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NW VEG Announces Professional Conference

July 26, 2010

Northwest VEG and Adventist Health have teamed up to co-sponsor a conference where health care professionals (MDs, NDs, DOs, RNs, RDs, etc.) can learn about caring for patients via plant-based nutrition. Four world-renowned physicians -- Michael Klaper, Michael Greger, Milton Mills, and Gordon Saxe -- will present the latest clinical research on preventing and treating diabetes, prostate cancer, colon disorders, and other ailments. Plus, an internationally recognized dietitian (Brenda Davis) will present a "how-to" session on designing plant-based diets for patients.

This unique conference, entitled "Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition," will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 17 at Adventist Medical Center located at 10123 SE Market Street in Portland.

We need the help of all NW VEG members to augment our publicity efforts by getting information about our professional conference out to their personal health care providers. Please direct them to www.nwveg.org/health_conference.php for more information and to register. Although this conference is aimed at the medical community and the sessions will be quite technical, attendance is open to all. However, due to space limitations, only the first 100 registrations can be accepted. A fantastic vegan lunch, designed to "win over" the omnivores in the crowd, is included with the modest registration fee. Discounts for "early-bird" registrations apply. The National College of Natural Medicine is a supporting sponsor for this event.

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