About Us

About the NorthWest Naturopathic Physicians Convention

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:

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.

Please read the history of the convention by one of its founders, Dr. Gerry Farnsworth.

Also feel free to contact us about how our organization can help build a strong community for natural medicine. You can reach us by email at executive@nwnpc.com.

Our mailing address is:
2212 Queen Anne Ave N, Suite 530
Seattle, WA 98109