60th Annual NWNPC - April 15-17, 2016

Diamond Jubilee in the Rose City!

Register for Portland

2016 is our Diamond Jubilee! Can you believe it? NWNPC has been the place where NDs around the Pacific Northwest have gathered to share their wisdom and camaraderie since 1957!

Our 60th annual convention will be held on April 15-17, 2016, at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Oregon. Come celebrate and honor our roots with an excellent set of lectures and entertaining evenings with your friends! Hob-nob with some founding members and enjoy Portland's beautiful waterfront. We have a Riverboat Cruise, Formal Banquet, Comedy and Dancing all planned so that we can relax and connect with old friends and make new ones.

Food As Medicine

Our theme for 2016 is Food as Medicine -- a tenet of naturopathic philosophy. We are bringing together speakers who will cover the spectrum from the basics to the latest research.

Keynote Speakers

Tieraona Low Dog, MDSatya Ambrose, LAc, ND 

We are pleased to announce that Tieraona Low Dog, MD and Satya Ambrose, LAc, ND will be presenting this year in Portland. Both are exceptional in the fields of nutrition, diet and optimal health. We are so thrilled to have both of them back!

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, an inspirational teacher, speaker and author, brings her Lakota background to the forefront of herbal medicine and is a true healer.

Dr. Satya Ambrose brings over 30 years of clinical experience and is a teacher of nutrition, biochemistry and pediatrics, a lecturer, author and founder of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

Check out the Speaker Bios to see more information on our accomplished presenters.

Social Events and Entertainment

On Friday evening, we are planning a riverboat cruise. Join us for food, wine, camaraderie and comedy entertainment while cruising scenic Portland along the Willamette River on the Portland Spirit. The cruise is included in your registration so join us! It's a great way to end Friday.

On Saturday evening, Dr. Chris and Darlene Turner will hold a pre-banquet reception which includes drinks and music.

Then we will have our formal Banquet Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the Ballroom. Each year we give awards to physicians who exemplify the best of the profession. Students, remember to check with our Registration booth for extra tickets donated by physicians who can't make it or want to buy you a healthy meal!

Scholarship Series

Students will be able to participate in our annual speaking competition to compete for $5,000 in scholarship money. Please see the Scholarship Series page for more details.

Remember to check back for more details as we get closer!