Dr. Michael Klaper makes appearances – both in-person and via Skype – as a featured speaker at events around the world. This web page is updated as new speaking engagements are added to his schedule. Please join Dr. Klaper’s mailing list to be informed of events, including those you can watch online, and/or contact Dr. Klaper if you would like him to speak at your event.


Unity of Palm Harbor, FL

January 15-21, 2018: “Health, Healing & Weight Loss Training Series” (Free Online Event)

Michelle Melendez, a 20-year fitness expert, wants 2018 to be your “Year of Being Strong, Fit & Confident.” That’s why Michelle and “Women Being Fit” are featuring 21 health, fitness, and weight loss leaders in a free and exclusive training series over the course of seven days (January 15-21).

The “Health, Healing & Weight Loss Training Series” is a free online event designed to jumpstart vitality, strength, and energy.

As a physician who wants all women to be as healthy, happy and powerful as possible, I am proud to have contributed to this training series. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Michelle Melendez and all of the others with whom she speaks, including Ocean Robbins, Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, Dr. Lindsey Berkson, and many more.

Learn More + Register: http://bit.ly/WomenBeingFit-DoctorKlaper


Unity of Palm Harbor, FL

January 18-19, 2018: Sedona Health and Nutrition Conference (Sedona, Arizona)

“Medicine that Heals: Incorporating Plant-Based Nutrition into Your Practice” – Professional Presentations for Health Care Providers and the Community at L’Auberge de Sedona.

Medical Professionals – Discover how plant-based nutrition is changing medical practice in the U.S. This annual conference presents the latest information on the science and practice of “food as medicine” – medicine that goes beyond managing chronic conditions to promote true healing. Learn about plant-based nutrition, the effects of diet on chronic disease prevention and control, and how to design an optimum plant-based diet for patients and clients in a clinical setting.

Dr. Michael Klaper presents, “Putting Nutrition to Work in Clinical Practice.” Other speakers include Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, Jane Esselstyn, RN, and Brenda Davis, RD.


Unity of Palm Harbor, FL

January 20-21, 2018: Sedona VegFest 2018 – “Peaceful Plates, Peaceful World” (Sedona, Arizona)

Sedona VegFest 2018 – held at the Sedona Performing Arts Center – is a two-day celebration of the joys of plant-based eating. Participants will learn from some of the top, national experts in plant-based nutrition and lifestyle, related to healthcare, our environment, and animal welfare.

Dr. Michael Klaper presents, “A Diet for All Reasons – Healthy People, Healthy Planet.” Other speakers include Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, Jane Esselstyn, RN, Jane Velez–Mitchell, Brenda Davis, RD, and Keegan Kuhn (co-director of “Cowspiracy” and “What The Health“).


Unity of Palm Harbor, FL

January 30 – February 11, 2018: Live Vegan Vibrantly (Free Online Event)

“How To Heal Your Body, Eat Deliciously & Become A Leader In The Movement”

Strategies for rejuvenating your body and your life from the inside out – so you can live more vibrantly and beautifully than ever before.

Hosted by Laura Christine Sainz

In addition to Dr. Michael Klaper, speakers include Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Dr. Joel Kahn, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Kip Andersen, Chef AJ, Mark Reinfeld, and many others.

Sunday, February 11 is the date of Dr. Klaper’s interview for this online event.


Unity of Palm Harbor, FL

February 10, 2018: Reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms – Workshop (Jupiter, Florida)

Dr. Michael Klaper discusses the underlying cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and ideal treatment.

This Saturday workshop event from 12:30 – 5 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University is hosted by Clint Paddison who will share his story of reversing RA and dangers of existing medical treatment of RA.

For more information and tickets: http://bit.ly/Reversing-RA-Florida-2018


Unity of Palm Harbor, FL

February 15-25, 2018: Holistic Holiday at Sea XV – A Voyage to Well-being (Sailing from Miami, Florida)

Holistic Holiday at Sea is a relaxing and educational vacation aboard one of the world’s most luxurious ocean liners. This 10-day holistic cruise stops at various ports of call and offers a wide variety of lectures, workshops, and private consultations by leading authorities in the fields of alternative health and holistic healing.

