SCHEDULE 2017

2017 THEME: Evidence-Based Nutrition for the Entire Health Care Team….  Reclaiming Simple Traditional Plant-based Foods in the Prevention / Treatment of Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases.”

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4th Annual National Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) Conference….  a 501(c)(3) nonprofit collaboration without commercial funding
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LOCATIONStudent Union, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM.

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WHEN:  Thurs. May 18 through Sat. May 20, 2017.

Specifically:  (optional arrival-luncheon, then….) 1:30 pm Thurs. May 18 to 12:35 pm Sat. May 20, 2017 (followed by included Farewell Luncheon).  See options for “FULL” or “SHORT” conference in tabs below.

Also:  For pre-conference Weds. run/walk in Navajo country with Scott Jurek and Jonathan Nez, see the RUNNING tab below, and for post-conference weekend adventures in Santa Fe, see the FUN tab below.

“Full” conference:  1:30 pm Thurs. May 18 to 12:35 pm Sat. May 20, 2017, followed by included Farewell Luncheon.  (17.25 to 17.5 hours of continuing education activity)
(Optional arrival-luncheon, 12:10 – 1:25 pm, Thurs. May 18)

“Short” conference 1st option:  1:30 pm Thurs. May 18 to 5:55 pm Fri. May 19, 2017, followed by included dinner plus evening reception/party.   (13.5 to 13.75 hours of continuing education activity)
(Optional arrival-luncheon, 12:10 – 1:25 pm, Thurs. May 18)

“Short” conference 2nd option:  6:45 pm Thurs. May 18 to 12:35 pm Sat. May 20, 2017, followed by included Farewell Luncheon.   (13.5 to 13.75 hours of continuing education activity)
(Optional arrival-dinner, 5:30 – 6:35 pm, Thurs. May 18)

DURING the conference, we plan to have a reception plus a dancing party Friday evening, as well as various fitness related activities before morning classes (campus run, boot camp, maybe yoga or Zumba).

BEFORE the conference, we’re having a Weds. May 17 run/walk in nearby Navajo country with champion ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek and Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez, so please see the RUNNING tab for details.

AFTER the conference….

OPTIONAL RECREATION / EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES IN NEARBY SANTA FE AFTER CONFERENCE END:  Our friends in Santa Fe have been organizing optional separate enjoyable activities in Santa Fe from late Saturday afternoon through Sunday….  a chance to add some vacation/tourism time to your conference time.  Tentative schedule is below.  We are setting aside a small number of rooms at the Lodge of Santa Fe for P-POD attendees who might wish to stay over Saturday night in Santa Fe while partaking of this weekend recreation.  Their cost should be $89 + tax, booked and paid through them, not P-POD.

•Sat. late afternoon to 7 pm:  unstructured time for museum visits, strolling etc.
•Sat. 7 pm onward:  dinner at Thai Vegan restaurant (quoted at $20/person including tax and tip)
•Sat., after dinner:  dancing to recorded music, available as late as 11 pm in Thai Vegan banquet room
•Sun. 8 am:  moderate-intensity hike in hills overlooking Santa Fe
•Sun. 10 am:  vegan breakfast at Annapurna
•Sun. 12 noon:  more nearby hiking (specifics to be determined)
•Sun. 3 pm – 5 pm:  invitation to join in a 15-year Santa Fe institution, Embody Dance….  freestyle dancing to diverse recorded music in a welcoming alcohol-free tobacco-free drug-free fragrance-free environment without street shoes.  Its nonprofit, community-owned and community-operated organization is described at http://embodydancesantafe.org.

WALKABLE HOUSING:  You may arrange your own off-campus housing, but you will have an option through P-POD registration to book walking-distance campus apartments.  You’d have a private locking bedroom in an apartment shared with 1 or 2 others.  You’d choose them, else we’d randomly assign persons who are gender-appropriate as defined by you.  Each apartment has a kitchen, bathroom and living room.  [Beds are the usual size for college campuses, best described as “twin” as opposed to king or queen.]

Through our online registration you may book campus apartments for Thursday + Friday nights, and may choose there to add either Wednesday or Saturday night as well.  Any other date possibilities would need to be arranged separately with us, through our Contact page or via “comments” you make as you are completing your registration.

