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Title: Gary Taubes Live in London (Part 1)
Speaker: Gary Taubes
Duration: TBD - Approximately 250 minutes
Event Date: March 17, 2018
In this full-day seminar geared toward the general public, Gary will address and answer questions on the following topics:
- The nature and limits of scientific investigation on the subjects of nutrition, obesity and chronic disease
- How to think about medical research and the paper-of-the-day phenomenon: what we know and what we can know.
- Understanding obesity: why we get fat from a biological perspective: what to do about it.
- Deconstructing the energy balance/homeostasis, calories-in-calories-out paradigm of obesity
- Understanding metabolic syndrome: the link between obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease
- The case against sugar
- Audience guided Q&A (with special guests Dr Malcom Kendrick, Dr Campbell Murdoch, Dr David Unwin and Ivor Cummins)
Note: Although this full-day seminar is geared toward the general public, practitioners and students will also find it both informative and entertaining.
Special Guests (Day One)
Dr Malcolm Kendrick Malcolm graduated from medical school in Aberdeen and trained as a General Practitioner. He now lives and works in Cheshire in general practice, Intermediate Care, and Out of Hours. He has a long term interest in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, and has published article in journals such as Medical Hypotheses, the BMJ and pharmaco-economics. He set up the educational on-line system for the European Society of Cardiology, working with the European Commission and also set up the first website for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK. He has published widely on many topics. He was elected to Who’s Who in 2009 for his work in the area of cardiovascular medicine, and published the best-selling book The Great Cholesterol Con which was translated into several languages. He lectures widely on a range of medical topics, and is a member of The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics (THINCS) a group of scientists and researchers who share the belief that cholesterol does not cause cardiovascular disease. He now writes a blog drmalcolmkendrick.org and has recently published his second book Doctoring Data which looks at how data are manipulated and distorted before being presented to the medical profession and public.
Connect with Dr Malcolm Kendrick: 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
Dr David Unwin FRCGP is senior partner of the Norwood Surgery in Southport near Liverpool, UK where he has worked since 1986 as a family doctor. For the past few years he has been a Royal College of General Practitioners expert clinical advisor on diabetes. As a result of his interests in both better communication with patients and Type 2 diabetes he was made Royal College of General Practice National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes in 2015.
In 2016 he was the proud National winner of the NHS Innovator Of The Year Award for published research into lifestyle changes; working with patients’ personal health goals as an alternative to drug therapy in type 2 diabetes –so that his GP practice spends £38,000 per year less than expected on drugs for diabetes.
He is particularly interested in the low carb-diet as an alternative to lifelong medication in type 2 diabetes and obesity. As part of this he has also published research into improving liver function and blood pressure by reducing dietary carbohydrate, especially sugar.
His work has been covered by both BBC, C4 & C5 television, The New Scientist and The Times.
Connect with Dr David Unwin: 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