Dr. Michael Klaper presents “The Most Hopeful Trends in Healing” in his keynote lecture. He will also deliver four other lecturesand serve on a Q&A panel with Drs. Michael Greger, Joel Kahn, Lawrence Kushi and Deanna Minich.


Unity of Palm Harbor, FL

March 23, 2018: Conferencia Internacional De Nutrición Basada En Alimentos De Origen Vegetal (Cali, Colombia)

One-day conference at Leclerc Hotel Boutique, Barrio Granada in Cali, Colombia. In addition to Dr. Michael Klaper, speakers include Brenda Davis, RD and Antonio Soler, MD.

“Eating a whole foods plant-based diet is about recognizing the consequences of our food choices for ourselves and beyond ourselves.” – Brenda Davis, RD

“Tenemos la salud en nuestras manos, la nutrición correcta es el verdadero camino a una vida completa y vibrante.” – Antonio Soler, MD

For reservations and more information, send e-mail: info@plantdelicious.net


Second Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference

April 2-8, 2018: 3rd Annual Aspen Ski Getaway for Nutritional Research Foundation (Aspen, Colorado)

Dr. Michael Klaper will attend the full, 6-day/night event in Aspen, Colorado and will join Dr. Joel Fuhrman on two nights to discuss and answer questions about nutritional science.

The Aspen Ski Getaway is sponsored by and raises funds to support the Nutritional Research Foundation and its clinical research into the impact optimal nutrition has on health, healing, and longevity. The Nutritional Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and part of the trip cost is a tax-deductible, charitable donation (35-45% of the cost, depending on the selected package).

For more info and to register: http://bit.ly/2018-Aspen-Ski-Getaway


Second Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference

April 14, 2018: 3rd Annual Food Is Medicine Seminar (Midland, Texas)

Saturday event from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM at Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Healthy City is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about a whole, plant-based foods diet and increase education on how to improve overall health and prevent and reverse the most common disease processes.

In addition to Dr. Michael Klaper, presenters include Dr. Scott Stoll, co-founder of the International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, Dr. Kim Williams, and plant-based dietician Julieanna Hever.

Dr. Klaper’s 1-hour presentation: “The Role of Diet in the Cause and Treatment of Common Degenerative Diseases.” How the Standard American Diet plays a role in causing obesity, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, and how plant-based foods have been shown to be effective in reversing these diseases.


Second Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference

May 16, 2018: TEDxTraverseCity “Awake and Aware” (Traverse City, Michigan)

Dr. Michael Klaper is pleased to be a speaker at the 8th TEDxTraverseCity event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Live event from 9 AM – 4 PM at Dennos Museum Center’s Milliken Auditorium at Northwest Michigan College (NMC). Simulcast at State Theatre in Traverse City.

“We are questioning how, as a community, we can challenge ourselves to become more conscious and more awake to possibilities of change. Ideas spring from being aware – sufficiently aware for us to take notice and, we hope, to create an impact. Crossing the threshold of awareness, an idea can spread and be shared throughout our communities.” For more info: Website and Facebook


Second Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference

May 19-20, 2018: Plant-Based Training Conference (Costa Mesa, California)

Two-Day, Plant-Based Training Conference and Mini Veg Fest in Costa Mesa, California

“Your Plant-Based Guide Conference” provides practical tools, education, and guidance to improve health, reduce climate change, and prevent animal cruelty with a vegan diet.

Dr. Michael Klaper speaks on Saturday, May 19. Other speakers include Dr. Joel Kahn, Dr. Brooke Goldner, and Ocean Robbins. Presentations and nutritional training provided by 12 physicians, weight-loss, fitness, and health experts, and a climate change expert.


Second Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference

May 19-21, 2018: Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) Conference (Raleigh, NC)

5th Annual National Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) Conference. Evidence-Based Nutrition in the Prevention/Treatment of Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases.

Professionals, students and the public are welcome. Affordable nonprofit continuing education event held at North Carolina State University. 27 speakers, including Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Milton Mills, Brenda Davis RD, and other clinicians, researchers, and educators.

