Join us for an inspiring and informative day with the global leaders in functional medicine and Paleo! You will hear cutting-edge evidence-based perspectives on functional medicine and nutrition from the top experts in the world. Our 18th annual conference will be live streamed in HD and include Q&A through Twitter (your ticket will give you lifetime access to view the videos after the event).
Learn countless tips, strategies and secrets to eating Paleo, and the latest research from functional medicine about how to eat, move and supplement for improved health. You will understand the power of the keto diet for weight loss and brain health, hear Chris Kresser's new paradigm for adrenal fatigue, see how our conventional wisdom about insulin is being overturned, and much more.
All tickets (both in-person and livestream) are entered into a raffle to win free prizes donated by our speakers! We will have a delicious Paleo lunch catered by an award-winning group (details below).
Chris Kresser, LAc, internationally recognized functional medicine practitioner, blogger, and New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure
Robb Wolf, research biochemist and New York Times-best-selling author of The Paleo Solution
Michelle Tam, PharmD, world-renowned food blogger and New York Times best-selling author of Nom Nom Paleo
Shilpa Saxena, MD, Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Faculty, Faculty of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at George Washington University and the creator of Group Visit Toolkits
James Maskell, founder of The Evolution of Medicine and The Functional Forum
Stephan Guyenet, PhD, neurobiologist, obesity researcher, and well-known ancestral health blogger from Seattle
Akil Palanisamy, MD, Harvard-trained integrative medicine physician with expertise in functional medicine and Ayurveda, and author of The Paleovedic Diet
Nicolette Hahn Niman, JD, livestock rancher, environmental attorney and author of Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production
Ron Sinha, MD, internal medicine physician with expertise in corporate wellness and culturally tailored health programs, and author of The South Asian Health Solution
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM –
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM –
James Maskell, The Evolution of Medicine: How the Paleo, Crossfit and Functional Medicine Communities Can Transform Primary Care
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM –
Robb Wolf, Ketogenic Diet Overview and Clinical Applications for Weight Loss, Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Conditions
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM –
Akil Palanisamy, Achieving Lifelong Brain Health: Evidence-Based Use of Diet, Lifestyle and Supplements
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM –
Michelle Tam, Stocking Your Paleo Kitchen Like A Boss
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM –
BREAK for Lunch
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM –
Ron Sinha, Using Apps and Technology to Address Evolutionary Mismatch and Restore Health and Wellness
1:45 PM to 2:45 PM –
Stephan Guyenet, Does Insulin Cause Obesity? Applying the Scientific Method to Examine a Popular Hypothesis
2:45 PM to 3:45 PM –
Shilpa Saxena, A Functional Medicine Approach to Cardiovascular and Metabolic Dysfunction and Disease
3:45 PM to 4:00 PM –
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM –
Chris Kresser, Myths & Truths About “Adrenal Fatigue” : A New Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosing and Treating HPA Axis Dysfunction
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM –
Panel Discussion (Q&A) with Chris Kresser, Robb Wolf, Nicolette Hahn Niman, and Shilpa Saxena.
The event is organized by the Sutter Institute for Health and Healing, the oldest center for integrative medicine in the US, and the Integrative Medicine Network at UCSF. We are grateful to our sponsors, the Roberta E. Neustadter Mini Medical School, Iggbo, Good Eggs and Genova Diagnostics.
Who should attend?
The Symposium is open to all people interested in Paleo and functional medicine, especially health professionals and wellness practitioners from all disciplines and modalities. Laypeople who are curious about the science behind these topics are most definitely welcome.
Will the speakers be live or appearing via video stream?
All speakers listed above will be appearing live at the event in San Francisco. You can either attend the event in person at UCSF or via live streaming.
What are the details of the live stream?
You must purchase a "Live Stream Only" ticket through Eventbrite. The week of the event, you will receive an email with instructions and a unique password needed to view the livestream. You will be able to submit questions through Twitter to interact with the speakers during the conference. Your ticket will also enter you into our raffle for prizes, which will be announced via email after the event. You will have lifetime access to the videos and presentations after the conference is over.
If I purchase a "Live Stream" ticket will I be able to replay the event later?
Yes, once you purchase the ticket you will get lifetime access to all the videos and can replay them anytime later.
If I purchase a "General Admission" ticket will I have access to the videos and be able to replay the event later?
Yes, once you purchase any ticket subtype, you will get lifetime access to all the videos and can replay them anytime later.
Where do I enter my coupon/discount code to register?
Click on "Tickets". The top of the next screen will feature a link which says "Enter Promotional Code". Click on that link and enter the code there.
I registered but forgot to enter my coupon/discount code. Can you adjust my fees?
Unfortunately we are not able to modify registrations once they are completed. To find out where to enter your coupon code, please see the previous question.
I am a student at another school. Can I get the UCSF student rate?
Unfortunately, only UCSF students are allowed to register using the discounted rate. Students at other universities do not qualify for the discounted rate.
What is the ticket policy?
Registration is nonrefundable and not transferable for both in-person and livestream tickets. No exceptions.
Can I get CME/CEU/UCSF credit?
UCSF students can get credit for the event as an elective through the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Unfortunately, we are not set up to offer CME, CEU or other continuing education credits.
What is the conference program?
The conference program is posted above.
What time does the conference start?
The conference will start promptly at 8:30 AM. Because the event will be live streamed, please plan to be in your seats by 8:15 AM so that we can begin on time.
Do you need volunteers or is it possible to work during the conference for a reduced rate?
We do not need volunteers and it is not possible to work in exchange for attending the event. Unfortunately, due to conference expenses we cannot offer a reduced rate.
Will breakfast be served?
No, but we will be providing coffee, decaf coffee, and hot tea.
What is the lunch menu?
We will be serving a delicious Paleo lunch catered by an award-winning group. It will be grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, legume-free and soy-free. The menu will be posted soon.
Can I bring my own food/drink?
Yes, you can bring your own food and drink if you would like. Also, food and drink is allowed inside the auditorium without any restrictions.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We suggest parking in one of the UCSF garages or taking public transportation. Parking is not validated or reimbursed at the event. There are multiple parking garages at UCSF Mission Bay, one right next to the Conference Center with the entrance on Owens Street (this may get filled up) and another garage with an entrance on Third Street (this will likely be less full). More information about parking can be found here: http://campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/transportation/services/parking/public_parking
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There is no printed ticket. Online registration is sufficient.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
FOR ALL QUESTIONS please email firstname.lastname@example.org instead of clicking the "CONTACT" or "contact the organizer" links below.
Date and Time
UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens St
San Francisco, CA 94158