About the Conversation

In what is being called a “watershed moment” for the naturopathic profession, organizers have announced the launch of this at least year-long grassroots initiative to strengthen the culture of collaboration in our profession.  The goals of this facilitated process are to hear input from all individuals and organizations that care about the naturopathic profession’s future and to ultimately unify around an action agenda that will best serve the health of patients, the public, and the planet.

Throughout the naturopathic profession, conversations have been emerging regarding the future of the profession within student groups, educational, professional and specialty organizations, and among practicing NDs.  These conversations, including those spearheaded by Billings, MT doctor Maggi Beeson, ND, are being organized through the Naturopathic Medicine Collaborative (NMC), a unifying vehicle housed in the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM).

The kickoff of this process was held in person at the NMC Summit for the Future of Naturopathic Medicine.  This special event took place on July 11th, 2018, at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, a day before the AANP's 2018 Annual Convention.  Continued engagement will take place throughout 2018-2019.

Follow the link above for more information on how to be involved and contribute your voice!