Continuing Medical Education

Helping you meet your Continuing Medical Education needs.

The WANP is committed to helping you understand and meet your continuing education requirements each year. We aim to offer a minimum of 30 continuing medical education credits, including a minimum of 7.5 credits in pharmacology, every year. If you sign up for all of our continuing education offerings - WANP-offered webinars and our annual conference - we promise you'll be covered.

(Note: As of January 1, 2021, naturopathic physicians in Washington State are required to obtain a minimum of 60 continuing medical education credits every two years. Of these 60 credits, 15 must be in pharmacology. During every 2-year cycle, naturopathic physicians must obtain at least 20 of those 60 credits from well-established and recognized naturopathic organizations, including the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP), the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the North American Naturopathic Continuing Education Accreditation Council (NANCEAC), and accredited naturopathic medical schools. Read the full law here.)

Scroll down to see our current and upcoming offerings.

Reversing Thyroid Disease by Iodine Regulation - January 20, 3-4 pm

Dr. Alan Christianson is a Board Certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist who focuses on Thyroid care. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose recent titles include The Thyroid Reset Diet (2021) and the Metabolism Reset Diet. Dr. Christianson has been featured on countless media appearances including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show. He is the founding president behind the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American College of Thyroidology. Join us for this talk, worth 1 category 1 CE credit, to learn more about using iodine to regulate thyroid function.

Cardiovascular Health Disparities and Interventions - February 8, 12-1 pm

It is no secret that minority populations suffer from higher rates of chronic disease and the associated sequelae. When isolating this issue to the cardiovascular system, research shows that minorities have a higher overall prevalence of risk factors, are less likely to receive life-saving interventions like percutaneous coronary interventions, and simply experience worse health outcomes. However, the disproportionate impact of cardiovascular risk factors within these communities provides a unique opportunity for naturopathic and preventive medicine to reduce the burden of chronic disease in communities of color. Treatment approaches must focus on early interventions that address metabolic syndrome through community engagement, education, diet, and lifestyle counseling. Join us for this talk by Dr. Khaleed Alston, worth 1 Category 1 CE credit.

Preventing and Reversing CKD - March 18, 7-8:30 pm

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an extremely common syndrome (not a disease). This talk will review ways to proactively screen for CKD and the crucial need to identify the cause of the problem (including when to recommend a kidney biopsy and imaging) and prevent/treat that. The problems with eGFR and how to correct them (including using creatinine clearance testing) will be detailed. The lack of conventional options for preventing and reversing most cases of CKD, and the ample naturopathic options, particularly nephroprotective/regenerative herbs, will be presented. Case studies will be used to highlight effective naturopathic treatment of diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, IgA nephropathy, and FSGS in particular – all common causes of CKD. Join us for this talk by Dr. Eric Yarnell, worth 1.5 Category 1 CE credits.