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P-POD 2024 registration Is OPEN for:
Sat.-Sun. June 1-2, 2024, Raleigh NC + Virtual.
On March 7, registration opens for Sat.-Sun. Sept. 7-8, Newark NJ + Virtual, and for Virtual Summits 1 & 2 on Sundays Sept. 29 & Oct. 2.

Otherwise, use the page below as your 2024 information guide.

Pay by credit/debit card.

2024 Conference Info Below on This Page:

7.5, 15 and 22.5 Hour Options in 2024

  • Register for entire 15 hour conferences or 7.5 hour Summits:  the June 1-2 one BELOW now registering, or LATER events.  OR:

  • Register for your OWN 22.5-hour flexible combination of ANY 3 in-person or virtual days from all our 2024 events, with P-FLEX.

All 2024 P-POD Conferences, at-a-Glance

  • Our 2-day 15-hour Saturday-Sunday in-person conferences with virtual option:

    • June 1-2 Raleigh NC + virtual (NOW REGISTERING!).

    • September 7-8 Newark NJ + virtual, will register March 7 (see basic information HERE).

  • Our Sunday Virtual Summit, Parts 1 & 2, 7.5-hours/day:

    • September 29, 9:45 am - 7:15 pm ET, will register March 7.

    • October 6, 9:45 am - 7:15 pm ET, will register March 7.

JUNE 1-2, 2024 COMPLETE SPEAKER ROSTER IMAGE
Our speakers are distinguished clinicians, researchers and educators.

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Registration Begins March 7 for Sept. 7-8 Newark NJ + Virtual Conference!

See speakers below (four more being confirmed).  Prices for the 15 hours will be:
 

  • IN-PERSON:  Physician $448;  Prof'l $344;  Public $308;  Student/Med.Res. $268

  • VIRTUAL:  Physician $278;  Prof'l $228;  Public $208;  Student/Med.Res. $168


You can then combine either or both days with any of our other 4 days this year to make your own 3-day 22.5-hour "P-FLEX" package!
 

  • 8:45 am - 6:40 pm ET and 7.5 educational hours each day (all daylight hours)

  • 5 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport, 11 miles from New York City

  • Our arranged hotel room block will be $149/night + tax, with a P-POD shuttle

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P-FLEX:  Choose Any 3 In-person or Virtual 2024 Days To Make Your Own 22.5 Hour Conference

The new "P-FLEX" is being offered after all our 2024 events open, on March 7:
--You can then choose ANY THREE of the six DAYS included in our 2024 conferences, whether in-person OR virtual, and use them as your OWN custom attendance package.  What you should know:

 

  • Your 3 days will give you 22.5 educational hours.

  • None of the 6 possible days will be on weekdays, they will all be on Saturday or Sunday.

  • 4 of the 6 possible days will be on Sundays, so you can easily have a 3-day package avoiding Saturdays.

  • All 6 possible days will have virtual options, 4 will have in-person options.

  • When CME re-accreditations are filed for these conferences, every possible 3-day choice will be recognized by ABLM/ACLM as satisfying their 20-hour event CME prerequisite for 2024 credentialing of Diplomates.

Price Deadlines for June 1-2, 2024 P-POD

  • Thurs. April 4:  Earlybird prices end (and Advance prices begin).

  • Tues. May 7:  Advance prices end (and Final prices begin).

Price Deadlines for Sept.-Oct. 2024 Events

  • Thurs. April 4ExtremeEarly prices end (and Earlybird prices begin).

Conference Costs for June 1-2, 2024

Registration prices for the Raleigh NC + virtual June 1-2, 2024 conference are in the chart below.  There are no "on-demand" registrations.  In-person and virtual registrations are now interchangeable for purposes of Lifestyle Medicine credentialing.  Continuing education credit certificates will be available only to Physician or Other Professional registrants.

SEE DISCOUNT CODES available to many Physicians or Other Professionals.