The apartments are the Redondo Village Apartments, https://housing.unm.edu/residence-halls/redondo-village.html.

SANTA FE RECREATION-WEEKEND HOUSING for those interested, is dealt with in the FUN ACTIVITIES tab.

COSTS OF WALKABLE CAMPUS HOUSING are shown on the Costs 2017 page.

SOME OFF-CAMPUS HOTEL OPTIONS are described on the Travel 2017 page.

MEALS:  After the optional first-meal-upon-arrival, they are included with registration.  All will be vegan natural foods without wheat added, and breakfasts will consist of simple basic foods.  Following the Friday dinner, on-site reception and party activities will continue throughout the evening.  The Saturday Farewell Luncheon will be served from 12:35 to 2:20 pm.

A registrant may add $18 to registration rates, for an optional Thursday arrival-meal:  either 12:10 – 1:25 pm lunch for “full” registrants and for “short” registrants skipping Saturday….  or else 5:30 – 6:35 pm dinner for “short” registrants skipping Thursday afternoon.

We are arranging for Friday’s luncheon to be prepared completely from traditional plant-based ingredients as were used by the various indigenous peoples of what is now the southwest U.S.

Physical activity opportunities at P-POD will be varied….

•our annual dancing party being developed for Friday evening;

•various fitness related activities before morning classes (campus run, boot camp, maybe yoga or Zumba);

•multiple dancing and hiking opportunities during the optional post-conference Santa Fe weekend, described in the FUN ACTIVITIES tab;

•sufficient time in the schedule to take a 15 or 20 minute walking/stretching break (which we encourage) before each lunch.

The BIGGEST NEWS is….JurekS-130-156NezJonathan-130-156

FREE PRE-CONFERENCE RUN/WALK:  This optional extra event is free to P-POD registrants.  On Weds. May 17, starting 5:30 or 5:45 pm (subject to slight change), in the Navajo Nation about 36 miles from Albuquerque, a noncompetitive group RUN/walk (5K run, 1 mile walk options) will be led by Scott Jurek (named by Runners World as one of the 10 greatest runners of all time) and Jonathan Nez (Vice President of the Navajo Nation)….  who will, by the way, be our 1st two speakers at conference opening on Thursday.  Buses will load up near P-POD’s university conference site around 4 pm.  A plant-based natural foods dinner will be provided around 7 or 7:30 pm at the run site, and buses will load up for the return trip after that.  Driving directions for those not choosing bus travel, will be provided to registrants.

Free pre-registration for the run/walk is required SEPARATELY from P-POD conference registration, and is being handled by our co-sponsor PCRM at:
www.pcrm.org/may17registration

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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE UPDATED THE SCHEDULE BELOW AND THE DOWNLOADABLE VERSION FOR THE BUTTON ABOVE, ON MAY 6TH, BUT WE ARE STILL WORKING ON UPDATING THE SCHEDULE ON THE “OBJECTIVES” PAGE.

(Audience question/answer is planned for the end of each presentation.)

THURSDAY 12:10-1:25 pm   [An optional on-site separately-payable luncheon is available prior to beginning of the program.]

THURSDAY AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION, 1:30-5:30 pm (4 hours)

THURSDAY 1:30-1:45 pm
Jonathan Nez, MPA (Navajo/Diné):
Introductory remarks and community public health context:  “Awakening of a New Dawn”

THURSDAY 1:45-2:10 pm
Scott Jurek, MS:
Beyond Disease Prevention:  The Power of Plants for Athletic Performance

THURSDAY 2:10-2:40 pm
Lyle Etsitty, BS CHW (Navajo/Diné):
A Case Study of a Native American Plant-based Journey to Health:  Lessons Learned

THURSDAY 2:40-3:20 pm
Debbie Petitpain, RDN MS LDN:
Beyond “All You Have To Do Is Change Everything”….  Behavior Change Strategies That Work

THURSDAY 3:20-3:35 pm [break]

THURSDAY 3:35-4:45 pm:  Focus Lecture and Round Table on “Nutrition, Lifestyle and the Brain”….

