Upcoming Events

The Physicians Committee

Upcoming Events

June 21, 2015 | A Healthy Father’s Day: The Power of Nutrition Today and Throughout the Year

Time: 3:30-4:30pm: VIP Reception
4:30-6pm: Public Lecture

Location: Sacramento, CA

Learn more and reserve your space now.

July 7 - August 4, 2015 | The Power of Food for Cancer Prevention and Survival

Certain diet patterns seem to have a major effect in helping cancer survivors to live longer, healthier lives. Numerous studies have shown that a diet built from plant foods offers the most cancer-fighting protection of any diet plan. Reviews by the American Institute for Cancer Research showed that as much as 40 percent of cancer risk may be related to diet. The Food for Life: Cancer Project classes offer a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge about the link between diet and cancer, experience the benefits of plant-based nutrition, and learn the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. In the Food for Life: Cancer classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes.


July 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
July 14, 6:00-7:15 p.m.: Lecture by Neal Barnard, M.D.
July 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
July 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives
Aug 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control

Each class will be held at the Physicians Committee office in Friendship Heights:
5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016

If you take the Metro, the Physicians Committee office is 2 blocks south of the Friendship Heights station on the Red line. When you arrive at the Friendship Heights station, take the Jenifer St. exit.

If you drive, there is free (2 hr) or metered parking on the side streets near the Physicians Committee (Garrison St., Harrison St., etc.).  There is also a parking lot behind the building—the entrance to the lot is on Garrison St.

Please contact Tara Kemp at 202-527-7314 or tkemp@pcrm.org for questions or to reserve a spot.


June 25, 2015 - July 6, 2015 |Building a Healthy India Lecture Tour

WHO: Zeeshan Ali, Ph.D., Kickstart India program specialist for the Physicians Committee, will lead all six lectures. Pramod Tripathi, M.B.B.S., founder of India’s Freedom from Diabetes Clinic, will join the lectures in Delhi and Chennai. Nandita Shah, L.C.E.H., founder and director of the nonprofit SHARAN—an organization that focuses on natural health and building a diabetes-free India—will join the tour in Mumbai and Chennai. All events are free and open to the public.


  • Bhopal: Thursday, June 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sagar Institute of Pharmacy and Technology (SIPTec) Near International Airport, Jaipur Road, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, 462036
  • Hyderabad: Friday, June 26, 5 to7 p.m. at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Minister Road, Block 3, 14th floor, Secunderabad, 500003
  • Bangalore: Monday, June 29, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. 98 Rustum Bagh, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore, 560017
  • Mumbai: Wednesday, July 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at ADAPT (formerly The Spastics Society of India), K.C. Marg, Next to Rang Sharda Hotel Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West) Mumbai, 400050
  • Chennai: Thursday, July 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Andhra Social & Cultural Association, No.22, Vijayaraghava Road T’Nagar, Chennai, 600017
  • New Delhi: Monday, July 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Delhi University Women's Association, 7, Chhatra Marg, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007

CONTACT: Please contact Zeeshan Ali at zali@pcrm.org for questions.


July 31 - August 1, 2015 | International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease

Where: Washington, D.C., Grand Hyatt Washington

When: July 31 - August 1, 2015

The Physicians Committee invites you to the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease.

Why attend this conference?

This medical conference on cardiovascular disease will feature prominent speakers, powerful and practical information and tools for you and your practice, networking opportunities, continuing education credits, and heart-healthy menus. And this is all just steps from all that Washington, D.C. has to offer.

Who will attend?

Physicians, dietitians, nurses, health care professionals, researchers, press, and prominent industry leaders in the health and wellness arena.

Find out more and register now.


September 11-13, 2015 | P-POD National Conference

The annual national Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) conference series is intended to offer an evidence-based look at how the risks of society’s major preventable diseases may be affected, and reduced, by certain plant-based approaches to eating.

For more information and to register, visit their website here.



On Aug. 9, members joined Neal Barnard, M.D. in the Hamptons to show their support for the Physicians Committee.