REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR MAY AND JUNE 2022 CONFERENCES!

Registration 2022
Ypsilanti MI, Sat. May 21 - Sun. May 22, in-person
Raleigh NC, Sat. June 25 - Sun. June 26, in-person and with (not-for-ABLM-exam) virtual option

(registration opens soon for this one--> )  Atlanta GA, Sat. Oct. 22 - Sun. Oct. 23, in-person and with (not-for-ABLM-exam) virtual option

IF YOU HAVE SEEN AND YOU UNDERSTAND THE REGISTRATION TYPES AND COSTS EXPLAINED BELOW, THEN YOU MAY....

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In-person Venues:  May, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti (near Detroit's airport);  June, McKimmon Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC;  October, Loudermilk Conference Center, Atlanta.  Further venue and travel details to be posted soon.

Virtual Option, June/October:  Only for June/October conferences, you may register for live simulcast virtual participation.  [This is not qualified as in-person for ABLM exams.]

Educational Time excluding Breaks:  13 hours for May/June, 15 hours for October.

Schedule:  For May/June, it spans Saturday 1:00 pm to Sunday 5:55 pm Eastern time, with whole food plant-based meals from Saturday lunch (starting around 12 noon for 1.5 hours) through Sunday lunch included in registration.  Sunday morning session begins 10:00 am Eastern time.  October's schedule is as above but adds 2 bonus program hours starting Sat. morning 10:00 am ET.

Optional Meal after In-person Conference-end.  You may optionally register for a farewell dinner beginning after Sunday 5:55 pm Eastern, with maximum 1.5-hour serving time.

Optional Walkable Campus Housing for May/June In-person Conferences:  Will Soon Be Added as a Built-in or Separate Registration Option.  EACH of the two conferences will have affordable options for walking distance campus apartments where each person gets a private bathroom and a private locking bedroom.  This housing may be booked and paid as an option during regular online registration.  Parking at the housing site sometimes involves daily charges that may also be prepaid during registration.  Full details will be published shortly.


Additional Hotel Lodging Options.  For October, the standard lodging resource will be P-POD-negotiated room blocks at hotels rated 4 stars or more in Tripadvisor reviews and located 3/8ths mile or less from the conference.  For May/June, an option in addition to preferred campus apartments above will be negotiated room blocks at hotels rated 4 stars or more in Tripadvisor reviews but located at a much greater distance.  P-POD will not be managing transportation to/from hotels.  Hotel-booking options for all events will be posted at a later date.

Please scroll down this page for information about costs, discounts and discounted groups, and conference policies.

COVID-19 and Public Health Measures

For any 2022 conference, we would implement all appropriate science-based COVID-19-related public health precautions/controls then applicable, including vaccination requirements and on-site measures.

Conference Costs

Registration prices ARE NOT YET POSTED FOR OCTOBER, but will be posted when October registration soon begins.

Registration prices are below
.  ALL PRICES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME FOR THE 2 CONFERENCES, MAY 21-22 AND JUNE 25-26, EXCEPT THAT A VIRTUAL OPTION ONLY EXISTS FOR JUNE.  [Virtual option is not qualified as in-person for ABLM exams.]


Our costs of processing registrations and payments will average an estimated $9/person, but we will add only a $2 charge for this during registration.  Our nonprofit invites you, if you wish, either to make an optional donation during registration to make up for this, or else to pay your registration by mailing a check, which should save us an average of $7 or $8 in costs.

Practitioners Earning Continued Education Credits

Physicians - In-person

Full

Extreme Early Bird

$389

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Physicians - Virtual

Full

Extreme Early Bird

$299

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Other Professionals - In-person

Full

Extreme Early Bird

$329

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Other Professionals - Virtual

Full

Extreme Early Bird

$265

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No Continuing Education Credits

General Public - In-person

Full

Extreme Early Bird

$289

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General Public - Virtual

Full

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$231

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Students - In-person

Full

Extreme Early Bird

$199

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Students - Virtual

Full

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$165

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Optional Dinner After Conference-End

Flat Price, Sun. 5:55 pm Eastern

$29

(No further discounts available)

P-POD T-shirts!  Go to:  shirts.p-pod.org

Grass Green or Cooler Blue

$29

An alternative to chemicalized shirts!

Extra large, Large, Medium, Small, Extra small

NOT AVAIL.'TIL LATE WINTER '22 !

Meals at All In-person Conferences

All meals are 100% vegan without use of wheat as an ingredient, with oil-free options available.  Meals from Saturday lunch (noon Eastern) up through Sunday lunch are included with registration.  The conference ends Sunday at 5:55 pm Eastern, and you may optionally register for a farewell dinner beginning then, with maximum 1.5-hour serving time.

