Plant Based Health at VegfestUK Brighton 2019 – full schedule of talks and panels confirmed

30th January 2019

The full lineup of speakers and topics have just been confirmed in the Plant-Based Health area at VegfestUK Brighton on both days March 23-24 at the Brighton Centre.

Those looking for science-based information on health and plant-based diets are encouraged to listen in on these talks and join the panel discussions, kindly hosted by Plant-Based Health Professionals UK. Subjects range from sustainable diets to mental health and gut health, women’s health and plant-based diets for companion animals plus plenty more.

Saturday March 23rd 2019

12:00 Sandra Hood, Registered Dietitian – Healthy & Sustainable Diets

1:00 Dr Josh Cullimore, GP – The many benefits of a wholefood plant-based diet

2:00 Panel Discussion – Barriers to adopting a whole food plant-based diet and how to overcome them

  • Dr Shireen Kassam, Consultant Haematologist
  • Dr Sue Kenneally, GP
  • Sandra Hood, Registered Dietitian
  • Kate Dunbar, Patient Advocate

3:00 Dr Arvind Maheru, Consultant Psychiatrist – Mental Health Resilience; how our food choices and lifestyle are linked with brain function and mental health.

4:00 Dr Alan Desmond, Consultant Gastroenterologist – Gut Health: how a plant-based diet can change your world

5:00 Dr. Shireen Kassam, Consultant Haematologist – What does diet and lifestyle have to do with cancer?

Sunday March 24th 2019

11:00 Dr Rebecca Jones, GP – Navigating the World of Medicine as a Vegan

12:00 Heather Russell, Registered Dietician – Vegan nutrition myth busting

1:00 Panel Discussion – Barriers to adopting a whole food plant-based diet and how to overcome them

  • Dr Shireen Kassam, Consultant Haematologist
  • Dr Sue Kenneally, GP
  • Heather Russell, Registered Dietitian
  • Dr Luke Vano, Trainee Psychiatrist and Patient Advocate

2:00  Dr Gemma Newman, GP – The modern-day epidemics of heart disease and diabetes. What do they have in common and how can they be prevented and reversed?

3:00 Dr Nitu Bajekal, Consultant Gynaecologist – Let’s talk women’s health and veganism

4:00 Andrew Knight, Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics – Can cats and dogs go vegetarian?

Full descriptions and biographies are available on this page here.

More about Plant-Based Health Professionals UK

Plant-Based Health Professionals UK is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of plant-based nutrition and other lifestyle interventions for optimal health and well-being. In addition, to practising conventional medicine, they are passionate about promoting health and well-being through lifestyle interventions, including plant-based nutrition, physical exercise and stress management.

Visit Plant-Based Health Professionals UK’s website

Other activities at the event

  • Around 230 stalls
  • 18 global caterers
  • Talks on Fitness, Veganic Growing, Radical Veganism
  • Animal Think Tank
  • Yoga and Wellness Zone
  • Mature Zone
  • Cookery Demos
  • Art Exhibition
  • Live performances
  • Kids Area

Advance tickets are now available at, with a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE special offer running until the end of February

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