The 18th Annual Convention of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) will be held August 13-16, 2003 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.
Research is a major theme at this year?s AANP convention, "Exploring the Terrain of Natural Medicine." The "Naturopathic Medical Research Agenda" is a grant awarded to Bastyr University, funded by the NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Convention participants will hear a preliminary draft agenda for the grant, and will be asked to give feedback. Input from the profession is of primary importance, so consider attendance your opportunity to bring your priorities to the table. We are honored this year to welcome Stephen E. Straus, MD, Director of NCCAM. Other original research presentations will be made as well. The scientific assembly is designed to provide healthcare professionals with provocative and compelling educational experiences in the art, science, philosophy and practice of naturopathic medicine. Clinically relevant, inspirational topics, presented by dynamic speakers is our aim.