CONNECT 2021: Stronger Together

The Annual Continuing Education Conference of the

Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

 

 Friday, October 15 - Sunday, October 17, 2021

THANK YOU to everyone who attended CONNECT 2021! We had a wonderful time hosting and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. See you next year!

 

This year's full conference provided access to 30 category 1 CEUs - including 11 category 1 pharmacology credits - to help you meet your educational requirements for the year! Watch our Continuing Education tab to purchase conference recordings in the coming weeks.

CONNECT 2021 Conference Guide

Our Corporate Partners

CONNECT 2021 Schedule

Friday, October 15, 2021 • 7:00am - 6:30pm PDT

7:00a-7:45a  Morning activity: Choose between barre to get your heart rate up or yoga to get you grounded for the day's learning


 

8a-8:30a  Welcome Coffee Klatsch

 


 

8:30a-9:30a  Patient Mental Health in Turbulent Times ~ Jennifer Magnani, MSW, LICSW

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8:30a-9:30a  Stress and Inflammation: Their contribution to complex diseases and the beneficial effect of natural molecules ~ Theoharis Theoharides, MD, PhD


 

9:30a-10:30a  The Intersection of IBD and SIBO: Microscopic Colitis ~ Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND

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9:30a-10:30a  Metabolic Analysis and Treatment in the Chronic Disease Patient ~ David Duizer, ND

 


 

10:30a-11a  Exhibitor Break

 


 

11a-12p  Managing Neuropathy in the Oncology Setting ~ Meghan Zech, ND

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11a-12p  The Importance of Nasal Breathing: Evaluation and Treatment Options ~ Ronald Krueger, MD

 


 

12p-1p  Lunch / Exhibitor time


 

1p-2p   Supplements to Lower Thyroid Antibodies ~ Alan Christianson, NMD

 


 

2p-3p  Infections & Autoimmunity ~ Jaquel Patterson, ND, MPH

 


 

3p-3:30p  Exhibitor Break


 

3:30p-4:35p  Treatment of Acute and Chronic Sinusitis ~ Dawn Ipsen, PharmD, FACA


 

4:35p-5:30p  Alcohol Consumption: Health impacts and treatments for disordered drinking ~ Heather Hydzik, ND


 

5:30p-6:30p  "Beat the Geek" Virtual Trivia!

 

Saturday, October 16, 2021 • 7:00am - 6pm PDT

7:00a-7:45a  Morning activity: Choose between barre to get your heart rate up or yoga to get you grounded for the day's learning


 

8a-9a  The Mental/Emotional Impacts of PCOS ~ Gaynel Nave, NMD

 


 

9a-10a  A Naturopathic Approach to ADHD ~ Todd Born, ND, CNS

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 9a-10a  An Integrative Approach to Counter Viruses and Pandemics ~ Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA

 


 

10a-11:10a  Parkinson's Disease: How metabolic, microbial, and environmental factors affect the risk ~ Medeya Tsnobiladze, ND, MS

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10a-11:10a  Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Advanced practice and protocols ~ Sage Wheeler, ND

 


 

11:10a-12p  Brunch w/ keynote remarks: Thinking About Addiction ~ Acting Medicaid Director & Deputy Chief Medical Officer Charissa Fotinos, MD, MSc

 


 

12p-1p  Exhibitor Break

 


 

1p-2p   Treating COVID Longhaulers (PASC): Brain , Neuro, Cardiac and Lung Complications ~ David Musnick, MD

 


 

2p-3p  Pediatric Vaccination Update: The CDC Schedule ~ Krystal Plonski, ND, LAc, FABNP

 


 

3p-3:30p  Exhibitor Break


 

3:30p-5:10p  Mast Cell Disorders ~ Lela Altman, ND, LAc


 

5:10p-6p  Resilience, Optimism and Social Support: Indicators of a healthy microbiome? ~ Heather Zwickey, PhD

 

Sunday, October 17, 2021 • 7:00am - 5pm PDT

7:00a-7:45a  Morning activity: Choose between barre to get your heart rate up or yoga to get you grounded for the day's learning


 

8a-9a  WANP Annual Member Meeting

 


 

9a-10a  Women & Lyme ~ Jaquel Patterson, ND, MPH

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9a-10a  Colchicum autumnale ~ Jillian Stansbury, ND

 


 

10a-11a  Pediatric Vaccine Update: COVID-19 ~ Krystal Plonski, ND, LAc, FABNP

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10a-11a  Sleep & Hormones: The Reciprocal Relationship ~ Shelby Bottemiller, PharmD

