Frequently Asked Questions

  • We look forward to conducting the 2022 PBNHC in the same fashion we have in the past. We will be monitoring the situation and/or recommendations of local authorities and the scientific community. At this point, we have no plans to implement any COVID related restrictions in order to attend the conference, but we encourage people to take measures that they deem appropriate for them. We look forward to welcoming you back to a vibrant and enlightening conference in September 2022.

  • 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. Please feel free to join us.

  • At this time, there are no individual day passes for the 2022 IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL PBNHC.

    If you are interested in a preconference workshop, you can register for one at https://pbnhc.com/workshops/.

    To register for the entire conference, please visit http://pbnhc.com/registration.

  • 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 Thursday and Friday September 15th and 16th as a separate educational opportunity.

    If you are interested in a preconference workshop, you can register for one at https://pbnhc.com/workshops/.

  • - IN-PERSON attendance at the this year’s International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference and VIRTUAL conference platform.

    - IN-PERSON access to all conference sessions /materials and program book

    - Twenty three (23) CE credits are available (if otherwise eligible). Details can be found at https://pbnhc.com/cme-accreditation.

    - Nine delicious, plant-based meals (Friday: reception and dinner | Saturday and Sunday: breakfast, lunch and dinner | Monday: breakfast and lunch)

    - IN-PERSON registration also gives you VIRTUAL and ON DEMAND access to the 2022 PBNHC (a $599 value). These sessions are available until September 1, 2023.

  • Yes, bur due to the tight schedule, it may be difficult to answer all questions of presenters. The best time for questions is during the breaks. Most of the speakers are at the conference for multiple days so you should be able to get your question answered one-way or another.

    During the final session of the conference, the Panel Discussion, there will be ample time for questions.

  • 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.

    However, all full conference attendees will be given access to the videos of this year’s entire conference for one year.

  • For full conference attendees, a total of nine (9) delicious, resort chef prepared meals are included with your conference registration. These include the following: dinner and reception on Friday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on both Saturday and Sunday; and breakfast and lunch on Monday.

  • 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 to avoid and potential incidents.

  • Yes. We will be filming the conference and all full conference attendees will be given FREE VIRTUAL and ON-DEMAND access to the videos of the presentations for 1 year.

  • The Plantrician Project does not allow attendees, sponsors, faculty, volunteers or any third party to film during our conference. That includes, but not limited to:

    - Filming the conference sessions/workshops.
    - Conducting video interviews with our faculty, attendees or volunteers.
    - Broadcasting “live” or doing “live updates” from the conference location.
    - Any other conduct by The Plantrician Project to be deemed inappropriate.

    Please refrain from this. If you are caught doing so, you will be removed from the conference.

    If you are interested in helping us spread the word about our conference and The Plantrician Project, the best way to do that is to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and share our tweets, feeds, posts and pics.

    Thanks in advance for your corporation.

  • The airport nearest to the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa is Palm Springs International Airport (PSP).

    Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is BY FAR the closest airport to JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. It is approximately 12 miles away and a 25-minute drive (depending on traffic). Information on ground transportation can be found HERE.

    Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the closest airport to JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. It is approximately 81 miles away and a 1 hour and 15 minute-minute drive (depending on traffic). Information on ground transportation can be found HERE.

    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the closest airport to JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. It is approximately 135 miles away and a 2 hour and 5 minute-minute drive (depending on traffic). Information on ground transportation can be found HERE.

    John Wayne Airport (SNA) is the closest airport to JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. It is approximately 110 miles away and a 1 hour and 40 minute-minute drive (depending on traffic). Information on ground transportation can be found HERE.

    Lon Beach Airport (LGB) is the closest airport to JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. It is approximately 110 miles away and a 1 hour and 40 minute-minute drive (depending on traffic). Information on ground transportation can be found HERE.

    San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the closest airport to JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. It is approximately 125 miles away and a 2 hour and 10 minute-minute drive (depending on traffic). Information on ground transportation can be found HERE.

  • No, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa 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 or by you directly. For further transportation information, please visit https://pbnhc.com/hotel-and-travel

  • If you are staying at the JWMDS, overnight self-parking is included in your room/resort fee.
    For commuters, parking at the JWMDS is at the special group pricing of $20 per day. Valet parking at prevailing rates.

  • The group guest room rates will be offered by JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa 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 Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Reservations made after this date will be subject to room and rate availability. The available rooms pre and post conference are very limited so please reserve early. Please contact the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa for details. Make sure you reference the conference to for group rate information.

  • Standard resort check-in time begins at 4:00PM, check-out time is 11:00AM. All guests arriving before 4:00PM may be accommodated as rooms become available.

    The Bell Staff can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.