(1) THURSDAY 3:35-4:00 pm
Timothy Radak, RDN DrPH MPH:
Focus Lecture:  “Fish and Fish Oil Supplements….  Review of Health Effects and Concerns in Chronic Disease”

(2) THURSDAY 4:00-4:45 pm
Round Table on “Cognitive Decline and Emotional Disorders”
Chair:  Joanne Evans, RN MEd PMHCNS-BC:
John Pierre:
Timothy Radak, RDN DrPH MPH:

THURSDAY 4:45-5:30 pm
Mariana Stern, PhD:
Current Research about Cancer Risk of Latina Women, in the Context of the Diversity of Latina/Latino Populations in the U.S.

THURSDAY 5:30-6:35 pm [dinner in conference hall]

THURSDAY EVENING PLENARY SESSION, 6:45-8:30 pm: (1.75 hours)

THURSDAY 6:45-7:25 pm
Saray Stancic, MD FACN:
Potential for Lifestyle Medicine and Plant-based Nutrition to Address Auto-immune Diseases

THURSDAY 7:30-8:30 pm:  P-POD’S 1ST ANNUAL DENIS BURKITT MEMORIAL LECTURE
T. Colin Campbell, PhD:
Returning to Traditional Foods, to Overcome Chronic Disease

(Audience question/answer is planned for the end of each presentation.)

FRIDAY early morning [We will announce on Thursday evening a time and location where interested attendees may choose to meet early this morning to share an informal unstructured nearby campus run or walk.]  [Access to campus gym and shower facilities is available for a daily $10 fee charged by the university.]

FRIDAY 7:30-8:15 am YOGA in the Acoma Room, Student Union [Join Eileen Crone, RDN and Registered Yoga Teacher, for a morning warm-up yoga session.  Wear stretchy clothing, bring a yoga mat (ideal) or blanket or towel, and enjoy user-friendly poses to start the day with blissful energy.]

FRIDAY 7:30-8:35 am and beyond [breakfast (for example, basic oat/fruit/nut type foods) provided on-site, remaining available much of the morning in the conference hall]

FRIDAY MORNING PLENARY SESSION, 8:35 am – 12:10 pm (3.5 hours plus 5 minutes)

FRIDAY 8:35-9:20 am
Meghan Jardine, RDN MS MBA CDE LDN:
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Caroline Trapp, DNP APN-BC CDE FAANP:
Addictivity and Chronic Disease Risk Linked to Cheese:  The Latest Research on a Commodity Food Staple

FRIDAY 9:20-10:25 am:  Focus Lecture and Round Table on “Healthy Practitioner Lifestyle, Healthy Patient Lifestyle”….

(1) FRIDAY 9:20-9:50 am
Mladen Golubic, MD PhD:
Focus Lecture:  “Nutrition, Physical Activity, Stress Relief:  Lifestyle Self-care Practices Can Help Both Practitioners and Patients Ward Off Obesity, Chronic Inflammation and Diseases such as Cancer”

(2) FRIDAY 9:50-10:25 am
Round Table:  “Walking the Walk:  How Practitioners Can Empower Patients through Their Example, toward Optimal Diet and Disease Prevention”
Chair:  Brenda Davis, RD:
Joanne Evans, RN MEd PMHCNS-BC:
Mladen Golubic, MD PhD:

FRIDAY 10:25-10:40 am [break]

FRIDAY 10:40-11:25 am
Milton Mills, MD:
Diet and Lifestyle Changes to Prevent, Treat and Reverse Diabetes: The Physiologic and Genetic Mechanisms in the Development of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY 11:25 am – 12:10 pm
Lois Ellen Frank, PhD (Kiowa):
Seeds of Health:  Reclaiming Native American Plant-based Foods “before Diabetes”, for Contemporary Health and Wellness

FRIDAY 12:10-12:25 pm [stretching or campus stroll opportunity before luncheon]

FRIDAY 12:10 [luncheon food service available to begin]

FRIDAY 12:25-12:35 pm:  Please gather luncheon food and get seated in your chosen A, B, C or D room.

