AANP2017 Call for Speakers



Thank you for your submissions. The 2017 Call for Speakers is now closed.

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AANP2017 Call for Speakers and Poster Proposals

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Submissions are due Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thank you for your interest in speaking at the AANP2017, the Annual Convention. Please review the following information carefully. All submissions are due December 1, 2016. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The Convention Committee is looking for proposals on a variety of topics including:
  • Naturopathic Primary Care:  (CV, GI, GU, Endocrine, Treatment Updates, Lab Updates, Psych, etc.)
  • Women's Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Oncology
  • Nature Cure
  • Research
  • Nutrition/Obesity
  • Pharmacology
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Practice Building
Offerings must be clinically relevant and provide attendees with information that can be applied immediately.
Proposals submitted by Thursday, December 1, 2016, will be reviewed by the AANP Speaker Selection Committee, which will make selections based on content, objectives, relevance, significance, originality, clarity, and speaker experience.  All persons who submit proposals will receive notification of the committee’s decision no later than February 1, 2017.
Presentation Format
To maximize clinical worthiness, presentations should, whenever possible, include cases, detailed treatment information, and minimal basic information (i.e. anatomy & physiology).  Stated learning objectives, and ‘test’ questions should also be included in each offering.
The conference will present varying lengths of presentations for both clinical and research topics. Please let us know in your proposal, your desired length.
If you are not selected as a speaker, you may also have the opportunity to present at one of our poster sessions. Poster sessions provide an opportunity to present your research and patient outcomes. You should not request a poster session presentation if you have no results to present or if you are intending to only describe research methods.

Selected concurrent speakers will receive $300 plus full conference registration. Oral research presenters (20 minute presentations) will receive $100 in addition to one day conference registration. Any honoraria or reimbursements must be approved by the AANP and conference staff. All payments will be made following presentations.
Commercial Bias
Presentations must be free from real or perceived commercial bias as described in the attached CE Compliance and Financial Disclosure forms.  If you have a question about a conflict of interest, please contact Rebecca Takemoto at info@naturopathic.org to discuss. The AANP will also include vendor presentations in the schedule.  Please contact Rebecca Takemoto at rebecca.takemoto@naturopathic.org for more information about these opportunities.

General Presentation Requirements
  • Your presentation should be factual and report significant research findings, clinical procedures and results, techniques or topics.
  • All presentations will be approved by the Speaker Selection Committee.
  • All presenters are responsible for their own expenses, including travel, hotel and any other costs incurred by conference participation.
  • The Speaker Selection Committee reserves the right to suggest edits, co-presenters and to combine submissions.
  • Speakers must be available to present during any of the four days of the convention, July 12 – 15, 2017 as sessions cannot be scheduled per individual requests.
  • Presenters are responsible for the transport and storage of any extra presentation materials. Handouts must be approved for distribution by the AANP and conference staff prior to the conference. Handouts not approved by the AANP and conference staff may be removed at their discretion.
  • The speaker understands his/her lecture may be audio and/or video recorded and that slides and notes may be reprinted for symposium and post-symposium sales. By submitting a proposal, the speaker agrees to this and forfeits any rights associated with the distribution of recordings or printings. The Speaker Selection Committee reserves the right to reformat proposals to ensure publication uniformity.
  • All speakers must provide information on any real or potential conflicts of interest and disclose any affiliations or financial interests to the session attendees.
  • All presentations must meet CE Compliance requirements (see CE Compliance Form).
Full proposal must include (but is not limited to) the following.  Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
  • Contact Information
    • Presenter(s) full name/degrees Primary Contact Name (if different from above)
    • Address, City, State and Zip Code
    • Day time telephone
    • Email address
    • Presentation title
  • Short description of presentation (up to 100 words)
  • Min and max time requested as well as commentary on any relevant topics that might fit alongside your proposed topic. Sufficient time for audience questions should also be included.
  • Proposal (not to exceed 500 words).
    • 3-5 learning objectives (bullet format)Presentation Outline
    • 3-5 (brief) questions and answers that could be used for future testing (bullet format).
  • Mention of whether or not pharmacy discussion will occur during the presentation.
    • If pharmacy discussion will be occurring, please indicate the percentage of your presentation that will discuss pharmaceuticals. 
  • Bio, up to 150 words, for each presenter.  Please include degree granting institution(s)
  • Headshot
  • AANP CE Compliance Form for each presenter (attached)
  • AANP Financial Disclosure Form for each presenter (attached)
Forms should be scanned and uploaded with your proposal. If necessary, please combine multiple forms into a single document to fit submission form fields. Submissions without all forms/photo will not be considered.
Formatting and Submission
All proposals must be submitted through this online proposal collection portal.
You will be required to fill out a form with contact information and to upload your complete proposal and photo. 

  • Speaker bios should be no longer than 150 words.
  • Submit proposals/bio in Microsoft Word format
  • Speaker headshots must be single traditional head shots
  • Submit headshot in high resolution, JPEG formats, square size, no smaller than 250 x 250 pixels (squared)
  • If chosen, final speaker presentations must be submitted in PowerPoint provided by the AANP. For videos embedded in presentations, limit its file size to 50 MB or less
Submissions are due Thursday, December 1, 2016
For questions about the proposal submission process please email conference coordinator Rebecca Takemoto, info@naturopathic.org.