This was the first time the Boca event included a Poster Presentation, which was held before the low-carb dinner on Saturday night. Presenters and attendees engaged in lively discussions in a spacious room adjacent to the main hall.

The Poster Presentation was sponsored by Keto-Mojo, and was spearheaded by Doug Reynolds and Society of Metabolic Health Resources Committe Chairman Dr. Matt Calkins.

“We saw this as a way to bring more people in, allowing people to bring their own posters and present them,” said Calkins. “The Poster Presentation creates an awesome environment for about an hour and a half, where people are out in front of their posters, and they can have a chat with the community. It’s another way to get more people involved and get more ideas out there.”

Audience members voted for their favorite presentation, and the winning poster was the one presented by Annett Bosworth, MD. The presentation was entitled “A Non-Traditional Approach to Treat Metabolic Disease: The 21 Day Metabolic Kick Program.”

“The poster I chose to talk about is something that I’m hopefully going to do for the rest of my career,” said Dr. Bosworth. “We put people in a 21-day intense program of a ketogenic diet, and we use lay coaches. We want regular people who’ve had success with keto, and using the curriculum that I use in the clinic. And using that model, we have taken 200 to 300 students in a class, put them in this 21-day course, and, we transform their metabolism better in three weeks than I’ve been able to do in a year if I had done a one-on-one.

“The poster explains some of the key components on why we use that positive peer pressure, where everybody is synchronized with a dashboard that shows their glucose and ketones every morning. They’re in a small group. And we do this really important thing at the end of the course, which is transfer the responsibility of health back to the person.”

We’ll be doing some more in depth highlights of each poster presentation as we recieve the materials from each presenter going forward!

The following 3 types of abstracts were accepted for the poster presentations:

  • Research abstracts include a brief description of the author’s original objective or hypothesis research methodology, including design, participant characteristics and procedures, major findings and conclusions or implications with regard to metabolic health.
  • Project or Program report abstracts contain information about the need or purpose for such a program, project or tool development and its relevance to metabolic health; the theory or previous research upon which it is based, or setting for its use, if appropriate; the unique characteristics of the project, program or tool; the characteristics of study participants or target audience involved; and the type of evaluation or proposed use for the tool or instrument development.
  • Book Promotion abstracts describe the theme of the book to be promoted and a description of how it supports concept of lifestyle interventions to address metabolic health.

The following is a list of each of the primary presenters and the title of their presentation:

  • Sheryl Fox, MS, RD – “This is my year of yes,” A Remarkable Journey to Overcome Obesity and Lipedema using Dietary Change and Bariatric Surgery
  • Annette Bosworth, MD – A Non-Traditional Approach to Treat Metabolic Disease: The 21 Day Metabolic Kick Program
  • Csilla Ari – List a couple metabolic diseases where ketones can have beneficial effects
  • Csilla Ari Describe how neuroregeneration was tested, what compound was used, why and what was the outcome
  • Dorian Greenow – The implementation of a successful continuous remote care model for adult epileptic patients prescribed the ketogenic diet to improve compliance is proposed.
  • Cynthia Myers-Morrison, EdD – THE FIX for cravings (One[s] that didn’t work, and now one which WORKS!) You too can be in the 12 % with a healthy metabolism. Do it with supportive friends!
  • Mary Newport, MD – Clearly Keto for Healthy Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention (book)
  • Mary Newport, MD – Nutritional Ketosis Through Low-Carb Diet, Medium Chain Triglycerides, and Other Ketogenic Strategies Could Slow Brain Aging and Benefit People with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Monu Khanna, MD,MHP – Time Restricted Eating (TRE): Everyone has a right to good health.
  • Judy Wolfe, CFAP, CHMA, SUGAR C/L – Jumpstart Recovery from Sugar/Food Addiction with SUGARx Global’s RECOVERY PROTECTION™ A Positive Twist on Relapse Prevention!
  • Jacquelyn Hossfeld AAAI-ISM – Supportive Lifestyle Coaching and Consulting for Improving Metabolic Health
  • Laura Buchanan, MD, MHP – Improvement in Food Addiction and Symptoms from Using CGMs in Group Medical Visits – Read about the poster presentations made by Laura Buchanan, MD, MHP and Matt Calkins, MD here.
  • Matt Calkins, MD – Utilization of Continuous Glucose Monitors in Group Medical Visits to Promote Behavior Change and Improvements in Metabolic Health – Read about the poster presentations made by Laura Buchanan, MD, MHP and Matt Calkins, MD here.
  • Xin Qing – Exploring dynamic purine nucleotide metabolism change during macrophages proinflammatory stimulation
  • Susan Wadia-Ells PhD – Busting Breast Cancer: Five Simple Steps to Keep Breast Cancer Out of Your Body (book).
  • Bárbara Alamo Latrach – KETO Y FELIZ! Book will be release scheduled for March 2023 (Book in SPANISH)
  • David Robinson, MFA – My Unremarkable Brain: A Fat-Fueled Adventure into the World of Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet (book)
  • Mark Cucuzzella, MD – Adapting Medication for Type 2 Diabetes to a Low Carbohydrate Diet; Frontiers in Nutrition 2021
  • Mark Cucuzzella, MD – An Innovative, Paradigm-Shifting Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Glucose Excursions With the Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Educate, Motivate, and Activate Adults With Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes: Pilot Feasibility Study
  • Tro Kalayjian, DO – Updated Outcomes and Cost Savings of a 6-Month Metabolic Health Management Pilot Program

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