Physicians Association for Nutrition Czech Republic

Find out more about the PAN Czech Republic team and their activities here.

About PAN Czech Republic

PAN Czech Republic aims to raise awareness of the importance of nutrition for health and for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. In particular, we emphasize the health benefits of a diet based on minimally processed foods that are plant-based (simplified as “whole food plant-based diet”). We provide essential information to other healthcare professionals, the public and policymakers. The Czech Republic branch of the Physicians Association for Nutrition was officially founded in 2020.

 

Our Goals

As the Czech national branch of PAN International, our goals are the following:

EDUCATION

To make nutrition education an important part of education at medical faculties.

 

SUPPORT

To support healthcare professionals in the field of nutrition by organising seminars and other educational events.

RESOURCES

To develop effective nutrition programmes and resources for patients and healthcare professionals.

NETWORK

To connect healthcare professionals, scientists and students on a global scale.

Getting involved

Creating a global network centred around healthy nutrition requires a wide range of skills. You have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of activities at different levels of commitment according to your availability. Start today!

DONATE TO PAN CZECH REPUBLIC

Nutrition is one of the most powerful tools in disease prevention and treatment. Your donation will help us educate healthcare professionals, the general public and legislators about the benefits of a whole plant-based diet in healthcare.

If you are already a healthcare professional or a student, we will be very happy if you join us.

People with a non-medical background who are significantly involved in the concept of implementing a whole food plant-based diet in health care are also warmly welcome.

BECOME A MEMBER OF PAN CZECH REPUBLIC

The membership fee is CZK 1,000 per year and is intended to support common goals and provide individual members with a number of benefits, such as access to webinar recordings and other content.

VOLUNTEER FOR PAN CZECH REPUBLIC

Do you want to be actively involved? Are you interested in supporting PAN with your skills as a volunteer? If so, contact us. Tell us what are your skills or how you can help us to support our common goal.

Meet the PAN Czech Republic team

Meet the PAN Czech Republic team

Dagmar Struncova

President of PAN Czech Republic

Dagmar Struncova is a pharmacist with clinical experience from Edinburgh, UK, and she also worked at the State Institute for Drug Control, Czech Republic. Dagmar is now a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University, Czech Republic. Her dissertation focuses on nutrition and a plant-based diet in patients after myocardial infarction.

Radana Dymackova, MD, Ph.D.

Board member

Radana Dymackova is the head physician of the inpatient department of the radiation oncology clinic at the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute, and an external physician at St. Elizabeth’s Hospice, with an interest in integrative medicine and nutrition.

Roman Sticha, MD

Board member

Roman Sticha is an orthopaedic surgeon in the 1st Department of Orthopaedics, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital. An enthusiastic athlete with a deep interest in rehabilitation, a promoter of a healthy lifestyle and one of the authors of the textbook “Lékařská mikrobiologie – repetitorium” (Medical Microbiology).

Jakub Hurych, MD

Board member

Jakub Hurych is training in clinical microbiology at the Motol University Hospital in Prague, a teacher of medical students at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, and a postgraduate student of the gut microbiome. Author of the textbook “Lékařská mikrobiologie – repetitorium” (Medical Microbiology). Also a coffee lover, an enthusiastic marathon runner and a critical “plant-based eater”.