Plantrician™ Workshops

For 2020, we are planning five (5) optional preconference Plantrician™ workshops on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11 prior to the start of the full PBNHC (September 11–14, 2020). Please read below for information on this year’s pre-conference workshops. We hope you’ll consider joining us for one or two.


Workshop Descriptions

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal: The Esselstyn Program

Lifestyle Medicine Practice:  Evidence Based Approaches to Assessment, Treatment, Group Visits, Programs and Economics

MEN’S Health: Hormones, Aging and Other Related Issues

Pain Free: Food and Regenerative Strategies to Eliminate Pain and Restore Function

WOMEN’S Health:  Hormones, Aging and Other Related Issues
 


Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal: The Esselstyn Program

DATE: Thursday, September 10, 2020
TIME: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
LOCATION: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa
ROOM: Sinatra Salons (9-14)
SPEAKERS: Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD
Ann Crile Esselstyn
COST: $275 (INCLUDES THE WORKSHOP AND A PLANT-BASED LUNCH)
CE: CE credit details are below
OPEN TO: Anyone. You do not need be attending the IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

SUMMARY: Internationally known author and surgeon Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn presents his scientifically proven program of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.  Created by 2015 Plantrician Project Luminary award winner Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., MD, this evidence-based nutritional intervention and lifestyle medicine solution prevents and reverses heart disease, the leading cause of death for U.S. men and women.  Dr. Esselstyn will review the scientific literature on heart disease and food and describe the physiologic benefits of a whole-food, plant- based diet.  This session will also teach the fundamentals of working with patients to enable a dietary intervention, including key aspects of behavior change. Finally, Dr. Esselstyn will share the secrets that he has learned through decades of working with patients to reverse their disease.  Not only will healthcare practitioners benefit from this informative session, but patients will also take away information and techniques that can benefit them in their journey towards true health.

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 150 participants. A PLANT-BASED LUNCH IS INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION FEE.

Register for Workshop

2020 CE CREDITS ARE PENDING. HOWEVER, THE 2019 CE CREDITS ARE BELOW AND WE ANTICIPATE, BUT CAN’T GUARANTEE, SIMILAR APPROVAL DETAILS. 

  • Medical Doctors and Others Eligible Clinicians: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses: ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses:  The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 5 contact hours.
  • Pharmacists: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (0622-0000-17-004-L04-P) for 0 contact hours for pharmacists.
  • Registered Dieticians: This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 5 CPEUs.

Caldwell EsselstynCaldwell Esselstyn, Jr, MD

Dr. Esselstyn received his BA from Yale University and his MD from Case Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. 6 oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

During his association with the Cleveland Clinic, which began in1968, Dr. Esselstyn served as president of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.

In 1991, Dr. Esselstyn served as president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, That same year he organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease. In 1997, he chaired a follow-up conference, the Summit on Cholesterol and Coronary Disease, which brought together more than 500 physicians and health-care workers. In April, 2005, Dr. Esselstyn became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association in 2009. In September 2010, he received the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame Award. Dr. Esselstyn received the 2013 Deerfield Academy Alumni Association Heritage Award In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement & Service, and the 2013 Yale University GEORGE H.W. BUSH ’48 LIFETIME OF LEADERSHIP AWARD.

His scientific publications number over 150, “The Best Doctors in America” 1994-1995 published by Woodward and White cites Dr. Esselstyn’s surgical expertise in the categories of endocrine and breast disease. In 1995, he published his bench mark long-term nutritional research arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years and reviewed beyond twenty years in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type. Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have followed a plant-based diet for more than 26 years. Dr. Esselstyn presently directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute and serves on the Board of Directors of The Plantrician Project. The Esselstyn’s have four children and nine (soon to be 10) grandchildren.

Anne Crile EsselstynAnn Crile Esselstyn

Ann Crile Esselstyn is a relentlessly energetic and creative advocate for the plant-based, whole-food way of life. She has devoted herself to inventing recipes to prevent and reverse heart disease in support of the research of her husband, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. Ann never stops looking for ways to bring that important agenda to delicious life, devising ever more practical and powerful ways to shop, cook, and engage even the most reluctant eaters in the plant-perfect diet.

Ann is the author of the recipe section of Dr. Esselstyn’s bestselling book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and co-author of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook with her daughter, Jane Esselstyn. She is a graduate of Smith College and holds a Masters in Education from Wheelock College. Ann taught English and History for 27 years at Laurel School in Cleveland, Ohio, where she received the Hostatler Award for Outstanding Teaching. At the same time, she juggled the raising of four children. When not in the kitchen, Ann counsels patients, lectures around the world on how to prepare and eat plant-based foods, and spends time with her ten plant-based grandchildren.


Lifestyle Medicine Practice:  Evidence Based Approaches to Assessment, Treatment, Group Visits, Programs and Economics

DATE: Friday, September 11, 2020
TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa
ROOM: Springs Salon (A-F)
SPEAKER: Wayne Dysinger, MD​
COST: $125
CE: CE credit details are below
OPEN TO: Anyone. You do not need be attending the IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

SUMMARY: In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, practicing plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine in a viable way can be challenging. Dr. Wayne Dysinger, past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, spent years researching lifestyle medicine assessment and treatment and implementing group visits and other programs. During this engaging workshop, Dr. Dysinger will be sharing the results of his research, discussing models that are currently in use around the country, and offering projections about future reimbursement models for lifestyle medicine.

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 150 participants.

Register for Workshop

2020 CE CREDITS ARE PENDING. HOWEVER, THE 2019 CE CREDITS ARE BELOW AND WE ANTICIPATE, BUT CAN’T GUARANTEE, SIMILAR APPROVAL DETAILS.

  • Medical Doctors and Others Eligible Clinicians: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses: ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses: The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3 contact hours.
  • Pharmacists: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (0622-0000-17-004-L04-P) for 0 contact hours for pharmacists.
  • Registered Dieticians: This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3 CPEUs.

Wayne Dysinger, MD

Wayne is an Inland Empire native, having been born and raised in Loma Linda and Yucaipa. He completed medical school at Loma Linda University, followed by a Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital, and a Preventive Medicine Residency back at Loma Linda. He has worked in Guam, Atlanta and New Hampshire prior to returning to Loma Linda University as Chair of the Preventive Medicine Department in 2003. Wayne has an international reputation as a leader in the field of Lifestyle Medicine, having served as President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and as an international consultant in the area. He is also the Medical Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, and a Professor at Loma Linda University. He is passionate about treating what is really causing health problems, not just putting Band-Aids on superficial issues.
 


MEN’S Health: Hormones, Aging and Other Related Issues

DATE: Friday, September 11, 2020
TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa
ROOM: Springs Salon (G-L)
SPEAKER: Salvatore Lacagnina, DO
COST: $125
CE: CE credit details are below
OPEN TO: Anyone.  You do not need be attending the IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

SUMMARY: This workshop is designed to explore the current research specific to the optimization of health and physiology for men throughout their lifespan. Dr. Sal Lacagnina will review the most recent evidence on key topics such as disease prevention, suspension and reversal, hormonal balance, erectile dysfunction, exercise and athletic performance and include actionable and integrative food and lifestyle interventions. 

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 150 participants.

Register for Workshop

2020 CE CREDITS ARE PENDING. HOWEVER, THE 2019 CE CREDITS ARE BELOW AND WE ANTICIPATE, BUT CAN’T GUARANTEE, SIMILAR APPROVAL DETAILS. 

  • Medical Doctors and Others Eligible Clinicians: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses: ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses:  The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3 contact hours.
  • Pharmacists: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (0622-0000-17-004-L04-P) for 0 contact hours for pharmacists.
  • Registered Dieticians: This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3 CPEUs.

Salvatore Lacagnina, DO

Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina is the System Medical Director of Wellness and Employee Health for Lee Health. In this role, his mission is to motivate, educate and empower people to improve their health and wellness. Dr. Sal, as he likes to be called, is one of Lee Health’s champions responsible for developing a comprehensive health, wellness and preventive care program for more than 10,000 employees and family members.

He is the Medical Director for the LH Employee Health clinics and the Medical Director for the Wellness Centers in Cape Coral and Ft. Myers.

From 1994-2010 he practiced Internal Medicine with the Lee Physician Group and served as its Medical Director until 2010 before taking on his role as System Medical Director of Wellness and Employee Health. His emphasis is on the prevention and reversal of cardio metabolic diseases, diabetes, weight management, cancer risk factor reduction and overall lifestyle medicine.

Dr. Sal earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and he is Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Sal writes a weekly column about health and wellness in The News-Press and a monthly column for the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Trends publication. He also speaks publicly throughout the community.


Pain Free: Food and Regenerative Strategies to Eliminate Pain and Restore Function

DATE: Friday, September 11, 2020
TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa
ROOM: Springs Salon (A-F)
SPEAKERS: Evan Queler, MD
Scott Stoll, MD
COST: $125
CE: CE credit details are below
OPEN TO: Anyone.  You do not need be attending the IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

SUMMARY: This unique workshop will explore the relationship between the foods we eat and the pain we experience using research driven solutions to overcome painful conditions using food as medicine. Drawing on more than 35 years of combined experience in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, Drs. Stoll and Queler will also introduce the concept of body alignment in pain reduction and discuss regenerative treatment options to overcome degenerative musculoskeletal conditions. 

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 150 participants.

Register for Workshop

2020 CE CREDITS ARE PENDING. HOWEVER, THE 2019 CE CREDITS ARE BELOW AND WE ANTICIPATE, BUT CAN’T GUARANTEE, SIMILAR APPROVAL DETAILS. 

  • Medical Doctors and Others Eligible Clinicians: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses:  ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses: The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3 contact hours.
  • Pharmacists: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (0622-0000-17-004-L04-P) for 0 contact hours for pharmacists.
  • Registered Dieticians: This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3 CPEUs.

Evan Queler, MD

Dr. Queler is a board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician and fellowship trained in non-surgical interventional spine pain management & regenerative procedures.  He is licensed in medical acupuncture, is a certified Power Yoga instructor and a facilitator of CHIP (complete health improvement program). He has been practicing Yoga since 1995 and completed the Culinary Rx course.  He believes a whole food plant-based lifestyle is the portal to actualizing the best version of one’s most authentic self.  Dr. Queler aspires to empower patients, families and the community at large to make evidence based behavioral lifestyle choices in order to cultivate wellness, health and vitality.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Queler enjoys spending time with his wife, Sonia, four-year-old son and six-year-old daughter, where they reside in New Jersey. He may also be found enjoying back-to-back Mumford & Sons concerts when they are in town.

 

Scott Stoll, MD

Dr. Stoll is the co-founder of the Plantrician Project, the International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and the Regenerative Health Institute, a unique collaborative project with the Rodale Institute that integrates health with agricultural and environmental regeneration. He is a member of the Google FoodLab think tank, serves on the advisory board at Whole Foods for their healthcare clinics and served as a member of the Whole Foods Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.  Dr. Stoll is the Chairman of the Board for the Plantrician Project and Chief Medical Director for the Rouxbe Cooking School.

Every year Dr. Stoll hosts the very popular one-week health immersion, Dr. Stoll’s Immersion in Naples, Florida and helps attendees recover lost health, overcome addictions, and restore emotional balance. In addition to authoring several books and scientific articles, hosting his own daily TV and radio programs, Dr. Stoll has appeared on numerous national shows including the Dr. Oz Show, hosting a 2018 PBS special Food As Medicine, and numerous documentaries including Eating You Alive, Wait Till It’s Free, and The Game Changers. As well as being a published author and member of the 1994 Olympic Bobsled Team, he is a highly sought-after international speaker. Dr. Stoll and his family live in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


WOMEN’S Health:  Hormones, Aging and Other Related Issues

DATE: Friday, September 11, 2020
TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa
ROOM: Springs Salon (G-L)
SPEAKER: TBD
COST: $125
CE: CE credit details are below
OPEN TO: Anyone.  You do not need be attending the IPBNHC to attend a workshop.

SUMMARY: This workshop is designed to explore the current research specific to the optimization of health and physiology for women throughout their lifespan.  Topics covered will include reproductive health, hormonal balance, maintenance of bone density, the prevention, suspension, and reversal of chronic diseases, exercise and athletic performance and key strategies utilizing food and lifestyle.

Attendance at this conference is limited to the first 150 participants.

Register for Workshop

2020 CE CREDITS ARE PENDING. HOWEVER, THE 2019 CE CREDITS ARE BELOW AND WE ANTICIPATE, BUT CAN’T GUARANTEE, SIMILAR APPROVAL DETAILS. 

  • Medical Doctors and Others Eligible Clinicians: Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses:  ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses: The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3 contact hours.
  • Pharmacists: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity (0622-0000-17-004-L04-P) for 0 contact hours for pharmacists.
  • Registered Dieticians: This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3 CPEUs.

SPEAKER TBD
 


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday, August 14, 2020 will be refunded full registration fee, less a 15% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued thereafter. Substitute participants will be accepted. Please email to or mail to:

The Plantrician Project
PO Box 741596
Boynton Beach, FL  33474

All registrations received after Friday, August 14, 2020 are non-refundable.

Eligible promotions/discounts need to be redeemed during the initial registration process and within the scheduled timeframe of that promotion/discount. Once the registration process is completed, promotions/discounts will not be honored retroactively.  Also, promotions/discounts can not be combined - one per registration. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

At its discretion and for any reason, The Plantrician Project reserves the right to deny registration to any potential attendee as well as to revoke any completed registration. Refunds MAY be available for registration revocation.