Continuing Education

You'll find numerous opportunities to obtain continuing education credits. Thursday, March 1 is a full day of interdisciplinary topics. For topics specific to your degree or school, please check the School section.

International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

The 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (7ICVN), 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 five 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 7th ICVN 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.

Construction Tours

On Friday, March 2 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. join tour guides as they take you to an overlook where you can view the current construction and provide updated information on Vision 2020.

Meet at the Centennial Complex for a shuttle to the site. Shuttles run every 30 minutes (2 tours at a time).

Spiritual Programming

Steeped in Loma Linda University Health’s rich history, is the mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our spiritual programming for the weekend will focus on this mission. Plan now to attend these special opportunities — these reminders of why we do what we do every day.

Friday evening, join us for vespers in the Loma Linda University Church. Starting at 7:00 p.m. with an organ concert by Kimo Smith, followed by amazings stories of Unsung Alumni Heroes featuring - Yoshinobu Namihira,MD,FACG “The Doctor on Crutches” and Dilip Joseph, MD, MPH “Taken By The Taliban: A Doctor's Story Of Captivity and Rescue”. Special people who have changed lives and communities close to home and around the world.

Sabbath, March 4, begins with a prayer walk. Together, we will have an opportunity to reflect on our history and pray for the future of our campus, our students and the lives of those we serve every day.

Our Sabbath services will take place in the Drayson Center. Starting with the Parade of Nations ceremony, you’ll be reminded of the courage of our alumni and moved by the commitment of current students to go into the world and live our mission. You’ll also enjoy great music from the LLU church orchestra and a sermon by Randy Roberts.

Following afternoon reunions, please join us once more at the University Church for the annual Mission Vespers.

Homecoming Haystacks

If you missed this last year, you’re going to want to be part of the biggest haystack feed ever! Last year we fed 1,600 people in 30 minutes! So, now, imagine tables laden with corn chips, mounds of lettuce, buckets of beans, stacks of cheese, piles of olives, bowls of salsa, sour cream, ranch dressing, guacamole and more! Oh, my!

Best of all? You can layer your ingredients in the proper order (everyone has their own idea of what that might be!) Join us for the food – stay for the fun!

Sunday Morning

We've got something for everyone Sunday morning. Kicking it off is the 5K Fun Run/Walk. Not a runner, how about Pickleball? We're organizing the first Homecoming Pickleball Tournament or if you'd like to hit the links, bring your clubs and be part of the Homecoming Golf Tournament. Or do you just want breakfast? We're cooking up pancakes for everyone under the big top! See? Something for everyone!