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Conference 2014

Theme Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition

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Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition


Friday, September 26, 2014   8:30 am to 5 pm

Oregon Convention Center
Oregon Ball Room
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd., Portland


Professional Presentations
for Health Care Providers and Others!
Continuing Education Credits

Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition is a golden opportunity for you to find out the latest information on plant-based diets with respect to clinical nutrition, the effects of diet on chronic disease prevention and control, and on designing an optimum plant-based diet. Interest in plant-based diets is growing, and Portland, Oregon has become a center for that developing interest. This is a professional conference, offering continuing education credits for many medical professionals, but others with strong interests in health and diet issues are welcome to attend.

For more information, email healthconference@nwveg.org



2014 Faculty:

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          Registration fee

  • $109 - Early Bird (to Sept. 1)
  • $139 - Regular
  • $75 - Student

Joel Fuhrman, MD

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows.

Work by Dr. Fuhrman shows that the physical and emotional effects of hunger can be a major impediment to successful weight loss, and that people on a standard diet experience hunger in a more unpleasant way when compared to people on a high-nutrient diet. It appears that a high nutrient density diet, after an initial phase of adjustment during which a person experiences “toxic hunger” due to withdrawal from pro-inflammatory foods, can result in a sustainable eating pattern that leads to weight loss and improved health.

Presentation Title: Changing Perceptions of Hunger on a High Nutrient Density Diet

KentThornburg, PhD

Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., director of the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, and professor of medicine at OHSU, is an internationally recognized leader in research on the developmental origins of health and disease. He has published more than 125 papers on pregnancy and fetal development. His studies show the vital connection between maternal diet, the quality of fetal growth and epigenetics – how adult onset diseases are “programmed” in the womb, and how vulnerabilities to disease can be passed from one generation to the next.

Presentation Title: Uncovering the Roots of Disease: Epigenetics and Diet.

Caroline Trapp, MSN, CDE

Caroline Trapp, MSN, is director of diabetes education and care with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM),and is a nurse practitioner specializing in diabetes care. At PCRM, Ms. Trapp manages a variety of diabetes care and reversal initiates, creates continuing medial education programs, and patient education materials for health care professionals.


Sharon Palmer, RD

Sharon Palmer is a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, and the author of The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health.

Chronic inflammation is a condition now widely believe is a root of the chronic killer diseases of our time, including heart disease, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and neurodegenerative disease. According to growing evidence, diet and lifestyle can either create a pro-inflammatory environment or an anti-inflammatory one.

Presentation Title: The Plant-Powered Prescription for Inflammation

Sara Love, N.D.
Wendy Abraham, N.D.

Drs. Love and Abraham are both graduates of the National College of Natural Medicine. Sara Love currently works as a naturopathic physician at the Multnomah Family Care Center. Wendy Abraham is a board member and current Secretary of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, has been a naturopathic physician at Natural Pain Solutions in Portland, OR for the past 10 years, and has been an instructor in the Food for Life program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

The human intestines compose over 400 square meters of space and house millions of bacteria critical for the body to function. Drs. Love and Abraham will investigate the different species of bacteria, their function and how to optimize the gut flora with a plant based diet for health and prevention of disease.

Presentation Title: The Gut Flora as a Forgotten Organ and How Plants Can Restore its Function


















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