 


11a-11:45a  Ketosis, Fasting and mTOR: A possible approach for symptom improvement in the complex chronic patient ~ Christopher Wakely, ND

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11a-11:45a  Pediatric Medications ~ Michelle Moser, RPh, FACA, FACVP

 


 

 11:45a-12:45p  Virtual Vendor Fair

 


 

12:45p-1:45p  Concussion: Invisible to Visible ~ Mark Heisig, ND

 


 

1:45p-3:30p  Transgender Medicine ~ Nick Gorton, MD

 


 

3:30p-4p  Nature and Group Work in Psychedelic Therapy ~ Matthew Hicks, ND, MS


 

4p-5p  The Medicine of Belonging ~ Gregory Yasuda, ND

 

CONNECT 2021 Keynote Remarks

Charissa Fotinos, MD, MSc

Acting Medicaid Director & Deputy Chief Medical Officer

The Science of Addiction

 

CONNECT 2021 Conference Speakers

Lela Altman, ND, LAc

Mast Cell Disorders

Todd Adam Born, ND, CNS

A Naturopathic Approach to ADHD

Shelby Bottemiller, PharmD

Sleep and Hormones: The reciprocal relationship

Alan Christianson, NMD

Supplements to Lower Thyroid Antibodies

David Duizer, ND

Metabolic Analysis and Treatment in the Chronic Disease Patient

Nick Gorton, MD

Transgender Medicine

Mark Heisig, ND

Concussion: Invisible to Visible

Matthew Hicks, ND, MS

Nature and Group Work in Psychedelic Therapy

Heather Hydzik, ND

Alcohol Consumption: Health impacts and treatments for disordered drinking

Dawn Ipsen, PharmD, FACA

Treatment of
Acute & Chronic Sinusitis

Ronald Krueger, MD

The Importance of Nasal Breathing:  Evaluation and treatment options

Jennifer Magnani, MSW, LICSW

Patient Mental Health in Turbulent Times

Michelle Moser, RPh, FACA, FACVP

Pediatric Medications

David Musnick, MD

Treating COVID Longhaulers (PASC): Brain , Neuro, Cardiac and Lung Complications

Gaynel Nave, NMD

The Mental/Emotional Impacts of PCOS

Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA

Infections and Autoimmunity
&
Women and Lyme™

Krystal Plonski, ND, LAc, FABNP

Pediatric Vaccination Update: The CDC Schedule
&
Pediatric Vaccine Update: COVID-19

Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND

The Intersection of IBD and SIBO: Microscopic Colitis

Jillian Stansbury, ND

Colchicum autumnale

Theoharis Theoharides, MD, PhD

Stress and Inflammation: Their contribution to complex diseases and the beneficial effect of natural molecules

Medeya Tsnobiladze, ND, MS

Parkinson's Disease: How metabolic, microbial, and environmental factors affect the risk

Christopher Wakely, ND

Ketosis, Fasting and mTOR: A possible approach for symptom improvement in the complex chronic patient

Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA

An Integrative Approach to Counter Viruses and Pandemics

Sage Wheeler, ND

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Advanced practice and protocols

Gregory Yasuda, ND

The Medicine of Belonging

Meghan Zech, ND

Managing Neuropathy in the Oncology Setting

Heather Zwickey, PhD

Resilience, Optimism and Social Support: Indicators of a healthy microbiome?

Sponsorship, Exhibitor, & Advertising Opportunities

Sponsors

This year we have new opportunities to get your brand directly in front of our attendees through fun and engaging events throughout the WANP conference! Host a lunch-time cooking class and banter about your company with the professional chef as you cook on screen! Welcome attendees at our Friday morning breakfast bunch! Get your company featured for 2 full hours during our Saturday brunch event! Or consider hosting some aspect of our in person Saturday night social event and job fair.

Check out our CONNECT 2021 Exhibitor Opportunities for more information and pricing.

Exhibitors

Position your organization in front of hundreds of Healthcare professionals from all over North America.

  • "Commercials" feautures shown immediately before and after each CE course.
  • A visually stunning app with virtual exhibit booth to post your promo videos and materials
  • Platinum and Premier Exhibitors – Dedicated personal meeting space for one on one or group meetings through your own scheduler in the conference app.

Look at the Exhibitor options in our CONNECT 2021 Exhibitor Opportunities for more information and pricing.

Advertisers

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 virtual annual conference guide, which will be available on our website year round!

Check out the options and pricing in the CONNECT 2021 Exhibitor Opportunities!

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, CONNECT2021!

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