Dr. Klaper presents, “Nutrition and the Future of Clinical Efforts Against Chronic Disease.”



Unity of Palm Harbor, FL

January 20, 2017: Nutrition & Love as Medicine (Near Tampa, Florida)

Throughout his distinguished medical career (beyond applying basic and sound medical treatments), Dr. Michael Klaper has discovered the most important ingredient to health and healing is… LOVE. In this Friday evening talk, scheduled from 6-7:30 pm, Dr. Klaper discusses how he uses Nutrition & Love as Medicine to heal patients.

Unity of Palm Harbor, host for the presentation, describes itself as a sanctuary for spiritual expression, community, and creativity.


Second Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference

January 21, 2017: Second Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference

An “entertraining” and educational day at the beautiful Twin Isles Country Club in Punta Gorda, Florida. Presentations by Dr. Michael Klaper and others, cooking demonstrations, panel discussion, question and answer session, and a wonderful plant-strong breakfast and lunch.

Designed to enhance the knowledge of all participants interested in whole food, plant-based nutrition and its role in reversing and preventing lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. The organizer, Dr. Jaimela Delaney, is a plant-based cardiologist and endurance athlete who promotes disease reversal through lifestyle modification.


WHOLE Conference in Southern California, an all day event

February 19, 2017: WHOLE Conference (Southern California)

Dr. Michael Klaper is a featured speaker at the WHOLE Conference in Southern California (Camarillo, 55 miles from LAX), an all day event (9a-4p) to learn about the benefits of a whole food plant-based lifestyle from renowned doctors and chefs, including Dr. Michael Greger. Save with early registration.


March 11-18, 2017: Holistic Holiday at Sea XIV (Setting sail from Miami, Florida)

Cruise the Caribbean Sea on one of the world’s premier luxury liners for one full week on a journey devoted to health and personal growth. In addition to Dr. Michael Klaper, presenters include Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Greger, Ann Esselstyn, Jane Esselstyn, and Sandy Pukel.

To receive a $50 on-board credit, mention Dr. Michael Klaper’s name when you register through the “BOOK NOW” link in the upper right corner of the following web page:



Washington Association of Diabetes Educators

April 21, 2017: Washington Association of Diabetes Educators (Marysville, WA)

Dr. Michael Klaper will deliver a presentation during the 2017 WADE Annual Conference at the Tulalip Resort in Marysville, Washington (about 45 minutes north of Seattle).

Founded in 1982, the Washington Association of Diabetes Educators (WADE) are members of the American Association of Diabetes Educators who serve Washington State and surrounding areas. WADE is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization, made up of professional diabetes educators.


Vegetarian Society of Hawaii

May 4 & 9, 2017: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii (Maui & Oahu, Hawaii)

Thursday, May 4 in Kahului, Maui and Tuesday, May 9 in Honolulu, Oahu.

Dr. Klaper presents, “What I Wish Someone Had Told Me In Medical School About Nutrition.”

Although trained to diagnose and treat classic diseases, such as diphtheria and typhoid fever, Dr. Klaper has spent his long medical career “cleaning up the wreckage of the Standard American Diet (SAD).”

In this entertaining lecture, Dr. Klaper explores specific ways food can play a causative role in various diseases and how food can be used to cure. He’s pleased to share this practical information with the health-aware public on Oahu and Maui. Physicians, medical students, and other health professionals are particularly welcome.


May 18-20, 2017: Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) Conference (New Mexico)

The 4th Annual National Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) conference series, an evidence-based look at how certain plant-based approaches to eating may affect and reduce the risks of society’s major preventable diseases at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Dr. Klaper presents, “Leaky Gut, Probiotics and Implications for Chronic and Auto-immune Disease” and is part of the Clinicians’ Round Table on “Responding to Patients Who Have Active Disease.”

Health, Healing, & Happiness Conference

June 9-11, 2017: 6th Annual Health, Healing, & Happiness Conference (Las Vegas, NV)

The 6th Annual Health, Healing & Happiness Conference and Expo at Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas is the biggest conference in Nevada for plant-based nutrition and natural solutions that embrace your whole body, mind & spirit!

