Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Check out the answers below or send an email to MovingMedicineForward@plantpurecommunities.org.

Click here to register for the Master Class.

Q: What is included when you sign up for the Master Class?

A: The Master Class includes access via a course platform to 12 bi-weekly webinars (and their recordings) led by clinician Michael Klaper, M.D, as well as disease-specific clinical cases, which will be shared with enrollees, along with supporting citations, references and scientific articles, and thought-provoking questions that invite the participants to analyze and understand the role of the patient’s diet in fostering both health and disease.

Q: What is the length of time the materials will be available for folks who enroll?

A: As part of registration, all enrollees will have access to the video/recording and related materials of each Master Class session until March 31, 2021.

Q: How do I access the Master Class materials once I'm enrolled?

 A: You can access all of the MMF Master Class materials via the course platform, including your links to access the live webinars, recordings of past lectures and Q&A videos, slides, case studies, and more. Here are a few tips for logging in: 

  • Go to: learn.plantpurecommunities.org/courses/enrolled
  • If you are already logged in, you will be able to click on the image for the MMF Master Class in Plant-based Clinical Nutrition, and that will take you to the materials. 
  • If you are not logged in, click on the word “Login” which appears in the upper right corner, or you can go to this page to reach the login screen. Note: If you don’t know your password, click “forgot password” (the words appear below the blue Log In button) to reset your password. 
  • If you are directed to an additional login screen, please click the words “No Thanks, Go back to School” which appear below the button to “Log into Teachable.” 
  • To learn more about how to use the course platform, please refer to this guide.

Q: Does each class need to be completed on a bi-weekly basis or can the course be completed at your own pace?

A: After each live webinar a recording will be sent out to everyone who registered for the Master Class. You are welcome to view the recordings and associated materials at your own pace. Please note that access to the video/recording will be available to all enrollees until March 31, 2021.

Q: My completion percentage is not changing for the course. How do I track my progress?

A: After viewing the video recordings and class materials for each lesson, you will need to click the blue “complete and continue” button in order for your progress to be tracked in the course. (Note: this will not prevent you from re-watching old lectures.)

Q: Will all of the sessions be recorded and available to review at a later date if you cannot attend live?

A: When you sign up for the Master Class you will automatically receive a recording of each session (and the associated case study), as we recognize that people may be participating from different time zones and will be unable to view every session live.

Q: When will I receive the case studies?

A: The first session of the MMF Master Class will take place on July 12th from 7 – 9pm (eastern). This first class will cover the fundamentals of plant-based nutrition so no case study will be sent, but there are supporting materials and thought-provoking questions that will set the tone for the course that will be sent a few days prior. For all future disease-specific classes, one or more case studies, along with the resources sheet, will be emailed to all enrollees approximately four days prior to the Master Class.

Q: Will I be able to ask questions during the live sessions?

A: Each of the 12 twice-monthly classes will include a live Question & Answer segment. All enrollees will have the opportunity to submit questions via the Zoom chat during Dr. Klaper’s presentation. The support team will be organizing the questions behind the scenes during the live session and will read questions for Dr. Klaper during the live Q & A portion of the session. It is likely that Dr. Klaper will not be able to answer all questions, and he will not be answering any personal medical questions. After each class, a Q & A sheet will be created wherein Dr. Klaper will answer many of the relevant questions which were not covered during the live session. Once created, a link to each Q & A sheet will be shared with enrollees.

Q: May I ask a personal medical question?

A: Questions about personal medical conditions or specific nutrient requirements are difficult to answer without knowing your complete medical history. We ask that you please refrain from sending these questions, but if you wish to arrange a telemedicine consultation with Dr. Klaper or another experienced plant-based physician to discuss your health issues, please schedule this through: Plantbasedtelehealth.com. 

Q: What is the difference between this Master Class and the plant-based nutrition course offered through the Center for Nutrition Studies? How does it differ from other plant-based nutrition classes?

A: The Master Class in Plant-based Clinical Nutrition builds on much of the basic science presented in the CNS course to give those in the clinical healing arts, especially medical students and practicing physicians new to the concept, a nutritional framework with which to better understand the diseases they are treating. It is intended to be clinician-to-clinician guidance on disease reversal using plant-based nutrition as the foundation. Those with basic science training, including health coaches and people who want to heal from degenerative diseases, would also find the Master Classes of benefit. In terms of comparison, these Master Classes are largely for students and clinicians who want to learn how to use plant-based nutrition in their practices and why it works.

Q: When is the deadline to sign up?

A: Registration will stay open at least until September. People who enroll after the Master Class begins will receive an email with access to links from previous Master Class sessions.

Q: Are refunds available?

A: Once the MMF Master Class starts (on July 12, 2020) there will be no refunds.

Q: Does participation in the Master Class result in earning a certificate?

A: Yes, all enrollees will receive a certificate of participation in the Master Class after Class 12.

Q: Can I purchase individual Master Class sessions?

A: For those who have not enrolled (or for enrollees to give as a gift), sessions along with supporting materials may be purchased after the Master Class ends in December.

Q: Can I use the Master class materials for my own purposes?

A: All rights reserved. No part of the MMF Master Class materials may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of Dr. Michael Klaper, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.

Disclaimer: The information shared in the MMF Master Class is for educational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you are on medication and are changing to a whole food, plant-based diet, you should discuss with your healthcare provider the changes that you are making in your diet and how these changes may require an adjustment in medication dosage. It is important that you work with your doctor to monitor your condition and medication dosage during your change of dietary practices.