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Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that works to educate and encourage people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.

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2nd Annual Professional Health Conference

July 26, 2011

Northwest VEG and Adventist Health have again 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. Five highly-regarded presenters -- Neal Barnard, MD, Johanna W. Lampe, PhD, Amy Lanou, PhD, Marnie Loomis, ND, and Jack Norris, RD -- will discuss the latest clinical research on preventing and treating cancer, overcoming nutrient deficiencies, reversing diabetes, overcoming food addiction, achieving bone vitality, and motivating patients to change.

This conference, entitled Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 16 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 nwveg.org/health_conference 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. A fantastic vegan lunch, designed to "win over" the omnivores in the crowd, is included with the modest registration fee. Northwest VEG members receive a discount on registration. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, National College of Natural Medicine, and American College of Lifestyle Medicine are supporting sponsors for this event.

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