BANT Conference 2020

Saturday, 07 November 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM [GMT]

155 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, London, England, EC2M 3YD, United Kingdom

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Sale ends on 06/11/2020

BANT May AGM will be recorded and released to all members by the 16th of May. Further information provided by BANT. Current May AGM attendance tickets will transfer automatically to the 7th of November.


Sale ends on 06/11/2020

BANT May AGM will be recorded and released to all members by the 16th of May. Further information provided by BANT. Current May AGM attendance tickets will transfer automatically to the 7th of November.


Sale ends on 06/11/2020

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Sale ends on 06/11/2020

11:15am - 5:00pm

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Saturday, 07 November 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM [GMT]

Etc venues 155 Bishopsgate, 155 Bishopsgate, London, England, EC2M 3YD, United Kingdom.

The BANT Conference 2020 is the most important annual event for The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), the leading professional body for Registered Nutrition Practitioners.

The BANT Conference 2020 combines a BANT Member Update, with a leading-edge Conference, open to all health professionals, featuring high-profile international speakers on nutrition and lifestyle medicine.

The event is organized by the Nutritional Medicine Institute (NMI) in partnership with BANT. NMI is a new high quality, continuing professional education provider with extensive industry experience.



The conference theme is “Female Health, Hormones and Metabolism: From New Science to Clinical Practice” and features leading educators and clinicians who are experts on emerging scientific and clinical evidence in the specialist area of female health.

The aim of the presentations is translating the involvement of hormonal and metabolic factors to clinical assessments and functional medicine-based clinical interventions including personalised dietary interventions, nutrient-based supplements and lifestyle medicine.

Key women's health specialties and subspecialty disciplines that may be included are obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine, sexual health, menopausal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, integrative medicine and preventive medicine.






9:00 - 9:30

Registration for BANT Update


Refreshments and Exhibition

9:30 - 11:00

BANT Member Update

 A vital and full agenda of significant professional developments, key achievements and future activities. BANT continue to play a leading role in supporting and nurturing the development, evidence-base and professional practice of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine.

A vital and important meeting for BANT members.   


BANT Directors and Managers 


11:15 - 12:00

Registration for Conference


Refreshments and Exhibition

12:00 - 1:30

An Untold, Heartfelt Story: Oestrogen and Cardiac Health

Women’s hearts are uniquely different from male hearts. To explain the special issues of the female heart, the critical functions of the heart which are impacted upon, not only directly by estrogen, but also by estrogen metabolites and involving Estrogen Related Receptors, will be discussed. The impact of loss of estrogen production due to the menopause is very significant, with effects upon myocardial function. The impact of menopause on cardiac function and the resulting escalated risks for heart failure will be reviewed. A practical, functional medicine approach to the treatment of menopausal women’s hearts will be presented, one which all attendees can readily implement in their practices.


Dr Felice Gersh, MD, OB/GYN

1:30 - 2:30

Lunch and Exhibition


2:30 - 3:30

Thyroid and Whole-Body Health: Optimizing Function with Nutrition and Immune Modulation

The thyroid gland governs over many other systems in the body and causes a lengthy list of symptoms.  These symptoms can be specific or vague, vary widely between individuals and could easily be attributed to many other causes.  Optimising thyroid function is essential for energy, digestion, hormonal balance, fertility and mental health.  Depending on the root cause of dysfunction, restoring simple nutritional deficiencies can be transformative.  In cases of autoimmunity, calming an overactive immune system will help to support function and slow progression.  Dr Ciara Wright PhD will review the scientific evidence and discuss case studies to highlight key nutrients and protocols in supporting thyroid health. 


Dr Ciara Wright, PhD, RNT

3:30 - 4:00

Refreshments and Exhibition


4:00 - 5:00

Oestrogen Metabolism: From Laboratory Assessment to Clinical Management 

Oestrogen metabolism is an important determinant of health status and well known to be influenced by nutritional and lifestyle factors. This lecture moves beyond the better-known nutritional modification of phase 1 metabolism to consider phase 2 and 3 metabolism as well as the role of the microbiome and genomics. Re-thinking traditional approaches and developing a clearer understanding of each step of oestrogen metabolism can help practitioners develop improved personalised nutritional interventions for optimizing health.


Dr Carrie Jones, ND, MPH

Continuing Professional Education:

2-hours CPD (BANT Update) and 4-hours CPD (Conference) CPD BANT approved, (NNA/ ANP/ NTOI) pending.



We are all learning how we will be able to connect as a community of health professionals, continue to do business, and experience important educational events as restrictions are slowly lifted.

Currently, events are restricted according to social distancing guidelines. As of May 2020, the UK government has announced that most business will re-open as Step Three of lifting restrictions no earlier than 4th July [1].  

We are working with etc Venues about the potential for Covid-19 measures in November. They are in the process of drawing up a full report on their planned and available measures and policies; including social distancing, hygiene, spaced registration and catering.  It will be flexible as the situation continues to evolve. 

At this time, we are committed to holding what will be one of the most important events for our industry this year. The safety of our attendees and exhibitors is of the utmost importance and we will continue to closely monitor developments over coming months.

We will keep you updated as the situation progresses.

Thank you for your continued support, and for your commitment to our industry.

1. HM Government. OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy. May 2020. 



We understand the continuing concerns about COVID-19 and have taken the decision to move the BANT Conference date to the 7th November 2020 due to health concerns and travel restrictions.

