REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR JUNE + OCT. 2022 CONFERENCES!

Registration 2022

Raleigh NC, Sat. June 25 - Sun. June 26, in-person and with (not-for-ABLM-exam) virtual option

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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  • Locations/Venues, with Saturday/Sunday Dates:

    • June 25-26, 2022, McKimmon Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC-- INFO

    • October 22-23, 2022, Loudermilk Conference Center, Atlanta GA-- INFO

  • Virtual Registration Option:  is available [This is not qualified as in-person CME for ABLM exams.]

  • Educational Time excluding Breaks:  13 hours for June, 15 for October-- CE22.p-pod.org

  • Conference Opening Time:  12:20 pm Eastern (9:20 am PT), June;  10 am Eastern (7 am PT), October

  • Conference Ending Time:  5:55 pm Eastern (2:55 pm PT) followed by optional closing dinner

  • Saturday Evening End of Presentations:  8:55 pm Eastern (5:55 pm PT)

  • Sunday Morning 1st Presentation:  9 am Eastern (6 am PT), June;  10 am Eastern (7 am PT), October

  • Full Agendas:  June, October

  • Optional Walking-distance Campus Lodging, Private Bedroom/Bath:  June

  • Farther-away Suggested Hotel Options:  June, October

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

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.  For June 25-26, all registrants are being 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.  Public health realities justify our being prepared to utilize masking most of the time on June 25-26.

[Costs are Below, after Deadlines]
Also, see
DISCOUNT CODES available to many Physician or Other Professional registrants.

Price Deadlines

June 2022 Conference
Feb. 28:  end ExtremeEB
Earlybird prices locked in

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Oct. 2022 Conference
ExtremeEB prices locked
in until further notice

Conference Costs

Registration prices for June and Oct. conferences are in the charts below.  For either, the VIRTUAL OPTION is NOT qualified as in-person for ABLM exams.

SEE DISCOUNT CODES AVAILABLE  to many Physicians or Other Professionals.

ANTI-INFLATION PRICE FREEZE:
  We have locked in place the Advance prices for May, Earlybird prices for June, and until further notice Extreme Earlybird prices for October.

OUR 8TH ANNIVERSARY REBATE OF $88:  If you registered for our May 21-22, 2022 conference, and (with no time limit) register also for EITHER our June 25-26 or Oct. 22-23, 2022 conference, we will rebate to you $88 of what you paid.  The same person must attend both events.  Either the in-person or virtual versions for June or October will qualify. 

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 Continuing Education Credits

Physicians - In-person

June

Oct.

Extreme Early Bird

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$447

Early Bird (JUNE)

$424

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N/A

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Final

N/A

Physicians - Virtual

June

Oct.

Extreme Early Bird

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$357

Early Bird

$326

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N/A

Final

N/A

Other Professionals - In-person

June

Oct.

Extreme Early Bird

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$359

Early Bird (JUNE)

$358

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Advance

N/A

Final

N/A

Other Professionals - Virtual

June

Oct.

Extreme Early Bird

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$297

Early Bird

$288

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Advance

N/A

Final

N/A

No Continuing Education Credits

General Public - In-person

June

Oct.

Extreme Early Bird

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$316

Early Bird (JUNE)

$315

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N/A

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Final

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General Public - Virtual

June

Oct.

Extreme Early Bird

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$261

Early Bird

$253

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Advance

N/A

Final

N/A

Students - In-person

June

Oct.

Extreme Early Bird

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$239

Early Bird (JUNE)

$216

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Advance

N/A

Final

N/A

Students - Virtual

June

Oct.

Extreme Early Bird

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$189

Early Bird

$179

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Advance

N/A

Final

N/A

Walking-distance Campus Lodging

See Prices/Descriptions for:  JUNE

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!

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Meals at All In-person Conferences

All meals are 100% vegan plant-based 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)

  • Lifestyle Medicine Diplomates, for Maintenance of Existing Certification (code DIPLM)

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

  • Association of American Indian Physicians (code AAIP)

  • Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (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)

  • Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators, through Main St. Vegan Academy (code VLCE)

  • Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (code MICNP)

  • (Michigan) Integrated Health Associates (code IHA)

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

  • (Michigan) (Practitioners at) Mary Free Bed Hospital (code MFB)

  • (Michigan) (Practitioners at) Spectrum Health System (code SPEC)

  • (Michigan) (Practitioners at) St. Joseph and Trinity hospital systems (code TRIN)

  • (Practitioners and employees of) University of Michigan (code UMIC)

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

  • Triangle Vegetarian Society (code TVS)

  • 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.]

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.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION TIMELINE:
(1) Our 2022 scholarship application may now be downloaded at scholarship.p-pod.org.

(2) You must apply by one of these deadlines:

  • for in-person (2nd round Thurs. June 9) or virtual (Thurs. Apr. 28) attendance at the June 25-26 conference

  • for in-person or virtual attendance at the Oct. 22-23 conference, Mon. Sept. 19, 2022

 
(3) Scholarship applicants will be notified within three weeks of applying, but everyone will be notified by one week after the appropriate application deadline.

(4) Award recipients must accept or decline the offer within one week of its being made.  If you are applying for an in-person conference and live outside its local area, then the scholarship will be considered confirmed and final when you provide confirmation that you have made travel and housing arrangements for attending.  If confirmation is not received in one week we will transfer the award to another qualified applicant..

(5) Please note that for the JUNE 25-26 conference, walkable lodging in on-campus apartments, with private bathrooms and private locking bedrooms available, may be obtained from P-POD at a modest cost per night.  Information and a LINK FOR HOUSING-ONLY REGISTRATION may be found in the "DETAILS" sections of our June Walkable Housing web page.

(6) Overall in-person attendance at our Oct. 22-23 Atlanta GA conference will be limited based on space, therefore the number of in-person scholarship recipients might also need similarly to be limited.


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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