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The Science of Nutritional Ketosis - Melbourne

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Date: Mon 28 Oct 19 - Mon 28 Oct 19
Location: 192 Wellington Pde MELBOURNE VIC Australia 3002

Event Details

The Science of Nutritional Ketosis
BioCeuticals Seminar Series with Professor Dominic D’Agostino

Professor Dominic D’Agostino focuses on nutritional ketosis (NK) research and how we can harness this physiological state to improve neurological health, biomarkers of metabolic health and stress resilience. The presentation emphasises how NK alters
metabolic physiology and how ketones, beta hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate, influence cellular bioenergetics and confer protection through specific signaling pathways associated with neuroprotective function, suppression of inflammation and targeting
cancer metabolism.

The seminar will be filmed at ABC studios in Sydney. All registered attendees will get access to this session recording post event.


Attend any two of our National Seminars (Pyrroles, Histamine and Methylation, Holistic Children’s Health with Dr Elisa Song or the Science of Ketogenesis with A/Prof Dominic D’Agostino) and the 3rd is FREE.

To take advantage of the bundle deal please register via the Pyrroles, Histsmine and Methylation registration page: 

CPD Accreditation:

  • PSA - seeking accreditation
  • ANTA - 3.5 CPD points
  • NHAA - 7 CPD points
  • ATMS - 3.5 CPD points
  • CMA - 3.5 CPD points
Registration                        NOW OPEN
Seminar Dates                    Monday 28 October 2019
2:30pm - 3:00pm Registration and afternoon tea
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 1
4:30pm - 5:00pm Break
5:00pm - 6:30pm Session 2
6:30pm - 7:00pm Q&A - Interview with Andrew Whitfield-Cook (FX Medicine)
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner 
**Please note: Cancellations made prior to 10 working days will receive a full refund. If you are unable to attend, a colleague may attend at no extra charge. Refunds for cancellations made after this time will be made on a case by case basis. If you are unable to attend, a substitute is welcome at no charge.

KetoNutrition: From Science to Emerging Applications in Neurological Diseases

  • Explain emerging understanding of our brain’s capacity for metabolic flexibility
  • Discuss how acute and chronic adaptations can aid in management certain brain disorders, cognitive function and resilience
  • Examine recent research that has focused on understanding and exploiting the benefits of nutritional ketosis to improve body composition and how this impacts brain health
  • Review published neuroscience studies implementing therapeutic ketosis in pre-clinical animal model systems and an overview of current human clinical trials
  • Outline implementation approaches for nutritional ketosis, including the most important biomarkers to measure and track over time

Emerging Application of Nutritional Ketosis for Metabolic-Based Diseases and Cancer

  • Explain how dietary manipulation associated with proper implementation of nutritional ketosis changes metabolic physiology, metabolic biomarkers and hormones
  • Identify where the weak links are in cancer energy metabolism and growth
  • Review published cancer studies implementing therapeutic ketosis in pre-clinical animal model systems and an overview of current human clinical trials
  • Discuss current research and future strategies for cancer therapy using the “Press Pulse” protocol that combines nutritional ketosis with other therapeutic modalities
Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Delacombe Room

Venue Information

Our Speakers

A/Prof Dominic D’Agostino

Dominic D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). The main focus of his lab over the last 10 years has been understanding the neuroprotective and anticonvulsant mechanism of the ketogenic diet and ketone metabolite supplementation. The presentation will clarify the definition of nutritional ketosis, implementation strategies (diet vs supplementation), pitfalls, adapting to lifestyle and personalising an approach to fit your needs.  Also discussed will be the cellular mechanism and practical applications of NK for medical conditions, including neurological disorders, cancer and inflammatory processes.   

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