Advancing healthful

food choices

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MEET US AT VEGMED 2018   20. – 22. APRIL 2018, BERLIN


The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) International aims to raise awareness
among health professionals, the general public and policymakers about the role of nutrition
in promoting good health and preventing and treating disease, while also providing tools for making positive dietary changes.

Serving as a global umbrella organization, PAN International will encourage
the growth of national PAN branches in countries around the world. PAN International
will launch in April 2018.




PAN International creates synergies with existing like-minded initiatives, as well as medical
and nutrition experts worldwide, to provide national PAN branches with scientific content
and relevant resources, as well as technical, organizational and strategic support.


Planned activities include:


  • Developing articles, fact sheets, graphics and videos about evidence-based methods
    of using nutrition to prevent disease and promote health
  • Creating digital health apps to facilitate and encourage dietary change
  • Providing seminars and lectures with actionable content that is tailored to health professionals, medical students, patients, and the general public
  • Providing a platform for scientific discussion, including regular conferences
  • Supporting and designing new research studies
  • Encouraging policymakers and food industries to enable widespread access to healthy foods


             "At the global level, the most important

 contributors to the overall burden of diet

            are low fruit, high sodium, low whole grains,

        low vegetables, and low nuts and seeds."

Global Burden of Disease Study, 2013


Michael Greger, MD

Neal Barnard, MD

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and founder of the Barnard Medical Center.    … read more

Michael Greger, M.D., F.A.C.L.M., is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger's nutrition work can be found at .    … read more

Allan Kornberg, MD

Allan Kornberg, M.D., is a pediatrician
who has practiced both primary care and emergency pediatrics.   … read more

Tanja Kalchenko, MD

Tanja Kalchenko, M.D., is a Senior Radiologist
at the Oncological and Abdominal Radiology Unit at the Oslo University Hospital, the largest university hospital in Norway.    … read more

Christian Kessler, MD

Christian Kessler, M.D., works as a Senior Physician, Research Coordinator, and Project Manager at University Hospital Charité in Berlin, Germany.   … read more

David Stenholtz, MD

David Stenholtz, M.D., is a Senior Oncologist at the Södersjukhuset hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.   … read more

Hans van Groenewoud, MD

Hans van Groenewoud has over 25 years’ experience as an occupational health physician.   … read more


Oppenrieder, MD

Schumann, M.Sc.


Hofmann, BBA


Wiedmann, MD






Are you passionate about raising awareness of the importance that nutrition plays in health? If so, you could be a good fit for PAN. Building a global movement around healthy nutrition will require a broad set of skills, with opportunities available for you to get involved in a wide variety of capacities at varying levels of time commitment. Apply today to be a part of our global movement from the start.


We currently have the following opportunities available:

Fundraising Manager

Marketing Manager

Medical Content Manager (Oct 2018)

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in supporting PAN with your skills as a volunteer? If so, we strongly encourage
you to sign up as a volunteer by filling out our sign up form. Please specify your skills (see list below), your work experience, the country you live in, your motivation to work with PAN International, and
your potential time commitment. At the moment, we are setting up an international team
of volunteers and will let you know as soon as there is an opening in one of our projects.


 Support us with your skills in the fields of:


to integrate the latest research regarding behaviour

change into our programs and tools.


Project Management

to manage and lead individual campaigns, programs,
conferences etc.


Social Media

to grow and engage our global network.


Public Relations

to draft communication guidelines for our
international organization and to raise PAN’s profile
 among health professionals, patients and the public
through reputable media presence.



to grow PAN’s resources and to enable national PAN branches
to finance their work sustainably.



to identify the most effective tools and campaigns for reaching out to health professionals, patients, and the general public.


Medicine and Nutrition

to lay the scientific groundwork for our educational materials, seminars and trainings, and to develop helpful tools for doctors, patients, and the general public.


to create appealing educational materials and web pages.


Animation / Video

to produce animated informational videos, slide templates for presentations, and to film and edit footage of PAN's events.



to develop digital tools, maintain our website,
and secure our data network.



to support national PAN branches by offering our content

and tools in their respective language.


Accounting / Tax Consultancy

to maintain our financial records.



to advise our founding processes and support

our international network in a legal capacity.



to ensure our activities are having

the greatest possible impact.

New National PAN Branches

Does your country lack an organization that can effectively advance the topic of healthy nutrition
among medical professionals, policy makers, and the general public?

Do you know a group of qualified and motivated health professionals who could found such an organization?


Do you know of a like-minded organization that is already making progress on these topics
and which could benefit from the support of a global network?


If so, please get in touch with us. We would love to form partnerships and exchange expertise
with other motivated groups and individuals in order to advance our common goals.


Would you like to share your feedback, ideas, or expertise with us?

      Please use our contact form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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