Medical Seminar

5th Annual Vegfest Medical Seminar

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The Prevention and Treatment of Disease

with a Plant-Based Diet

Sunday May 14,2023   2:45pm – 6pm PST

The Pavilion at WA State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, WA, and online

Frontline physicians present the evidence-based medicine and share their clinical experience
with this safe and efficacious treatment.

2023 Seminar Speakers:

  • Diane Bai, MD – Gastroenterologist, Franciscan Digestive Care Associates, Tacoma, WA
  • Chan Hwang, MD – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Multicare Health System, Tacoma, WA
  • Ann Pittier, MD – Internist, Radiation Oncologist, Tacoma, WA
  • Uma Krishnan, MD – Cardiologist, Cardiac Study Center, Tacoma, WA
  • Uma Malhotra, MD – Infectious Disease Specialist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Andrea Veach, MD – Oncologist, NW Medical Specialties, Puyallup, WA

See Speaker Bios

See List of Supporting Physicians

2023 Schedule:

Videos of each speaker are available by clicking on the relevant link below.


Amanda Strombom President of Vegetarians of Washington

Welcome and Introduction
3:00pmUma Krishnan, MD, CardiologistPreventing and Treating Heart Disease
3:30pmUma Malhotra, MD, Infectious Disease SpecialistCOVID-19 – Treating comorbid pathologies
4:00pmAnn Pittier, MD, Internist, Radiation OncologistPreventing and Treating Type II Diabetes and DPN
4:30pmDiane Bai, MD, GastroenterologistTreating IBS and IBD
5:00pmAndrea Veatch, MD, OncologistPreventing and Treating Prostate Cancer
5:30pmChan Hwang, MD, Physical Medicine and RehabilitationTreating Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus

Additional Resources:

Purchase the companion book, The Prevention and Treatment of Disease with a Plant-Based Diet. Includes 25 articles, published in peer-reviewed medical journals, all together in one invaluable book.

Explore the many peer-reviewed articles on our Plant-Based Diets in Medicine website

Receive emails about Plant-Based Diets in Medicine and our published articles on medical topics.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and Vegetarians of Washington. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 3 hour(s) of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.