Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community

Health Conference 2012
Health Conference
Purpose and Objectives
Plant-Based Menu
Talk Descriptions
Continuing Education Credits
Past Conferences
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

2012 Conference Hosts:

Northwest VEG

The Northwest Vegetarian Education & Empowerment Group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) group in the Portland (OR)-Vancouver (WA) area. Founded in 2003, we are dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a veg lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices.

Adventist Health

Adventist Medical Center health facilities have promoted the incredible power of natural health principles in preventing and even treating disease since the mid-1860's. Today, Adventist Medical Center merges that belief with a state-of-the-art, 302-bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services.

2012 Conference Supporters:

American College of Lifestyle Medicine

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine provides leadership and assistance, facilitating lifestyle medicine clinicians pursuits of continuing medical education, practice knowledge, leadership skills, and research information needed to provide quality patient care and best counsel patients with respect to lifestyle-related diseases.


LifeBalance is a wellness program designed to help members find well-being by participating in healthy activities. Members save at thousands of recreational, cultural, travel and wellness related businesses by utilizing the LifeBalance Vendor Network.

National College of Natural Medicine

National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical college in North America. Our exceptional graduate programs in naturopathic medicine and classical Chinese medicine blend ancient healing wisdom with modern science in challenging curricula. NCNM's natural medicine clinics and Helfgott Research Institute are also central to the student experience. The college is located in Portland, Oregon, a haven for those seeking well-being, community, culture and natural beauty-- an ideal place to study natural medicine.

Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians

The Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians is a professional association representing Oregon's licensed Naturopathic Doctors (ND). The organization's mission is to promote the use of natural or nature-based medicine treatments and care with our member doctors to improve the overall health of Oregonians statewide.

Patient/Physician Cooperatives

Patient/Physician Cooperatives is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose goal is to organize a local, sustainable response to the problem of being uninsured in Oregon. Currently, 1 in 4 Oregonians are uninsured. PPC is not an insurance product nor discount program; it is a group of physicians, health practitioners and patients who have joined together to agree to provide access to affordable, basic health care.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.


WellSource pioneered the concept of computer-assisted wellness. Today, more than 30 years later, our company continues to offer innovative products that improve lives and contribute to a healthy bottom line. It's no accident that Wellsource continues to be a premier provider of computerized health assessments and interventions.

Petunia's Pies & Pastries

Petunia's Pies and Pastries bakes an assortment of high-end yet down-home gluten free & vegan pastries that are always handmade with love. We bake what you crave. Enjoying dessert should be an experience! Through combining a true passion for food, classical pastry technique, extensive knowledge of alternative baking and by using only the finest quality fresh, local, wholesome ingredients, Petunia's owner, Lisa Clark has perfected this art of specialty baking. At Petunia's, we love to show people that they can still enjoy the sweeter side of life!

Dave's Killer Bread

Dave's Killer Bread is located in Milwaukie, Oregon, is dedicated to baking the highest quality, best tasting organic bread possible. Each loaf is packed with whole grains, seeds, and/or nuts amounting to a bread that is both healthy and delicious. We currently offer 15 varieties that are sold in stores all over Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Utah, and Alaska. Our breads contain no animal products, artificial preservatives or sweeteners, or genetically modified organisms. In the words of Dave Dahl, a tireless worker dedicated to staying on the right path after so many years in prison: It is our vision to make the world a better place, one loaf of bread at a time.

Organically Grown Company

Organically grown company promotes health through organic agriculture as a leading sustainable organization. Organically Grown is the largest wholesaler of organic produce in the Pacific Northwest with Eugene and Portland, OR and Kent, WA locations. We are a proud supporter of regional organic farmers.

Premier Organics

Premier Organics manufacturers of Artisana organic foods and headquartered in Oakland, CA, was founded in 2002 with devotion to sustainable living and through our community we support the organic and living foods movement, the Earth and her forests. Premier Organics offers Artisana organic raw and now lightly roasted nut butters and cacao butter. The facility is free of peanuts, gluten, and soy and operates under strict food safety protocol. All products are certified organic by QAI and Kosher by KSA. Products are available throughout the United States, Canada and Internationally.