Loma Linda University, CA | USA The 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition took place in Loma Linda, CA, from February 26-28. Globally recognized as the world’s premier scientific congress on the effects of vegetarian and other plant-based diets, it showcased recent advances from basic science, epidemiology and clinical trials in vegetarian nutrition from around the planet. Hundreds of people came to hear experts share the latest research findings on the benefits of a healthy vegetarian diet. The theme this year included population health and “the often-unexpected ways plant-based nutrition benefits the health of the ecological environment”, noted Dr Joan Sabaté, director of the Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention and chair of the event. The congress is held every five years and is the main time when the world’s leading scientists, researchers and scholars versed in the study of plant-based diets gather to unveil research findings and raise provocative ideas. For more information, including viewing previous congresses, visit www.VegetarianCongress.org.