Northwest Health and Nutrition Conference

Conference Presenters

Northwest VEG

Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area. Founded in 2003, we are dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a plant-based, vegan lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices.

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Adventist Medical Center health facilities have promoted the incredible power of natural health principles in preventing and even treating disease since the mid-1860's. Today, Adventist Medical Center merges that belief with a state-of-the-art, 302-bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services.


Below is a list of supporters for the 2016 Northwest Health and Nutrition Conference. We will be updating this list to 2017 in the spring of 2017.


The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), is a lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight. This is done by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease.

Clark College

Clark College Nursing Department: Located in Vancouver, Washington, Clark College is Washington state's largest single-campus, for-credit community college. Its Department of Nursing, located on the Washington State University Vancouver campus, serves 288 students annually and graduates nurses three times as year. Founded in 1960, it is the longest-standing nursing program in Southwest Washington.

Compass Oncology

Compass Oncology is the largest multidisciplinary practice in the Pacific Northwest dedicated solely to providing state-of-the-art care for patients with cancer and diseases of the blood. The Compass team is comprised of physicians who specialize in medical, radiation and surgical oncology, hematology, pathology and palliative care and work collaboratively to provide high quality, evidence-based cancer care. Our team routinely treats all cancer types, even rare cancers, and includes members with advanced subspecialization in particular cancers and nonmalignant blood disorders.

Legacy Health

Legacy Health is the largest nonprofit, locally owned health system in the Portland-Vancouver area. Within our six hospitals, more than 50 clinics, lab, research and hospice facilities, our medical experts provide compassionate and complete care for all - from routine medical care to advanced treatment, surgery and emergency services.

Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland

Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland (MSMP) is a professional society that serves the needs of physicians, with primary concentration on adding value to their professional and non-professional lives. MSMP publishes The Scribe, a full color newspaper that reaches every physician in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties, and other health care professionals.


National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical university in North America. Our exceptional graduate programs in naturopathic medicine and classical Chinese medicine blend ancient healing wisdom with modern science in challenging curricula. NUNM's natural medicine clinics and Helfgott Research Institute are also central to the student experience. The college is located in Portland, Oregon, a haven for those seeking well-being, community, culture and natural beauty - an ideal place to study natural medicine.

Mt. Hood Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society

Mt. Hood Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing. The Mt. Hood Chapter is the local chapter supporting the conference.

Oregon Nurses Association

Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) was founded in 1904 as the professional association for nurses in Oregon. A non-profit association, ONA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association.

Oregon Physical Therapy Association

Oregon Physical Therapy Association is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association which represents over 93,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide and more than 1,300 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students in the state of Oregon.


Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.

Portland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Portland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (PAND) is an organization of Registered Dietitians (RDs), Dietetic Technicians (DTRs), and dietetic students serving the Portland, Oregon area. We are here to service the professional needs of our members and the public. Our Mission: Cultivating and Strengthening the Voices of Dietitians

Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry providing services including hospitals, physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services across Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Providence Health & Services continues a tradition of caring, especially for those who are poor and vulnerable, that the Sisters of Providence began nearly 160 years ago.

University of Portland School of Nursing

The University of Portland School of Nursing educates nurse leaders of the future through innovative learning and engagement that enriches the culture of healthcare to promote health and wellness of the population. Faculty, staff, and students are accountable for fostering a spirit of discovery and creating an environment that cultivates lifelong learning.

University of Western States

University of Western States was founded in 1904 as a chiropractic college, and has evolved into a university offering a variety of health and wellness degrees. We have been a leader in health sciences education through integrated, evidence-informed curricula grounded in our dedication to the most up-to-date health care research and practices.

Wonders of Walking

Wonders of Walking (WOW), founded in 2003 celebrates you, the walker, by offering a range of walking events for walkers by walkers. Walking is the vehicle to providing you with the resources to create a healthy body, sound mind and vibrant active habits for a lifetime; It is easy, health promoting and an exercise that is what you want it to be. It can be a fun, age-defying activity; leisurely and high performance.