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

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

2013 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.

2013 Conference Supporters:

Interested in becoming a conference supporter? Please contact Chelsea Davis at for more information.

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.

Clark College Nursing Department

Located in Vancouver, Washington, Clark College is Washington state’s largest single-campus, for-credit community college. Its Department of Nursing, located on the Washington State University Vancouver campus, serves 288 students annually and graduates nurses three times as year. Founded in 1960, it is the longest-standing nursing program in Southwest Washington.

Colon Care, LLC

Colon Care, LLC is Portland's Premier Cleansing Center located in the SW Waterfront District. We specialize in Advanced Colon Hydrotherapy, Cleanses & Improving Digestive Health. Our beautiful and immaculate spa uses the most sophisticated cleansing systems in the world. We are 80% physician referred and some insurance companies reimburse.


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 State Association of Occupational Health Nurses

The Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses (OSAOHN) was founded in 1974, and is affiliated with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN). OSAOHN is a professional organization of licensed nurses engaged in the specialty field of occupational health and environmental nursing, with active members from Oregon and SW Washington.

Mt. Hood Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing. The Mt. Hood Chapter is the local chapter supporting the conference.

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.

T Colin Campbell Foundation

The mission of the T Colin Campbell Foundation is to provide public education about the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet to train our students in evidence-based critical thinking. The Foundation offers a certificate in plant-based nutrition throu eCornell for health care professionals, corporate policymakers, and individuals wishing to learn more about health and nutrition.

The Sprout Company

The Sprout Company is located in Tigard Oregon and was founded in October of 2011, with one purpose "educate people on the tremendous health benefits of consuming living foods" such as grasses and sprouts, sprouted seeds, nuts, grains and beans. The hormones, oxygen, phytonutrients and enzymes found in "living foods" allows us to fight and conquer disease, compete at the highest levels academically and physically and maintain a healthy vibrant life.

Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

The Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (VN DPG) comprises over 1,500 members including top vegetarian nutrition experts as well as professionals who want to learn more about plant-based diets. VN DPG members are a resource to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and for community and other national groups for their expertise in vegetarian nutrition.


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.

Wonders of Walking

Wonders of Walking (WOW), founded in 2003 celebrates you, the walker, by offering a range of walking events for walkers by walkers. Walking is the vehicle to providing you with the resources to create a healthy body, sound mind and vibrant active habits for a lifetime; It is easy, health promoting and an exercise that is what you want it to be. It can be a fun, age-defying activity; leisurely and high performance.