P-POD Lifestyle Med. 13-13-13

Conferences Qualified as ABLM/ACLM In-person Learning

13 Educational Hours
(15 in Atlanta)

For topics expected on our programs, see "What We Intend to Cover at Every P-POD Event", below on the bottom of this page.

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



  • Registration for the May / June 2022 conferences is open, and that for October will open soon.

  • Extreme Earlybird prices for May/June in-person conferences are:   $389 Physicians, $329 Other Professionals, $289 Public, $199 Students. 

  • Only the June/October conferences will have a livestreamed virtual registration option, with current pricing for June only:  $299 Physicians, $265 Other Professionals, $231 Public, $165 Students.

  • The June/October virtual options are NOT qualified for ABLM / ACLM in-person learning for exam-takers, and we do not expect this to change.

  • The fairly "travel-friendly" May/June schedule opens Saturday 1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific and ends Sunday 5:55 pm Eastern / 2:55 pm Pacific.  October's schedule likewise has 13 hours as above but adds 2 bonus program hours starting Sat. morning 10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT.

  • Plant-based meals from Saturday lunch to Sunday lunch are included in registration.  Sunday's farewell dinner at 5:55 pm Eastern is an extra-cost option (boxed-to-go may be possible too).

  • There will be 13 educational hours, excluding breaks, for May/June, and 15 for October.

COVID-19 and Public Health Measures

For any of these 2022 events, we would implement all appropriate science-based COVID-19-related public health precautions/controls applicable at the time, including vaccination requirements and on-site measures.

CE Credits Will Be Disclosed As Usual

P-POD is filing for re-accreditation of the same continuing education credits for the same range of health care practitioners that it has provided for the past eight years.  As soon as any actions are taken by accreditors, they will be disclosed fully on our Continuing Education ("CE") web page.  For reference or comparison, credits awarded in the PRIOR year are described HERE.


Lifestyle Medicine Credentialing

There is a 10 hour "in-person learning" prerequisite of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine for taking their annual ABLM/ACLM Diplomate examinations.  All P-POD conferences starting in 2018 have been approved as meeting this requirement.  In all "normal years", only in-person conferences and NOT virtual conferences qualify to meet this requirement.  Only during the catastrophic and/or chaotically uncertain pandemic-related conditions of 2020 and 2021 did ABLM decree that comparable virtual conferences could be approvable to meet this requirement.  Therefore we state that our virtual simulcast livestream registration options for our June 25-26 and Oct. 22-23, 2022 conferences will NOT qualify for this.  We hope that societal conditions in 2022 are not so adverse as to force the overturning of all these expectations yet again.

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 the CME credits approved for ALL P-POD Conferences (in-person OR virtual) will count toward your 30 hour requirement.

All other lifestyle medicine certifying requirements are described HERE or HERE.


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.