The Australian Naturopathic Summit (ANS) is an educational event designed by naturopaths for naturopaths. The ANS aims to create a platform to empower and inspire each naturopath to embrace their purpose, passion and desired career path as well as provide unbiased information that aligns with core naturopathic principles.
Following on from the successful inaugural summit in 2016, the ANS returns in 2018 for a three day event to be held in Lennox Heads, NSW from 24th - 26th August 2018.
The ANS 2018 Program
The ANS 2018 program has three distinct themes (one for each of the conference days). The morning of each day consists of plenary sessions followed by a lengthy lunch break that allows for networking, beach walking, guided outdoor meditation, perusing the vendor village, or simply enjoying the festival atmosphere in the Chai tent. Afternoon sessions are workshop-style, designed to be more interactive. Some (not all) workshops repeat after the afternoon tea break so everyone gets a chance to experience more of our incredible presenters. There are plenty of workshops to choose from to keep you riveted and inspired.
Times (subject to little changes):
Friday 24 August 2018: 7am registration, 9.30am Welcome to Country, 10am Program Start.
Saturday 25 August: 6.30am Yoga, 8.30am Program Start, 7pm Gala Ball (separate tickets.. don't miss out!).
Sunday 26 August: 6.30am Yoga, 8.30am Program Start, 12pm Closing Ceremony, 4.30pm Program Close
Custodians of the Vital Force - Friday, August 24
The Vis medicatrix naturae - the healing power of nature is one of the core tenets of naturopathic medicine. This theme will focus on foundational modalities of naturopathic medicine. From therapeutic fasting to hydrotherapy, revive your passion for the simple elegance of our medicine and be re-inspired to incorporate some of these ‘old’ and ‘new’ therapies into your current clinical model
Upskilling your Clinical Practice - Saturday, August 25
As clinicians, we constantly seek to improve our patient outcomes by staying up to date with the latest research and emerging interventions. Updating our clinical skills is vital to stay on the cutting edge and to stay relevant in the current natural therapies climate. Whether it’s learning herbal manufacture from the best, accelerating patient improvement via behaviour change mastery, or learning some new physical exam skills that you always were a bit fuzzy on, there’s something for everyone in this jam-packed day.
The Business of Business Development - Sunday, August 26
This theme explores the diversity of Naturopathic businesses and highlights alternative and pioneering career options for Naturopaths. We share business success stories and strategies beyond the 1:1 clinic model and look at some options for sustainable business. You will leave the conference bursting with new ideas on how to improve, grow and streamline your business.
The Gala Ball and Awards
Join the Naturopathic Event of the Year!
Formal dress: Why miss an opportunity to look fabulous?
Food: Wine and dine with old and new friends at a beautiful formal dinner.
Awards: Let's celebrate the hard work we all do and especially those who are forging our profession forward for all of us. You know who they are.. nominate them for the prestigious for category and let them inspire all of us.
Shine your light: take part in our first candle-lighting ceremony.
Dance: Beautiful live band. Dance floor. Exuberant naturopathic peers. Enough said.
Includes an Awards ceremony to recognise those individuals and companies that have made valuable contributions to the field of naturopathic medicine through their leadership, integrity, and support of the profession.
Nominations Open Soon
We ask you to consider the categories and nominations carefully as we want to reward those of us who embody the award though their actions. They represent and exemplify the best of our profession.