A unique and exciting event to truly recharge your life with nutrition & lifestyle choices – for your physical AND emotional well-being! Be prepared to experience an unforgettable weekend where you can learn, taste, mingle, and enjoy a good time in Las Vegas!


The Health Science of Plant-Based Living Conference

June 23-25, 2017: The Health Science of Plant-Based Living Conference (Cleveland, Ohio)

In addition to Dr. Michael Klaper, other featured speakers include Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Alan Goldgamer, Cathy Fisher, and others.

This Friday through Sunday event is hosted by the National Health Association (NHA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet. The Association provides educational materials, educational events, and services to thousands of people around the world.


Begins July 17, 2017: Fasting Summit 2 (Online Event)

30+ of the world’s most influential health coaches, doctors and fasting experts will teach you the 9-steps to fasting, including intermittent fasting, juice fasting, water fasting and more.

Dr. Michael Klaper is a featured speaker in “Phase 6: Water Fasting.” Other event speakers include Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and Dr. Michael Greger.

All presentations will be available online so you can watch them at your convenience. During the free portion of the event (available this month, July 2017), each interview will be live for 24 hours. If you secure an All-Access Pass, you’ll have instant access to all the interviews and bonus material forever.

July 19, 2017: Q-and-A after Screening of “What the Health” (San Francisco, CA)

5 – 7:30 p.m. in the Koret Auditorium on the lower level of the San Francisco Public Library.

Dr. Michael Klaper answers questions after a screening of “What the Health,” the groundbreaking new documentary from the creators of “Cowspiracy.” This eye-opening exposé reveals corruption in government and big business behind the leading causes of death in the USA and provides information to fight back and take charge of your own health.

Hosted by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit health organization dedicated to saving and improving lives through good nutrition, advanced medical research, and public policy advocacy.

The Health Science of Plant-Based Living Conference

July 22, 2017: Spokane Vegfest 2017 (Spokane, Washington)

INVeg’s 4th annual “Spokane Vegfest: Healthy Living Expo & Music Festival” at Spokane Community College from 10 am to 6 pm.

Last year, 3,000 people attended this event which includes healthy living, animal- and eco-friendly exhibitors, a music festival, cooking demonstrations, food trucks, non-profit organizations, an outdoor market, massage, and more.

Although he will not be there in person, Dr. Michael Klaper will deliver a presentation via Skype. Other speakers include Lindsay Nixon, Dotsie Bausch, and Chef AJ.


The Health Science of Plant-Based Living Conference

August 3-6, 2017: The Animal Rights National Conference (Alexandria, VA – close to Washington, DC.)

The Animal Rights National Conference is the world’s largest and longest-running animal rights gathering and the only conference open to all points of view on achieving animal liberation. This year’s event features more than 150 speakers from 90 organizations across the world, representing different paths to animal liberation.

Designed for people who want to improve their animal advocacy skills and/or network with other animal activists, the event is produced by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), a national non-profit organization working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism.

On Friday, August 4, in a session entitled, “ABCs of Vegan Nutrition,” Dr. Michael Klaper will talk about diseases associated with human consumption of animal products.


August 29 – September 1, 2017: The Human Side of the Food Revolution (Oregon)

Breitenbush Hot Springs, Detroit, Oregon

Dr. Klaper will lead workshops on health, plant-based nutrition and personal growth, and will be available to answer questions and provide counseling.

Food Revolution Network founders, John and Ocean Robbins, and special guests, Michael Klaper, MD, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D, and Karl Anthony at world-renowned Breitenbush Hot Springs. Enjoy natural hot springs, steam sauna, organic & vegetarian cuisine, exhilarating dips in a glacier-fed river, forest walks, delightful learning, building companionship.

Eat Well Stay Well 2017 One Day Immersion

September 10, 2017: 4th Annual Eat Well Stay Well 2017 – One Day Immersion (Columbia, MD)

Dr. Michael Klaper will speak via Skype about “Using Nutrition as a Strategy for Disease Prevention” during this all day Sunday, Healthy Plant-Based Lifestyle Event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other presenters include Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. and Chef AJ. Co-hosts: Dr. Dana Simpler and Sharon McRae.

