Upcoming Events

The Physicians Committee

Upcoming Events

May 24 – June 28: Food for Life: Cancer Project

The Power of Food for Cancer Prevention and Survival

The goal of these classes is to help people who have or have had cancer, and those who want to try and prevent it, by utilizing the healing power of foods.

Each class will feature different recipes made from foods that contain nutrients and other properties that discourage cancer growth, in addition to identifying which foods to avoid.

Classes will be Tuesdays, from 6 - 8 pm at the Physicians Committee office, located at 5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C.


  • May 24th: Introduction - Presentation by BMC clinicians
  • May 31st: Class #1 – How Foods Fight Cancer
  • June 7th: Class #2 – Fueling up on Low-Fat, High Fiber Foods
  • June 14th: Class #3 – Discovering Meat and Dairy Alternatives
  • (June 21st : *No Class*)
  • June 28th: Class #4 – Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control

Where: Each class will be held at the Physicians Committee office in Friendship Heights.

Metro: The Physicians Committee office is two blocks south of the Friendship Heights station on the red line. When you arrive at the Friendship Heights station, take the Jenifer Street exit.

Parking: If you drive, there is free (two hour) or metered parking on the side streets near the Physicians Committee (Garrison Street, Harrison Street, etc.)  There is also a parking lot behind the building—the entrance to the lot is on Garrison Street.

For more information and to register*, please contact Rose Saltalamacchia at rsalt@pcrm.org, or by phone: 202-527-7314.

*Please note registration is required, and participants are encouraged to attend all or as many classes as possible. 

June 8 | Barnard Medical Center's Summer Speaker Series with Dr. Ana Negrón



Barnard Medical Center's 2016 Summer Speaker Series continues on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 with health expert Ana Negrón, M.D. A board-certified family medicine doctor, Dr. Negron treats patients with a unique approach: a combination of nutrition education and immersion in cooking together as physician and patient to forge a better relationship, a better understanding of food, and to develop habits for staying healthy. A frequent guest speaker and panel expert, Dr. Negrón wrote Nourishing the Body and Recovering Health, The Positive Science of Food in 2015.

Join us June 8 to discuss her book and learn about her powerful, unique approach to prevention and healing.

What: Barnard Medical Center's Summer Speaker Series with Dr. Ana Negrón

When: Wednesday, June 8

Time: 6:30–8 p.m.

Where: Physicians Committee offices, 5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., 4th floor, Washington, DC 20016

Learn more and reserve your space now.

Jul. 29 & 30, 2016 | Nutrition in Medicine Conference


Don't miss the most stimulating medical conference of 2016.

Eye-opening science, empowering strategies you can put to work in your practice, and hundreds of like-minded colleagues, all right near the White House and Washington’s major attractions.

Register now!

Sep. 18, 2016 | Eat Well Stay Well


Take charge of your health! Add years to your life, and life to your years.

Heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and other chronic conditions are afflicting more and more Americans and their families every year. Pills and surgeries treat the symptoms, but they frequently fail to address the underlying cause, they can be expensive, and they can have unwanted side effects and complications. Did you know that most of these conditions can be prevented, and in some cases even reversed, by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet?

When: Sunday, September 18 2016, 9 am to 4 pm

Where: Atholton Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6520 Martin Road, Columbia, MD

Come join us for a fun and informative day-long event to hear the latest science and to learn how to make the transition to a delicious, healthy, and rewarding new lifestyle.

Get more information here.