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OANP's 21st Annual Conference

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12/3/2016 to 12/4/2016

When: December 3-4, 2016
8:00 AM until 5:30 PM Sat/Sun
Where: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon  97201
United States
Laura Farr

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 11/30/2016

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7:30-8:00 AM  Registration
 8:00-10:00 AM Keynote Presentation! Mycelium Meets Anti-Virals (2 Rx)
Paul Stamets, D. Sc.

Mycologist Paul Stamets founded Fungi Perfecti, authored six mushroom-related books and filed 22 patents for mushroom-related technologies. His current research is in exploring for new antivirals and immunopotentiation. His TED talks have been rated in the top 10 of all TED talks.
 10:00-10:45 AM   Break & Vendor Fair
 10:45-12:45 PM
Moldy! (What Every Pacific NW Provider Should Know…) (2 Rx)
Kelly McCann, MD

While some physicians are now adapting to an integrative approach, Dr. McCann began her career in medicine with the intention of providing holistic, patient-centered care. Dr. McCann is on staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California and has been in private practice since 2008.
 12:45-2:15 PM    Lunch & Vendor Fair
 2:15-4:15 PM
Microbiota in Oncology: What Every Clinician Should Know (2 Rx)
Tina Kaczor, ND

Dr. Kaczor is board certified in naturopathic oncology, is Medical Editor-in-Chief for the Natural Medicine Journal and serves on the board of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP). Her professional focus is understanding the molecular environment of cancerous growth.
 4:15-6:15 PM   President's Reception - Hosted by Myriad Genetics
Schmooze with friends, colleagues, and vendors over cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment!

Admission: FREE to conference attendees!
Location: Exhibit Hall
 6:00-9:00 PM   OANP & NUNM's Living Legends Gala Dinner - Hosted by Apex Energetics
Dine with colleagues while OANP and NUNM host a celebration to honor the lifetime achievement of one of Oregon's extraordinary NDs.

Admission: $20. Includes a three course dinner and drinks. All proceeds go to OANP's legal action fund.
Location: TBD
 9:00-11:00 PM   Afterparty & Dance
Let's get this party started! Unwind after a long day of lectures with friends over cocktails, hors d'oeuvers, music, and dancing!

Admission: FREE to conference attendees!
Location: TBD 


7:30-8:00 AM Registration
 8:00-10:00 AM
Resistance is Futile: The Future of Antibiotics Development (2 Rx)
Satya Ambrose, ND, LAc

Dr. Ambrose is a noted educator at both the Natural University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). She is one of few NDs who has worked extensively with international scientists and clinicians studying bacteriophages as an alternative to antibiotics.
 10:00-10:45 AM    Break & Vendor Fair
 10:45-12:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Shedding Light on Lyme (2 Rx)
Jennifer Means, ND, LAc

Dr. Jennifer Means served as NCNM’s clinic supervisor from 1997-2003 and has taught Pathology and Homeopathy in various locations for over a decade. Her clinical expertise is in treating debilitating chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, mold related illness, seizure disorders and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Session B: HPV & STI Update (2 Rx)

Updated diagnostic and treatment protocols for HPV and other STIs are examined.

 12:45-2:15 PM    Lunch and Vendor Fair
 1:15-2:15 PM  OANP Annual Meeting (concurrent with lunch)
 2:15-4:15 PM


Sunday Afternoon Ethics Concurrent Sessions

Session C: Ethical Perspectives for Preventing or Surviving a Board Investigation (2 Ethics)
Alena Guggenheim, ND & Adina Matasuru, JD

Dr. Guggenheim teaches Rheumatology, Integrative Modalities and other courses at NCNM. Her research has focused on immune modulation by mushrooms and she currently sees patients at ZOOM+ with an emphasis on rheumatological diseases.

Ms. Matasaru has over a decade of professional malpractice defense experience, including medical, chiropractic, naturopathic, legal, directors and officers, and financial fiduciaries. She frequently serves as a court appointed arbitrator and represents professionals in administrative hearings before the licensing boards.

Session D: Ethics Conundrums: Antibiotic Prescribing and Genetic Testing (2 Ethics)
Nancy Scarlett, ND

Dr. Scarlett is an associate professor at NCNM where she teaches Naturopathic Medical Ethics and Bioethics. She received training in bioethics during a graduate fellowship at the University of Tennessee. She is passionate about advancing medical ethics for both practitioners and the profession.

