122. Clinical Applications of the Ketogenic Diet: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 29
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
CE: 1.5
Level 2- Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how signaling activities of ketone bodies regulate gene expression, inflammation, and metabolism in aging.
  • Give an example of how ketone body biology may be therapeutically relevant to age-related diseases and conditions.
  • Describe a method of delivering ketone bodies therapeutically outside of ketogenic diet in the context of aging

Learning Need Codes:

  • 2070 Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat,
    protein, fiber, water
  • 4190 Elderly nutrition
  • 5100 Elderly

Performance Indicator:

  • 8.1.3 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion and metabolism throughout the life span in practice.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.


  • Jessica Brown, RD, CSP, CNSC, CLEC

  • Speaker(s)

  • Eric Westman, MD, MHS


    Duke University

  • Zahava Turner

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology/Clinical Dietitian

  • Matthew Taylor, PhD, RD

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Kansas University Medical School