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OANP's 18th Annual Conference

12/7/2013 to 12/8/2013

When: 12/7/2013 - 12/8/2013
8:00 AM until 5:30 PM Sat/Sun
Where: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon  97201
United States
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18th Annual Conference

Pharmacy, Ethics and Special Pain Track

December 7-8, 2014

Online registration is open.

This year we are offering a special PAIN TRACK to meet the pain management CE requirement for new licensees!

CE & License Renewal Requirements:

This event offers 10 hours of pharmacy CE, 2 hours of ethics CE, and 6 hours of Pain Management CE (which may overlap with pharmacy or general CE). Any CE obtained in December but not needed for license renewal in that year may be carried over to the next year's renewal. Pharmacy & ethics CE not needed for those requirements may also be used as General CE.

Program Manual:

The program manual will be available BY DOWNLOAD ONLY. There will be stations available at the conference to download materials, but we recommend downloading all materials BEFORE ATTENDING the conference.

Pain Management CE/CME Required by Law:
Oregon law requires all health care providers to obtain 7 hours of pain management education within 2 years of licensure. You can obtain 6 of these hours by attending this conference (see breakdown). The 7th hour is a one-hour online tutorial that you must review. Contact the OBNM for information on this online tutorial. Pain CE may overlap with Rx or General CE.

! Note that not all the Pain CE are Pharmacy-related! If you take only the Pain Track, you can only fulfill 8.5 hours of Pharmacy through this conference.


Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Saturday 4:15 - 6:00 PM - President's Reception - Open to all! Wine, hors d’oeuvres & the Jenny Finn Orchestra in the exhibit hall!

  • Saturday 6:00 - 10:00 PM - Living Legends Dinner with Champion Sponsor HerbPharm - A celebration to honor the lifetime achievement of one of Oregon’s extraordinary NDs. Please RSVP interest during registration. (Tickets required.)

  • Sunday 11:30 - 1:00 PM - OANP Annual Meeting


 Saturday  Sunday 
 8:00 AMRegistration and Coffee/Tea Service  7:30 AMRegistration
 8:30 AMNeurobiology of Pain and the Impaired Person, Andy Mendenhall, MD – 2 Rx / 2 Pain  8:00 AMNew Science Revolutionizes Pain Management: Technology and Clinical Experience, Joseph Gabriele, PhD – 1.5 Rx / 1.5 Pain
 10:30 AMBreak & Vendor Fair   9:30 AMBreak & Vendor Fair
 11:00 AMBreakout Sessions                                
  • Prescriptions in Women’s Health – An Integrative Naturopathic Clinical Approach, Tori Hudson, ND – 1.5 Rx                                 
  • The Psychology of Chronic Pain,
    Catriona Buist, Psy.D. – 1.5 Pain 
 10:00 AMBreakout Sessions
  • Pharmacologic and Complementary Therapies for Asthma and Allergies, John Hahn, DPM, ND – 1.5 Rx
  • Rx Cannabinoids: Pharmacology & Applications, Kevin Wilson, ND – 1.5 Rx / 1 Pain 
 12:45 PMLunch & Vendor Fair  11:30 AMLunch & Vendor Fair (for full-day participants)

OANP Annual Meeting concurrent with lunch
 2:15 PMCurrent Controversies in Rheumatological Pharmaceuticals and Naturopathic Management of Side Effects, Alena Guggenheim, ND – 2 Rx 1:00 PMMy Top Five GI Prescriptions,
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND – 1.5 Rx 
 4:15 PMPresident's Reception with cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, & the Jenny Finn Orchestra! 2:30 PMRegistration for Ethics Seminars 

Break & Vendor Fair
 6:00-10:00 PMLiving Legends Dinner & Awards Banquet with Champion Sponsor HerbPharm 2:45 PMPatient in the Middle: The New HIPAA’s Ethical & Legal Complexities,
Roy Huggins, MS, NCC – 1.5 Ethics  
   4:15-5:15 PMEthical Decisions in Clinical Practice,
Chris Booren, ND – 1 Ethics
 Saturday CE: 5.5 Rx CE of which
3.5 may be Pain CE   
  Sunday CE: 4.5 Rx CE of which
2.5 may be Pain CE; 2.5 Ethic



Registration Instructions:
You may register for "Saturday,” "Sunday No Ethics,” or "Sunday Ethics Only” as individual blocks or in any combination. Register for both full days for the best deal! For example, to register for all day Sunday, you would register for the Sunday No Ethics and the Sunday Ethics Only blocks.

Webinar: the webinar option is only available for out-of-state NDs. If your address is not out-of-state, we will, unfortunately, not be able to send you the links to the recording.