Get Inspired – Get Healthier – Live Longer – Go Plant-Based!


International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

September 24-27, 2017: 5th Annual International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (Anaheim, California)

Dr. Michael Klaper serves on a panel that will address Challenging Case Studies and a Lunch and Panel Discussion: Everyday Ideas for Your Practice. Other speakers at the 2017 International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference include Dr. Scott Stoll, Brenda Davis, T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., Chad Sarno and others.

The conference objective is to prove the benefits of the dietary lifestyle through a review of current and progressive scientific research evidencing the preventive and disease fighting capabilities of whole food, plant-based nutrition. Geared toward medical doctors from a variety of specialty areas, as well as allied healthcare professionals, information on plant-based nutrition is presented with a commitment to intellectual integrity, without bias or influence.


International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

October 19, 2017: UCSB Vegan Studies Presents Michael Klaper, MD (Santa Barbara, CA)

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. UCSB Vegan Studies is extremely proud to present Michael Klaper, MD, a practicing physician for over 40 years and a respected authority and internationally acclaimed speaker on diet and health.

Dr. Klaper delivers important information on optimum human nutrition. His presentation is FREE and open to the public. There will also be a Q&A and complimentary vegan buffet. To secure your seat, send your full name and the names of any guests to: kay.sommer@veganstudies.org


November 12-21, 2017: Dr. Michael Klaper ‘Nutrition In Healthcare’ Symposium (Aus/NZ Tour 2017)

Dr. Michael Klaper will deliver presentations in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, and Melbourne, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

“Raw Events Australia” is organizing the tour.


November 25, 2017: Whangarei Vegan Expo (Whangarei, New Zealand)

Dr. Michael Klaper is a featured speaker at the Whangarei Vegan Expo from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Forum North, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei Central.

The event features vegan food, presentations, workshops, and entertainment. Last year’s event, the first of its kind, drew about 1,000 attendees.



November 27 – December 11, 2017: “The Power of Raw Foods Summit” (Online)

Dr. Michael Klaper is one of 30 speakers (vegan doctors and raw food experts). Two speakers are featured each day for 15 days with a 72-hour replay for each day.

Dr. Klaper speaks on November 30 about “Common Diseases of Children and How to Heal Them.” Other speakers include Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Michael Greger.

“The Power of Raw Foods Summit: How Food Heals Us Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually” is hosted by Karen Ranzi. This is a free online event.



Holistic Holiday at Sea

February 27 – March 5, 2016: Holistic Holiday at Sea XIII

Join Dr. Michael Klaper and his wife, Alese, two of 45 presenters, including plant-based diet luminaries, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Michael Greger, and Dr. Tom Campbell, for this special weeklong cruise.

Holistic Holiday at Sea XIII will cruise the Eastern Caribbean on an Italian luxury liner, the MSC Divina, setting sail from Miami, Florida with ports of call to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nassau, Bahamas.

Holistic Holiday at Sea is a body pampering, relaxing, and educational vacation cruise featuring a wide variety of lectures, workshops, and private consultations with leaders in holistic living and natural health, specially prepared vegan (plant-based) natural foods cuisine and beverages, swimming and snorkeling, saunas and Turkish baths, and more.


Dr. Michael Klaper with Clint Paddison and Brenda Davis in Australia

April 2016: Speaking Tour in Australia

Dr. Michael Klaper enjoyed five speaking engagements in Australia between April 9 and 20, including one appearance in Canberra, two in Sydney, and two in Melbourne.

In Canberra, Dr. Klaper was joined by Brenda Davis, RD for a three hour session, “Health And Longevity Through A Plant-Based Diet Or How To Prevent And Reverse Chronic Disease.”

In one of the two Sydney events, Dr. Klaper was joined by Clint Paddison for an event entitled, “How to Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Naturally.”

The other Sydney event was titled, “Nutritional Strategies to Effectively Treat Type 2 Diabetes.”


