been recorded to date.
Connect with Ivor Cummins: Website
Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org). He is the author of The Case Against Sugar (2016), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011) and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007), published as The Diet Delusion in the UK. Taubes is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and has won numerous other awards for his journalism. These include the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award, which he won in 1996, 1999 and 2001. (He is the first print journalist to win this award three times.) Taubes graduated from Harvard College in 1977 with an S.B. degree in applied physics, and received an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University (1978) and in journalism from Columbia University (1981).