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The future of healthcare begins with nutrition.

P-POD Conferences 2024, registration OPEN!

Sat.-Sun. Sept. 7-8Newark NJ + virtual
Sundays Sept. 29, Oct. 6:  Virtual Summits
7.5 educ. hours each day, all usable for ABLM/ACLM
You can combine any 3 days in a 22.5 hour package! 

Find Out More about P-POD:

Why P-POD?

  • P-POD is the finest U.S. conference of fewer than 100 speakers for explaining the impact that plant-based nutrition, combined with lifestyle medicine and health equity, can have on chronic disease in society.

  • The P-POD nonprofit has always accepted absolutely zero funding, sponsorship or influence from commercial sources.

  • P-POD's registration fees per day are lower than those for most fully accredited professional conferences in the U.S.

  • Most of the distinguished researchers, clinicians and educators who speak at P-POD are women, and close to half are people of color.

  • Since the 2014 founding, every P-POD Conference has provided continuing education credits to physicians, nurses, dietitians and other practitioners.

  • P-POD was the third conference event producer in the world fully accredited for pre-credentialing of Lifestyle Medicine Diplomates (December 2017), and remains one of the very few.

  • P-POD's innovative curriculum of 13 Core Topic Areas is of unusually high relevance and value for healthcare practitioners, educators and activists today.

  • Any nutrition conference should represent Registered Dietitians well among its speakers, and P-POD has done that:  77 RDNs in 16 conferences since its founding.

Exciting Informative Presentations by Expert Speakers

Registration Is OPEN for Sept. 7-8 Newark NJ + Virtual!
See speakers in the image below. 
You can combine either or both days with any of our other 4 days this year to make your own 3-day 22.5-hour "P-FLEX" package!  If one day is placed in a 3-day package, its cost is half of the 2-day price.

  • Earlybird prices expire after Thursday June 27th!

  • Full Sept. 7-8 Agenda page is HERE.

  • 8:45 am - 6:40 pm ET and 7.5 educational hours each day (all daylight hours).

  • 5 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport, 11 miles from New York City.

  • Our two arranged hotel room blocks cost $149/night + tax, and one has a P-POD shuttle (see our 2024 Newark travel/lodging page at

Why P-POD?
Newark Speakers at-a-glance
Continuing Education

Affordable Nonprofit Continuing Education

P-POD offers multiple continuing education opportunities for MDs, RNs, RDs, lifestyle medicine practitioners and others.  Some of our recent accreditors are shown below.:

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dietitian CPEU logo
nursing CNE logo

Attendee Feedback

We actually post on this website all verbal comments we receive about the conference overall.

Excellent academic and practical information.  I feel better informed for responding to everyday questions patients and friends ask.

I do nutrition education with young children, and will adjust some of the things I teach to reflect knowledge gained at the conference.

Hi – just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the conference and appreciated how much hard work went into it! Everyone did a fantastic job.


Our Nonprofit's Mission, Uniquenesses, Acknowledgements

P-POD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization and has accepted absolutely zero commercial funding and influence since its founding.  We are proud of being committed to our mission.  We are grateful to our nonprofit collaborators and allies past and present.

We are grateful for images of in-person P-POD Conferences provided by accomplished photographer Van White ( at various places in this website.

The peach image in connection with our Georgia conference is from Brett Croft, Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0),

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