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Conferences Recognized for ABLM/ACLM Credentialing

For topics covered on all our programs, see "Core Topic Areas-- P-POD's Unique Curriculum", below on the bottom of this page.

Our speakers are distinguished clinicians, researchers and educators.  The image below shows:
23 speakers, Sat. Sept. 30 - Mon. Oct. 2, 2023, Newark NJ and virtually.

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Other Relevant Informational P-POD Links

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 2022

Lifestyle Medicine Credentialing

THIS WHOLE PARAGRAPH NO LONGER APPLIES FOR 2024 CONFERENCES!!  PLEASE SEE BUTTON ABOVE FOR 2024!  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 past P-POD conferences starting in 2018 have been app!roved 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 registration options for our Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2023 conference and June 11, 2023 Virtual Summit will NOT qualify for this.

ALL STILL TRUE!  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 P-POD Conferences ALSO allow a 10% discount for existing Lifestyle Medicine Diplomates on their Physician or Other Professional registrations (using code DIPLM).

All other lifestyle medicine certifying requirements are described HERE.

Core Topic Areas

Core Topic Areas

P-POD's Unique Curriculum, Covered at All Full Conferences

Our longtime theme "The Future of Healthcare Begins with Nutrition" and our strong focus on Lifestyle Medicine have led to the following innovative P-POD curriculum, updated again for 2023.  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 full P-POD Conference:

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

  • Cancer prevention and survivorship

  • Cardiovascular health and disease

  • Diabetes prevention or reversal

  • Exercise physiology, and movement in daily lifestyle

  • Health equity, vulnerable populations, and access disparities for care and nutritious-food

  • Kidney health and chronic kidney disease

  • Mental and brain health

  • Microbiota/gut health and dysbiosis;  gut-brain axis;  immune homeostasis and autoimmunity

  • Pediatrics

  • Plant-based nutrition as a practical resource in chronic disease prevention/reversal

  • Restorative (sleep, social connection) and degrading (chronic stress, risky substances) lifestyle factors

  • Women's health

Note that Lifestyle Medicine's Six "Pillars" are embedded throughout the above:  healthful eating of whole plant-based food;  beneficial physical activity;  strategies to manage stress;  forming and maintaining relationships;  improving sleep;  avoiding risky substances.

We have also covered, through seven speakers in recent years, planetary health and degradation, the role of animal agriculture in global warming and environmental damage, and these harms' disparate effects upon marginalized and vulnerable populations.

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