VegMed 2020
About Us

01 - 03 May 2020

About Us

VegMed is a unique international scientific conference, bringing whole food, plant-based nutrition into mainstream medicine. In 2020 it is conducted by a consortium of Charité Medical University Outpatient Department for Integrative Medicine, the Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) and ProVeg. Friendly support is provided by Reformhaus Fachakademie and our event partner MES (medical event solutions).

VegMed is aimed at all health professionals, especially physicians, medical students and scientists as well as nutritionists and students of related disciplines. The third day is open to the general public, for everybody with an interest in learning about plant-based nutrition and health from internationally renowned speakers.


VegMed 2020 will focus on various main topics.

The current research on the prevention and therapy of various diseases through plant-based nutrition and the corresponding mechanisms of nutrition (for example via the microbiome, epigenetics, inflammation and oxidative stress) will form the basis. Another central topic will be the implementation of plant-based approaches within medicine and health policy: how are these approaches best integrated in the daily practice of health professionals, which tools and programmes work best for patients and which challenges within (healthcare) politics need to be mastered to multiply and improve the overall options?

A very special focus in 2020 will be “nutrition, climate change and health”: How does climate change affect individual and global health? What impact do our eating patterns have on climate change and our ecosystems? And what strategies and practical approaches are there for health professionals and the health care system to counter climate change?

We are looking forward to hosting an event full of lively and thorough discussion as well as gaining invaluable information and skills to take home.

Present Your Research

At VegMed we offer you the possibility to present your research as a poster or paper presentation within a peer-review session. New in 2020 is the awarding of ‘Best paper’ and ‘Best poster’ which will be rewarded with prize money. The deadline for submitting abstracts has expired. For still submitting your work, please have a look at our “late-breaking abstract”-regulations in the documents below.

Please submit your abstracts via email form:

Submit Abstract


All information on subjects and structuring of the abstract and organisational issues can be found here:

Call for Abstracts Download PDF

Charité Medical University Outpatient Department for Complementary and Integrative Medicine

The Charité Medical University Outpatient Department for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, located at Immanuel Hospital Berlin, Germany, is a European beacon for research in unconventional therapies and a leading international center for clinical research on fasting medicine, caloric restriction and plant-based nutrition. The institute is co-founder of VegMed. One of its main objectives through clinical research and scientific conferences is to inform medical professionals and researchers about the benefits of plant-based nutrition based on current evidence.


ProVeg International


ProVeg is a leading international food awareness organisation working across four continents, with ongoing plans for future expansion. We are a fast-growing organisation with global reach and ambition. ProVeg collaborates with governments, public institutions, and the food industry to improve the taste, ease, and accessibility of plant-based food. We appreciate every step that individuals, organisations, and institutions take towards a more plant-based lifestyle and a more sustainable society.

Physicians Association for Nutrition

Physicians Association for Nutrition

The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) is a medical association, which aims to raise awareness among health professionals, the general public, and policymakers about the role of whole food, plant-based nutrition in promoting good health and preventing and treating disease. PAN provides evidence-based education on nutrition, creates tools for successful dietary change and fosters political discussion in order to make healthy food accessible for everyone. With its international approach, PAN supports and unites efforts around plant-based nutrition and health worldwide to improve the effectiveness of this global scientific community.

Reformhaus Fachakademie

Through the Academy of Healthy Living, the Reformhaus-Fachakademie Foundation offers consumers certified seminars and training courses on holistic health, vegetarian nutrition, mindfulness and meditation. Their impressive location includes nine seminar rooms, a hotel, a certified organic vegan-vegetarian restaurant and a park location in the Taunus.

Medical Event Solutions

Medical Event Solutions GmbH organises events since 2006 with a huge passion. Specialised on the medicine industry MES offers new concepts & ideas and engages itself with the entire team for the conversion of the customer’s requests and the realisation of projects.

Register now for the VegMed 2020 in Berlin!


VegMed Berlin 2020 Partners

ProVeg International
Physicians Association for Nutrition

VegMed Berlin 2020 Sponsors