FIRST KETO KIDS CLUB EVENT
our first event was a huge success! pictures click here
Thursday, October 22, 2015 4:00-8:00pm at the St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center (200 S. Orange Ave, Livingston NJ 07039)
- Hotel Rooms have been reserved for attendees. Please click here to reserve a room at the Short Hills Hilton
THERE WILL BE Keto snacks and NON KETO FOOD AT THE EVENT. BE SURE TO BRING A KETO DINNER FOR YOUR CHILD. there will not be full keto meals***
The event goals are:
- Tackle the isolation associated with special diets and bring the Ketogenic community closer.
- Provide resources, recipes, training and materials for families on the Ketogenic Diet.
- Create a fun family event that provides a social network platform and forum for Ketogenic kids to meet others like them and form friendships within the community.
this event should be a family experience that leaves children entertained, allowing them a sense of control and inclusion in their diet. We want it to be a place for them to meet others like them and give them a feeling of inclusion, NOT exclusion and isolation. AND... a helping hand to parents and care givers that need support, guidance, and assurance.
Event Program (subject to modification)
Dr. Orrin Devinsky is professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He directs the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Yale University, M.D. from Harvard Medical School and interned at Harvard Beth Israel Hospital. He completed Neurology training at New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center and his epilepsy fellowship at NIH. Dr. Devinsky's epilepsy research interests include surgical therapy, new devices, medications to treat epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis, sudden death in epilepsy, quality-of-life, and cognitive and behavioral issues in epilepsy. He has published widely in epilepsy and behavioral neurology, with more than 350 articles and chapters and more than 20 books and monographs. He has chaired several committees for the American Epilepsy Society and has served as a board member. He is active in the American Academy of Neurology and the Epilepsy Foundation. He is Co-Editor of Reviews in Neurological Diseases, Epilepsy and Behavior, and Epilepsy.com, and serves as a reviewer for more than 30 journals.
Dr. Kossoff is a Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He received his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine in New York, followed by a residency in pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed a fellowship in child neurology and then pediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has been at Johns Hopkins since 1998. His research and clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood seizures and epilepsy, particularly treatments other than medications such as diet, neurostimulation and surgery. Currently the Medical Director of the Ketogenic Diet Center at Johns Hopkins, he is a world expert on the ketogenic diet and created the modified Atkins diet for children and adults in 2003. He is dedicated to bringing the use of diet therapies for neurologic disorders to the entire world and is the head of a Task Force within the International League Against Epilepsy to help achieve this goal. He is a coauthor of Ketogenic Diets: Treatments for Epilepsy and Other Disorders. Dr. Kossoff is also very involved in teaching and mentorship and is the Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program at Johns Hopkins.
Paul Jaminet, Ph.D., is the creator of the Perfect Health Diet, founder of the Perfect Health Retreat, and author of Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat (Scribner, 2012). He blogs at www.perfecthealthdiet.com. Before developing the Perfect Health Diet, Paul was an entrepreneur and advisor to technology companies, and an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. At the Keto Kids Club, he will be speaking on “How Diet Can Help Address Neurological Issues.”