Sat. June 1 - Sun. June 2

<----2 Days, 15 Hours

Raleigh NC or Virtual

 $Until - $Until - $Past 

(not on-demand)

Apr.4 - May 7 - May 7

Physician IN-PERSON

$ 428 - $ 460 - $ 498

Physician VIRTUAL

$ 278 - $ 310 - $ 348

Other Professional IN-PERSON

$ 338 - $ 366 - $ 398

Other Professional VIRTUAL

$ 228 - $ 250 - $ 278

Public (no CE) IN-PERSON

$ 308 - $ 334 - $ 362

Public (no CE) VIRTUAL

$ 208 - $ 228 - $ 254

Student/Res.(no CE) IN-PERSON

$ 268 - $ 292 - $ 318

Student/Res. (no CE) VIRTUAL

$ 168 - $ 188 - $ 210

During registration you may also book optional nearby campus housing:

  • Walking-distance Campus Apartments:  private bedrooms in 2-bathroom gender-matched kitchen SUITES.

    • Desk/chair, student-type bed, locking bedroom, spacious living room, thermostat, washer/dryer, wifi.

    • Walking distance about 2,200 ft. (2/5ths mile) to P-POD.  Fitness room in building next to housing.

    • If 3 people in 2-bathroom suite--> $165/person for 3 nights, $120 for 2, $75 for 1, paid @ registration.

    • If 2 people in 2-bathroom suite--> $210/person for 3 nights, $150 for 2, $90 for 1, paid @ registration.


Farther-away hotel options are detailed at our Raleigh travel/lodging PAGE.

Registration for June 1-2 IS OPEN, so use this big button to do it, or look for prices above or other details below!

Pay by credit/debit card.

COVID-19 and Public Health Measures

Our nonprofit has always implemented all appropriate science-based COVID-19-related public health precautions / controls we considered applicable at the time, and that always included:
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*Do not come if experiencing COVID-like upper respiratory or other symptoms.
**Do not come if someone has ex
posed you to the coronavirus.

Our COVID-19 vaccine MANDATE was ENDED as of 2023 going forward, based on a vote by all current speakers.  If future adverse public health changes justify it, P-POD may need to consider and implement new infection prevention policies that are not currently in place, such as masking mandates.
Thank you for collectively supporting our community's safety!  SEE OUR COVID-19 POLICY HISTORY.

JUNE 1-2, 2024 CONFERENCE QUICK-FACTS

  • Location/Venue:  North Carolina State University, McKimmon Conference Ctr. (see travel/lodging PAGE).

    • Address:  1101 Gorman St., Raleigh NC 27606, in NCSU's South Campus, just south of Western Blvd.

    • Parking:  Always free at P-POD, above.  Free Fri. 5 pm to Mon. 7 am at campus housing noted below.

    • Airport:  12.5 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), https://www.rdu.com.

    • Public Transpo.:  Raleigh is served by Amtrak train routes spanning the range Florida to New York.

  • Virtual Registration Option (not on-demand):  offered, equivalent to in-person for ABLM/ACLM purposes.

  • Educational Time excluding Breaks:  15 hours, 7.5 each day (8:45 am - 6:40 pm ET) Saturday and Sunday.

  • Continuing Education Credit info from our 5 accreditors is being posted at CE.p-pod.org, with all official disclosures, as each 2024 re-accreditation filing completes.  Dietetics credits via CDR are the first shown.

  • ABLM/ACLM exam candidates may add this event to another P-POD "P-FLEX" day, to make 22.5 hours.

  • Meals during conference are included in registration:  breakfast/lunch/dinner.  Dinner served to 6:40 pm.

    • Plant-based vegan whole foods, wheat not used as an ingredient, oil-free options for each dish.

  • Complete Agenda:  Is HERE, and current-year agendas are always findable at agenda.p-pod.org.

  • Speakers:  All 14 are shown ABOVE on this page, on the AGENDA page, and via speakers.p-pod.org.

  • Audience Q&A:  Time has been scheduled as a part of every presentation, normally 10 minutes.

  • Break Room:  There will be a hula hoop, stretching and chill-out room always available.

  • Lactation Room:  There will be at least one of them available.

  • Walking-distance Campus Apartments:  private bedrooms in 2-bathroom gender-matched kitchen SUITES.

    • Desk/chair, student-type bed, locking bedroom, spacious living room, thermostat, washer/dryer, wifi.

    • Walking distance about 2,200 ft. (2/5ths mile) to P-POD.  Fitness room in building next to housing.

    • If 3 people in 2-bathroom suite--> $165/person for 3 nights, $120 for 2, $75 for 1, paid @ registration.

    • If 2 people in 2-bathroom suite--> $210/person for 3 nights, $150 for 2, $90 for 1, paid @ registration.