Food Revolution Summit

April 30 – May 8, 2016: 5th Annual Food Revolution Summit

Dr. Michael Klaper was featured during the 5th Annual Food Revolution Summit. The title of his discussion, “Our Best Hope for a Livable World.”

The Food Revolution Summit, hosted by Ocean Robbins, features interviews conducted by his father, best-selling author, John Robbins, with 24 of the top food experts on the planet.

Other interviews featured Dr. Christine Northrup, Jane Goodall, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Mark Hyman, Senator Cory Booker, Dr. Michael Greger, Ron Finley, Vandana Shiva, and numerous others.

Hear Dr. Klaper’s 2013 interview with John Robbins here at DoctorKlaper.com.


Dr. Michael Klaper at Compassionate Living Events in Port Townsend, WA

June 12, 2016: Compassionate Living Events (Port Townsend, WA)

Dr. Michael Klaper presents a new, updated version of his talk, “From the Operating Room to the Dining Room: The Evolution of a Nutritionally Aware Physician” at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington on behalf of Compassionate Living Events.

Dr. Klaper shares his personal journey toward nutrition-based medical practice, as well as the deeper aspects of the journey that have opened his heart to non-violence and enlarged his waiting room to include all beings in need of healing, including his biggest patient, our magnificent Mother Earth.

See the 2012 version of this talk in a free, 83-minute video here at DoctorKlaper.com.


Vegetarian Summerfest

July 6-10, 2016: Vegetarian Summerfest (Johnstown, Pennsylvania)

Dr. Michael Klaper is one of many featured speakers at the Vegetarian Summerfest to be held in the Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown on the picturesque campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA. The campus is a 650-acre mountaintop wildlife preserve with 40 acres of hiking trails.

In addition to Dr. Klaper, featured speakers at this annual conference of the North American Vegetarian Society include T. Colin Campbell, Brenda Davis, and Dr. Michael Greger.


International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

September 21-24, 2016: International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (Anaheim, California)

Dr. Michael Klaper is featured on a panel with Dr. Scott Stoll, Dr. Michael Greger, and three others during the 4th International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference.

The conference objective is to prove the benefits of the dietary lifestyle through a review of current and progressive scientific research evidencing the preventive and disease fighting capabilities of whole food, plant-based nutrition. Geared toward medical doctors from a variety of specialty areas, as well as allied healthcare professionals, information on plant-based nutrition is presented with a commitment to intellectual integrity, without bias or influence.


2Forks Full Immersion - October 2016 - Near Sedona, Arizona

October 3-9, 2016: 2Forks Full Immersion (near Sedona, Arizona)

Dr. Michael Klaper helps support Rip Esselstyn and his Engine 2 Team present a life-changing, weeklong event for those who need inspiration and guidance on their plant-based journey to health and well being.

Dr. Klaper serves as Medical Director and delivers several presentations on the amazing ways human bodies turn our food into us and how we can help our bodies do the best possible job of keeping us healthy. Other expert speakers include Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Dr. Doug Lisle.

Biometric screenings conducted – both at your arrival and departure – to demonstrate the powerful impact of seven days of plant-strong eating and mindful living.


Plant-Based Nutrition in Primary Care - Rochester Academy of Medicine

October 17, 2016: Plant-Based Nutrition in Primary Care: Report From the Front Lines (Rochester, New York)

Healthy Cuisine Tasting with Dr. Klaper in the Living Room at the Rochester Academy of Medicine followed by his lecture.

Dr. Michael Klaper discusses the effects of the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) and its role in the pathogenesis of common diseases seen in primary care, especially atherosclerosis, Type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and various inflammatory conditions of joints and skin.

Dr. Klaper explains how current conventional medical and surgical therapies that do not address nutritional factors will be largely ineffective in resolving these disease states. He defines the mechanisms of how plant-based diets can prevent, arrest, and reverse many of these conditions and he identifies ways of motivating patients to undertake the simple diet and lifestyle changes that can prevent and reverse these common, life-altering degenerative diseases.



