The Future of the NWNPC

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. I have appreciated many of the young doctors who come to thank us for passing on our experiences.

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.

“I wish to thank many people as I close this presentation. The entire Convention Committee members – new and old, over the past years. The Hosting Associations and the progressive minded members of the profession who are in attendance today. Last but not least, the vendors who faithfully support this convention and our profession.”

Respectfully submitted,
G. R. Farnsworth, D.C., N.D. Chair Emeritus
Todd Farnsworth, N.D. Current NorthWest Commitee Chair

In 2009 Dr. G. R. Farnsworth was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws, LLD degree, in recognition of Dr. Farnsworth’s lifetime contributions to the profession, and most particularly for his many years of service to NCNM in the beginning stages of the school’s development both in Portland and in Seattle.  Dr. Farnsworth not only was a volunteer lecturer and clinical supervisor for two decades, he provided stewardship as an administrator, board member and professional development contributor through his work with the Canadian Naturopathic Foundation and through the NorthWest Naturopathic Physicians’Convention for over a half century of unhesitating dedication and excellence.