Medical Seminar

4th Annual Vegfest Medical Seminar

Treating Heart Disease, Diabetes &

Chronic Pain with a Plant-Based Diet

Saturday March 30th, 2019 – 6:30pm – 9pm

at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Mercer St, Seattle

This seminar was given by board certified specialists, for the benefit of medical doctors and medical students. Both didactic and case studies were included. Videos of the presentations are linked in the schedule below.

2019 speakers:

  • Dr Uma Krishnan – Cardiologist, Pulse Heart Institute, Tacoma, WA
  • Dr Rachael Wyman – Cardiologist, Kaiser Permanente, Seattle, WA
  • Dr F. Patricia McEachrane-Gross – Preventative & Family Medicine, Port Angeles, WA
  • Dr Chan Hwang  – Physiatrist, Multicare Health System, Tacoma, WA

See schedule below.

See Speaker Bios

See List of Supporting Physicians

2019 Schedule:

Video of presentation is linked to the title of the talk.

We had some technical difficulties this year, so the quality of the videos is not as good as we would wish, but we think they’re still helpful for those who couldn’t attend.  The video for Dr Rachael Wyman’s presentation is delayed due to technical issues, but we hope to be able to post it soon.

Time Speaker Title
6:50 – 7:00pm Amanda Strombom, President, Vegetarians of Washington Introduction
7:00 – 7:30pm Dr Uma Krishnan, Cardiologist Treating Heart Disease patients with a plant-based diet – (Didactic)
7:30 – 8:00pm Dr Rachael Wyman, Cardiologist Clinical application of a plant-based diet in CAD patients – (Case studies)
8:00 – 8:30pm Dr F. Patricia McEachrane-Gross,  Preventive and Family Medicine Treating Type II Diabetes patients with a plant-based diet – (Didactic and Case Studies)
8:30 – 9:00pm Dr Chan Hwang, Physiatrist Treating Painful Pathologies with a plant-based diet – (Didactic and Case Studies)

A light plant-based buffet was generously catered by The Upper Crust Catering Company.

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See speakers and videos from 2018 Medical Seminar