May 3-5, 2024


Emergence /əˈmərjəns/ noun

1. the process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed.
2. the process of coming into being, or of becoming important or prominent.
"In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence occurs when a complex entity has properties or behaviors that its parts do not have on their own, and emerge only when they interact in a wider whole."

Welcome to CONNECT 2024: Emergence!

As our committee sat down to brainstorm conference themes for our CONNECT 2024 annual continuing education conference, the topics of transition, growth, and the merger of our two geographically closest naturopathic medical schools were on everyone's minds. We wanted to choose a theme that would convey the excitement and the potential of this particular moment in our profession's trajectory - a time when our schools are taking measures to strengthen their standing; when our Association undergoes its own transition with a new President; and when our profession faces a unique opportunity to argue the case for full inclusion as primary care physicians in Washington. Change can be challenging, but it is necessary for progress, maturing, and advancement.

We hope this theme inspires you to reflect not only on your own transitions and how you are where you are, but also on your hope for the future of our profession and on how our collective strengthens not only each other but also the entire healthcare system.

If you have a topic to present that resonates with this theme, we hope you'll submit it below:

Otherwise, check back here regularly for details on our upcoming virtual conference as they are finalized.

We can't wait to see you in May!

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