This ongoing conversation process kicked off with an in-person Summit in July 2018 with the purpose of identifying common themes. The conversation continues with a series of three live, facilitated virtual discussions centered around key themes impacting the profession. One more remains. At the close, the team of leaders spearheading this effort will work to distill as much of this conversation as possible into an actionable agenda that individuals from across naturopathic medicine can get behind.

Learn more below about how you can participate, and what has happened so far!


In-Person Closing Summit

Join your colleagues on August 14, 2019 at 10am at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR
for a session to bring together all of the input and insight from the last year of conversation and
forge a collaborative forward path for the profession of naturopathic medicine.

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Live virtual Discussions

Over the winter and spring months, the NMC hosted three facilitated, online discussions
about key topics derived from feedback at the Kick-off Summit.

Here are the discussions and topics:


DISCUSsion #3: April 27, 2019



ND influence & impact
NDs as an interdependent part of the Health System



DISCUssion #2: February 9, 2018



Educational excellence and consistency



DISCUssion #1: November 10, 2018



The core ND Identity
Fostering a positive professional culture



the In-Person kick-off summit

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, over 100 NDs, students and allies came together to participate in a rich, in-person facilitated conversation about the future of naturopathic medicine in the US.  This was a special pre-event session of the AANP 2018 Convention.  Future pieces of the conversation will occur virtually throughout 2018-2019, and close with another in-person summit at AANP's 2019 Convention and Exhibition in Portland, Oregon.

Don’t want to wait? 

Join the discussion right now on the forum.



Visit the FAQ page for answers to common questions about the event.