Northwest Health and Nutrition Conference

Friday, September 17, 2010
Adventist Medical Center
10123 SE Market St, Portland, OR 97216

Professional Presentations for Health Care Providers and the Community

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.


Friday, September 17, 2010

8:30-8:45Welcome Remarks
8:45-10:00Gordon Saxe, MD, PhD: Effects of a Plant-Based Diet on Disease Progression in Recurrent Prostate Cancer
10:15-11:30Milton Mills, MD: How Colon Physiology Affects Our Metabolism and Mood
12:00-1:15Lunch & Brenda Davis, RD: Designing an Optimal Plant-Based Diet
1:30-2:45Michael Greger, MD: Latest in Clinical Nutrition 2010
3:00-4:15Michael Klaper, MD: Plant-Based Diets for Diabetes Management
4:15-4:30Closing Remarks

Faculty & Talk Descriptions

Michael Klaper

Michael Klaper, MD

Plant-Based Diets for Diabetes Management

Renowned teacher, lecturer, and author of successful books and videos on plant-based nutrition. Dr. Klaper is a 38-year physician and the co-founder of the Institute of Nutrition Education and Research.

Milton Mills

Milton Mills, MD

How Colon Physiology Affects Our Metabolism and Mood

Milton Mills, MD, is Associate Director of Preventive Medicine for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and works as a Critical Care physician with Fairfax Hospital in Virginia and United Medical Center in Washington DC. His experience specializing in Internal Medicine and HIV disease, and in the relationship between nutrition and chronic diseases has made him extensively knowledgeable about the unique health care needs of minorities, the challenges of practicing medicine in inner cities, and the special medical and nutritional requirements of HIV+ and AIDS patients.

Dr. Mills graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine, serving as student body president of the medical school and Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the Stanford Medical School newspaper. He did his internship at the University of California-San Francisco, and his residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Brenda Davis

Brenda Davis, RD

Designing an Optimal Plant-Based Diet

Brenda Davis is co-author of 8 books, including Becoming Vegan, Defeating Diabetes, Becoming Raw, and The Raw Food Revolution Diet. She is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Brenda is currently involved in a major diabetes intervention research project in the Marshall Islands, where diabetes is rampant. Sixty years ago, diabetes was virtually unheard of in the Marshall Islands, but now close to 50% of adults older than 35 have type 2 diabetes.

Michael Greger

Michael Greger, MD

Latest in Clinical Nutrition 2010

Physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition.

Gordon Saxe

Gordon Saxe, MD, PhD

Effects of a Plant-Based Diet on Disease Progression in Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and a member of the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Saxe received his M.P.H. in Nutrition at Tulane University, his Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, and his M.D. at Michigan State University. Dr. Saxe's research has focused on the role of diet and lifestyle factors in breast and prostate cancer.