Upcoming Events

The Physicians Committee

Upcoming Events

Your Health

The Barnard Medical Center invites you to Your Health: Conversation and a Movie.  In this 4-part series, guests will explore the role of nutrition in maintaining optimal health. Each evening will include a film and a lecture featuring a special guest.  


All Your Health events take place at the Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, M.D., 20814

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 7-9 p.m.: Rethinking Diabetes: Is Your Food Eating You Alive?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7-9 p.m.: Wrestling to Regain Your Health: A Night with Professional Wrestler Austin Aries

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7-9 p.m.: Preventing Alzheimer’s disease: Power Foods for the Brain

Tuesday, October 2, 2018: 7-9 p.m.: Prevention and Survival: Foods that Fight Cancer

Register Today for the Life-Changing Kickstart Intensive Program in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11-12, 2019.

Join nutrition experts on Jan. 11-12, 2019 in Washington, D.C., for the Kickstart Intensive. We’ll provide in-depth nutrition information, cooking demonstrations, community support, plenty of inspiration, and plenty of time to have your questions answered.

This will be 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:

  • Know Your Numbers Health Tracker Station
  • 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
  • Products that Make Life Easy
  • Cooking Demonstrations by Experienced Instructors
  • Delicious Vegan Meals
  • Your Questions Answered
  • After the Event: Year-Long Support through Barnard Medical Center



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, October 9, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Introductory Lecture from Barnard Medical Center Physician
  • Tuesday, October 16, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: How Foods Fight Cancer
  • Tuesday, October 23, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Fueling up on Low-Fat, High Fiber Foods
  • Tuesday, October 30, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Discovering Meat and Dairy Alternatives
  • Tuesday, November 6, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight

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5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016 
United States

Greening School Food: A SoCal Forum on Healthy, Climate-Friendly Food Service

When: Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where: LAX Airport Marriott, Los Angeles

Friends of the Earth and the Los Angeles Farm to School Network are your hosts. Our school lunch team will be there to share information and strategies for making school food healthier and more climate-friendly by serving more plant-based and plant-forward meals and reducing food waste. Some of the other organizations that will be there to help you in your work include:

  • Forward Food
  • Center for Ecoliteracy
  • Good Food Purchasing Program
  • Occidental College’s Urban & Environmental Policy Institute
  • Chef Ann Foundation
  • Lean & Green Kids
  • One Meal a Day for the Planet 

Registration is $35 and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Find out more and register here.

Dr. Barnard speaks at Rockford University Forum Series

Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
Dr. Barnard speaks at 7pm at Rockford University, Rockford, IL.  
Join Dr. Neal Barnard at Rockford University to learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet along with offering practical guidance on how to turn your health around, starting one bite at a time. This talk is free but registration is required.