Join Neal Barnard, M.D., for PCRM's Kickstart Intensive

The Physicians Committee

Join Neal Barnard, M.D., for PCRM's Kickstart Intensive

An Intensive Program, Everything You Need to Know,
a Weekend That Will Change Your LIFE!

Washington, D.C. at Washington Marriott at Metro Center Hotel
775 12th St., N.W. | Washington, DC 20005

Thursday - Saturday, October 4-6, 2012

Final Details & Full Agenda

A life-changing experience that includes everything you need to revamp the way you eat and get started on the path to the best possible health:

  • Permanent Weight Control
  • Tackling Diabetes and Cholesterol
  • Breaking Food Addictions
  • Cancer Prevention and Survival
  • Power Foods for the Brain
  • Step-by-Step Info on Plant-Based Diets
  • Cooking Demonstrations by Experienced Instructors
  • Delicious Vegan Meals
  • Your Questions Answered
  • Sample the Restaurants of the Nation’s Capital
  • After the Event: Year-Long Support with Conference Calls and an Exclusive 12-month Online Program

Neal Barnard, M.D.

Neal Barnard, M.D.
President and Founder, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Michael Greger, M.D.

Michael Greger, M.D.
Physician, Author and Public Health Advocate

Christine Waltermyer

Christine Waltermyer
Chef and Founder of the Natural Kitchen Cooking School

Pericles Silva

Pericles Silva
Healthy Eating Specialist, Whole Foods Market Reston

Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.

Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.
Director of Nutrition Education, PCRM

Elizabeth Kucinich

Congressman Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich, PCRM Director of Government Affairs

Jennifer Reilly, R.D., L.D.

Jennifer Reilly, R.D., L.D.
Cooking with Trader Joe's Author,
Clinical and Wellness Dietitian

Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C.

Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C.
Nutrition Program Manager, PCRM

Joseph Gonzales, R.D.

Joseph Gonzales, R.D.
Staff Dietitian, PCRM



REGISTRATION: Registration opens on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m., the program begins at 6 p.m. with a plated dinner, introductory remarks by Dr. Neal Barnard, and a keynote by Dr. Michael Greger.

NEW: Special guests Congressman Dennis Kucinich and PCRM director of government affairs Mrs. Elizabeth Kucinich will speak about being vegan in the public eye.

SCHEDULE: Click here for the final program agenda

HEALTH TRACKER STATION (Limited Hours): A know your numbers health tracker station will be available to all registered participants after Thursday’s registration (4-6 p.m.) or first thing Friday morning (8-9 a.m.) for those who would like to check blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and blood glucose levels. These measurements will not be fasting, but rather quick measurements that can provide a baseline measurement.

MEALS: The following meals are included in the program, and dining out suggestions will be available at registration. The hotel restaurant will be offering vegan options for our guests. All meals provided at the Kickstart Intensive will be vegan, please let us know as soon as you can if you have dietary restrictions:

  • Plated dinner on Thursday, Oct. 4
  • Breakfast and Lunch Buffet on Friday, Oct. 5; dinner is on your own
  • Breakfast and Lunch Buffet on Saturday, Oct. 6; dinner is on your own

HOTEL/LOCATION OF THE PROGRAM: Our host hotel is the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, and the entire program will take place at the hotel. If you have not made your hotel reservations yet, please do as space is filling up. Please note that the discounted room block has sold out.

  • Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-212-5752
  • Reservations Local Phone: 1-506-474-2009

DIRECTIONS TO THE HOTEL: The entire program will take place at the Marriott at Metro Center, which is conveniently located half a block from the Metro Center train station if you exit at 12/G St. NW. For driving directions or subway, please click here:

CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be received via e-mail at by 5:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2012, to receive a full refund. Cancellations made between Sept. 4-18 are subject to a 50 percent cancellation fee of the cost of the program ($237.50). All cancellations received after Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, are subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to the full cost of the program.

QUESTIONS: Contact Jill Eckart at or 202-527-7337.

Flier: Download the Kickstart Intensive flier >