3rd Annual Vegfest Medical Seminar

Prevention and Treatment of Disease with a Plant-Based Diet

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 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.

This year’s speakers include:

  • Dr Helmuth Fritz – Internal Medicine
  • Dr Chan Hwang  – Physiatrist
  • Dr George Lee – Family Medicine
  • Dr Uma Krishnan – Cardiologist
  • Dr Uma Malhotra – Infectious Disease
  • Dr F Patricia McEachrane-Gross – Preventative & Family Medicine
  • Dr Mythili Ramachandran – Internal Medicine
  • Dr Andrea Veatch – Oncologist

See schedule below.

See Speaker Bios

See List of Supporting Physicians

We are no longer able to accept online reservations for this event, but if you come to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall at 6:30pm on Saturday April 7, walk-in registrations are welcome.

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 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Planned Schedule of events:

Time Speaker Title
6:50 – 7:00pm Amanda Strombom, President, Vegetarians of Washington Introduction
7:00 – 7:15pm Dr Uma Krishnan, Cardiologist Coronary Artery Disease and Hypercholesterolemia
7:15 – 7:30pm Dr Mythili Ramachandran, Internal Medicine Type II Diabetes
7:30 – 7:45pm Dr Andrea Veatch, Oncologist Prostate Cancer
7:45 – 8:00pm Dr George Lee, Family Medicine Colon Cancer
8:00 – 8:15pm Dr Chan Hwang, Physiatrist Crohn’s Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
8:15 – 8:30pm Dr Helmuth Fritz, Internal Medicine Chronic Kidney Disease
8:30 – 8:45pm Dr Uma Malhotra, Infectious Disease Antibiotic Resistance and Zoonoses
8:45 – 9:00pm Dr F Patricia McEachrane-Gross, Preventive and Family Medicine Plant-Based Diets in Clinical Practice

A light buffet will be available from 6:30pm – 6:50pm, catered by The Upper Crust catering company.

See speakers and videos from the 2017 Vegfest Medical Seminar

 

2nd Annual Vegfest Medical Seminar

For Medical Doctors and Medical Students

Saturday April 1st, 2017 – 6:30pm – 9pm

Theme: Improving Patient Outcomes with a Plant-Based Diet

Videos of this Seminar are now available – see links below.

  • This year’s speakers included:
    • Dr Uma Krishnan – Cardiologist
    • Dr Uma Malhotra – Infectious Disease
    • Dr Joseph Marquez – Urologist
    • Dr Ann Pittier – Radiation Oncologist
    • Dr Ron Swensen – Oncologist
    • Dr George Lee – Family Medicine
    • Dr Chan Hwang  – Physiatrist

Location: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

AppleRXA program of the Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign, the goal of which is to expand medical training and practice to include a plant-based diet, as an addition to standard modalities, for the prevention and treatment of disease.

2017 Evening Program – click on topic links to see individual videos

6:30pm Check-in
6:30pm Catered light buffet The Upper Crust Catering Co.
7:00pm The Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign Amanda Strombom, President, Vegetarians of Washington
7:05pm Enhancing Patient Compliance Stewart Rose, Vice President, Vegetarians of Washington
7:10pm Coronary Artery Disease Dr Uma Krishnan, Cardiologist, Cardiac Study Center – Tacoma, WA
7:25pm Type II Diabetes Dr George Lee, Family Medicine, Bellevue, WA
7:40pm Rheumatoid Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Dr Chan Hwang, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Multicare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Puyallup, WA
7:55pm Antibiotic resistance and Zoonoses Dr Uma Malhotra, Infectious Disease, Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA
8:10pm Comorbidities in Oncology Dr Ron Swensen, Gynecological Oncology, Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
8:25pm Prostate Cancer & Erectile Dysfunction Dr Joseph Marquez, Urologist, Polyclinic, Seattle, WA
8:40pm Breast Cancer Recurrence Dr Ann Pittier, Radiation Oncologist, Tacoma Valley Radiation Oncology Center, WA
8:55pm The Broad Potential of a Plant-Based Diet in Medical Practice Stewart Rose, Vice President, Vegetarians of Washington
9:00pm Close

See the whole seminar from start to finish (2.5 hrs)

First Annual Vegfest Medical Seminar

On April 9, 2016, at Seattle’s Vegfest, the first Vegfest Medical Seminar was held for doctors and medical students on the safety and efficacy of a plant-based diet to treat and prevent several common diseases.  This unique event featured 7 different board-certified specialists, who presented the latest research, along with their clinical experience.

We are delighted to announce that a complete set of videos of this seminar are now available.  You can watch the complete playlist of presentations (see video link below program), or select the individual talk topic you are most interested in by clicking on the topic next to each speaker’s name in the program below.

Here is the program for the seminar, with each topic linked to a video of that talk.

7:00pm Welcome Amanda Strombom, President, Vegetarians of Washington
7:05pm Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign Stewart Rose, Vice President, Vegetarians of Washington
7:15pm Cardiology Dr Uma Krishnan, Cardiologist, Cardiac Study Center – Tacoma, WA
7:30pm Endocrinology Dr Mythili Ramachandran, Internal Medicine, Bonney Lake Medical Center, WA
7:45pm Ob/Gyn Dr Esther Park-Hwang, Ob/Gyn, Multicare OB/GYN Associates, Tacoma, WA
8:00pm Oncology Dr Ron Swensen, Gynecological Oncology, Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
8:15pm Prostate Cancer Dr Andrea Rose, Medical Oncology, Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA
8:30pm Infectious Disease Dr Uma Malhotra, Infectious Disease specialist, Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA
8:45pm Preventative Medicine F. Patricia McEachrane-Gross MD, Preventative and Family Medicine, Ocala, FL

 

Welcome

Welcome to Plant-Based Diets in Medicine. While there are many individual research reports relevant to the application of plant-based diets to treat and prevent disease, scattered throughout published journals, here we will be collecting them all together in one place. In addition, we point out what we think is most relevant for your patients and practice. You’ll also find some clinical pearls and postings of interviews of your fellow practitioners on this site.

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This project is sponsored by the non profit Vegetarians of Washington. It is entirely funded by your donations.  We need support to apply for CMEs for our Medical Seminar, and to cover Author Publishing Charges when submitting articles to peer reviewed medical journals.  If you support this project, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Vegetarians of Washington is a 501(c)3 organization, registered in the state of Washington.
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