Upcoming Events

The Physicians Committee

Upcoming Events


Food for Life Cancer Project

Food for Life: Cancer Project

What can you expect from the Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Class Series for Cancer Prevention and Survival?

The class series covers a variety of cancer-related nutrition topics and demonstrates how to prepare several meals loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals, high-fiber and low-fat foods, and healthy dairy alternatives. The series also provides information on planning meals and maintaining a healthy weight.

This is a FREE class series, each participant must register to attend, and we encourage you to attend as many classes as possible. Classes are held at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine office, 5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20016

Class dates:

  • Tuesday April 18th , 6:00 – 7:15 pm: Introduction by Barnard Medical Center clinicians
  • Tuesday April 25th, 6:00 – 7:45 pm: How Foods Fight Cancer
  • Tuesday May 2nd, 6:00 – 7:45 pm: Fueling up on Low-Fat, High Fiber Foods
  • Tuesday May 9th, 6:00 – 7:45 pm: Discovering Meat and Dairy Alternatives
  • Tuesday May 16th, 6:00 – 7:45 pm: Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight

Register now!

If you have any questions, please contact Rose Saltalamacchia at rsalt@pcrm.org


Veg Fest Los Angeles

Sunday, April 30

Veg Fest Los Angeles

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., brings a triple dose of science, nutrition, and compassion to his multi-stage talks at VegFest Los Angeles. The event doubles in size this year, accommodating 50,000 people, and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. P.T.

From a traditional lecture at the Vegspiration tent to dishing out nutrition tips with Jane Velez-Mitchell in the Learning Kitchen, Dr. Barnard will be on hand to answer questions, provide nutrition advice, and sign copies of his new book, The Cheese Trap.

Neal Barnard and Kathy Freston

Thursday, May 4

Guest Lecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Join Physicians Committee president and founder Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., for a special lecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) on Thursday, May 4. Dr. Barnard will appear as a special guest speaker for the UCSB Introduction to Vegan Studies course, the first in the nation.

Kathy Freston, author and Veganist, is a special guest presenter. The lecture is open to members of the public, but limited to the first 200 people who RSVP.

Vegan Studies course logos

Sunday, May 7

Port Townsend The Cheese Trap Celebration

Join Dr. Neal Barnard and The Port Townsend Vegan Meet Up Group to celebrate the launch of Dr Barnard's new book, The Cheese Trap. At this free event, guests will hear remarks from Dr. Barnard and books will be available for purchase.
No registration required. This event is free and open to the public.
When:    Sunday, May 7
Time:    2 p.m.
Where:    Northwest Maritime Center
431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to reach out to Ashley Waddell.

What the Health

Thursday, May 11

Join Dr. Barnard for a screening of What the Health

Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema
6:30 to 8:27 p.m.
Bethesda, MD
Purchase tickets online by Monday, May 1

Dr. Barnard and Mark Kennedy will host a 20-minute discussion from 8:07 to 8:27 p.m.

Tuesday, May 16

Join Dr. Loomis for a screening of Eating You Alive

Sligo Church, 7700 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD
7 to 9 p.m.
Takoma Park, MD

Dr. Loomis will answer questions following the documentary, which showcases the important role nutrition plays in chronic disease treatment and prevention.

Thursday, June 15

Special Lecture with Dr. Barnard at Milwaukee Public Library

Milwaukee Public Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Lecture starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
There is no need to RSVP and no cost to attend. The lecture hall will accommodate 700 people.

Plant-based diets are associated with positive metabolic health outcomes and a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. Dr. Barnard provides a template to test-drive and adopt a plant-based diet in his 18th book, The Cheese Trap.

Saturday, June 17

Madison City Vegan Fest

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., will speak about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and sign copies of his new book, The Cheese Trap, at Mad City Vegan Fest on June 17.

Mad City Vegan Fest, a family-friendly festival in Madison, Wisc., which has nearly tripled in size over the past seven years. The exhibition hall at Alliant Energy Center accommodates 3,500 attendees. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no cost to park or attend.

Tuesday, July 18

Special Lecture with Dr. Barnard in Fargo, ND

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Barnes and Noble
1201 42 ST S
Fargo, ND 58103

Fargo native Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., returns to his hometown with a prescription for a dairy-free, plant-based vegan diet. Dr. Barnard will highlight the latest research in plant-based nutrition and encourage those interested in a plant-based vegan diet to give it a try.

Dr. Barnard will sign copies of his new book, The Cheese Trap, following the lecture. There is no cost to attend and no need to RSVP.

ICNM 2017

July 28-29, 2017
Calling all doctors, nurses, and dietitians! Join the Physicians Committee and The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for our fifth annual continuing education conference.