Conferences Qualified as ABLM/ACLM In-person CME

(October) P-POD Lifestyle Med. 15-15-15

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 41 speakers in 3 conferences in 2022, and all the speakers for the remaining October conference are shown in the image below:




  • Registration for the October 2022 conference is open.

  • There will be 15 educational hours, excluding breaks, for October.

  • Extreme Earlybird prices LOCKED IN for October are:   $447 Physicians, $359 Other Professionals, $316 Public, $239 Students.   October also has a livestreamed virtual registration option locked in at:  $357 Physicians, $297 Other Professionals, $261 Public, $189 Students.

  • The charts of these prices, discounts for certain groups, etc. are  shown at our Registration page.

  • The October virtual option is NOT qualified for ABLM / ACLM in-person CME for exam-takers, and we do not expect this to change.

  • October's schedule opens Saturday 10:15 am Eastern / 7:15 am Pacific and ends Sunday 5:35 pm Eastern / 2:35 pm Pacific.

  • Plant-based meals from Saturday lunch to Sunday lunch are included in registration.  Sunday's farewell dinner at 5:35 pm Eastern is an extra-cost option (boxed-to-go may be possible too).

  • Details about location, travel and P-POD-arranged hotels are at our Venue page.

COVID-19 and Public Health Measures

For all 2022 conferences, we are implementing all appropriate science-based COVID-19-related public health precautions / controls applicable at the time, including vaccination requirements and on-site measures.  Unless circumstances change dramatically, we will continue our May/June protocol for October, and all registrants will be given a secured web address for uploading a record of either 2 rounds of a Pfizer/Moderna vaccine or the single round of a Johnson and Johnson vaccine (or a comparable approved regimen for another country of residence).  Public health realities justify our being prepared to utilize masking most of the time on Oct. 22-23.  Thank you for collectively supporting our community's safety.

Continuing Education Credits Are Disclosed in Detail

Please see all information at our CE page.  Also, a quick summary relevant to Lifestyle Medicine credentialing is right here, just below.


Lifestyle Medicine Credentialing

There is a 10 hour "in-person CME" 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 Oct. 22-23, 2022 conference 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 prevention and survivorship

  • Cardiovascular health and disease

  • Diabetes prevention or reversal

  • Exercise physiology, and movement in daily lifestyle

  • Kidney health and 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

  • (currently October only) Bringing nutrition and lifestyle medicine into medical school curriculum

  • (currently June + October only) Nutrition and lifestyle choices for planetary health and sustainability

  • (currently May only) Ethics applicable to dietitians and other practitioners (2022 subject:  Understanding the Gaps and Barriers in Access, Quality of Care, and Equitable Treatment in Women's Health)