60th Annual NWNPC - April 15-17, 2016

Diamond Jubilee in the Rose City!

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. Reserve your room on Marriott's site today!

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. 15.75 hours of CE, including 1.5 hours of Pharmacy, have been approved by OBNM. Up to an additional 4.5 hours are possible through watching the recorded breakout sessions. As with past years, NCNM is provding live webinar and session recording services for us and instructions for accessing those recorded sessions will be emailed out once the videos are ready.

Keynote Speakers

Tieraona Low Dog, MD Satya Ambrose, LAc, ND Thomas Kruzel, ND 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Dr. Satya Ambrose, LAc, ND, and Dr. Thomas Kruzel, ND, will be presenting this year in Portland. They are exceptional in the fields of nutrition, diet and optimal health. We are thrilled to have them speak as part of our Food as Medicine theme!

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

Dr. Satya Ambrose, ND, LAc 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.

Dr. Thomas Kruzel, ND is the former Vice President of Clinical Affairs and the CMO at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, an author of two books, and AANP's 2000 Physician of the Year.

Check out the Speaker Bios to see more information on all our accomplished presenters, including:

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.