It was a privilege for Lebanese Vegans to participate in the SECOND INTERNATIONAL PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY ASSOCIATION TEACHING COURSE (JOINT ISN-IPNA TEACHING COURSE) held on June 13-14-15, 2019 at The Hilton Habtoor Hotel, Convention Center – Beirut Lebanon.
Lebanese Vegans had their spot at this scientific event to spread awareness about the benefits of plant-based diet, the negative environmental impact of animal agriculture and the ethical stand against animal exploitation.
International participants from the United States, Italy, France ,Belgium and the Arab countries who participated in this congress including the president of the IPNA Pierre Cochat had the chance on June 14 and 15 to experience Vegan lunch at The Hayek Hospital premises supported by Veg_an me, Coconoix, Ada’s Kitchen, NUTRIU, Vicky’s, Vegan., Coara and KAMAKAN.
Active members from Lebanese Vegans had their “Vegan Session” at the “Second IPNA Teaching Course” on Friday June 14, 2019.
Georges Hayek, founder of “Lebanese Vegans” and owner of Hayek Hospital gave a heartfelt speech “Why Vegan” and highlighted on recent studies that found how all chronic diseases are linked to animal products. He discussed how the World Health Organization classifies processed meat as a Group A carcinogenic, like tobacco.
Dietitian Samira Oufane delivered a well-established and factual presentation “May your Food Be Your Medicine” about the implications of consuming animal products and the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Roland Azar, Contributor at the “Lebanese Vegans” awareness campaigns and founder of the active and influencing online awareness platform “Choose Compassion“ delivered a detailed presentation about the negative environmental impact of Animal Agriculture and how a Vegan diet can reduce our carbon footprint, help restore deforested lands and saves energy, fresh water and grains for human consumption.
The president of the IPNA Pierre Cochat is Vegan and in his turn addressed a speech to the attendees of the Vegan lunch stating that a Vegan diet is healthy and encouraged them to adopt it.