Third Annual Plant-based Nutrition Symposium

Blair Education Center, Park City Hospital, PArk City, UT

Saturday, November 23, 2019

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Agenda (subject to change):

8:45 – 9:15 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:15 – "Whole Foods, Plant-based 101" - Shipra Bansal MD

10:15 – 10:30 - Break

10:30 - 11:15 – "Gut Health and the Microbiome " - Zach Bush MD

11:15 – 12:00 – “The Standard American Diet is Bad for Bones and Joints: Observations in Surgery” - Thomas Rosenberg MD

12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 – Q&A Panel - Moderated by Kathy Smith

1:15 – 2:15 – – “The Environmental Impact of Diet” - Keegan Kuhm

2:15 – 2:30 – Break

2:30 – 3:15 – "Eating for a Healthier Gut" - Zach Bush MD

3:15 – 4:00 – Q&A and Closing Remarks

CME credits offered through the University of Utah School of Medicine.


About Our KEynote Speakers:

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Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country - with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer profound new insights into human health and longevity. His education efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up- shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large.

Shipra Bansal, MD is a board-certified Family Physician at North Country HealthCare, a community health center in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has been integrating Lifestyle Medicine into her clinical practice for 4 years and developed a group visit model for patients interested in treating their chronic disease with diet. Dr. Bansal is also a Regional Director of Medical Education with AT Still University School of Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) and has been the Medical Director for the Sedona Health and Nutrition Conference for the past two years.


Keegan Kuhn is an award-winning American documentary filmmaker. He is best known for producing documentaries What the Health (2017), Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014), and Turlock: The documentary (2013. His films focus on social justice topics of environmental, animal and human rights issues. Kuhn is the owner of First Spark Media, a video production company that caters to non-profit organizations and businesses.

Keegan spoke at our first symposium and we’ve been eager to bring him back!


Accreditation: The University Of Utah School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 Disclosure: None of the faculty or planners or anyone in control of content for this continuing medical education activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not cover any products/services of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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