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NWNPC: Annual NorthWest Naturopathic Physicians Convention
April 15, 2016 - April 17, 2016$799
The NorthWest Naturopathic Physicians Convention is the longest running annual convention in the history of naturopathic medicine in the world. They are comprised predominantly of doctors from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, but there are welcomed healthcare professionals from around the world.
They 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 the 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.
They 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.