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Health Conference
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Past Conferences
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

2014 Conference Hosts:

Northwest VEG

The Northwest Vegetarian Education & Empowerment Group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) group in the Portland (OR)-Vancouver (WA) area. Founded in 2003, we are dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a veg lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices.

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.

2014 Conference Supporters:

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American College of Lifestyle Medicine

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine provides leadership and assistance, facilitating lifestyle medicine clinicians’ pursuits of continuing medical education, practice knowledge, leadership skills, and research information needed to provide quality patient care and best counsel patients with respect to lifestyle-related diseases.

American Holistic Nurses Association: Oregon Chapter

The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is a non-profit membership association for nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals, serving more than 5,700 members and more than 125 local network chapters across the U.S. and abroad, whose mission is to advance holistic nursing through community building, advocacy, research, and education.

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.

Dietitians For Professional Intergrity

Dietitians for Professional Integrity is composed of Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians, dietetics students, and other concerned individuals who believe that it is important to establish the independence of dietetic organizations from the influence of large corporate sponsorships and donations. We believe these sponsorships pose a serious conflict of interest for a nutrition organization and harm dietetics professionals' credential and reputations.

Kaiser Permanente NW

As the nation's largest nonprofit health plan, we are continually growing, expanding, adapting, and innovating—in all ways and in all fields. Kaiser offers comprehensive, affordable health coverage plans for individual & family, medicare, employers, and large group. Join us and thrive!

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.


LifeBalance is a wellness program designed to help members find well-being by participating in healthy activities. Members save at thousands of recreational, cultural, travel and wellness related businesses by utilizing the LifeBalance Vendor Network.

National College of Natural Medicine

National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical college in North America. Our exceptional graduate programs in naturopathic medicine and classical Chinese medicine blend ancient healing wisdom with modern science in challenging curricula. NCNM'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

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 Association of Naturopathic Physicians

The Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians is a professional association representing Oregon's licensed Naturopathic Doctors (ND). The organization's mission is to promote the use of natural or nature-based medicine treatments and care with our member doctors to improve the overall health of Oregonians statewide.

Oregon Nurses Association

The 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 State Association of Occupational Health Nurses

The Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses (OSAOHN) was founded in 1974, and is affiliated with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN). OSAOHN is a professional organization of licensed nurses engaged in the specialty field of occupational health and environmental nursing, with active members from Oregon and SW Washington.

Paradigm Nutrition NW

Empowering individuals to realize their full health potential is our goal. Given the right diet and lifestyle, the body has an amazing ability to defend itself, heal and fully recover, even after facing serious illness. Because everyone learns differently, we offer a variety of classes and programs to address individual styles, including individual/family consultations, label reading, pantry clean-up and group classes.

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

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


WellSource pioneered the concept of computer-assisted wellness. Today, more than 30 years later, our company continues to offer innovative products that improve lives and contribute to a healthy bottom line. It's no accident that Wellsource continues to be a premier provider of computerized health assessments and interventions.

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.