Core Topic Areas

What We Intend to Cover at Every P-POD Event

Our theme for many years has been "The Future of Healthcare Begins with Nutrition".  We seek to meet the extremely high standard of representing EACH one of the following important subject areas in one way or another at EACH future P-POD Conference:

  • Lifestyle Medicine's "Pillars", in general, throughout:  healthful eating of whole plant-based food;  beneficial physical activity;  strategies to manage stress;  forming and maintaining relationships;  improving sleep;  avoiding risky substances.

  • Cancer

  • Cardiovascular health and disease

  • Diabetes

  • Exercise physiology, and movement in daily lifestyle

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Mental / emotional health

  • Microbiome / gut health / gastroenterology

  • Pediatrics

  • Women's health

  • Recognizing vulnerable populations, and disparities in care and nutritious-food access

  • Promoting healthful behaviors at the community-program and primary-care levels

  • Mobilizing simple cuisine in support of plant-based nutrition interventions

Our program content would acknowledge the impact of nutrition and lifestyle choices upon planetary/environmental health and sustainability, but at this time we are not sure we can accommodate this as a separate topic area in every conference without exception.

2022 Quick-View

There are 42 speakers in 3 conferences in 2022, and all the speakers confirmed for the May, June and October conferences are shown in these 3 images: