Virtual Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

Once again, we are pleased to bring you the nation’s premier CME-accredited medical education conference exclusively focused on the current and progressive scientific research conveying the efficacy of whole food, plant-based nutrition to prevent, suspend and even reverse disease. Showcasing the world’s foremost experts in preventive, nutritional medicine, this CME-accredited conference goes beyond the individual experience, anecdotal stories, and historical research typically associated with plant-based nutrition.


International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference Is Now A VIRTUAL Conference

In these trying times of COVID-19, this year’s PBNHC is a fully VIRTUAL conference.  The conference dates remain, September 11 – 14, 2020. 

We are excited to bring you a world-class, CME accredited medical education conference from the comfort and safety of your own home or office. And while we are grateful for this unique opportunity, we look forward to when we can once again meet in person at the 2021 International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference.

Below are answers to a few questions about the switch to a VIRTUAL conference.

We hope you’ll join us for this year’s VIRTUAL conference!!!

Will the pricing for the 2020 VIRTUAL PBNHC change?

Modified pricing for the 2020 VIRTUAL PBNHC is below.  More details can be found at

$599 – VIRTUAL Conference registration fee. 

$549 - Student Registration (available to fellows, residents, and students in an accredited program).  Please contact us at for more information.

What does VIRTUAL registration include?

  • Attendee access to the 2020 International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference VIRTUAL conference platform.
  • Attendee access to ALL CE approved "virtual live" course sessions with chat feature and Q&A sessions.  Schedule can be found at
  • Attendee access to CE approved on-demand sessions to better accommodate your schedule and time zone/location.
  • Attendee access to Video-On-Demand standard recordings of ALL conference sessions (a $400 retail value) for 1-year post conference.
  • Attendee access to all conference materials such as conference program book, presentation slides and other materials.
  • 21 CE credits.  Details can be found at
    • BONUS: If you miss any of the "virtual live" sessions, you will have the ability to access a CE approved recording of each session in order to properly claim CE credit (until 12/31/2020).


I’ve already registered for the conference, what happens now?

  • Those who have already registered for the 2020 PBNHC will be automatically enrolled into the VIRTUAL conference. 
  • The Plantrician Project will automatically refund you the DIFFERENCE between what you have already paid for registration and the VIRTUAL conference registration fee of $599.
  • You will then be added to our virtual conference platform and emailed detailed instructions on gaining attendee access to the virtual conference platform as well as other VIRTUAL conference details. 
  • You DO NOT need to do anything; this will automatically happen.

What if I am not interested in the VIRTUAL PBNHC?

If you are not able or interested in attending the VIRTUAL PBNHC, you can:

  1. Apply this year’s registration to the 2021 PBNHC, September 24 – 27 in Oakland, CA.
  2. Request that your registration fee be converted to a tax-deductible donation to The Plantrician Project.
  3. Request a full refund, less a $20 service fee

While we hope you will still join us for the VIRTUAL PBNHC,  If you prefer one of the three options above, please email us at with your preference.  We thank you for your patience while we do our best to process these changes as quickly and orderly as possible.

What if I registered for the optional preconference workshops?

There will be no optional preconference workshops so anyone already registered for these will receive a full refund. 

What if I purchased additional meals for a guest?

Anyone who purchased additional meals for guests will receive a full refund.

What if I already made sleeping room reservations at the JW Marriott?

If you made a sleeping room reservation at the JW Marriott Dessert Springs UNDER THE CONFERENCE ROOM BLOCK, the resort will automatically cancel your reservation.  However, there are times when attendees book sleeping rooms outside the conference room block (either accidentally or on purpose), in which case the hotel will not know to cancel that reservation.  For that reason, you might want to confirm with the resort your sleeping room cancellation.  In order to allow the resort ample time to process room cancelations, please wait until after July 1, 2020 to contact them.  The resort can be reached at:

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

74-855 Country Club Drive

Palm Desert, California 92260 USA

(760) 341-2211 – Phone

(760) 341-1872 – Fax

Please contact us at with questions about the 2020 VIRTUAL PBNHC.  Thanks and stay safe!

If I register for the VIRTUAL conference, what are the technical requirements?

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Webcast Player Requirements

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  • Microsoft Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 (requires the Desktop Experience), Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome
  • Broadband Internet connection

Note: Enterprise Video Platform 7.0.25 or EX Server 6.1.23 are required for Windows 10 support.


  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later
  • Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome
  • Broadband Internet connection


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Phone and Tablet Technical Requirements

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iPad requirements

  • iPad2 or later
  • iOS 6.1 or later
  • Apple Mobile Safari™
  • Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher)

iPhone/iPod requirements

  • iPhone 4.0 or later, iPod Touch 4th generation or later
  • iOS 6.1 or later
  • Apple Mobile Safari
  • Mediasite Mobile App (free download available from the Apple app store)
  • Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher)

Blackberry requirements (on-demand MP4 playback only)

  • Blackberry OS 10.0 or later
  • PlayBooks™ for QNX devices
  • Blackberry browser
  • Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher)

Android requirements (Mediasite 6.0.2 or later)

  • Android™ 4.0 or later (on-demand), Android 4.4.x (live).  Note: Android live support is limited to Dolphin browser on HLS capable Android devices running 4.4.x (KitKat), and the Mediasite EVP Server must be at version 7.0.10 or later.
  • Android browser
  • Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher).

Microsoft Surface and Windows RT tablets (on-demand MP4 playback only)

  • Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Internet Explorer 10.0 or later
  • Wi-Fi or cellular data connection (3G or higher).

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