World Vegan Summit

March 20 – 22, 2015: World Vegan Summit & Expo

Marina Del Rey Marriott, Marina Del Rey, CA

Dr. Michael Klaper will be a featured speaker at the World Vegan Summit & Expo, a conference for grassroots activists, world-renowned experts, and thinkers, movers and shakers devoted to creating a compassionate, healthy, environmentally-sustainable world. Music, food, and fun, featuring spectacularly creative plant-based cuisine and plenty of inspiring information to live by!



Forks Over Knives

April 15, 2015: Forks Over Knives – Film Screening

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Forks Over Knives, a highly acclaimed documentary, examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

Dr. Michael Klaper spoke after a screening of the documentary film, Forks Over Knives, at Stanford Law Building (Room 180), Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ijukNzlUg

Official Website: http://www.forksoverknives.com/the-film/



Mago Retreat Center, Sedona, AZ

May 16 – 22, 2015: Journey to the Heart of Healing

Sedona Mago Retreat, Cottonwood, AZ

Dr. Michael Klaper and a team of healing friends and colleagues hosted an extraordinary exploration to discover the healer within during this memorable weeklong event.



DocEmerson Immersion Event

May 20 – 26, 2015: DocEmerson’s Immersion at Four Seasons Resort Maui

Four Seasons Resort, Maui, HI

Join Four Seasons Resort Maui’s Wellness doctor, Mark Emerson, and an esteemed staff of physicians (including Dr. Michael Klaper), nutrition experts, and health oriented culinary masters for a six day all-inclusive Ultimate Health & Wellness Immersion Event.

Dr. Mark D. Emerson is an Author, Speaker and Doctor of Chiropractic who specializes in clinical nutrition and natural treatment methods for patients of all ages. Understanding the important link between diet and disease, he has dedicated his career to teaching optimal health through proper nutrition and realistic diet protocols.



Health, Healing & Happiness conference

June 12 – 14, 2015: Health, Healing & Happiness Conference

Tuscany Suites, Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Michael Klaper is one of the keynote speakers at this 4th annual health and wellness conference embracing body, mind and spirit with top speakers, chef demos, classes, a big vendor marketplace, and more.

Other keynote speakers include Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr. John McDougall.



Health Classic 2015

June 12 – 14, 2015: 23rd Annual Health Classic

La Casa De Maria Retreat Center, Santa Barbara, CA

Join Dr. Michael Klaper and many other health and environmental teachers for the 23rd Annual Health Classic to be held in Santa Barbara, California from June 4-7, 2015.

In his keynote presentation on Saturday night, Dr. Klaper will discuss how proper nutrition and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health, and, in many cases, can make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating its symptoms. On Sunday morning, Health Classic participants will have a unique opportunity to study with Dr. Klaper in a small group setting during his workshop.

Choose from over 40 health, lifestyle, nutrition, cooking, and exercise workshops and classes while enjoying the Health Classic’s gourmet, vegetarian, organic cuisine.


Dr. John McDougall’s Health & Medical Center

September 11 – 13 2015: Dr. John McDougall’s Advanced Study Weekend

Santa Rosa, CA

Offered twice a year, Dr. McDougall’s Advanced Study weekends are dedicated to broadening your understanding of plant-food based nutrition as an alternative to excessive medical intervention. We present the latest cutting-edge research to beginners and professionals alike, in an easy and accessible format. You’ll come away educated, motivated and ready to take your health to the next level.



World Elder Gathering Hawaii 2015

October 12 – 15, 2015: World Elder Gathering 2015

Kalani Resort, Pahoa, Big Island, Hawaii

In the great tradition of World Elder Gatherings, this year’s event – WEG HAWAII OCTOBER 2015 – is dedicated to expanding the vertical and horizontal circles in our lives. The former embodies our physical, political, economic and social lives; the latter resonates with our intention to establish stronger connections with our ancestors and build a more sustainable world for the children yet to be born.



Portland VegFest

November 14 – 15, 2015: Portland VegFest

Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon

Portland VegFest is a 2-day event celebrating plant-based living, with free food samples, health and nutrition speakers, chef demonstrations, Fashion and Beauty Stage presentations, Fitness Stage workouts, restaurants, films, and activities for kids and teens. There’s something for everyone!



