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

Food for Life Class Series - Diabetes Initiative

The Power of Food for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Eleven percent of the U.S. adult population has diabetes (up from eight percent in 2007), and nearly one-third of those 65 and older have the disease. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to complications from head to toe, including stroke, loss of vision, heart disease, kidney failure, and various problems due to nerve damage and circulatory problems, such as erectile dysfunction or lower-extremity amputation. Research studies have demonstrated that a plant-based nutrition approach reduces the risk of diabetes and can greatly benefit those who have been diagnosed with the disease.

The goal of the Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative program is to empower people who have diabetes and those concerned about developing diabetes, along with their friends and family members with new information and skills. Each class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes.

This is a FREE class series. Participants must register to attend. Classes are held at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine office, 5100 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C., 20016

Class Dates:

  • Tuesday, July 31, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Introduction lecture by Barnard Medical Center Physicians
  • Tuesday, August 7, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
  • Tuesday, August 14, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
  • Tuesday, August 21, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
  • Tuesday, August 28, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control

Start Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
End Date:   Tuesday, August 28, 2018

5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016

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Kickstart Intensive

Register Today for the Life-Changing Kickstart Intensive Program in Washington, D.C., Sept. 21-22.

Join nutrition experts on Sept. 21-22 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

When: Friday-Saturday, September 21-22, 2018; 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
Where: Embassy Suites Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Rd N.W., Washington, D.C. 20015

Cost: $289

Space is limited. The rate is increases to $329 after August 15.

Reserve your spot now!