4th Annual Vegfest Medical Seminar

Posted by: Plant-Based Diet Team Post Date: February 18, 2019

4th Annual Vegfest Medical Seminar

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Treating Heart Disease, Diabetes &

Chronic Pain with a Plant-Based Diet

was held on Saturday, March 30th, 2019, Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall  on Mercer Street, Seattle.

Given by medical doctors, for the benefit of medical doctors and medical students. Included both didactic and case studies.

2019 speakers included:

  • Dr Uma Krishnan – Cardiologist, Pulse Heart Institute, Tacoma
  • Dr Rachael Wyman – Cardiologist, Kaiser Permanente, Seattle
  • Dr F. Patricia McEachrane-Gross – Preventative & Family Medicine, Port Angeles
  • Dr Chan Hwang – Physiatrist, Multicare Health System, Tacoma

See Speaker Bios

See List of Supporting Physicians

Schedule of events:

Click on the Title link in the schedule below to see video of each presentation.

We had some technical difficulties this year, so the quality of the videos is not as good as we would wish, but we think they’re still helpful for those who couldn’t attend.  The video for Dr Rachael Wyman’s presentation is delayed due to technical issues, but we hope to be able to post it soon.

Time Speaker Title
6:50 – 7:00pm Amanda Strombom, President, Vegetarians of Washington Introduction
7:00 – 7:30pm Dr Uma Krishnan, Cardiologist Treating Heart Patients with a Plant-Based diet – (Didactic)
7:30 – 8:00pm Dr Rachael Wyman, Cardiologist Clinical application of a plant-based diet in CAD patients – (Case studies)
8:00 – 8:30pm Dr F. Patricia McEachrane-Gross,  Preventive and Family Medicine Treating Type II Diabetes patients with a plant-based diet – (Didactic and Case Studies)
8:30 – 9:00pm  Dr Chan Hwang, Physiatrist Treating Painful Pathologies with a plant-based diet – (Didactic and Case Studies)


A light plant-based buffet was provided from 6:30- 6:50pm, generously catered by The Upper Crust Catering Co.

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See speakers and videos from 2018 Medical Seminar


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and Vegetarians of Washington. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 2 hour(s) of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

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