  • Hotel Options:  We have room blocks arranged at 3 Raleigh hotels, with booking info posted HERE.

    • Arranged P-POD prices = $125-$136+tax/night at two, $87-$93+tax at one, we may add a $155 one.

    • Each hotel is rated at least 4 out of maximum 5 in key Tripadvisor review categories.

    • Distance to P-POD ranges from 2.5 to 4.2 miles.  The hotels have no shuttle services going to P-POD.

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

Meals at All In-person Conferences

All meals are 100% vegan plant-based without use of wheat as an ingredient, with oil-free options always available.  2024 in-person conference breakfast, lunch and dinner are included with registration for each conference day you register for.  Dinner food serving will usually begin 5:15/5:20 pm and end about 6:40 pm.

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 "promo codes" listed below for reduction of the "Physician" or "Other Health Professionals" prices during registration.  Discount amount would be 10%.  Example in list below:  persons who are already Lifestyle Medicine Diplomates have a discount code DIPLM.

WHEN YOU REGISTER ONLINE, THE FIRST THING YOU SEE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST OF POSSIBLE TICKETS TO PURCHASE, IS "Have a promotional code?".  THAT'S THE LINK TO USE YOUR CODE.

  • American Holistic Nurses (code AHNCC)

  • 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)

  • Emory University and Emory Health Care professionals (code ELMIG)

  • Faculty/Employees/Alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (code HBCU)

  • Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (code IND)

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

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

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

  • Faculty/Employees/Alumni of Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine (code MONTE)

  • Faculty/Employees/Alumni of Morehouse School of Medicine (code MSM)

  • Employees of New York City Health + Hospitals (code NYCHH)

  • Faculty/Employees of New York University (code NYU)

  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (code PCRM)

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

  • Plant Powered Metro New York (code PPMNY)

  • Faculty/Employees of Quinnipiac University (code QUINN)

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

  • Faculty/Employees/Alumni of Rutgers / State University of New Jersey (code RUTG)

  • Faculty/Employees/Alumni of Teachers College Program in Nutrition (code TC)

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

  • Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (code VNDPG)

  • World Vegan Vision (code WVV)

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.

2023-ONWARD CHANGE for persons paying registration with a credit/debit card:  The card processor Square announced that for 2023 it will NO LONGER refund the FEES it originally charged, when full or partial amounts get refunded.  This means that, for any P-POD cash refund amount that is allowed via the rules below, 2.9% + 30 cents of that refund can never be paid to you, because P-POD can never get the money back from Square.  E.g. a $90 refund becomes $87.  It's offensive, but we're stuck with it.

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 the June 1-2 and later 2024 P-POD Conferences.  [Please note also that various opportunities for volunteer participation do come up throughout the year.  If interested, please see our Volunteer page, which will soon be updated to be specific to the details, needs and schedules of our 2024 conferences.]

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE CONSIDERED IF:
(1) You have not yet registered for the conference you're interested in.
(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 2024 scholarship application will be posted in the near future for 2024 submissions.  You will then DOWNLOAD it to complete it.  You do not type on it online.

(2) For each 2024 conference, there will be posted a final deadline date by which you must apply.  This date will most likely be 4 to 6 weeks prior to the conference date.

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

(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 our June 1-2, 2024 conference there will uniquely be inexpensive walkable university campus lodging obtainable through P-POD.  When registration opens, or soon after, details about this will be  included on a venue/travel/lodging page we show in our menus for this conference.  Information about recommended hotels within a 2.5 to 4 mile radius will also be shown on this page.

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.

  • Alvenia Fulton, nutrition-focused naturopathic physician and pioneering natural health advocate in U.S. African American society.

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

  • Susan Levin, distinguished RD / nutrition educator and activist, a key advisor when P-POD was founded.

  • Julie Loveless, one of our pioneering volunteers from the first two 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.

Price Deadlines
Meals, Lodging
Discounts, Groups
Policies
Registration Prices
Limited Scholarships
Sept. 7-8 Quick Facts
June Quick Facts
COVID-19 Policies
June Speakers at-a-Glance
P-Flex Choose Days
Confs. after June 2024

Continuing Education

We are pleased to offer affordable opportunities for health professionals.  Some of our recent accreditors are shown below.  Click here for details.

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