Lakanto presents

Saturday, May 13th


Parkroyal Parramatta

30 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Join us for a day of learning, connection and inspiration with delicious food and wonderful speakers

  • 08.15 Arrival and registration
  • 09.00 Welcome
  • 09.15 Dr Penny Figtree - Metabolic health
  • 09.45 Jessica Turton -  Why you should eat MORE food to lose weight
  • 10.15 Dr Liz Fraser - Fatty Liver Disease
  • 10.45 Morning tea and connection
  • 11.45 Dr Deepa Mahananda - Perinatal Health
  • 12.15 Dr Lucy Burns - How to stick to low carb
  • 1.00 Lunch and Connection
  • 2.00 Dr Alex Petrushevski - Thyroid health
  • 2.30 Dr Paul Mason - The food pyramid - How did we get here?
  • 3.00 Afternoon tea and Connection
  • 3.30 Ana Musarevski - Low carb & mental health
  • 4.00 Dr Mary Barson - How thin do you have to be?
  • 4.30 Raffles, prizes and farewell

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Deepa Mahananda

Dr Deepa Mahananda is a low carb GP who currently works full time at Sydney Low Carb Specialists. She is passionate about using low carbohydrate nutrition for both optimal health and chronic disease management, especially in womens’ health. She is currently leading an educational network for low carb practising GPs in Sydney. ertified Ketogenic Nutrition SpecialistSM, credentialed by the American Nutrition Association® through its Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists™. She is also a member of LowCarb Down Under.

Dr Alex Petrushevski

Dr Alex Petrushevski is a GP who graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2008. He currently works in general practice in addition to practising within Sydney Low Carb Specialists. He is passionate about preventative health, improving the lifestyle of his patients and treating chronic diseases without medication if possible. Having seen the immense benefits low carbohydrate nutrition has provided for many of his patients in general practice he is keen to share this exciting cutting edge medical therapy with more patients in our clinic.

Dr Mary Barson

Dr Mary has an honours degree in biochemistry as well as a medical degree. She is the co-founder of Real Life Medicine and is passionate about empowering people to reclaim their health using a low carb approach and her expert training in self compassion. She is a qualified hypnotherapist and has her own journey with severe insulin resistance and PCOS

Dr Lucy Burns

Dr Lucy is the co-founder of Real Life Medicine. She is known for her ability to take complex topics and distil them into easy to understand analogies. In fact, she is the self-proclaimed "Analogy Queen". She is an ex-dieter and an expert in sugar addiction having overcome her own severe addiction using the power of stories. 

Dr Penny Figtree

Dr Penny Figure is a GP practising in Port Macquarie. After 20 years in general practice she has decided to focus on weight loss and diabetes. This decision was made after seeing the power of a low carbohydrate diet to help people lose weight and for some to even reverse diabetes. 

Jessica Turton

Jessica Turton is a PhD, Dietitian & Nutritionist, and the Director of Ellipse Health. In 2022, Jessica completed  a Research Doctorate at the University of Sydney where she formally investigated the role of low-carbohydrate diets in the management of diabetes. Jessica has co-authored several research articles in reputable scientific journals, and was the lead researcher on a primary clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a low-carbohydrate diet for adults with type 1 diabetes. 

Dr Ana Musarevski

Dr Ana Musarevski is a psychiatrist who is passionate about helping people who are struggling with mental health conditions such as anxiety, adult ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD and PTSD to live more peaceful and happier lives by using a combination of traditional psychiatric treatments alongside holistic strategies like nutritional interventions and supplementation, herbal and plant-based medicine, psychological methods, and optimising healthy lifestyle habits.

Dr Liz Fraser

Dr Liz Fraser is a low carb GP practising in Canberra. She writes regularly for Australian Doctor magazine about her low-carb approach for patients diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes. She is a member of the advisory panel of Defeat Diabetes.

Dr Paul Mason

Dr Paul Mason is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician with degrees in Medicine, Physiotherapy and Occupational Health. After treating patients with, and lecturing on, low carbohydrate diets for several years, he is now an internationally recognised authority in this field. 

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  • Full Day conference in fabulous venue
  • Access to Australia's leading low carb health professionals 
  • Delicious Low Carb morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea 
  • Tea, coffee and water throughout the day
  • Plenty of opportunity for connection and mingling 
  • Goodie bag on arrival with delegate workbook
  • Giveaways and door prizes 

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