Breaking Barriers to Excellence


The Annual Continuing Education Conference of the

Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians


Friday, October 14 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

Attendee Tickets and Exhibitor Booths on sale now!

We selected “Breaking Barriers to Excellence" as our CONNECT 2022 conference theme because we recognize that there are many barriers that can create challenges in the practice and promotion of naturopathic medicine. We also recognize the resilience of our profession and the reality that, like waves eroding granite, we persevere. We intend for this theme to inspire us all to consider what and how we have overcome and to recognize and celebrate our individual and collective excellence in providing competent patient-centered medical care.


CONNECT 2022 Awards Gala

While all of our educational content will remain exclusively virtual for the third year in a row, we are delighted to incorporate an in-person event this year as part of our effort to CONNECT and CELEBRATE our community. On Saturday, October 15, we will take over the gorgeous and unique Emerald City Trapeze Arts in the SODO neighborhood of Seattle for a truly unforgettable evening. This not-to-be-missed event will include an in-person vendor fair with cocktail/mocktail reception, a banquet dinner, an awards ceremony, desserts, a DJ and dance floor... and a world-class trapeze show. We do hope you'll join us!


Conference Hotel

Interested in attending the Gala or coming into town for the conference weekend? We've partnered with the Renaissance hotel to get you a discounted stay! Enjoy free basic wifi and conveniently located amenities to make your CONNECT 2022 all the sweeter. Rooms are limited so book early to ensure you get a spot!

CONNECT 2022 Presenters

(Subject to change. Check back regularly for new additions!)

Matt Brignall, ND

COVID-19: Where do we go from here?

Katherine Carvlin, MS, ND

Air Pollution & Wildfire Smoke: How to protect your patients

Alan Christianson, NMD

Diet and Thyroid Disease - 2022 review

Catherine Darley, ND

Melatonin: Therapeutic Uses in Primary Care, Beyond Sleep
Therapeutic Use of Light and Dark

Alison Hearst, ND

POTS: Beyond the Basics

Rian Herscher, ND

Progesterone: HRT And Beyond

Dawn Ipsen, PharmD, FACA

Personalized Treatment Options for Dermatologic Conditions

Whitney Jones, MD

Advances in Early Cancer Detection Technology

Aminah Keats, ND

Leveling the Playing Field in Healthcare

Emily Lesnak, ND

Unexplained Infertility: Explaining the role of adrenal dysfunction and inflammation

Bobbi Lutack, ND

Managing the complex, multi system, multiple symptom patient

Michelle Moser, RPh

Depression, Grief & Executive Burnout: Compounded solutions to complex issues

Reketta Peterson, LPC, PMH-C

Supporting Mental Wellness to Disrupt Medical Racism

Joseph Pizzorno, ND

The Percent of Chronic Disease Due to Environmental Metals and Chemicals

Kasra Pournadeali, ND, FACN

Hypertension: Drugs for blood pressure - when less is more

John Sherman, ND

Hypertension: A deep naturopathic dive into the most common primary care diagnosis

Virender Sodhi, MD (Ayurveda), ND

Ayurvedic Nutrition: Another way to treat the whole person

Lily Stokely, ND

Trauma-Informed Care for the Fat Body (co-presented)

Tara O'Brien, ND

Trauma-Informed Care for the Fat Body (co-presented)

Craig Tom

Data, Case Studies, and Common Mistakes in naturopathic prescribing in Washington (special presentation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration - available live ONLY)

Kim Trager, DC

Fascial Integration and Clinical Application

Marianne Trevorrow, MA, ND

Guiding best practices from naturopathic literature: experience from CAND Journal 2009-2022

Decker Weiss, NMD

Refugee Medicine

Tyler Wuthmann, ND

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) for Primary Care Physicians (co-presented)

Mel Hobart-Beaumari, ND

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) for Primary Care Physicians (co-presented)

Greg Yasuda, ND

Where Subtle Waters Meet (Homeopathy)

Eugene Zampieron, ND, RH(AHG)

Botanicals as DMARDS and biological response modifiers

CONNECT 2022 Conference Exhibitors

Come out to meet reps from the companies below at our IN-PERSON Awards Gala on Saturday night!

Ayush Herbs
Designs for Health
Galleri by Grail
Integrative Therapeutics, Inc.
Kusler's/Clark's Compounding Pharmacies
Microbiome Labs
Priority One Vitamins
Quest Diagnostics/Cleveland HeartLab
Vertisis Custom Pharmacy

Sponsorship, Exhibitor, & Advertising Opportunities

Gala Sponsors

We are renewing our commitment to building, connecting, and celebrating our incredible community in post-pandemic 2022! We will host an in-person gala event on Saturday, October 15, 2022, complete with an in-person vendor fair, cocktail/mocktail reception, dinner, awards ceremony, and dancing. This formal and fun event provides myriad opportunities to get your brand in front of our attendees with specific sponsorships! Host the bar, serve as our featured venue sponsor, bring the event to life by sponsoring the music, nourish our community with some catering costs, or help us enthrall our guests with some entertainment. We'll be sure to broadcast your generosity far and wide!

Email us at for more information and pricing.

Conference Exhibitors

Position your organization in front of hundreds of healthcare professionals from all over North America. With 3 exhibitor levels to choose from, we're certain you'll find a good fit - and price point - for your brand.

We're proud to host virtual space for your company within our conference app, in addition to featuring your branded commercials ahead of each educational presentation. New this year, all Exhibitors will be invited to contribute samples, order forms, and/or swag to attendee "goodie bags" to ensure some hands on interaction with what you have to offer.

Check out our CONNECT 2022 Exhibitor Opportunities guide for more information and pricing.


If you are not able to attend this year, or if you would like even more exposure, you have the opportunity to advertise in our annual conference guide, which will be available on our website year round!

Check out the options and pricing HERE!

Are you ready to find out how we can help you succeed?

Contact us with any comments or questions or to sign up as a sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser for WANP's annual conference, CONNECT 2022!

Thanks to our Corporate Partners

for supporting us in our mission.

Our CONNECT 2022 Call for Speakers officially closed on April 1, 2022. However, we are always looking for strong proposals to consider for our regular CE webinars and for future conferences. If you have expertise that you would like to share with our incredible community of naturopathic physicians and allied healthcare professionals in the future, feel free to submit your proposal HERE.

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