The Loma Linda University Campus in Southern California.

The 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Monday, February 26 through Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Vegetarian Nutrition

Professional interest in vegetarian nutrition has now reached unprecedented levels; however, scientific knowledge regarding vegetarian diets and their effects on human health is far from complete. The International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition is designed to provide a review of the accumulated findings, and introduce theoretical concepts, practical applications, and implications of vegetarian dietary practices for both the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, as well as for the furthering of research endeavors. The theme for the 7th Congress is Plant-foods for the health of people, populations and the planet.

Call for abstracts Deadline: Monday, December 4, 2017

The Congress is now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations that fit the theme of the congress: plant-foods for the health of people, populations and the planet. More details about abstracts forthcoming. We look forward to welcoming you to the Loma Linda University campus for the 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition in February of 2018! For any questions or updates on the congress, email

You are invited to join us for the 7th ICVN

We are delighted to host the 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, on the campus of Loma Linda University, in Southern California, from February 26 to 28, 2018. Since 1987, the congress has been held only every 5 years and is the premier scientific conference on the health effects of plant-based diets. It brings together international scientists, physicians, nutritionists, dietitians, and other health professionals to showcase the latest advances from basic science, epidemiology, and clinical trials in vegetarian nutrition.

The theme of the scientific program for the 7thICVN is “Plant-based Nutrition for Personal, Population and Planetary Health.” The format of the Congress includes plenary lectures, panel discussions, and oral and poster abstract presentations. The abstract submission specifics will be announced shortly.

We are looking forward to a vibrant and rewarding event.

Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH — Chair, 7ICVN
Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology
Director, Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention
Loma Linda University School of Public Health