Public Policy, Research, and the Discipline of Naturopathic Medicine

Science & Policy Summit August 16 at the Arizona Biltmore

By Carlo Calabrese, ND, MPH

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The Naturopathic Science & Policy Summit is being convened by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges, and the Naturopathic Physicians Research Institute, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, preceding the AANP Convention at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Naturopathic leadership will focus on how the profession's research capacities and opportunities can impact governmental and corporate health policy. How can naturopathic research drive evidence-informed policy for healthier patients, a more effective healthcare system, and a flourishing profession? Hear about progress in other professions with Ian Coulter, PhD, Samueli Institute Chair in Policy for Integrative Medicine RAND Corporation on lessons from the success of the chiropractic model and from Lorraine M. Jordan, PhD, director of research for the American Nurse Anesthetists Association on how outcomes-research paved the way for her profession, as well as from naturopathic activists in licensing and insurance. If you are interested in the advancement of the profession, plan to attend and participate in the discussion. For more information, click here or email Carlo Calabrese.

About the Author

Carlo Calabrese, ND, MPH, is a Senior Investigator at the Helfgott Research Institute at National College of Natural Medicine. He received his ND from NCNM in 1983 and the MPH from the University of Washington. He was a founder and co-director of the research institute at Bastyr, where he authored the first successful application for an NIH grant to a naturopathic institution and developed the first research laboratory at a CAM academic institution. He is the Director of the recently-initiated Naturopathic Physicians Research Network. He has published clinical trials and observational studies in nutrients, botanicals, and CAM practices.