2019 Conference Speakers include:

Dr Natasha Andreadis (AUS)

Dr Natasha Andreadis is a Certified Fertility, Hormone Specialist and Gynaecologist from Sydney, Australia. She has a private practice and is Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University Medical School. Natasha trained at RPAH, Sydney and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CREI) in the Netherlands and Oxford, UK. She is expert at fertility treatments such as IVF, IUI and genetic testing of embryos and is a practitioner with Genea, World Leaders in Fertility. Having completed a Masters of Reproductive Science and Genetics, she has a special interest in biotechnology and genomic medicine, incorporating this into her daily practice.

Dr Peter Brukner (AUS)

Peter Brukner OAM is a specialist sports and exercise physician whose most recent position has been Australian cricket team doctor from 2012-17. Peter is the founding partner of Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne and Professor of Sports Medicine at LaTrobe University. A founding Executive Member of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, he served two terms as President and played a key role in establishing sports medicine as a medical specialty in Australia. Peter is co-author of the widely used text book Clinical Sports Medicine and co-founder of the public health campaign SugarByHalf. He is committed to the challenge of improving the nation’s health with improved diet and increased physical activity. His most recent book A Fat Lot of Good was published in May 2018.

Dr Noor Buchholz (UAE)

Dr Noor Buchholz was trained in Germany, Switzerland and Australia. He has worked as a Consultant Urologist in Pakistan and in the Netherlands, and in the United Kingdom where he was the Director of Endourology and Stone Services at the Royal London Hospital. In 2014, he has moved his practice to Dubai/ UAE. Noor is a leading expert in minimally invasive urological surgery in general, and stone treatment in particular. He is a worldwide recognised expert in shockwave lithotripsy, the treatment of urinary stones, endourology and laparoscopy. He has extensively lectured about metabolic syndrome and urological diseases.

Cliff Harvey (NZ)

Cliff Harvey is a registered clinical nutritionist and researcher. He has been coaching people ranging from world champion athletes through to the chronically and acutely unwell to perform at their best, since the 1990s. Cliff was one of the first practitioners in Australasia to start working with low-carb and ketogenic diets in the late 1990s and has pioneered their use in this part of the word. His research has focused on the use of medium chain triglycerides to mitigate keto-flu and encourage faster induction of ketosis, and  on identifying markers of carbohydrate tolerance. Cliff is the author of six books including the The Carbohydrate Appropriate Diet, 99 Things You Need to Know to Lose Fat! and The Keto-Appropriate Diet.

Professor Aaron Lerner (Israel)

After receiving his MD from Tel-Aviv University, Professor Lerner specialised in Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Adult Gastroenterology. He took several senior positions as head of Department of Pediatrics and head of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition unit, at the Carmel Medical Center, Israel. He finished his Medical Management degree MHA, at Ben-Gurion University, Israel; spent research sabbaticals in Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, USA; State University of North Carolina, USA. He currently works at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel and the AESKU.KIPP Institute, Germany.

Dr Jim Parker (AUS)

Dr Jim Parker obtained a Bachelor of Medicine Degree in 1986 and worked in General Practice for a number of years. He completed his Specialist Degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1998 and has been an advocate for minimally invasive surgery and minimising obstetric intervention. Dr Parker has published research articles on preterm labour, obstetric emergencies, endoscopic surgery and nutritional and environmental aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome. Dr Parker is passionate about the role of nutritional and environmental factors in the prevention of gynaecological health problems and the epidemic of chronic diseases in general. He is committed to ensuring that medical students, general practitioners and specialists receive education and training in the rapidly developing area of the nutritional medicine.

Dr Shideh Pouria (UK)

Dr Pouria qualified in 1991 from King’s College School of Medicine, London, UK and has worked in numerous clinical and academic posts within the National Health Service. She has extensive experience in general and specialist medicine as well as in medical research in the field of glycobiology of IgA. It was through her PhD project in mucosal immunology that she became interested in the role of environmental factors in health and disease. She embarked on her training with the British Society for Ecological Medicine in 2006, was the Medical Director at the Burghwood Clinic for Allergy, Environmental and Nutritional Medicine, until she joined Grace Medical, Belgravia in November 2013. She holds a visiting research fellowship at Kings College London, is the vice-president of the British Society for Ecological Medicine and is on the scientific advisory board for the Allergy Research Foundation. She is the author of a number of peer reviewed papers and has written chapters in books on nutritional medicine.

Professor Grant Schofield (NZ)

Professor Grant Schofield is a Professor of Public Health and the Director of the Human Potential Centre at AUT Millennium, Auckland University of Technology. His research interests are in wellbeing and chronic disease prevention especially reducing the risk and eventual mortality and morbidity from obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He challenges conventional wisdom and introduced low carbohydrate eating and fasting as genuine options in medicine and public health. He has co-authored several best-selling books in the “What the Fat? Series around such approaches. Grant is part of an exciting new start up called Prekure (Prevention is cure) which helps health professionals upskill in the latest knowledge and application of lifestyle medicine.

Dr Ken Sikaris (AUS)

Dr Ken Sikaris graduated from Melbourne University with first class honours in biochemistry before his medical degree there. He went on to complete specialist training in chemical pathology before embarking on a long career first at St Vincent’s hospital, where he ran the specialist lipid laboratory, then moving to private pathology. He now works at Melbourne Pathology, reporting and interpreting thousands of patient’s results each day. Over the last few years he has been deeply interested in healthy diets and particularly low carbohydrate diets, and their considerable impact on health and blood tests. Ken is also an Associate Professor in the Pathology Department of Melbourne University and has numerous roles in national and international organisations seeking to improve the value of pathology tests in disease prevention, diagnosis and monitoring.