Frequently Asked Questions

  • Registration includes welcome reception, all meals, all educational sessions, networking opportunities, CME Accreditation and conference memento.

  • Although our target audience is the healthcare community and the content of the conference is geared towards Medical Doctors and other healthcare practitioners, there is no REQUIREMENT that attendees be employed in the healthcare field.

    Past conferences have had a contingent of non-healthcare practitioners and they always seem to enjoy the conference.

  • Individual Day Registration is not available at this time. We only accept full registrations so that we can accommodate as many people as possible that are interested in and available for the entire conference. On Monday, August 21st, we will evaluate the available conference room space and make a determination as to whether or not we open up single day registration. We do expect to sell out the 2017 conference. To register for the entire conference, please visit http://pbnhc.com/registration.

  • The group guest room rates will be offered by the Hyatt Regency Orange County up to three (3) days prior and/or three (3) days following the conference dates, subject to room and group rate availability at the time of reservation – PLEASE RESERVE EARLY.  In order to take advantage of the group rate either during the conference or before/after the conference, reservations must be made before Thursday, August 31, 2017.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to room and rate availability.  Please contact the Hyatt Regency Orange County for details.  Make sure you reference the conference to for group rate information.

  • The airport nearest to the Hyatt Regency Orange County (HROC) John Wayne/Orange County Airport, (Santa Ana, CA – SNA) is 13 miles away, an approximate 15 minute drive.

    Long Beach Airport (Long Beach, CA – LGB) is 18 miles away and an approximate 25 minute drive.

    Los Angeles International Airport (Los Angeles, CA – LAX) is 35 miles, with an approximate 40 minute drive time.

  • No, the Hyatt Regency Orange County does not have shuttle service to and from the surrounding airports. However, there are a variety or taxi and car services that can be coordinated through the hotel’s concierge. For further transportation information, please visit https://orangecounty.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel/transportation.html.

  • Basic internet access (maximum of 1.5 mbps) will be provided complimentary in the sleeping rooms only.

    Hyatt Regency Orange County offers all guests complimentary wireless internet as well as hard-wired Internet portals throughout the lobby seating areas.

    There will not be internet access in the meeting space.

  • There are no plans for breakout sessions during the conference. However, before the official start of the PBNHC conference, we are planning additional workshops before the conference that will be offered on Saturday, September 23, 2017 and/or Sunday, September 24, 2017 as a separate educational opportunity. Details to follow.

  • Within approximately 30 days of the completion of the conference, we will post all available faculty presentations. Keep in mind that due to various copyright issues, some presentations may not be available.

  • Baring no unexpected delays, there should be ample time for questions and answers at the end of each presentation and during the panel discussions.

  • At this point our plans are to film the conference.

  • A total of nine delicious, resort chef prepared meals are included with your conference registration. These include the following: dinner on Sunday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on both Monday and Tuesday; and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday.

  • Yes, all meals during the conference will be nutrient dense, plant-based whole foods—representative of the optimal dietary lifestyle we’ll be discussing and advocating throughout the conference.

  • YES!  Please read the ingredient cards carefully and notify us if you have concerns in this regard.

  • We will be offering a “meals only” registration for spouses/guests to enjoy our meals. Please select the “Additional Meals” option when registering for the conference online. If you neglect to register for additional meals and subsequently wish to do so, please visit https://theplantricianproject.formstack.com/forms/pbnhc_meals and register for the meals you would like to purchase. Or you can contact us at or 203-594-1632 for arrangements.

    BECAUSE OF THE LARGE EXPECTED ATTENDANCE AND POTENTIAL SPACE LIMITATIONS, WE WILL MOST LIKELY BE SHUTTING DOWN THE ADDITIONAL MEAL OPTION AS THE CONFERENCE NEARS. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ADDITIONAL MEALS WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT WE CAN ACCOMMODATE GUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL MEALS AFTER THE ORIGINAL REGISTRATION.

    Regardless of other circumstances, We will not be taking any additional meal requests after Thursday, September 21, 2017 and will not be able to accommodate additional meal requests on site at the conference.

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • Standard resort check-in time is 4 pm, with a 12 noon check-out. Attendees may be able to check-in early or check-out late depending on availability—no guarantees.

  • Both attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency as well as those commuting have been granted special group pricing for parking. Discounted daily and overnight self-parking of $14.00 per car, per night. Valet at prevailing rates. ($27.00 retail)

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