Our 60th anniversary!
The NorthWest Naturopathic Physicians Convention is the longest running annual convention in the history of naturopathic medicine in the world. We are comprised predominantly of doctors from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, but we welcome health care professionals from around the world.
We have been gathering annually since 1956 and currently rotate the hosting of the convention between the home cities of three prestigious institutions in Naturopathic medicine:
Portland, OR (home of National College of Natural Medicine)
Seattle, WA (home of Bastyr University)
Vancouver, BC (home of Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine)
This convention is not an old-timers conference. The Northwest convention offers the opportunity for the knowledge of our elders to be passed to new graduates. This convention should serve as a vehicle that unifies the traditional practices of naturopathic medicine with the advancing knowledge obtained through current education.
We wish to involve the student bodies of the naturopathic colleges and welcome their participation. The roots of this convention shall not be forgotten. While future plans include inviting other professional practitioners, considering professional convention planners, and developing student bursaries, the camaraderie and high level of education will not be compromised.
We have another excellent speaker lineup planned for this year.
We hope to see you there!
We have another excellent lineup this year and we hope to draw NDs from Washington, Oregon, BC and throughout North America. Our convention wouldn't exist without you. We can give you an opportunity to get in front of our physicians and students and let them know what you have to offer. Besides a booth, we also have sponsorships for food breaks, bag inserts and other items.
The Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Association (NWNPA) exists to complement the goals of the Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Convention (NWNPC). The NWNPC is an apolitical organization that has been in existence since 1956. Our mission is to provide excellence in naturopathic medical education, camaraderie and financial support to the naturopathic medical profession.