BANT Conference 2020 Virtual Event

Saturday, 07 November 2020 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM [GST]

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Saturday, 07 November 2020 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM [GST]

Registered delegates should now have recived an e-mail with your Joining Instructions and Access Link to tomorrow’s BANT Conference.  If you have bought a ticket for this event and not received your Joining Instructions, in the first instance please check your Spam Folder – the e-mail comes from Nutrition Medicine Institute -  If you do not find the e-mail, then please contact us at and include your ticket reference and the full name of the person that the ticket has been booked for.

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.

Continuing Professional Education:

1-hour CPD (BANT Update) and 4-hours CPD (Conference) CPD BANT approved.

EVENT UPDATE, September 2020 - Virtual Event

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we all learn how best to connect as a community of health professionals, continue to do business and experience important educational events.

Following the National Developments this month, we have taken the decision to deliver this year's BANT Conference to our 300+ delegates via an online offering on Saturday 7 November 2020.  

Given your wonderful support, this has note been an easy decision. Prior to sending this update, much work and many dicussions have taken place to ensure that the online content, live interaction and industry networking opportunities that we bring you, remain of the highest calibre and value.  


Enhanced attendee experience:

  • A full day's agenda remains and now includes: a bonus presentation from Justine Bold from Worcester University alongside live, interactive presentations from our existing panel of International Speakers
  • The BANT Update Meeting: the launch of an exciting new platform and campaign will be unveiled
  • Live Moderation by Ben Brown ND throughout the day
  • A Conference Brochure individually e-mailed in advance of the event
  • 1-hour CPD (BANT update) and 4-hours CPD (Conference)


Exhibition and networking:

  • Interaction with over 20+ important Industry Businesses
  • Access to Special Offers, New Product Showcases and latest developments
  • An Interactive Comments and Questions platform throughout the day
  • A live Q&A Panel Session with our Speakers
  • Bespoke Goodie Bags packed with samples, tasters and latest product information, individually posted to every attendee


Video Recording

A quality recording of the day's presentations made available to all attendees after the event

We will be in touch over the coming weeks with detailed information for joing the Virtual BANT Conference 2020 and maximising this opportunity

Once again, we appreciate the planning involved in committing to participate in an event such as this.  We thank you for your understanding, flexibility and continued support for the Event, BANT and the Nutritional Therapy Industry.

Virtual Event Questions and Answers:


Has the event date changed?

The BANT Conference will still take place on the 7th of November 2020 as a Live Virtual Event.

The BANT AGM scheduled for the 16th of May has been recorded and made available to all BANT Members.

BANT will hold a Virtual Member Only Update during the 7th of November event.


Have the event timings changed?

The BANT Member Update and Conference will run from 10:00am – 1800pm. 

A full Agenda is available on the Event Website


Where will the event be held?

The BANT Conference 2020 will be held online. All participants will be e-mailed an individual link to join the Virtual Event.


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 Virtual BANT Member Update on the 7th of November 2020


-          BANT members have additional access to the recorded AGM


Joint AGM Ticket Holders:


-         Your current ticket will allow you access to both the Virtual BANT Member Update and the Conference on the 7th of November 2020.  You will be sent a link to access both parts of the event.

-         BANT members have additional access to the reocrded AGM


Conference Only Ticket Holders

-         Your ticket will be valid for the BANT Virtual Conference on the 7th of November 2020 


What if I cannot make 7th November?

All tickets will be carried forward to 7th November. A full recording of the event will be made available to any ticket holders unable to attend online on 7 November.


Will I still be able to meet with Sponsors?

Yes, our Sponsors will host interactive stands in the Virtual Exhibition Area


Will the full Agenda remain?

Yes, all our existing speakers will be presenting, plus a bonus presentation and Live Q&A Panel


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.

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About BANT Directors and Managers


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

Justine Bold
BA Hons, Dip BCNH

Justine Bold has worked as an academic at the University of Worcester for over twelve and a half years. She is now also Programme Director for CPD in the Medical School at Cardiff University. She has written articles on infertility, appeared in the media and coedited a book entitled ‘Integrated approaches to Infertility, IVF and Recurrent Miscarriage’ that was published in 2016. She has published widely in academic journals on gluten and coeliac disease and also on the integrative management of female health problems. She is working towards PhD by publication having also co-authored a book on Mental Health in 2019 and recently contributed chapters to an upcoming text book ‘Gluten related disorders’ to be published by Elsevier. Justine had a long personal journey to motherhood starting with a pregnancy loss in her early thirties finally becoming a mum in her forties. She is passionate about raising awareness about the infertility experience and in helping healthcare professionals to understand patients and clients to improve patient care. She appeared at FertilityFest in 2018 and at the Fertility Show in Manchester in 2019.

About Justine Bold

BA Hons, Dip BCNH

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 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

Ben Brown ND

Ben is a science writer and speaker specializing in nutrition and functional medicine. He an author and contributes regularly to industry magazines and scientific journals. Ben is Contributing Editor of Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition, Director of Clinical Education for Pure Encapsulations UK, author of The Digestive Health Solution 2nd Ed, and on the Advisory Board and Guest Lecturer at BCNH College of Nutrition and Health. Ben guest lectures at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) and the Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM). He hosts Positive Health Podcast. Learn more at

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09:30 AM

Registration for BANT Member Update and Exhibition

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM

BANT Member Update

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • BANT Directors and Managers


11:00 AM

Registration for Conference and Exhibition

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM

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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Dr. Ciara Wright

    PhD, RNT

12:30 PM

Lunch and Exhibition

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM

Food Reactivity, Autoimmunity and Female Health: Implications for Personalised Diet Therapy

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Justine Bold

    BA Hons, Dip BCNH

02:30 PM

Refreshment Break and Exhibition

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
03:00 PM

An Untold, Heartfelt Story: Oestrogen and Cardiac Health

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Dr. Felice Gersh

    MD, OB/GYN

04:00 PM

Oestrogen Metabolism: From Laboratory Assessment to Clinical Management

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Dr. Carrie Jones

    ND, MPH

05:00 PM

Refreshment Break and Exhibition

05:00 PM - 05:20 PM
05:20 PM

Live Q&A Panel with Speakers

05:20 PM - 06:00 PM
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