Your hosts for the Conference Patrick Holford and Romina Melwani will reveal captivating details about the stellar lineup of speakers and the compelling topics on mental health and cognitive solutions.

Join us for this ground-breaking virtual event – In the face of a global mental health emergency, world leaders in brain health will convene to tackle the critical interdependencies at every life stage that influence optimal brain health and wellbeing.

Focused on highlighting the latest science and solutions from leading clinicians in the field of cognitive and mental health, this conference will give practitioners practical advice to implement with their clients and patients.

Our Live Speakers

Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP

Leading spokesman on nutrition and mental health and founder of both the Food for the Brain Foundation, and the Institute for Optimum Nutrition
Session Title: Eight Brain-Upgrade Essentials

Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP

Patrick Holford, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP, is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and the Food for the Brain Foundation, is a pioneer in the role of nutrition and mental health.

 Author of 48 books, his latest puts all the pieces together for a brain upgrade.

Patrick’s primer for the conference: Eight Brain-Upgrade Essentials will contextualise the content of the main speakers and is especially essential to those relatively new to nutritional medicine for mental health.

Dr David Perlmutter MD

Board-Certified Neurologist and six time New York Times bestselling author
Session Title: How Metabolic Mayhem Threatens the Brain

Dr David Perlmutter MD

David is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and is Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is six-time New York Times bestselling author including Grain Brain, Brain Maker and his recent book Drop Acid.

Dr Robert Lustig MD

Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endicronology and bestselling author
Session Title: No Way to Sugar-Coat Demetia

Dr Robert Lustig MD

Robert is Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a best-selling author of Fat Chance, The Hacking of the American Mind and Metabolical. 

Dr.Georgia Ede, MD

Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in nutrition science and brain
Session Title: Ketotherapeutics in Mental Illness

Dr.Georgia Ede, MD

Georgia is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in nutrition science and brain Metabolism with 25 years of clinical experience including as being college psychiatrist and nutrition consultant at Smith College and Harvard University Health Services. She co-authored the first inpatient study of the ketogenic diet for treatment-resistant mental illnesses, developed the first medical course in ketogenic diets for mental health and is the recipient of the Baszucki Metabolic Mind Award.

Dr. Victoria Sampson

Award Winning Functional Dentist
Session Title: From gums to guts – the gut-brain superhighway

Dr. Victoria Sampson

Victoria is a functional dentist and researcher, widely known for her work in developing salivary diagnostics and microbiome testing She is scientific advisor, board member and clinical lead of multiple dental companies and has published numerous papers. Victoria is co-founder of The Health Society, multidisciplinary health centre in London connecting the oral microbiome with body and brain health.

Tommy Wood

Assistant Professor of Paediatrics and Neuroscience at the University of Washington
Session Title: A Systems-based Approach to Cognitive Function

Tommy Wood

Tommy is Assistant Professor of Paediatrics and Neuroscience at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is co-founder of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and Principal Investigator at foodforthebrain.org, heading the Research Team. 

Dr Sabine Donnai

Founder and Chief Executive of Viavi
Session Title: Fixing a leaky Blood Brain Barrier

Dr Sabine Donnai

Sabine is a consulting general physician and a world- authority and leading thinker in proactive preventative medicine with nutrition at the core. As the founder and Chief Executive of Viavi she has led the development of advanced health strategy services for reversing cognitive decline. She previously held senior clinical positions within Nuffield Health and BUPA.

Dr Bill Harris

Professor in the Department of Medicine in the Sanford School

Dr Bill Harris

Omega 3: A Key to Transforming Brain Health: Bill is a Professor in the Department of Medicine in the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota and President of the Fatty Acid Research Institute. He developed the omega-3 index, has run numerous ground-breaking omega-3 studies with more than 300 published pieces of research, backed by five National Institutes of Health grants.  

On-Demand speakers

Dr Uma Naidoo MD

Director of Nutritional and Psychiatry Service at Massachusettes General Hospital

Dr Uma Naidoo MD

Calm your Mind with Food:Uma is a chef and psychiatrist, she founded the first and only hospital-based program in Nutritional, Lifestyle and Metabolic Psychiatry and is Director of Nutritional and Psychiatry Service at Massachusettes General Hospital and serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical school. Her books Your Brain on Food and her latest, Calm Your Mind with Food, are US best-sellers.

Professor Michael Crawford

PhD, FRSB, FRCPath
Session Title: Why is the brain shrinking?

