Demand For UK’s First Plant-Based Medical Conference ‘Surprisingly High’
Shireen Kassam is the Founder and Director of Plant-based Health Professionals UK
The first UK medical conference to highlight the benefits of a predominantly plant-based diet took place on March 23 2018 at King’s College Hospital London.
The conference was organised by Dr Shireen Kassam and Dr Tom Hubbard.
It brought together 90 health professionals, mostly doctors, and 100 members of the public in a day dedicated to discussing the role of nutrition in promoting optimal health and well-being. More at:
Dr. Shireen Kassam is a Consultant Haematologist at King’s College Hospital, London. She specialises in the care of people with lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system, but also cares for those with other haematological cancers. Her interest in the role of nutrition on health began when she became vegan for ethical reasons in 2013. Since then she has educated herself in the health promoting effects of a whole foods plant-based diet. She attended the International Conference of Nutrition in Medicine in 2016 and completed the eCornell certification programme in plant-based nutrition in 2017. She founded Plant-Based Health Professionals UK in 2017, an organization dedicated to the promotion of plant-based nutrition. Its mission is to provide evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle education to health professionals and the general public for the promotion of optimal health and well-being.