Continuing Education Credits, 2023
We are pleased to offer affordable educational opportunities for health professionals, through our Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023 in-person and virtual conference, and our June 11, 2023 Virtual Summit. We finalized our 2023 speaker rosters (speakers.p-pod.org) and full agendas (agenda.p-pod.org) at the end of February, and launched our re-accreditation processes for the five continuing education accreditors we utilize. In one case, formal re-approval is still pending, but complete up-to-date information about each type of continuing education credit is presented below on this page.
To receive continuing education credits you must register for the conference with the "Physicians" or "Other Professionals" option, not with the “General Public” or “Students and Medical Residents” option. Partial attendance would result in pro-rating of credits.
SEE SPECIAL STATEMENT REGARDING ABLM AND LIFESTYLE MEDICINE.
2023 CE Credit Information Below on This Page:
P-POD Nutrition & Lifestyle Med. Conference 2023, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, Newark NJ and Virtual,
P-POD Nutrition & Lifestyle Med. Virtual Summit, June 11, 2023
Continuing Medical Education (CME) approved: The Plant-based Prevention Of Disease "P-POD Nutrition & Lifestyle Med. Conference 2023" (Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023) has been approved for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) ™, and "P-POD Nutrition & Lifestyle Med. Virtual Summit 2023" (June 11, 2023) has been approved for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) ™.
The Morehouse School of Medicine designates the live activity "P-POD Nutrition & Lifestyle Med. Conference 2023" for a maximum of up to 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™, and the live activity "P-POD Nutrition & Lifestyle Med. Virtual Summit 2023" for a maximum of up to 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity..
[FURTHER COMMENT ABOUT PARTICIPANTS: This type of credit is most commonly associated with MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs and Nurse Midwives, but the Morehouse School of Medicine can also issue a comparable Certificate of Attendance to participants such as RNs, RDs, PTs, OTs, DCs, LAcs, anesthetists, pharmacists and exercise physiologists, for purposes such as, some state boards recognizing the credits or ABLM/ACLM accepting them for Diplomate examination prerequisites (in-person only) or Maintenance of Certification.]
These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Morehouse School of Medicine and Plant-based Prevention Of Disease, Inc. The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, MSM has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of these CME activities, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of these CME activities. MSM in accordance with ACCME guidelines requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of these activities to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of thesse activities. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by MSM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and the appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Full disclosure of speaker relationships will be made at these activities.
This information provided at these CME activities is for continuing education purposes and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
The general learning objectives for these activities overall may be viewed HERE.
AAFP: Up to 5.50 Live AAFP Prescribed credits approved for June 11, 2023 Virtual Summit, and up to 20.25 for Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023 in-person and virtual conference, as per official credit statement from AAFP below.
AAFP: The AAFP has reviewed P-POD Nutrition & Lifestyle Med. Virtual Summit, June 11, 2023 and P-POD Nutrition & Lifestyle Med. Conference 2023, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023 (in-person and virtual) , and deemed them acceptable for up to 5.50 and 20.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits, respectively. Term of Approval is from 6/11/2023 to 6/11/2023 for the former, and 9/30/23 to 10/2/23 for the latter. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
CPEUs in Dietetics approved: 20.25 CPEUs for the Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023 in-person and virtual conference, and 5.5 CPEUs for the June 11, 2023 Virtual Summit, are approved.
CPEU: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has approved the Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023 in-person and virtual P-POD Conference for awarding 20.25 CPEU credits for full participation, and the June 11, 2023 P-POD Virtual Summit for awarding 5.5 CPEU credits for full participation.
CPEUs apply to Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDs, RDNs), and Dietetic Technicians, Registered, and Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered (DTRs, NDTRs). All P-POD CPEUs are at Levels 2 or 3.
CNE (Continuing Nursing Education): 20.25 contact hours approved for the Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023 in-person and virtual conference, and 5.5 contact hours approved for the June 11, 2023 Virtual Summit.
CNE: The Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023 in-person and virtual "P-POD Nutrition & Lifestyle Med. Conference 2023" nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, and participation in the full conference is equivalent to 20.25 contact hours. The "June 11, 2023 P-POD Virtual Summit" nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, and participation in the full conference is equivalent to 5.5 contact hours.
ABLM/ACLM Exam-takers, credits approved for in-person participation only: 19.25 hours (full 3-day attendance), 14 hours (Sat.-Sun. attendance only) or 12.25 hours (Sun.-Mon. attendance only) at the Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023 P-POD Conference are approved for the In-person CME requirement in Lifestyle Medicine, for ABLM/ACLM Diplomate credentialing and examinations.
The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved every P-POD Conference since 2018 for satisfying its 10-hour "In-person CME" prerequisite for candidates for its annual Lifestyle Medicine certifying examination (credentialing for Diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine or Diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, as applicable to physicians, nurses, dietitians and other practitioners/professionals). That exam for 2023 is scheduled for dates beginning Nov. 25, and ABLM's rigid deadline to register for it is Sept. 30. The AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ now approved for the in-person Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023 P-POD Conference (19.25 credits for 3 days, 14 credits for Sat.-Sun. or 12.25 credits for Sun.-Mon.) are specifically recognized by ABLM and ACLM as qualified in-person CME for their credentialing purposes.
P-POD produces one of the five U.S. conferences qualified for the examination purposes described above. For the first two COVID-19 years 2020 and 2021, ABLM made an emergency exception, and allowed virtual conferences to meet its In-person CME requirement, but for 2022 onward it has very clearly and specifically returned to the normal policies of honoring fully-qualified in-person conferences only.
For persons who are already Lifestyle Medicine Diplomates: If you are using the Maintenance of Certification plan that requires 30 Continuing Medical Education credits in the 5 years after your credentialing, then all the CME credits approved for ALL P-POD Conferences (in-person OR virtual) will count toward your 30 hour requirement. ALL P-POD Conferences ALSO allow a 10% discount for existing Lifestyle Medicine Diplomates on their Physician or Other Professional registrations (using code DIPLM).