I attended Matthew’s Friends KetoCollege in June 2018. This was a 3-day course aimed at increasing knowledge on Ketogenic diet therapies; provide scientific background and also practical knowledge for Ketogenic diet therapies. Matthew’s Friends is a registered charity that works with healthcare professional and families, supporting those who follow/advise on a ketogenic diet for the medical treatment of epilepsy.
The first day was aimed at all health care professionals (HCPs) with an interest in the diet therapy, and covers the history of the diet, when it would be suitable and what diet to consider. The 2nd and 3rd days are specifically aimed at Dietitians and support teams. Day 2 contained practical workshops on most of the diet therapies (Classical, MCT and Modified Atkins Diet). Day 3 went into more detail on the diet such as fine-tuning and enteral tube feeds.