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OANP's 21st Annual Conference
December 3-4, 2016 - Portland, Oregon

The Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) invites you to submit an abstract for our 21st Annual Conference on Pharmacy & Ethics. All abstracts will be reviewed by the OANP CE Planning Committee.

Abstracts are due by June 6th, 2016. Chosen applicants will be contacted and confirmed by June 15th, 2016. Preference will be given to speakers who have not presented with the OANP within the last 2 years.

The Annual Conference focuses on the following two CE requirements:

  1. All things related to Pharmacy, Pharmacology, and the Prescribing of Pharmaceuticals;
  2. Ethics generally; and

Any abstract that would not qualify for the CE requirements above will immediately be disqualified for consideration.

The 2016 conference theme will be Innovations in Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Speaker selection will give preference to proposals on the following topics, although all topics covering pharmacy and ethics will be considered:

    • Viral
    • Bacterial
    • Fungal
    • Microbiome
    • Oncology - new research on microbiome and immunotherapies
    • Addressing "Anti-biotic Winter"
    • Ethics

All abstracts should try to address the following areas:

  • Research updates
  • Pharmaceutical approaches
  • Alternatives to pharmaceutical approaches
  • What still works
  • What doesn't work
  • What will not work in the future and how to prepare

Please read all guidelines before submitting an abstract. Incomplete abstracts will not be reviewed.

Abstracts from all healthcare provider types encouraging a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care are encouraged!

Submission Deadlines & Important Dates

  • June 6, 2016 – Abstract submissions due
  • June 15, 2016 – Notification date
  • November 21, 2016 – Final presentation submission deadline
Presentation Parameters
  • Presentations must be on the topics of Pharmacy, Ethics or Navigating the System as a Primary Care Provider.
  • Presentations should be a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 3 hours in length.
  • Presentations will be evaluated based on the following criteria: relevance, learning objectives, originality of material, clarity of abstract and speaker experience.
  • Pharmacy presentations should include information regarding latest research, dosing & prescription writing, drug-herb interactions and ideally naturopathic viewpoints/considerations.
  • Presentation should report significant research findings, clinical procedures and results, techniques or topics.
  • All presentation must contain at least 2 case studies.
  • Presentations must contain minimal amounts of basic science information (not to exceed 5 minutes).
  • All presentations must be absolutely free of commercial or proprietary content. Participant evaluations that indicate presenter included commercial content will result in speaker and/or speaker's sponsoring company being prohibited from speaking at all future OANP events.

Conference Attendees

This conference draws approximately 275 participants - primarily naturopathic doctors with growing numbers of nurse practitioners and pharmacists.


Conference presenters will receive an honorarium of $250/hour plus conference registration for the day of the presentation only, as well as compensation for their travel and lodging. Presenters wishing to attend the full conference will be responsible for their own conference/CE fees for the day that they do not speak. Honorariums for keynote speakers may be negotiable.

Speakers will also receive a complimentary ticket to the Living Legends Award Banquet Saturday evening.

General Policies:

  • All submissions must be received through this online portal and must be complete. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • It is the responsibility of the presenter to ensure accuracy of content, spelling and presentation.
  • Accepted abstracts may be published on the conference website, CD and other OANP print or electronic publications. All copyright will be transferred to the OANP.
  • All presentations are recorded and posted for ongoing sale by OANP. Presenter will be asked to sign a consent to be recorded authorization.
  • The Annual Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to reformat abstracts to ensure publication uniformity.
  • All speakers must provide information on any conflict of interest and make aware any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation. (Accepted speakers will be asked to complete disclosure forms.)
  • By submitting an abstract, you are agreeing to the final presentation submission deadline of November 23rd. ALL presenters are required to submit Power Point slides for the conference website by this date. The Annual Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to cancel any presenter who does not meet these criteria.

Proposal and Submission Checklist:

(Please download Abstract Submission Form here:

  • Contact Information
  • Presentation category: Pharmacy, Ethics, Navigating the System as a Primary Care Provider
  • Presentation Title
  • Abstract of Proposal (not to exceed 500 words)
  • Summary of Proposal (for marketing (not to exceed 50 words)
  • Minimum & Maximum Time Requested
  • 150 word BIO for each presenter (CV does NOT replace this 150 word bio)

 Upload all of the above as a WORD document, along with the following:

  • Presenter Compliance Agreement - (please download Agreement here and upload your signed Agreement below)
  • Photo (jpg) for each presenter (to be uploaded on this page)
  • CV (to be uploaded on this page)

If your proposal is accepted, you will be required to submit the following:

  • List of 3-5 Learning Objectives
  • Presentation Outline
  • List 3-5 Questions To Be Used for Future Testing
  • 150 word BIO for each presenter (CV does NOT replace this 150 word bio)


Note that only abstracts submitted through our online system will be considered for review. Please do NOT email your abstract materials to the OANP.

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