PHC ANNUAL CONFERENCE – 19th & 20th MAY, 2023


Immerse yourself at our biggest conference yet – it could change your life!

To celebrate the NHS’ 75th anniversary in 2023, we brought together an unprecedented line up of international speakers to share the latest emerging science on metabolic health, including debate panels on some of the biggest questions in nutrition!

At this unique conference you will learn what is at the root cause of today’s chronic diseases, which cost the NHS over £30 BILLION per year, as well as how to prevent and improve them.

Whether you’re a healthcare professional or a member of the public, this CPD certified event is unmissable – join us to help Fix the NHS!

Disclaimer: Views expressed by individual speakers do not reflect those of the Public Health Collaboration.


Day 1 – Friday 19th May 2023


9.00am – Sam Feltham – Fixing the NHS – one person at a time.

9.30am – Dr Benjamin Bikman – How insulin resistance interacts with metabolic health.


10.45am – Dr David Unwin & Prof Roy Taylor – What predicts drug-free type 2 diabetes remission? Insights from 8-years of general practice data.

11.15am – Helen Gowers RD – Scaling up type 2 diabetes remission with The Lifestyle Club.

11.30am – Panel – How type 2 diabetes remission can transform healthcare – Dr David Unwin, Prof Roy Taylor, Helen Gowers RD, Dr Benjamin Bikman – Chaired by Dr David Cavan


1.30pm – Dr Zsofia Clemens – Using the paleolithic ketogenic diet (PKD) with cancer patients in clinical practice.

2.00pm – Andrew Scarborough – My brain tumour journey.

2.15pm – Panel – Effective lifestyle interventions that compliment cancer treatment – Dr Zsofia Clemens, Andrew Scarborough, Dr Benjamin Bikman


3.15pm – Patrick Holford – What’s driving Alzheimer’s? The role of homocysteine lowering B vitamins and omega-3.

3.45pm – Panel – What’s driving Alzheimer’s and how to prevent it? – Patrick Holford, Dr Benjamin Bikman, Dr Georgia Ede, Dr Bob Gill – Chaired by Dr Joanne McCormack

4.55pm – Closing remarks – Sam Feltham


Day 2 – Saturday 20th May 2023


9.00am – Dr Georgia Ede – What is nutritional and metabolic psychiatry.

9.45am – Panel – How to overcome food addiction – Dr Georgia Ede, Dr Jen Unwin, Dr Ali Ibrahim, Claire Snowdon-Darling – Chaired by Heidi Giaever


11.00am – Panel – Can you outrun a bad diet? James Cracknell, Victoria Jeffs, Christian Dailly, Dr Shawn Baker – Chaired by Steve Bennett


1.30pm – Panel – Do we need to eat plants? Dr Shawn Baker, Dr Chidi, Patrick Holford & Dr Georgia Ede – Chaired by Dr Campbell Murdoch


3.45pm – Panel – Are cows destroying the planet? Sheila Cooke, ffinlo Costain, Jonathan Chapman – Chaired by Jayne Buxton

4.55pm – Closing remarks – Sam Feltham

5.00pm END


On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May 2023, the Public Health Collaboration hosted its 7th annual conference at the world-famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Our CPD certified conference welcomed everyone from healthcare professionals to members of the public in order to help improve public health.

In 2023, the NHS will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. With that in mind, the theme for our conference was Fixing the NHS – one person at a time. Speakers from around the globe convened in Sheffield to share their expertise about how we can harness the power of lifestyle to help fix the NHS together. This was our biggest and best conference yet, so not one to be missed.

“Outstanding! I go to a lot of conferences and this one’s my favourite!”