The Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians (ILANP) will hold its second annual conference on the campus of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois, on October 11th and 12th of 2014. This year’s conference will be held in collaboration with the American Nutrition Association and the Midwest Naturopathic Physicians Association.
This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Eric Yarnell, ND, who will address the relevance of gut flora to everyday practice. Dr. Yarnell is the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ most recent “Vis Award” for best representing the Healing Power of Nature, as demonstrated through their work, life, and community service.
Another keynote speaker, Mona Morstein, ND, will speak on small intestine bacterial overgrowth. Dr. Morstein, who was chair of nutrition at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine for 10 years, is considered an expert on obesity, pre-diabetes/insulin resistance, diabetes and gastroenterological conditions.
Other speakers will include notable NUHS faculty members, Dr. Lorinda Sorensen, Dr. Judy Fulop and Dr. Louise Edwards.
“We are proud to welcome naturopathic physicians and other health care providers from all over the Midwest to our campus for this important conference,” says NUHS President Joseph Stiefel. “Our university, its faculty and students are committed to the advancement of the naturopathic medical profession and support the ILANP.”
The ILANP welcomes both member and non-member physicians at the conference. ND or DC students are also welcome, and receive a significant discount on registration fees. In addition, the conference will offer up to 13 continuing education credits for both NDs and DCs, through the NUHS Lincoln College of Post-Professional, Graduate and Continuing Education. Continuing education credits also available for CNSs from the Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists. Registration information for the conference is available online.
In addition to its support of the ILANP, NUHS offers the doctor of naturopathic medicine degree, and is the only accredited ND program in the Midwest.