Plant-Based Medical Conference Announces Over 1,000 Doctors Will Attend.
Over 1,000 medical professionals from more than 25 countries will be in attendance for a ground-breaking plant-based conference in California this weekend.
The International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (PBNHC) was officially launched in the later part of 2013 by the Plantrician Project – a United States based non-profit with a strong mission to host and produce educational events, resources and tools for physicians and the people they serve in regard to the strong evidence-based effectiveness of plant-based, whole food nutrition.
Speakers attending the event will include Michael Greger MD, Joel Khan MD, T. Colin Campbell Ph.D., and many more.
The first event in 2013 had 220 medical professionals from six countries in attendance: the 2018 event welcomes in the sixth annual PBNHC. Organizers announced this week that live streaming will be available because the interest is so high. The conference schedule can be found here and details for virtual attendance found here
The Plantrician Project Founder and Co-Founder of the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, Susan Benigas, said “Plantrician, as you might assume, is where ‘physician’ and ‘plant-based nutrition’ merge.
“Our vision, from the start, has been a world in which all clinicians have been effectively trained in the health-protecting, disease-fighting power of whole-food, plant-based nutrition. We know that for every medical professional we reach, he or she has exponential impact, as they each touch thousands of patients.
“True to our slogan, ‘Planting the seeds of change,’ we sit back in awe as we witness how those seeds, planted over the past six years have germinated, are taking root, and starting to produce an incredible harvest in our quest to help usher in sustainable health, sustainable healthcare and a sustainable world.”
The event will commence with Friday’s welcome dinner, during which the Plantrician Project’s Luminary Award will be presented to this year’s recipient. During past events, some of the recipients have included Caldwell Esseltyn, Jr. MD, T. Colin Campbell Ph.D., Michael Klaper MD, and Dean Ornish MD FACLM.
Once the award has been presented, Scott Stoll MD, The Plantrician Project and conference co-founder and board chair, will kick-off the conference with a keynote presentation on Healthcare Organizational Transformation: What’s Working and Why?
Scott Stoll MD said: “Just as each physician or medical professional has exponential impact, we see health systems in the same way from an organizational standpoint. We’re beginning to see health systems awaken to the fact that the status quo is no longer an option. We’re committed to showcasing those visionary organizations that are truly on the forefront of integrating whole food, plant-based nutrition into their systems, while also advocating for a food-as-medicine first approach in the communities they serve.”
Benigas went on to say: “Rooted in science, we always say that the best news any of us could ever hear is that the vast majority of our healthcare costs are tied to the treatment of conditions rooted in poor lifestyle choices.
“This means we can turn the tide on our noncommunicable disease trends and their associated costs before it’s too late by prescribing a dietary lifestyle that’s fiber-filled, nutrient-dense, antioxidant rich, health-protecting, and disease-fighting – that which grows from the ground in as close to nature’s package as possible.
The conference that is CME-accredited takes place from September 14-17 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront located in San Diego, California.