The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) invites you to attend AANP, the Annual Convention. Each year, the AANP convention is the foremost educational event in the field of naturopathic
Attendees come to the AANP Annual Convention each year to hear from authoritative voices and learn from pioneers who deliver world-class professional development experiences. They engage with sponsors and exhibitors to sample the latest industry products and services. Not only that, the daily events, such as the vendor showcase, breakfast sessions, and evening receptions provide high-level networking and social opportunities. These events draw leaders and decision makers, giving you a prime opportunity to position your organization and/or company as a leader in the industry.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) invites you to exhibit and sponsor at AANP, the Annual Convention. AANP is the foremost educational event in the field of naturopathic medicine. Exhibit and sponsor at this Convention to gain visibility and a competitive edge in the natural medicine marketplace.
Attendees come to the AANP Annual Convention each year to hear from authoritative voices and experts who deliver world-class professional development experiences. They engage with sponsors and exhibitors to sample the latest industry products and services. Not only that, the daily events, such as the vendor showcase, breakfast sessions, and evening receptions provide high-level networking and social opportunities. These events draw leaders and decision makers, giving you a prime opportunity to position your organization and/or company as a leader in the industry. What can I expect at AANP 2018, the Annual Convention?
Attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, members, and supporters should expect:
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing licensed naturopathic physicians. AANP aims to increase awareness of and expand access to naturopathic physicians, help its members build successful medical practices, and expand the body of naturopathic medicine research.
Association of American Medical Colleges
As chief diversity and inclusion officer, David A. Acosta, MD, provides strategic vision and leadership for the AAMC’s diversity and inclusion activities across the medical education community, and leads the association’s Diversity Policy and Programs unit.
A physician of family medicine, Dr. Acosta joined the AAMC from the University of California (UC), Davis School of Medicine where he served as senior associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion and associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for UC Davis Health System. He previously served as the inaugural chief diversity officer at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine (SoM), where he established the Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and was the founder of the UW SoM Center for Cultural Proficiency in Medical Education.
Dr. Acosta received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola University and earned his medical degree from the UC, Irvine, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Community Hospital of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, Calif., an affiliate of UC San Francisco School of Medicine, and a faculty development fellowship at the UW Department of Family Medicine.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is Acting Deputy Director at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at NIH. She also serves as Branch Chief for the Clinical Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch in the Division of Extramural Research at NCCIH. She joined NCCIH as a program director in 2009. The Clinical Research Branch is responsible for the oversight of all NCCIH-supported clinical trials. Dr. Weber is coordinator for NCCIH’s Clinical Trial Specific Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and point-of-contact for all natural product-related clinical trial FOAs. She is a member of the NIH Common Fund-supported Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory and the program officer for the Coordinating Center. Dr. Weber is also a member of the planning and oversight team for the NIH-DoD-VA Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management Collaboratory and project scientist for its Coordinating Center.
At NCCIH, Dr. Weber oversees a portfolio of pragmatic clinical trials, natural product clinical trials, studies of complementary medicine to promote healthy behavior, and complex complementary/integrative medicine intervention research. Dr. Weber’s interests include the use of complementary medicine interventions for common pediatric conditions, mental health conditions, promoting healthy behaviors, and health services research.
Dr. Weber earned a doctorate of philosophy in epidemiology and a master of public health from the University of Washington. She earned a doctorate of naturopathic medicine (N.D.) from Bastyr University. Prior to joining NCCIH, she was a research associate professor at Bastyr University, where her research included the study of herbal treatments for pediatric conditions. Her clinical practice focused on the treatment of children and adolescents with mental health conditions, abdominal pain, headaches, and allergies.
She has published on treatment of pain with complementary health approaches, echinacea’s effect on colds in children, naturopathic treatment of children, and complementary medicine treatments for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Her articles have appeared in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and Pediatrics.