What is the Low Carb Houston Conference?

Low Carb Houston is a scientific conference and dynamic community education event that will address the contribution of poor nutrition to chronic disease while focusing on research evidence and clinical experience supporting the efficacy of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat lifestyle to improve human health.

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  When and where will it take place?

The conference will be held Oct. 25-27, 2018, at University of Houston-Clear Lake at 2700 Bay Area Blvd. in Houston, TX, 77058.

  What can I expect at the conference?
  • Thought-provoking lectures from renowned physicians, scientists, engineers and investigative journalists
  • Discussions on continued research and action related to diet and health
  • Presentations on the benefits, scientific rationale and practical implementation of low-carb dietary strategies
  • Success stories from individuals who have embraced a low-carb lifestyle
  Who should attend?
  Anyone interested in learning more about the science and benefits of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet including community members, medical doctors, scientists, and public policy makers are welcome to attend the Low Carb Houston Conference.
  Who are the program directors?

Nadir Ali, M.D.

Ali is an interventional cardiologist with over 25 years of experience. He is also the chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Before working as a cardiologist, he served as an assistant professor of medicine for eight years at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also received his medical training. He has championed many aspects of a low-carb lifestyle in the local Clear Lake area since 2013. Ali also organizes a monthly nutritional seminar in the Searcy Auditorium of the Clear Lake Hospital that receives more than 100 visitors every month from the local community.

William E. Amonette, Ph.D.

Amonette is an associate professor in the Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences at University of Houston–Clear Lake. Also a senior editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Amonette earned his doctorate in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch. His research focuses on the effect of novel exercise and nutritional interventions on rehabilitation and health outcomes in people with chronic disease and disability.

Ivor Cummins, Chemical Engineer

An engineer, Cummins has reshaped the discussions around the important risk factors that result in coronary artery disease and cancers. His evaluation of the relative importance of LDL cholesterol, inflammation markers, and insulin resistance has refined the understanding of a low-carbohydrate lifestyle. He and Jeffry Gerber (Denver’s Diet Doctor) reintroduced the work of the late pathologist Joseph Kraft who discovered a new classification of insulin resistance. This classification is now a gold standard in evaluating pancreatic function in disease and health.