Schedule - NWNPC 2016 - Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine

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Friday, April 15

Lectures  8:50 AM – 6:30 PM
Exhibits   8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Time Session
7:30 am


8:50 am – 9:00 am

Greetings and Opening Remarks
60th Annual NorthWest Naturopathic Physicians Convention

Todd Farnsworth, ND
Chairman of the NWNPC Board

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Russell Marz, ND

Blue Zones and the Ideal Diet

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Exhibitor Break

Make sure that you visit each exhibitor and present your Passport draw book to get stamped to be in the running for a complimentary registration for 2017!

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG

Bitters are Best: The Bitter Principle in Phytotherapy

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch Break

Exhibitor Break: Lunch will be served in the Exhibitor Hall


Thank you to our meal enzyme sponsor Innate Response!

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Pamela Jeanne, ND

A New Paradigm for Aging Well

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Break

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Thomas Kruzel, ND

Safe and Effective Vaccinations - A Naturopathic Perspective

6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Willamette River Cruise - Portland Spirit

Hors D'oeuvres, Wine and Music by DJ George.

Boarding begins at 6:30 pm. Departure at 7:00 pm. Return by 9:30 pm. Located on the waterfront across Naito Parkway about 10 minutes walking distance north from the hotel.

Saturday, April 16

Lectures  7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Exhibits   8:00 AM – 6:00 PM



6:30 am


6:30 am – 7:00 am


Sponsored by MegaSpore

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Kiran Krishnan, Microbiologist

A New Understanding of Probiotics and the Human Microbiome

Main Hall

Pearl Room

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Satya Ambrose, ND, LAc

BIOME Meets Food!

Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh

The Nutritional Cost of Pharmaceuticals

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Exhibitor Break

Win prizes with the Passport draw.

10:00 am – 11:30 am

John McDougall, MD

Dr. McDougall’s Color Picture Book on Food Poisoning and How to Cure It with a Starch-Based Diet

Ellen Goldsmith, MSOM, LAc, DipCH

East Meets West in the Kitchen: Nourishing Treasures of Chinese Medicine

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ernst Schaefer, MD

Where Are We With Risk Assessment, Lifestyle Modification, Supplements, and Medications for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Exhibitor Break

Main Hall

Pearl Room

Eastside Rooms

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dewey Caron, PhD

Bee Medicine: History and Present Status

Yan Lu, DAOM, LAc

Tuina Techniques

Glen Nagel, ND

Herbal Mixology 101

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Letitia Dick-Kronenberg, BS, ND

The Carroll Food Intolerance Method: Using Diet to Heal

Jeremey Gilsoul, LAc, MSOM

Faye Luong, LAC, MSTCM

Bone Broth

Glen Nagel, ND

Herbal Tea Practicum

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dr. Chris and Darlene Turner Reception / NWNPA Reception

Join us for drinks, appetizers and violin music by Djinn Maury. Share in the camaraderie.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Diamond Jubilee Banquet Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Celebrate our 60th year in your style with dinner and friends! We will present the Ken Harmon Award and the Gerald Farnsworth Award. And we will announce the winner of Exhibitor Passport draw for a free 2017 registration!


Thank you to our meal enzyme sponsor Enzyme Science!

9:00 pm – midnight

Entertainment and Dance

Dance the night away to the brass and big sounds of The Swingline Cubs!

Sunday, April 17

Lectures  8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Exhibits   8:00 AM – 11:30 AM



7:00 am


8:30 am – 10:30 am

Doni Wilson, ND, CPM, CNS

The Food-Stress Connection: What It Is and How to Reverse It

9:30 am

NWNPC Scholarship Series – Competition Finals

Student Finalists compete for $5,000 in scholarship money!

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Exhibitor Break

Thank you, Exhibitors, for all your support!

11:30 am

NWNPC Scholarship Series – Announcement of Winner

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tieraona Low Dog, MD

The Greening of Medicine

1:00 pm

Convention Ends

Thank you, Exhibitors and Delegates, for all your support. See you next year in Vancouver, BC!