Professor Michael Crawford

Michael is the Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition and a visiting professor at the Imperial College, London. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction. He is a pioneer in human nutrition research and a world- leading authority in the field of fatty acids and lipids in particular, their role in human brain development and evolution.

Professor Julia Rucklidge PhD

Professor of Psychology and a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Canterbury

Professor Julia Rucklidge PhD

Smart Food Smart Kids:  Julia is Professor of Psychology and a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Canterbury and the Director of Te Puna Toiora, the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab, running clinical trials investigating the role of broad-spectrum micronutrients in the treatment of mental illness, including ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety and stress. Julia has over 140 peer reviewed publications and is co-author of The Better Brain.  

Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP

Leading spokesman on nutrition and mental health and founder of both the Food for the Brain Foundation, and the Institute for Optimum Nutrition

Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP

Patrick Holford, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP, is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and the Food for the Brain Foundation, is a pioneer in the role of nutrition and mental health.

 Author of 48 books, his latest puts all the pieces together for a brain upgrade.

Patrick’s primer for the conference: Eight Brain-Upgrade Essentials will contextualise the content of the main speakers and is especially essential to those relatively new to nutritional medicine for mental health.

Sponsored Sessions

Dr Nigel Abraham

Lead Researcher and Scientifics & Laboratory Director for CNSLab

Dr Nigel Abraham

Scientific & Laboratory Director for CNSLab. Nigel is a Lead Researcher and Scientifics & Laboratory Director for CNSLab. He is a state registered developmental Biomedical Scientist, specialising in immunology and functional medicine. Trained originally in pathology at St. Georges Medical School, London and went on to study Immunology at the University of Surrey.

Christopher Shade, PhD

Founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific

Christopher Shade, PhD

Christopher Shade, PhD, founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific, continues to be the driving force of development and innovation. Dr. Shade’s vast depth and breadth of knowledge, passion for healing, and intuitive understanding of chemistry and biology are reflected in Quicksilver Scientific’s well-designed detoxification protocols, unique supplement delivery systems, and patented mercury speciation test.

Dr. Shade is a recognized expert on mercury and liposomal delivery systems. He has lectured and trained doctors in the U.S. and internationally on the subject of mercury, heavy metals, and the human detoxification system. Dr. Shade's current focus is on the development of cutting- edge, lipid-based delivery systems for nutraceuticals, such as liposomes and micro-emulsion systems, to address the growing need of high quality, affordable detoxification solutions.

Kristiina Singer, MSc.

Clinical Nutritionist, Educator & Micronutrient-Coach, Austria

Kristiina Singer, MSc.

Kristiina Singer is a scientific speaker and educator with expertise in the field of clinical nutrition and orthomolecular medicine. With a background in both hospital settings and freelance nutrition coaching, she has garnered extensive practical experience. Since 2015, she has been an integral part of the BIOGENA science team in Austria,  advocating for high-quality dietary supplements support and facilitating knowledge transfer.

Ticket purchase options

Standard Ticket - £99

Ticket includes:

  • Live online access to a full day’s live education
  • Access to recordings of speaker talks and resources
  • Discount for ‘ Upgrade Your Brain’ Book by Patrick Holford
  • Access to exclusive partner offers
  • CPD and CE hours/points
  • Goody-bag provided ( For those in the UK)
  • Network and connect with fellow attendees virtually

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Premium Ticket - £109

Ticket includes:

  • A full day’s live education
  • Access to 4 exclusive on-demand interviews with brain and mental health experts
  • Discount for ‘ Upgrade Your Brain’ Book + 50 first get a signed copy by Patrick Holford
  • Access to exclusive partner offers
  • CPD and CE hours/points
  • Goody-bag provided ( For those in the UK)
  • Network and connect with fellow attendees virtually
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50% of the proceeds goes towards to the Food For Brain Foundation a registered education and research charity that is on a mission to optimise mental health with nutrition. Thank you for you donation and support.

Learn more about Patrick Holford’s newest book:

Upgrade Your Brain: 8 steps to optimise your brain for better mood, memory, sleep and stress resilience

Patrick Holford is a founder of the charitable Food for the Brain Foundation, which has tested the cognitive function of over 430,000 people, assessed and improved their dementia risk in a pioneering citizen science research programme which anyone can join. In this book he has interviewed world-leading professors and brain health experts to discover why our modern diet and lifestyle is inevitably leading to a brain health meltdown

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