Discounts and Discounted Groups

We have two types of discounts:

(1) Occasionally, a temporary discount code may be issued promotionally to individuals in some special situation, and that code could be applied during registration for a price reduction on attendance (but not on optional housing or post-conference meal costs).

(2) Members of certain groups may use the discount codes listed below for reduction of the "Physician" or "Other Health Professionals" prices during registration.  The discounts would range from 10% to 12%, depending upon the group.

  • Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (code VNDPG)

  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (code PCRM)

  • (Recipients of) Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (code CNS)

  • (Employees of) Adventist Health, West Coast and Hawaii (code ADVEN)

  • Association of American Indian Physicians (code AAIP)

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators (code ADCES)

  • Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group (code DIFM)

  • American Holistic Nurses Association (code AHNA)

  • (Employees of) Indian Health Service (code IHS)

  • Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (code IND)

  • Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (code MICNP)

  • (Michigan) Integrated Health Associates (code IHA)

  • (Michigan) Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (code PBNSG)

  • (Practitioners involved with) Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute (code ROCH)

  • Triangle Vegetarian Society (code TVS)

  • Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators (code VLCE)

  • Virginia Nurses Association (code VNA)

Photography

P-POD assumes it has permission to utilize, for promotional and educational purposes, photographic images of the conference proceedings and incidental audience presence, unless prior written notification is received from individual attendees that such permission is withheld with regard to them.

We are grateful for images of in-person P-POD Conferences provided by accomplished photographer Van White (https://pbase.com/vanwhite) at various places in this website.  The peach image in connection with our Georgia conference is from Brett Croft, Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0), freepngimg.com.

Cancellation

A cancellation could always be an opportunity to exercise extraordinary generosity and donate your payments to the P-POD Scholarship Fund.

Any cancellation that results from your own illness or that of your immediate family members, or from action by a government to prevent your travel, will allow you these options:  
applying toward any future P-POD event, all payments we received;  or
in the case of your in-person event registration, applying your payments toward a virtual registration for the same event, and either applying the remainder toward any future P-POD event or refunding the difference;  or
if notice is received more than 8 days before the conference you registered for, receiving full refunds without any cancellation fee.

A cancellation for any other reason, requested 45 days or more prior to the conference you registered for, will allow you these options:
applying toward any future P-POD event, all payments we received;  or
in the case of your in-person event registration, applying your payments toward a virtual registration for the same event, and either applying the remainder toward any future P-POD event or refunding the difference;  or
receiving a refund of all payments we received, minus $45 which will go into the P-POD Scholarship Fund.

A cancellation for any other reason, requested less than 45 days but more than 8 days prior to the conference you registered for, will allow you these options:
in the case of your in-person event registration, applying your payments toward the equivalent virtual registration for the same event, without refund or crediting of any remainder;  or
in the case of your in-person event registration, refunding 35% of the total amounts paid, or else applying 70% of the total paid toward any future P-POD event (with remainders going to the P-POD Scholarship Fund);  or
in the case of your virtual event registration, refunding 50% of the total amounts paid, or else applying 90% of the total paid toward any future P-POD event (with remainders going to the P-POD Scholarship Fund).

A cancellation for any other reason, requested 8 days or less prior to the conference you registered for, will allow you this option:
applying toward any other P-POD event, 1/3rd of all payments we received, with the remainder going to the P-POD Scholarship Fund.

Scholarships

We're pleased to be continuing our scholarship program that was launched in 2019.  A small number of full registration-fee-only scholarships will be awarded in the coming months for our 2022 events.  [Please note also that various opportunities for volunteer participation do come up throughout the year.  If interested, please see our Volunteer page.]  We will be posting our timeline information and our new application here at a later date.

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE CONSIDERED IF:
(1) You have not yet registered for the conference.
(2) You have a good reason for attending P-POD.
(3) You can demonstrate financial need that is an obstacle to your attendance.
(4) You have not received a P-POD scholarship in the past.

SCHOLARSHIPS IN MEMORIAM:
Please note that all scholarships awarded by P-POD are given in the memory of one or more deceased individuals, as follows:

  • Cesar Chavez, nonviolent activist for farmworker rights, and a vegan.

  • George Eisman, one of the founding members of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group.

  • Julie Loveless, one of our pioneering volunteers from the first 2 conference years of P-POD.

  • Meghan Murphy, the founding Director of the T. Colin Campbell Foundation.

  • Florence Nightingale, one of the key historical figures in the evolution of the nursing profession in the U.S. and U.K.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Continuing Education

We are pleased to offer affordable opportunities for health professionals. Click here for details.

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