FRIDAY “WORKING LUNCH” BREAKOUT SESSION, 12:35-1:50 pm (1.25 hours)
LUNCHEON MENU IS BASED ON TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS PLANT-BASED INGREDIENTS OF THE REGION.

FRIDAY 12:35-1:50 pm, LUNCHEON BREAKOUT CHOICE A
Presentation plus Interactive Discussion:  “Navajo Nutrition Panel on the Power Plate for Nutrition Education”
Moderator:   Caroline Trapp, DNP APN-BC CDE FAANP:
Margilene Barney, Dietary Manager and Diabetes Prevention Assistant Certification (Navajo/Diné):
Yolanda Ellis-Bileen, Dietary Manager and Diabetes Prevention Assistant Certification (Navajo/Diné):
Lena Guerito, Dietary Manager and Diabetes Prevention Assistant Certification (Navajo/Diné):

FRIDAY 12:35-1:50 pm, LUNCHEON BREAKOUT CHOICE B
Focus Lectures and Round Table with Interactive Discussion on:  “Behavior Change”….
(1)  FRIDAY 12:35-12:50 pm, Focus Lecture:  “Overcoming Barriers to Dietary Behavior Change”
Micaela Karlsen, MSPH
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(2)  FRIDAY 12:50-1:05 pm, Focus Lecture:  “Childhood Obesity and the Need to Transform Our Communities”
Rita Condon, BS
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(3)  FRIDAY 1:05-1:50 pm, Round Table:  “Strategies for Promoting Patient Behavior Change toward Improved Personal and Global Health”
Chair:  Amanda Hatherly, MS:
Rita Condon, BS
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Timothy Radak, RDN DrPH MPH:
Nancy Rodriguez, RN CDE BSN:

FRIDAY 12:35-1:50 pm, LUNCHEON BREAKOUT CHOICE C
Round Table with Interactive Discussion on Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine:
“Lifestyle Medicine:  A Healing Pathway….  The Positive Health Cascade of Integrating More Plants in Our Lives”

Chair:   Monique Richard, RDN MS LDN:
Mladen Golubic, MD PhD:
Parul Kharod, RDN MS LDN:
Jennifer Rooke, MD MPH FACOEM FACPM:

FRIDAY 12:35-1:50 pm, LUNCHEON BREAKOUT CHOICE D
Focus Lecture and Round Table with Interactive Discussion on:  “The Nutrition / Exercise Alliance”….
(1)  FRIDAY 12:35-12:50 pm, Focus Lecture:  “Exercise and Diabetes:  Efforts Taken to Regain Health within the Seneca Nation”
Andrea John, BS NSCA-CPT (Seneca)
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(2)  FRIDAY 12:50-1:50 pm, Round Table with Interactive Discussion:  “Synergistic Effects of Physical Activity and Plant-based Nutrition in Chronic Disease Prevention”
Chair:  Matt Ruscigno, RDN MPH:
Andrea John, BS NSCA-CPT (Seneca):
John Pierre:

FRIDAY AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION, 2:00-5:55 pm (4 hours minus 5 minutes)

FRIDAY 2:00-2:35 pm:  PART ONE of (continued Saturday morning)….  Focus Lectures and Round Table on “The Health of Underserved and Vulnerable Populations”….

(1) FRIDAY 2:00-2:20 pm
Jennifer Rooke, MD MPH FACOEM FACPM:
Focus Lecture:  “Using Lifestyle Medicine against Cardiovascular Disease in an Atlanta Urban Population”

(2) FRIDAY 2:20-2:35 pm
Nancy Rodriguez, RN CDE BSN:
Focus Lecture:  “Working with the Entire Latino Family Unit to Help Prevent or Reverse Diabetes through Plant-based Nutrition”

FRIDAY 2:35-3:10 pm
Caroline Trapp, DNP APN-BC CDE FAANP:
Take the Test;  Know Your Score….  A “Food For Life” Tool to Assess Diet Quality and Diabetes Risk

FRIDAY 3:10-3:55 pm
Meghan Jardine, RDN MS MBA CDE LDN:
The Microbiota’s Role in Obesity and Diabetes….  It Calls for a Nutrition Prescription!

