Upcoming Events

The Physicians Committee

Upcoming Events

August 23 – September 27: Food for Life: Kickstart your Health! 

The Power of Food for Weight Management

In a public health climate where more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese and millions have diabetes, the need for a lifestyle change is greater than it has ever been.
This curriculum is based on PCRM's successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program. The Kickstart has helped thousands of people adopt a plant-based diet to reach their health goals. Depending on one's perspective, the Kickstart is about losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight, or simply embracing an overall healthful diet. For some people, it's the first time the idea of not restricting amounts of foods but rather choosing the right foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy. Lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many benefits people experience on this diet.
Discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. In our classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting.
Classes will be Tuesdays, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Physicians Committee office, located at 5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 : Lecture by Barnard Medical Center Physicians
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 : Power of Your Plate
Tuesday, Sept. 06, 2016 : Let's Go!
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 : Getting in Gear
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 : Breaking the Food Seduction
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 : Keys for Natural Appetite 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.  

Building a Healthy India Tour with Physicians Committee expert, Zeeshan Ali, Ph.D.

Starting August 21, Dr. Ali will visit six cities in India to include Krishnanagar, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Chandigarh, and Pune. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for more details, and for more information, contact zali@pcrm.org

Barnard Medical Center invites you to Wellness Wednesdays! In this series, attendees will learn about the power of a plant-based diet and meet and mingle with others who share an interest in health and well-being. Books will be available for purchase at each event when applicable, and featured speakers will be available for questions and to sign books.

All Summer Speaker Series events take place at the Physicians Committee offices, 5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., 4th floor, Washington, DC 20016 (map)

Wellness Wednesdays Schedule


Special Engagement! Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, 6:30-8 p.m.Mindfully Vegan with Lani Muelrath


Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 6:30-8 p.m.: Plant-Based Meals for the Entire Family with Karen Smith, R.D. 


Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, 6:30-8 p.m.: Food and the Environment with James F. Loomis Jr., M.D., M.B.A.

Reserve Your Space Now.

For more information and to register please click here

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.

Special New York City Dinner Event | Oct. 8, 2016

Join Neal Barnard, M.D., president of Physicians Committee, for a special dinner event in New York. The evening will feature a delicious plant-based dinner, campaign updates from Physicians Committee leadership, and a celebration of recent victories. We will also be recognizing some extraordinary people! This fundraising event will benefit the Physicians Committee’s lifesaving work.
For questions, call 202-717-8662.

Dr. Neal Barnard’s new book, The Cheese Trap, will be released in February 2017.

Come celebrate at a book release party hosted by Nanci Alexander at Sublime Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.

Friday, March 10, 2017
5:30-7 p.m.

It’s never too early to plan for a party! Join Dr. Neal Barnard in Fort Lauderdale at the world-famous Sublime restaurant for a book release party.

Click here for details!

*limited to 80 guests