June 27th – 29th 2017
An advanced CPD 3-day course for new and refresher Ketogenic Therapy learning and networking.
KetoCollege offers both scientific background and practical training in all aspects of implementation of the different ketogenic therapies. Led by recognised ketogenic diet experts, it will include presentations, workshops and time for networking and group discussions. Registrations are welcome from allied medical health care professionals currently working with or looking to expand their knowledge of Ketogenic Dietary Therapies.
Please click here for more information.
Study Day Invitation
Wednesday 14th June 2017
A study day arranged for Paediatricians, Neurologists, Specialist Nurses and Paediatric Dietitians looking to learn more about complex epilepsy and how it can be effectively managed…
Location: Crowne Plaza NEC, Birmingham B40 1PS
Date: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Chaired by Dr Shakti Agrawal
27th April 2017
3rd KetoConference on the ketogenic diet in the management of refractory epilepsy and other neurological disorders.
The conference is aimed at healthcare professionals with experience working with ketogenic diets.
More details coming soon.
Rainbow Ball Tickets
Matthew’s Friends Rainbow Ball
30th September 2017 at Lingfield Park Racecourse
Price: £65 per person
Includes welcome drink and 3 course dinner.
Live Life Well – Ketogenic Cookery Demonstration
Monday 28th November 2016
6pm – 9pm
Join Vitaflo and Chef Neil for your chance to create a selection of keto-friendly recipes.
After the cookery session you can eat in the dining area and swap cooking tips with other families.
There will also be a chance to find out more about Vitaflo and their ketogenic products used in the cookery demo.
Bordeaux Quay Cookery School, V-Shed, Canon’s Way, Bristol, BS1 5UH
Glut1 Family Christmas Party – Saturday 26th November 2016
Midday – 11pm
Nutricia Metabolics and Matthew’s Friends would like to invite you to join us for a Family Christmas Party
The day is being organised for individuals with Glucose transporter type 1 (GLUT1) deficiency syndrome
Thanks to sponsorship from Nutricia Metabolics and support from Matthew’s Friends, this event is free to attend for individuals with GLUT 1 and their family members, including overnight accommodation on Saturday 26th November and assistance towards travel costs*.
The day will provide an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in GLUT1 deficiency syndrome in addition to meeting and socialising with other families affected by the condition.
Jurys Inn Hinckley Island, Watling Street, Hinckley, Leicester, LE10 3JA
Ketogenic Diet Cookery Event – Saturday 12th November 2016
10am – 1pm
Are you the parent or carer of a child on the ketogenic diet?*
If so, come and join Chef Neil and the Vitaflo team for some fun and education in the kitchen!
Create and taste a selection of easy to prepare ketogenic diet dishes and swap cooking tips with others.
*please note this is an adults only event.
Central Street Cookery School, St. Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ
Nutricia Keto Study Day – Friday 11th November 2016
Study day for HCP’s working with adults on the ketogenic diet
The following subjects will be discussed:
- Evidence for the ketogenic diet in adults
- Practicalities of managing adults on the ketogenic diet
- Case study
- Future for ketogenic diets in adults
Featuring guest speaker Ms. Bobbie Henry, RD, LDN, Senior Research Nutritionist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA.
Hampton Manor, Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton in Arden, Solihull, Birmingham. B92 0DQ.
Set in 45 wooded acres, this sophisticated, 19th-century country manor hotel is 2.7 miles from Birmingham Airport and 3.8 miles
Glut1 Milan meeting for families and professionals 7-8th October 2016
To book please visit http://www.biomedia.net/Glut2016
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Hotel accommodation can be reserved at reduced rates through Biomedia Travel
All requests for accommodation information or reservation should be addressed to:email@example.com
The hotel venue is approximately 40 mins from both Milan Linate and Malpensa airports.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Ketogenic Chat is an opportunity for parents/carers to come together locally and meet other families in the same situation as themselves. If you are on a Ketogenic Diet, ask your dietitian to request Ketogenic Chat funding from us and arrange a date, time and venue for a meeting for you.
Matthew’s Friends will supply the invitations (see our sample here) and funding for a venue (if required) and refreshments. Where possible, a member of the Matthew’s Friends team will attend with our free Ketogenic resources and information.
We look forward to seeing you at your next Ketogenic Chat meeting!
Global Symposium 2016
The fifth biennial Global Symposium will be held in Banff, Canada, September 20-24th 2016. Previously these informative and innovative meetings have been hosted by Matthew’s Friends in 2014 Liverpool/2010 Edinburgh and the Charlie Foundation in 2008 Phoenix/2012 Chicago.
The Matthew’s Friends Team look forward to seeing you there!
2016 Dates For The Diary
We have several dates for the diary between now and the end of the year:
- Ketogenic Study Day (Solihull) 11th November
- Ketogenic Study Evening (Bristol) 15th November
- Glut 1 Family Christmas Party (Hinckley) 26th November
- Ketogenic Study Evening (Dublin) 1st December
Neurology Study Evening 2016
Croke Park Hotel, Dublin, 1st December 2016 @ 6pm
This evening has been arranged for Neurologists, Paediatricians and other healthcare professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of the use of the ketogenic therapy to improve outcomes for intractable epilepsy.
Nutricia Ketoconference 2016
Ketoconference is an annual Ketogenic educational event for healthcare professionals with an interest in the Ketogenic diet. The 2nd ketoconference will take place on the 21st April 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians, London.
The scientific conference is free to attend for registered healthcare professionals based in the UK and Ireland.
Nutricia Ketogenic cookery workshops 2016
Ongoing Ketogenic cookery workshops are held throughout the year for families to gain first-hand experience in cooking Ketogenic meals. The cookery events take place in various locations so please check back regularly for details of new events.
Nutricia Ketogenic study Evenings 2015
A number of Ketogenic study evenings have been organised across various locations in the UK and Ireland for Neurologists and Paediatricians looking to learn more about Ketogenic diets. The study evenings are free to attend and a great way to earn extra CPD points. Further study evenings will take place in 2016 so please check back for more dates.