The Physicians Committee


Awards Event to Recognize Heroes of Green and Open Neuroscience

SAN DIEGO—On Monday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m., the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the founders of the Green Neuroscience Laboratory will recognize individuals and organizations that help forward the principles and culture of green and open neuroscience.

Green and open neuroscience aims to help improve our understanding of the brain, as well as health, through research and perspectives that strengthen ethics, the environment, education, arts, and protection of neurodiversity.

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Honored with American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award

WASHINGTON—Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., president and founder of the Physicians Committee and the Barnard Medical Center, was presented with the Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine during its annual conference, which runs from Oct. 23-26 in Naples, Fla.

Atlanta Physicians Prescribe Food as Medicine for Nov. 1 Health Challenge

ATLANTA—On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, four Atlanta physicians prescribe a plant-based diet to help patients and local residents treat the root cause and early symptoms of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease for 21 days.

The dietary pattern—rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes—is scientifically proven to boost metabolism, lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and stabilize blood sugar.

The Physicians Committee Hosts Global Medical Conference to Show Doctors How to Treat Chronic Disease with a Plant-Based Prescription

WASHINGTON—The fourth-annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine, accredited by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, provides more than 700 health care providers, from 25 countries, with the knowledge and skills to effectively prescribe a dietary intervention in the clinical setting.

Doctors Declare July 15 National Veggie Dog Day

WASHINGTON—The nonprofit Physicians Committee will bring HipCityVeg—D.C.’s hottest new vegan restaurant—to Congress on July 15 for the Congressional Veggie Dog Smackdown. The event, sponsored by the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association, honors four vegetarian members of Congress and offers a healthful antidote to the North American Meat Institute’s Annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill on July 14.