The value and power of plant-based diets in supporting human health is quickly gaining mainstream recognition in the medical, nutrition, and healing communities. Following is a list of conferences, documentaries and videos, and online resources that present the latest information in this growing field.
International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference
The mission of this annual conference is “to educate, equip, and empower the gatekeepers of dietary-related advice — our nation’s physicians and healthcare practitioners — about the power of plant-based nutrition, providing compelling resources they, in turn, use to inform and inspire their patients and clients to adopt the optimal whole food, plant-based dietary lifestyle.”
International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine
This three-day conference, organized jointly by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Physicians Committee, features an extensive program of presentations by health and nutrition experts. Doctors, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists can earn continuing medical education credits.
Northwest Health and Nutrition Conference
This conference takes place on the Friday before the Portland (PDX) VegFest and offers continuing education credits free of charge. Its purpose is to provide healthcare practitioners in all fields with the latest research and information on nutrition and health as it relates to food and plant-based diet, the effects of diet on chronic disease prevention and control, and information on designing an optimum plant-based diet for patients and clients in a clinical setting.
Veggie Power Summit
The first of its kind in Latin America, this one-day summit in Santa Fe, Mexico, is an intensive learning experience. Its speakers present the latest scientific research regarding plant-based nutrition. The event seeks to motivate, inspire, and transform the general public as well as health care professionals by delivering valuable information for optimum health.
Lifestyle Medicine Conference
The mission of this conference is to promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first and optimal treatment option. This includes the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoiding use of risky substances and pursuing other non-drug modalities to treat, reverse, and prevent chronic disease.
Plant-Based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) Annual National Conference
This conference prides itself on being affordable, accessible, and 100% vegan. It takes place at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, and hosts more than 30 presentations by distinguished clinicians, researchers, and educators. P-POD offers several continuing education opportunities for MDs, RNs, RDs, and others.
VegMed London is the first international conference on plant-based nutrition to be held in the United Kingdom (UK). Plant-Based Health Professionals UK and ProVeg UK team up to host this event featuring keynote speakers such as Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Michael Klaper. This two-day conference speaks to health professionals, academics, and scientists on the first day and members of the general public on the second day.
Canadian Plant-Based Nutrition Conference
This is the first Canadian conference on plant-based nutrition and health. The conference is aimed at both health professionals and members of the public. It provides evidence-based education in the field of plant-based nutrition for prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
Health and Nutrition Conference
This conference provides evidence-based education in the field of plant-based nutrition and other lifestyle interventions for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. The conference is aimed at health professionals, including dietitians, nurses, and scientists. Members of the public are also welcome.
Documentaries and Videos
Eating You Alive
Eating You Alive follows the stories of various Americans who have reversed chronic diseases such as cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes by consuming a whole foods plant-based diet. The film takes a scientific look at the harmful effects of a meat-based diet.
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives examines the claim that most chronic and degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods and adopting a plant-based diet. The main storyline follows the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering medical researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.
The Game Changers
Produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jackie Chan, and directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers mixes groundbreaking science with stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the world’s strongest, fastest, and toughest athletes on the planet, including Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, and Chris Paul. It exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance but the health of the entire global population.
Vegucated is a documentary film that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a totally vegan diet for six weeks, showcasing the rapid evolution of three people who discover they can change the world by what they eat.
What the Health
What the Health is a film from the creators of Cowspiracy, following Kip Andersen as he investigates the medical consequences of a meat-based diet.
Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
This network of doctors, nurses, and dietitians educate health professionals, members of the public, and policy makers on the benefits of whole-food, plant-based nutrition in preventing and treating chronic disease. Their Health Zone page includes fact sheets, videos by topic, and more.
Plant-Based Nutrition; A Sustainable Diet for Optimal Health
This is the first university-based course on plant-based nutrition in the UK. The online course has been created by 15 UK plant-based experts, many of whom are board members of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK. It is a 6-week course fully accredited by the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
Plant-Based Nutrition eCornell Certificate Program
The foundation of the program is based on Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s lectures, experience, and decades of research. The program is offered through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell, Cornell University’s online learning platform.
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
This guide to living a whole-food, plant-based life includes nutritional information, recipes, and a shopping guide.
Forks Over Knives
This website includes recipes, a meal planner, articles on wellness, and other resources for anyone interested in starting or optimizing their whole-food, plant-based diet.
Plant-Based Dietitian Julieanna
Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T. is a passionate advocate for following a whole-food, plant-based diet. This page features articles on topics such as vitamin B12 recommendations, whole foods for an optimum diet, and reasons to ditch dairy.
The Plantrician Project
A “plantrician” is “a physician or clinician empowered with knowledge of the benefits of whole food, plant-based nutrition.” The Plantrician Project’s goal is to educate and support health care providers and influencers with science-based information to transform health care.
This page includes a library of videos on the many benefits of a plant-based diet, and the website includes a variety of resources on plant-based nutrition.