  • - Attendee access to the 2022 International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference VIRTUAL conference platform.

    - Attendee access between September 16-19, 2022 for ALL CE approved VIRTUAL course sessions with chat feature and Q&A sessions. Schedule can be found at https://pbnhc.com/agenda.

    - Attendee access to CE approved on-demand sessions to better accommodate your schedule and time zone/location. These sessions are available until September 1, 2023.

    - Attendee access to all conference materials such as conference program book, presentation slides and other materials.

    - Twenty three (23) CE credits are available (if otherwise eligible). Details can be found at https://pbnhc.com/cme-accreditation. You will be able to access a CE approved recording of each session in order to properly claim CE credit (until 9/01/2023).

  • Yes, all attendees will receive CE credits (if otherwise eligible) through the Rush University Continuing Education Office. Details can be viewed at https://pbnhc.com/cme-accreditation.

  • Yes, attendees will need internet access to attend the 2022 VIRTUAL PBNHC. Accessing the VIRTUAL conference platform will be just like accessing any other website and there will be no need to install additional software or plugins.

    Specific Technical requirements include:

    For the best presentation viewing experience, we recommend the following:

    Microsoft Windows

    • Microsoft Windows 10
    • Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome
    • Broadband Internet connection

    Apple MacOS

    • Apple MacOS Mojave (version 10.14) and higher
    • Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome
    • Broadband Internet connection

    Apple iPadOS

    • Apple iPadOS 13 and higher
    • Apple Mobile Safari
    • Broadband Internet connection

    Apple iOS

    • Apple iOS 12 and higher
    • Apple Mobile Safari
    • Broadband Internet connection

    Android

    • Android 9 or later
    • Chrome browser
  • Attendees should be able to access the 2022 VIRTUAL PBNHC on any device that allows them to access any website or web-based portal. This includes desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, tablets and other internet capable devices.

    Specific Technical requirements include:

    Webcast Player Requirements

    For the best presentation viewing experience, we recommend the following:

    Microsoft Windows

    • Microsoft Windows 10
    • Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome
    • Broadband Internet connection

    Apple MacOS

    • Apple MacOS Mojave (version 10.14) and higher
    • Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome
    • Broadband Internet connection

    Apple iPadOS

    • Apple iPadOS 13 and higher
    • Apple Mobile Safari
    • Broadband Internet connection

    Apple iOS

    • Apple iOS 12 and higher
    • Apple Mobile Safari
    • Broadband Internet connection

    Android

    • Android 9 or later
    • Chrome browser
  • How do attendees access the virtual conference platform?

    – Attendees will receive an email with important information on accessing the VIRTUAL platform, including a username and password, on September 1, 2022.

    – Access to the platform will be available starting September 1, 2022 and you can log on any time after that date. The actual conference sessions will not be available until the beginning of the IN-PERSON conference on Friday, September 16, 2022.

    – You will need a working internet connection (ideally a high-speed connection) to access the conference for both the VIRTUAL live broadcast and the On-Demand sessions. All common web browsers should work including Firefox, Safari, Edge, Chrome, etc.

    – If you have any problems logging on, please make sure your pop-up-blocker is turned off and you have no website access restrictions.

  • Once an attendee registers, it is their choice when and how to attend the VIRTUAL conference. All attendees have been given the flexibility to participate in the manner that best fits their schedule.

    With that said, the best way for attendees to participate is to follow the official virtual live schedule (https://pbnhc.com/agenda). If they attend the sessions at the scheduled times, they will automatically be enrolled for (if otherwise eligible) ALL offered CE credits.

    If attendees are unable to attend any of the virtual live sessions or if they choose to watch ALL of the sessions on demand, that is OK too. However, in order to claim CE credits for those on demand sessions, attendees may need to “pass” a short multiple choice assessment at the end of the final session. After passing the assessment after the final session, attendee’s must submit for CME credits.

    Attendee access to these CE accredited sessions – either live or enduring material – will be available until September 1, 2023.

  • The video on-demand of each session will be available within a few days (if not sooner) after the end of the scheduled VIRTUAL live session.

  • Yes. After the VIRTUAL conference, all attendees will receive access to all VIRTUAL conference sessions via the online platform until September 1, 2023.

    If an attendee is unable to attend a session when they are live but still want to claim ENDURING MATERIAL CE credit for a missed session, they will have the ability to do so through the VIRTUAL conference platform. All CE guidelines must still be met, and attendees will need to “pass” a short, multiple choice assessment of the sessions. Attendee access to these CE accredited sessions will be available until September 1, 2023.

  • To find out about future conferences:

    • Visit www.pbnhc.com and sign up to receive conference updates
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    • Visit http://plantricianproject.org/