The annual national Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) conference series…. an evidence-based look at how certain plant-based approaches to eating may affect and reduce the risks of society’s major preventable diseases.
STRICTLY-NONPROFIT PROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION RESOURCES THAT ARE ALWAYS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Practitioners and students in health professions deserve to have expanded opportunities for accredited study and professional conferences that:
•••explore the effects of nutrition on the risks, and possible reversal, of major chronic diseases;
•••are completely free of commercial sponsorship or funding; and
•••are affordable and accessible.
OUR 501(c)(3) ACCEPTS NO COMMERCIAL FUNDING OR INFLUENCE
Our major national nonprofit collaborators and supporters are: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS), and Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). We are profoundly appreciative of special support provided by PCRM toward our 2017 conference. We have gratefully welcomed other co-sponsorships of our conferences: for 2017, from the Section of Integrative Medicine and the Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic at the University of New Mexico, and New Mexico Nurses Association; for 2015 through 2018, from Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) Dietetic Practice Group (of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics); and for 2014, from the Department of Health and Wellness, University of North Carolina Asheville.
We predict that throughout the future our commercial-sponsorship-free 501(c)(3) nonprofit will draw 80% of needed funding from our affordable conference registration fees. Thus we’ll seek 20% of necessary funding via small grants from nonprofit sector organizations and small donations from individuals. We humbly appreciate small grants for our 2017 and 2018 conferences from Nalith, Inc., for our 2016 and 2018 conferences from VegFund, and for our 2016 conference from A Well-Fed World.
We have depended upon close coordination of our activities with the Navajo Nation in 2017, and with North Carolina Dietetic Association and its Western District in 2014. We have welcomed cross-promotional relationships with Oncology Nutrition DPG, and Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) DPG (of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) in 2015 and 2016, and our new 2017-2018 collaboration with Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics. We also appreciated local assistance provided by Triangle Vegetarian Society, Durham and Weaver St. Co-op Markets, Asheville Vegan Society and French Broad Food Co-op, in earlier years. And, above all else, we could never have made our conferences a reality without the tireless efforts of large numbers of volunteers.
For Continuing Medical Education purposes, our conferences have been provided jointly by Plant-based Prevention Of Disease, Inc. and Mountain Area Health Education Center, as described on our Continuing Education 2018 page. We were also delighted for 2017 to welcome the collaboration of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) continuing education program.