Presented by Eliot W. Edwards, ND, FABNO
The Naturopathic Profession has experienced incredible growth and awareness over the last 10 years culminating in the regulation of 6 new states (ND, CO, MD, PA, MA and RI) with many others actively pursuing legislation. Though our profession continues spread into all corners of our country, most state associations struggle to build and maintain membership. Our organizations are run by unpaid volunteers who are extremely dedicated to the profession, yet developing an annual conference is often above and beyond the scope of the association’s ability.
Many hands can make for light work, so they say. Dr. Edwards will discuss and explore the prospects of associations collaborating regionally to develop annual conferences for the benefit of membership building, fundraising, and continuing education. He will outline steps and time-lines for organizing a conference and discuss some of the challenges of the work. The goal of this talk is to stimulate dialogue among states to consider regional collaboration and conferences.
Dr. Eliot W. Edwards received his BS in Physics and Chemistry from SUNY, Oneonta in 1990 and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from NCNM in 2002. Dr. Edwards became a (FABNO) Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology in 2013.
Dr. Edwards has been practicing naturopathic medicine for 15 years. He was in private practice for 7 years in upstate New York where he practiced general naturopathic medicine until he was hired as a naturopathic oncology provider at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, IL. He practiced at CTCA for 8 years focusing on integrative oncology care until the summer of 2017. He now practices at 8 Hearts Health and Wellness in Portland, OR.
Dr. Edwards served as Vice President of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He served as both President and Vice President of the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians and led the licensing efforts for NDs in IL from 2010-2017. He is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Medicine as well as the AANP.
This AANP webinar is free for members; the non-member cost is $39.