Registration Fees:

We are offering 3 rate tiers:
  • Take advantage of early registration rates until 11/16
  • Late registration rates begin on 11/17
  • Students, Residents, and New Grads. You don't need the CE, but this is important stuff!




Saturday – 5.5 CE



Sunday NO Ethics – 4.5 CE



Sunday ETHICS only – 2.5 CE



Both Days – 12.5 CE









Saturday – 5.5 CE



Sunday NO Ethics – 4.5 CE



Sunday ETHICS only – 2.5 CE



Both Days – 12.5 CE

Student, Resident, and New Grad
(those who graduated in June 2013)

One Day (Saturday or Sunday)

Both Days - 12.5 CE







Speaker Bios: 

Andy Mendenhall, MD

Dr. Mendenhall is Medical Director of Hazelden in Beaverton, OR, a multidisciplinary addiction medicine and pain management clinic. He is board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. His subspecialty is caring for the persistent pain patient with addiction and chemical dependency issues.  

Tori Hudson, ND

Dr. Hudson graduated from National College of Natural Medicine in 1984, where she has also served as Medical Director, Academic Dean, and is still a professor today. She is currently medical director of her private clinic, "A Woman’s Time,” has received numerous awards for her work in women’s health, is a pioneer in developing new residency opportunities for ND graduates, and serves on many editorial boards and advisory panels.  

Catriona Buist, Psy.D

Catriona is the Clinical Director of Progressive Rehabilitation Associates’ CARF accredited interdisciplinary pain management program. She was appointed Vice-Chairperson of the Oregon Pain Management Commission, is actively involved in the Pain Society of Oregon, and has presented to numerous organizations regionally on the psychological aspects of pain management. 

Alena Guggenheim, ND

Dr. Guggenheim graduated from NCNM in 2007 and completed a  two-year residency with Dr. Martin Milner in the fall of 2009. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Helfgott Research Institute teaching in the Masters of Science in Integrative Medical Research program and Adjunct Assistant Professor at NCNM teaching Clinical Physical Diagnosis and Rheumatology. 

Joseph Gabriele, PhD

Dr. Gabriele is a Molecular Pharmacologist specializing in the field of signal transduction pathways in numerous disease states. His postdoctoral training was on the molecular pharmacological effects of antipsychotic medications in patients with schizophrenia. He was recently appointed to the National Research Council of Canada to continue his research on molecular pathways affected by pharmacological and natural molecules. 

John Hahn, DPM, ND

A graduate of NCNM and the California College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Hahn was in private naturopathic and podiatric practice in Oregon for XX years and is currently semi-retired. He is a past professor at Pioneer Pacific College and OHSU, and author of numerous articles for Journal of Longevity, Podiatry Today, Naturopathic Doctors News and Review, The TOWNSEND Letter and more. 

Kevin Wilson, ND, DAAPM

Dr. Wilson has been a career-long advocate of the naturopathic profession. His current passion is in promoting the profession’s competence in and understanding of the treatment and management of chronic pain. He is the 2012 recipient of the OANP/NCNM Living Legends Award.

Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

Dr. "SSL” is a professor at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. He has taught GI physiology, pathology and gastroenterology since 1996. In continuous practice since graduating from NCNM in 1978, he supervises the treatment of GI conditions by student clinicians at the NCNM Clinic. Sandberg-Lewis authored the textbook Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and addressing the causes of functional gastrointestinal disorders. 

Roy Huggins, MS, NCC

A mental health counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech, Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths. Roy also acts as Technology Chair for the Oregon Counseling Association. He routinely consults with health care colleagues on ethical and practical issues surrounding tech in clinical practice. 

Chris Booren, ND

Dr. Booren has been in the health field since 1987, first as a Clinical Nutritionist and then a Naturopathic Physician (2000). She has a thriving clinical practice in SW Portland where she practices like an "old style" doctor. Her years "on the ground” in different health care fields gives her a unique perspective on the daily ethical dilemmas and decisions clinicians face in private practice.

Refund Policy:
100% refund 30 or more days before seminar. 75% refund less than 30 days but more than 7 days before seminar. No refund less than 7 days before seminar.

A block of rooms is reserved for $129/night. To reserve, call 1-877-901-6632 by November 15 or online at


Application will be submitted to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine for 10 hours of Pharmacy, 2.5 hours of Ethics CE , and 6 hours of Pain Management CE for newly licensed NDs. Visit for approval status.

American Disability Act:
The OANP encourages persons with disabilities to participate in our programs and activities. Please call 503-262-8586 should you need special accommodations to attend this program.

The opinions expressed are those of the authors which may include the discussion of off-label uses of medications and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

The Seminar will be recorded and available online courtesy of a partnership with:


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