IHH-UCSF Symposium on the Paleo Approach and Functional Medicine
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IHH-UCSF Symposium on the Paleo Approach and Functional Medicine

IHH-UCSF Symposium on the Paleo Approach and Functional Medicine

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UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center

1675 Owens St

San Francisco, CA 94158

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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 evolutionary and functional medicine from the top experts in the world. Our 18th annual conference will be live streamed in HD and include Q&A through Twitter.

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

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

James Maskell, founder of The Evolution of Medicine and The Functional Forum

Diane Sanfilippo, CN, world-renowned food blogger and New York Times best-selling author of Practical Paleo

Ron Sinha, MD, internal medicine physician with expertise in corporate wellness and culturally tailored health programs, and author of The South Asian Health Solution

Conference Program

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 1:15 PM

BREAK for Lunch

1:15 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, Diane Sanfilippo, Shilpa Saxena, and Stephan Guyenet.

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 for generous support from the Roberta E. Neustadter Foundation.


Who should attend?

The Symposium is open to all people interested in Paleo and functional medicine, especially health professional students and practitioners from all disciplines and modalities. Laypeople who are curious about the science behind these topics are welcome.

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.

Where do I enter my coupon/discount code to register?

Click on "Get Tickets". The top of the text 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 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. More information about parking can be found here: http://campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/transportation/services/parking/public_parking

Will the speakers be live or appearing via video stream?

All speakers listed above will be appearing live at the event. You can either attend the event in person at UCSF or via live streaming.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Food and drink will be served at the event but is not allowed inside the auditorium.

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.

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.

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 ucsfpaleo@gmail.com

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UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center

1675 Owens St

San Francisco, CA 94158

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