FRIDAY 3:55-4:20 pm [P-POD group photo, and break]

FRIDAY 4:20-4:50 pm
Robert Ostfeld, MD MSc FACC:
Lecture Part 1:  “Cutting Edge Research….  Confessions of a Reformed Cardiologist”

FRIDAY 4:50-5:55 pm:  Focus Lecture and Round Table on “How Clinicians Make It Work”….

(1) FRIDAY 4:50-5:05 pm
Robert Ostfeld, MD MSc FACC:
Focus Lecture:  “Plant-based Nutrition in Day to Day Clinical Practice”

(2) FRIDAY 5:05-5:55 pm
Clinicians’ Round Table on “Responding to Patients Who Have Active Disease”
Chair:  Debbie Petitpain, RDN MS:
Michael Klaper, MD:
Baxter Montgomery, MD FACC:
Robert Ostfeld, MD MSc FACC:
Saray Stancic, MD FACN:

FRIDAY 5:55-7:10 pm [dinner in lecture hall]

FRIDAY after 7:10 pm [on-site reception and party throughout evening]

(Audience question/answer is planned for the end of each presentation.)

SATURDAY 6:30-7:15 am BOOT CAMP at a nearby outdoor location to be posted and announced at the conference [Join John Pierre for his most requested fitness class, “body brain boot camp fun”.  Each participant will go at her/his own pace during this fun and interactive class.  We will be doing easy running drills utilizing cones and agility ladders.  Body weight and resistance bands exercises will also be used.  Challenge your brain and nervous system in unique ways.]

(Access to campus gym and shower facilities is available for a daily $10 fee charged by the university.)

SATURDAY 7:30-8:10 am ZUMBA in the Lobo B Room, Student Union [Join Lori Clark, an AFAA group fitness certified ACE Personal Trainer.  Zumba is an interval-style dance fitness class incorporating low and high intensity moves set to Latin and world rhythms.  Ditch the workout and join the party!  Please wear gym shoes and light comfortable workout clothing that enables you to move freely.  You may want to bring water and a small towel.]

SATURDAY 7:30-8:35 am and beyond [breakfast (for example, basic oat/fruit/nut type foods) provided on-site, remaining available much of the morning in the conference hall]

SATURDAY MORNING PLENARY SESSION, 8:35-12:35 am (4 hours)

SATURDAY 8:35-9:15 am:  PART TWO (continued from Friday afternoon) of….  Focus Lectures and Round Table on “The Health of Underserved and Vulnerable Populations”….

Round Table on “Providing Clinical Advice and Care for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations:  Understanding Political, Social and Economic Obstacles”
Chair:  Hope Ferdowsian, MD MPH FACP FACPM:
Andrea John, BS NSCA-CPT (Seneca):
Nancy Rodriguez, RN CDE BSN:
Jennifer Rooke, MD MPH FACOEM FACPM:

SATURDAY 9:15-10:00 am
Baxter Montgomery, MD FACC:
A Prescription for Change….  Interventional Nutrition vs. Chronic Diseases and Inflammation

SATURDAY 10:00-10:45 am
Michael Klaper, MD:
Leaky Gut, Probiotics and Implications for Chronic and Auto-immune Disease

SATURDAY 10:45-11:05 am [break]

SATURDAY 11:05-11:50 am
Brenda Davis, RD:
Nutritional Reversal of Diabetes in the Marshall Islands and Potentially Worldwide

SATURDAY 11:50 am – 12:35 pm
Round Table on “Where Do We Go from Here?….  Prevention, Practice and Policy”

Chair:  Kathy Pollard, MS:
Lyle Etsitty, BS CHW (Navajo/Diné):
Hope Ferdowsian, MD MPH FACP FACPM:
Matt Ruscigno, RDN MPH:
Caroline Trapp, DNP APN-BC CDE FAANP:

SATURDAY 12:35 pm onward [luncheon may be enjoyed until 2:20 pm, so we invite you to take a stretch/stroll break first]

SATURDAY 12:35-2:20 pm [Farewell Luncheon]

SATURDAY late afternoon through Sunday [optional off-site P-POD recreation/retreat/exploration/festival time….  opportunities in Santa Fe]