The BANT AGM will now be recorded and released to all members by the 16th May 2020 and current AGM attendance tickets (free to BANT members) will automatically transfer to the 7th November when BANT will host a live Member Only update session from 9:30 - 11:30am.

Given the wonderful support for the event this was not an easy decision; we currently have over 30 supporting sponsors; educational entities and charities supporting the event, and almost 300 attendees, making it one of the most important industry events of the year. We will be working closely with all of those supporting the event to make it even bigger and better in November. 

The event will remain at etc. venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London and all existing registrations and commitments stay in place. All of our speakers, Dr. Felice Gersh, Dr. Carrie Jones and Dr. Ciara Wright have graciously confirmed their attendance on the new date and the conference program remains the same. 

We appreciate the planning involved in commiting to attend an event such as this, and we thank you for your support and understanding.


What are the new dates for the event?
The BANT conference will now take place on the 7th November 2020.

The BANT AGM scheduled for the 16th May will now be recorded and made available to all BANT Members by the 16th May 2020. BANT will communicate any further information directly to BANT members about opportunities to ask questions in advace of this recording, and again, after members have had an opportunity to review the AGM recording. 

BANT will hold a Member Only Update at the 7th November event. 

Where will the event be held?
The BANT conference will remain at etc. venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

Do I need to rebook tickets?
No, all existing registrations and commitments will remain in place. 

AGM Ticket Holders:
Your ticket will be valid for the BANT Member Update at the Conference on the 7th November 2020. BANT members will gain additional access to the recorded AGM by the 16th May. 

Joint AGM and Conference Ticket Holders:
Your current ticket will allow you access to both the BANT Member Update and the Conference on the 7th Novemeber 2020. BANT Members will gain additional access to the recorded AGM by the 16th May.

Conference Only Ticket Holders:
Your ticket will be valid for the Conference on the 7th November 2020.  

If I can't make 7th November, will my ticket be refunded?
All tickets will be carried forward to the 7th November. Refunds are available for those unable to attend in November

What will you do if the situation worsens or stays the same?

We understand the worldwide concern about coronavirus. The health and safety of our participants is our utmost priority, and we will closely monitor developments and assess the situation daily. In the occurence of any change, all participants will be notified

What steps will you take to enhance health and safety at the event?

We are working closely with etc. venues 155 Bishopsgate, who have provided us with the following information:

"etc. venues has a professional cleaning programme in place across all venues, which includes a thorough sanitising regimeand ur venues are reguarly audited by independent inspectors (European Safety Bureau part of the Navitas Group of Companies), which is in addition to the inspections made Food Standards Agency (FSA) and other regulatory bodies  . etc. venues will continue to monitor advice given by Public Health England (PHE) and adapt its procedures as required."

Additional information regarding etc. venues additional measures can be found on their webpage here. We are also working closely with our Health and Safety Advisors and will continue to stay updated on the latest information from the UK Government and relevant Public Health Authorities.

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact us at


Nutritional Medicine Institute

About BANT: The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) is a professional body for Registered Nutrition Practitioners. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutrition Practitioners. BANT offers a wide range of benefits to student and full members and has its finger on the pulse for any changes or new developments within this dynamic profession.

About NMI: The Nutritional Medicine Institute (NMI) is an educational, advocacy and research group committed to advancing the science and practice of nutritional medicine. Our primary aims are to increase awareness of the crucial role of diet and nutrition as a determinant of health, and to use nutritional science to inform the application of personalised dietary interventions and nutrient-based supplements in clinical practice. To achieve this, we provide evidence-based information and host leading-edge conferences that engage and empower researchers, health professionals, and health advocates with the latest developments in nutritional medicine.

Contact the Organizer

Dr Felice Gersh is Board Certified in OB/GYN, completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, and is Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine. As physician teacher Dr Gersh served as Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years. An internationally recognized pioneer in integrative women’s health, Dr Gersh is author of the book PCOS SOS which explores an integrative approach to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) including the role of genetics, the microbiome, nutritional medicine, time restricted eating and fasting.

About Dr. Felice Gersh


Dr Ciara Wright is a Registered Nutritional Therapist in Dublin and National Clinic Supervisor. She has a PhD in molecular biology, experience in diagnostic hospital laboratories and a qualification in Medical Laboratory Sciences. Ciara believes in evidence-based practice, bringing conventional science together with a functional medicine approach to nutrition. She contributes to the medical literature with review publications and recommendation papers. She also has a number of research projects underway including collaborations with St. James’ Hospital, University of Leeds and University of Surrey. Ciara teaches and mentors students in the areas of fertility, health and nutrition. Ciara specialises in male and female fertility and women’s hormonal balance.

About Dr. Ciara Wright


Dr Carrie Jones is a naturopathic doctor whose passion and expertise lies in the areas of hormonal, adrenal, and thyroid health. She recognizes that imbalance can occur at any age and believes it is important to look at the big picture such as the appropriate use of lab testing. Dr. Jones graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon then went on to complete her residency in women’s health, endocrinology and hormones. Later she graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international work and health empowerment. Dr. Jones is an adjunct professor at NUNM and regularly consults, lectures, and writes on the topic of hormones, thyroid, adrenals, digestive issues, autoimmune and more both nationally and internationally.

About Dr. Carrie Jones