2 Forks Food Conference

November 21 & 22, 2015: 2 Forks Food Conference

Hilton Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

Learn the why and how of changing the way you eat from top experts and from top chefs who will show you delicious and amazing ways to create entirely plant-based meals during this 2-day event, November 21 & 22, 2015.

“How rare is it to find a doctor who encourages his patients to change what they eat, rather than take the easy, money-making route of writing them a high-dollar prescription? Dr. Klaper is part of the next generation of physicians who recognize the role that our diets play in our well-being—and our nation’s healthcare crisis. His stories of recovery and newfound vitality are awesome and inspiring—and will motivate you to seek out a new doctor who will help you get to the core of your health concerns.”



Healthy Lifestyle Expo

October 10 – 12, 2014: Healthy Lifestyle Expo

Los Angeles, California

Featuring eye-opening presentations from top speakers in the world of plant-based health, learn how to prevent and reverse heart disease, achieve permanent weight loss, protect yourself against breast, prostate and colon cancer, and make the changes in your life you’ve always dreamed of.


Plant-based Nutrition Conference

September 17 – 20, 2014: 2nd Annual International Plant-based Nutrition Conference

San Diego, California

Dr. Klaper was part of the Conference Faculty for this event.

“Inside every overweight person, there’s a normal person with normal biometrics, encased in bad habits and wrong choices. The vast majority of people in physician offices are there due to diseases caused by the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). Medical school didn’t prepare me for patients getting healthy, but indeed they do, every day in my office, because of plant-based nutrition.” – Michael Klaper, M.D.


Animal Rights National Conference

July 10 – 13, 2014: Animal Rights National Conference

Los Angeles, California

Dr. Michael Klaper delivered the closing address at the world’s largest and longest-running animal rights gathering. View short videos related to this year’s appearance.



Berkeley Vegan Earth Day

April 19, 2014: Berkeley Vegan Earth Day

Dr. Michael Klaper was a featured speaker at this 4th annual event.





2014 Maui Retreat

March 30 – April 6, 2014: 2014 Maui Spring Renewal Cleanse Retreat

Dr. Michael Klaper and his team hosted a week-long retreat on Maui.

Read about the program and guest speakers.




Holistic Holiday at Sea

March 1 – 8, 2014: Holistic Holiday at Sea XI – A Voyage to Well Being

Dr. Michael Klaper delivered the keynote address and a series of lectures during this week-long cruise.





In addition, Dr. Klaper has presented at these events:

Food Revolution Summit 2013

Food Revolution Summit

Dr. Klaper’s good friend and colleague, John Robbins, interviewed 24 of the world’s top food experts and activists during a week-long virtual summit from April 27 to May 5, 2013. With thanks to the Food Revolution Network, you can listen to the conversation between Dr. Klaper and John Robbins here at DoctorKlaper.com.



Whole Foods

Annual Whole Foods Health Immersion – Naples, Florida

This is Whole Foods’ corporate program aimed at promoting healthy eating by providing education and support tools to inspire interest in foods that help improve and maintain health and vitality.



Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center

Dr. McDougall’s Advanced Study Weekend – Santa Rosa, California

Dr. Michael Klaper presented, Practical Nutritional Medicine: Putting Hippocrates’ Advice to Work to Treat Today’s Diseases. See his 84-minute presentation for free here at DoctorKlaper.com.



Vegetarian Summerfest

Vegetarian Summerfest – Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Now, in its 40th year, the annual conference of the North American Vegetarian Society is host to hundreds of health and planet-loving folks.

See VegetarianSummerFest.org





World Veg Festival

San Francisco World Veg Festival – San Francisco, California

Dr. Michael Klaper is a regular presenter at the World Veg Festival, now in its 15th year presented by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society. The event is open to all.


Living Brain Wellness

Living Brain Wellness with Multiple Sclerosis – Portland, Oregon

Multiple Sclerosis can be a debilitating neurological disease with significant impact on one’s sense of wellbeing. This unique transformational program is aimed at empowering people with MS to health and healing through diet, exercise, and stress reduction.

Download a PDF brochure.





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