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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 functional medicine and nutrition from the top experts in the world. Our 19th 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 hear from holistic pioneer and former MS patient Dr. Terry Wahls, hear Chris Kresser's new paradigm for adrenal fatigue, see how our conventional wisdom about ketogenic diet 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).


Terry Wahls, MD, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, former patient with multiple sclerosis, and author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine.

Chris Kresser, LAc, internationally recognized functional medicine practitioner, blogger, and New York Times best-selling author of Unconventional Medicine and 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 Ready or Not Cookbook and Nom Nom Paleo

Grace Liu, PharmD, AFMCP, Functional Medicine Practitioner, microbiome expert and founder of The Gut Institute

Akil Palanisamy, MD, Harvard-trained integrative medicine physician with expertise in functional medicine and Ayurveda, and author of The Paleovedic Diet

Sharon Meyer DipION, CNC, Cordon Bleu chef and certified nutritionist at the Institute for Health and Healing who has helped thousands of patients lose weight and stay lean

Conference Program

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM –


8:30 AM to 9:15 AM –

Robb Wolf, The Evolution of Medicine: How the Paleo, Crossfit and Functional Medicine Communities Can Transform Primary Care

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM –

Akil Palanisamy, Ketogenic Diet Overview and Clinical Applications for Weight Loss, Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Conditions

10:15 AM to 12:15 AM –

Terry Wahls, Achieving Lifelong Brain Health: Evidence-Based Use of Diet, Lifestyle and Supplements

12:15 PM to 1:30 PM –

BREAK for Lunch

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM –

Sharon Meyer, Using Apps and Technology to Address Evolutionary Mismatch and Restore Health and Wellness

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM –

Grace Liu, 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, Terry Wahls and Grace Liu.

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, 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?

Live streaming will occur at . You do not need to purchase a ticket to view the live stream. There is no cost to view the live stream. The videos will be archived at the same link after the event.

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 UCSF student rate. However, students at other schools can purchase the "Other Students" discounted ticket.

What is the ticket policy?

Registration is nonrefundable and not transferable for all 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 for any type of practitioners.

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.

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