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Rates & Registration Info:

All attendees are required to create and/or sign in with their OANP account to register for OANP events. If you have attended a past OANP event then you already have an account! If this is your first OANP event, then please create a membership or free account prior to registering. For assistance, please email: or

You may register for all day "Saturday,” all day "Sunday," or "Sunday PM” (2:15-4:15 PM) as individual blocks or in any combination. Register for both full days for the best deal! 

  • Discounted fees available for OANP and other naturopathic state or province association members (WANP, CNDA, etc.). Email for a promo code if you are a member of a different naturopathic state/province association.
  • Take advantage of early registration rates until NOVEMBER 14th.
  • Late registration rates begin on November 15th.
  • Students, Residents, and New Grads (graduated in June 2016) - You don't need the CE, but this is important stuff! (* Please note that because Student, Resident, and New Grad pricing is about 80% off of registration prices, this category is excluded from all promo codes, deals, and discounts.)

    Member Early Late   Non-Member Early Late   Student, Resident, 
    New Grad
    (graduated in June 2016) *
    Early Late
     Both Days  $288 $360    Both Days  $355 $444    Both Days $100 $100
     Saturday  $163  $204    Saturday $197 $246    One Day (Sat or Sun) $50 $50
     Sunday  $163  $204    Sunday $197 $246        
     Sunday Ethics Afternoon  $61  $76    Sunday Ethics Afternoon $70  $88        

The conference is being recorded and offered as a LIVE webinar. The webinar option is ONLY available for out-of-state practitioners and is not available for NDs in Oregon/Vancouver, WA.

Concurrent Sessions:
We offer multiple concurrent sessions. You MUST SELECT which 1) breakout session(s) you will attend AND 2) the regular sessions for your registered day(s) during registration so we can ensure there is enough space to accommodate your choice and SO THAT YOU RECEIVE YOUR CE CERTIFICATE FOR ALL OF YOUR SESSIONS. IF YOU DO NOT SELECT ALL OF YOUR BREAKOUT AND REGULAR SESSIONS THEN YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ALL OF YOUR CE CERTIFICATES.

Complimentary lunch tickets will be included with every "Both Days," all day "Saturday,” and all day "Sunday" registration. We work with the caterers to ensure that each meal includes gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian options in order to adhere to most dietary needs. Alongside this, coffee and tea service will be provided during morning registration on both Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the conference, various exhibitors may sponsor snack and beverage tables. 

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.

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Program Manual & Lecture Notes:

The program manual and lecture notes will be available as:

  • A free digital download that will be emailed to registrants on December 2nd at 5PM
  • A flashdrive ($10) or printed booklet ($25) that can be purchased during registration and will be given to registrants when they check-in to the event on December 3rd. (Unfortunately, the flashdrive and printed booklet are unable to be shipped to webinar attendees.)

We recommend downloading materials PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE as WiFi can be spotty in the lower level of the hotel.

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Continuing Education & Accreditation:
Continuing Education:
This event offers up to 10 hours of Pharmacy/AOM-BIO CE and 2 hours of Ethics 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 (for NDs only). Pharmacy & Ethics CE not needed for those requirements may also be used as General CE.


Application pending for NDs, Acupuncturists, and Pharmacists.

This activity has been submitted to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine and the Oregon Board of Pharmacy for approval to award up to 10 hours of Pharmacy and up to 2 hours of Ethics CE.

This activity has been submitted to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is pending 10 NCCAOM PDA Points in AOM-BIO and 2 NCCAOM PDA Points in Ethics Core Competencies.

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Location & Parking:

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland,Oregon 97201
(800) 228-9290

Discounted Hotel Reservations:

We have negotiated a block of discounted hotel rooms at the Portland Downtown Marriott Hotel for $149/night. These will not last long! Reserve yours today! To reserve, call 1-877-901-6632 by November 18th or book online by at

Parking is available on the street, in nearby lots, or via valet parking at the hotel. Click HERE for map of available parking.

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General Information:

Purpose of Activity:
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will combine prior knowledge of pharmaceutical drug prescribing with updates in research, relevant laws and non-drug options as may be applied in an interdisciplinary (naturopathic, conventional and multidisciplinary) framework.The learner will discover non-conventional treatment approaches to conditions to mitigate or prevent drug adverse reactions, and will be able to discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treatment plans in a clinical setting, between professions, and across institutions.

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 conference will be recorded and available online courtesy of a partnership with the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM).

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