Keto University Webinar Series


We are happy to announce that we are bringing Keto University 2020 to you – in the comfort of your home. Although we had to cancel the Keto University 2020 meeting in Portland, Oregon due to the current COVID-19 situation, we remain committed to supporting education and training for the medical ketogenic diet healthcare community.

Therefore, we created a special Keto University series of free online webinars available to all healthcare providers working with the medical ketogenic diet. The Keto University Webinar Series will take place from May 2020 through August 2020.

How does it work?

  • We will host webinars on a regular basis from May 2020 through the end of August 2020.
  • Each month we will send an updated schedule for the coming month. Keep an eye out for those emails!
  • All of the webinars will be CE credit eligible. They will be free and accessible to all healthcare professionals.
  • Each webinar will consist of a 30 to 45 minutes presentation, and a 15 minutes Q&A with the speaker(s).
  • Please be sure to register for each individual webinar you are interested in.
  • If you cannot make it, you will be able to watch the webinar recording after the event.


Monday, May 18 at 1:00 PM ET

Keto University 2020 Kickoff
Navigating Telemedicine: Keto Tips and Tricks

Speakers: Nutricia Keto Ambassadors - Zahava Turner, RD, CSP, LDN, Robyn Blackford, RDN, LDN, Lindsey Thompson, PhD, RD, CSP, LD, Vanessa Aldaz, MPH, RD, CDE, Stacey Bessone, RDN, LDN

Objectives: Learn tips and tricks from around the country from Nutricia’s 5 Keto Ambassadors on how to manage ketogenic diet patients using telemedicine and diet instruction at home.


Wednesday, May 27 at 12:00 PM ET

Low Ratio, Slow Outpatient Initiation & Maintenance of the Medical Ketogenic Diet: Update and Practical Guidance for the RD

Speaker: Jennifer Fabe, BSc, MSc, RD


  • Review updated statistics on patients who have been started on the medical ketogenic diet in Canada with the Low and Slow outpatient initiation method.
  • Calculate patient examples using the Low and Slow outpatient initiation method in further detail.
  • Answer questions from audience members about the Low and Slow Outpatient Initiation method.


Monday, June 1 at 1:00 PM ET

The Present and Future of the Ketogenic Diet as it Approaches its Second Century

Speaker:  Eric Kossoff, MD


  • Share the latest updates on ketogenic diet clinical use and expanded flexibility in 2020 based on the latest studies.
  • Discover tips and tricks for maintaining a ketogenic diet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Recognize future directions and areas of needed ketogenic diet research for the second century of the ketogenic diet!


Monday, June 15 at 1:00 PM ET

Achieving Optimal Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation for Patients on the Medical Ketogenic Diet for the Management Epilepsy

Speaker: Stacey Bessone, RDN, LDN


  • Identify common vitamin and mineral concerns including MOA, symptomology and physical exam findings for patients on the ketogenic diet.
  • Describe requirements (DRIs) and suggested supplementation for patients on the diet.
  • Suggest lab work relating to vitamin and mineral deficiencies of patients on the ketogenic diet.


Monday, June 29 at 1:00 PM ET

Navigating through Ketogenic Diet Obstacles for the Management Epilepsy

Speaker: Robyn Blackford, RDN, LDN


  • Identify common and rare side effects of the medical ketogenic diet.
  • Assess various ways to resolve side effects of the medical ketogenic diet.
  • Determine ways to proactively avoid harmful side effects for patients on medical ketogenic diet.


Monday, July 13 at 12:00 PM ET

Ketone Bodies in Health and Disease: The Underlying Science and Potential Therapeutic Applications

Speaker: Jong Rho, MD


  • Explain the biochemistry of ketone bodies, and their relevance to normal human physiology.
  • Highlight the scientific evidence for the cellular protective effects of ketone bodies.
  • Examine therapeutic strategies to induce or mimic systemic ketosis in disease models and in humans.


Monday, July 27 at 3:00 PM ET

MCT Oil Ketogenic Diet for the Management Epilepsy

Speaker: Vanessa Aldaz, MPH, RD, CDE


  • Identify patients who would be ideal candidates for the MCT oil ketogenic diet for epilepsy.
  • Calculate and implement an MCT oil diet meal plan.
  • Discover the benefits and therapeutic uses of MCT oil.
  • Discuss reasons why MCT oil may be used as a supplement in other ketogenic diet variants.


Wednesday, August 12 at 2:00 PM ET

Food Allergies and the Blenderized Diet in Medical Ketogenic Diet Patients with Epilpesy

Speakers: Lindsey Thompson, PhD, RD, CSP, LD and Laura Dority, MS, RD, LD Jessica Brown, RD, CSP, CNSC, CLEC


  • Outline various ways to implement a medical ketogenic diet for patients with food allergies or other dietary restrictions.
  • Develop ketogenic blenderized recipes utilizing specialized commercial products.
  • Learn how to integrate “super” foods into a blenderized diet.
  • Generate blenderized recipes for patients with food allergies or following a vegan or vegetarian diet.


Monday, August 24 at 1:00 PM ET

Cooking Tips and Recipe Adaptation on the Medical Ketogenic Diet

Speaker: Chef Rachel Finn


  • Describe best practices when teaching families how to cook medical ketogenic recipes.
  • Effectively modify home recipes to be appropriate for the medical ketogenic diet.
  • Demonstrate how to cook foods on the medical ketogenic diet.


Wednesday, September 9 at 1:00 PM ET

Medical Ketogenic Diet Basics for the Non-Ketogenic Clinician

Speaker: Zahava Turner, RD, CSP, LD


  • Discuss the history of the medical ketogenic diet.
  • Review the different diet variants.
  • Calculate the medical ketogenic diet.
  • Identify helpful tips for monitoring patients on the medical ketogenic diet.