London 2023

9-10 Sep 2023

The full programme for VegMed 2023

We’re excited to announce the programme for VegMed 2023.

We’ll be running parallel group sessions in addition to keynote talks.

Click on any session to see a synopsis.

You can download the brochure here.


Attendee registration

9:15am - 10am

Welcome and overview of plant-based diets in clinical practice

Shireen Kassam and Kerstin Plehwe

10.10am - 11:30am

Taking control of metabolic risk factors

Dr Shireen Kassam (Chair)
Claire Lynch RD
Dr Sundhya Raman
Joshua Gibbs

10.10am - 11:30am

Optimising a plant-based diet for the whole family

Rohini Bajekal (Chair)
Dr Miriam Martinez-Biarge
Ailsa McHardy, RD

11:30am - 12 noon


   tea and coffee

12 noon - 1.20pm

Plant-based diets in autoimmune and rheumatic diseases

Karen Lee (Chair)
Wendy Walrabenstein, RD
Dr Carlijn Wagenaar
Samantha Josephs

12 noon - 1.20pm

Addressing planetary health through plant-based diets

Rosie Martin, RD (Chair)
Anna-Lena Klapp
Dr Amir Kassam

1:20pm - 2.30pm


  Delicious and nutritious plant-based meal

2.30pm - 3.15pm

Plant-based diets: from nutritional status and omics to long-term health

Dr Tammy Tong

3.15pm - 3.45pm


   tea and coffee

3.45pm -5.05pm

Supporting behaviour change - from precision nutrition to general practice

Claire Lynch (Chair)
Julie Stewart
Dr Emily Leeming
Dr Gemma Newman

3.45pm - 5.05pm

Dietary interventions for improving cancer outcomes

Dr Shireen Kassam (Chair)
Dr Aryan Tavakkoli
Dr Urvi Shah (zoom)

5:15pm - 7pm

Drinks reception and networking

8.30am - 9am

Meditation and Breathwork with Simone Venner (Group activity)

9.15am - 10am

Plant-based diets and health outcomes: from evidence to nutrition recommendations

Dr Dagfinn Aune

10.10am - 11.30am

Improving women’s health using a plant-based lifestyle

Rohini Bajekal (Chair)
Dr Nitu Bajekal
Lisa Simon, RD

10.10am - 11.30am

Lifestyle medicine in practice

Dr Laura Freeman (Chair)
Dr Jane Kostelnik
Dr Matthew Hawker
Dr Ifeoma Monye

11.30am - 12 noon


   tea and coffee

12 noon - 1.20pm

Sports, exercise and musculoskeletal health

Rajiv Bajekal (chair)
Dr Minil Patel
Kate Dunbar
Niko Rittenau, RD
Rosie Martin, RD

12 noon - 1.20pm

Preserving our vital organs for healthy ageing

Claire Lynch (chair)
Angeline Taylor RD
Dr Emma Copsey
Dr Alicja Baczynska

1.20pm - 2:30pm


  Delicious and nutritious plant-based meal

2.30pm - 3.50pm

Bringing cooking into education and the community

Sarah Bentley (Chair)
Dr Hayley Tait
Sharon Gardner
Marisa Heath

2.30pm - 3.50pm

Plant-based menus in public sector catering

Dr Laura-Jane Smith (Chair)
Colette Fox
Samantha Morgenstern, RD
Dr Richard Twine

3.50pm - 4.20pm


   tea and coffee

4.20pm - 5.15pm

Protein and nutrition essentials for older adults

Brenda Davis RD (via Zoom)

5.15pm - 5.30pm

Conference summary and close

Shireen Kassam

VegMed London 2023 Partners

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