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Fall Conference

November 14-15, 2020

The Fall 2020 conference brought together naturopathic physicians, nationally-renown presenters, industry exhibitors, partners, and our members. 

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Current Health Trends, Co-Morbidities, and Convalescence

November 14th & 15th, 2020

Our Presenters
Our Sponsors
Dr Mona Morstein

Dr. Mona Morstein has pracitced for 31 years, and is a renown speaker with expertise expertise in hormonal conditions, diabetes and gastrointestinal conditions. She is the author of the highly esteemed book “Master Your Diabetes."

Dr. Morstein will present 

Saturday 9:00-10:15 am (MST)

Saving the Gallbladder:  How to successfully treat cholelithiasis without cholecystectomy.

There are around 700,000 cholecystectomies yearly in the US.   Dr. Morstein will discuss gallstones, and gallbladder functioning,  and present two cases on how she was able to save the gallbladder in female patients with acute gallbladder pain and ultrasound diagnosed gallstones.  In one case the Ultrasound verified disappearance of the gallstones. 

and Saturday 1:00-2:30 pm (MST)

Clinical Care of the Hypothyroidic and Hyperthyroidic Patient

Hypothyroidism is a very common condition in clinical practice, and Dr. Morstein will discuss the various causes and treatments of both Hashimoto’s and non-Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.  Dr. Morstein will also discuss treating Graves disease, and how to put this condition into permanent remission without the need for aggressive conventional care.

Dr Ryan Bradley

Dr. Ryan Bradley is the Director of Research and Associate Professor at the National
University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR. He is also faculty in the Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), an Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney in Sydney, Australia. 

Dr. Bradley will present 

Saturday 10:30 am -12:00 pm (MST)

Contributions of Naturopathic Doctors to the 2020 Health Crisis 

The pandemic has been a direct illustration of the importance of public health, and the utilization of all available health care providers to support the health and well-being of the public. Traditional, complementary and integrative health and medicine (TCIHM) providers have been controversial during the pandemic, and in some cases determined to be “non-essential” providers.


In order to document the contributions to health education, the public health, and individual health, a group of international researchers contributed to the development of a clinical support registry, housed at the Helfgott Research Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM).


This presentation will highlight the results of this clinical registry, which has collected over 700 entries from a diverse group of TCIHM providers since March 2020, including over 300 cases from naturopathic doctors. The rationale for, and importance of, clinical registries will be shared, plus current data on the supportive contributions of TCIHM providers will be detailed, including contributions to public health education, disease surveillance, self-care/lifestyle management, and targeted care for immune support, inflammation, and respiratory health.  


Additional time will be spent discussing the long-term consequences of infection, and the promise of naturopathic therapeutics to help during convalescence and recovery. 


Dr. Christie Fleetwood has taught pharmacology and pharmacy-related classes as adjunct faculty for both Bastyr University (WA & CA) and the National University of Natural Medicine (OR). Dr. Fleetwood has also written curriculum extensively for clinical pharmacology.

Dr. Fleetwood will present

Saturday 2:45-4:15 pm (MST)

Health Trends 2020 and Comorbidities


Research and news tell us that those with comorbidities fare worse with respiratory conditions. Which comorbidities contribute the most to adverse outcomes with the 2020 Crisis? The answer may surprise you! How do we help our communities in this season? Reverse the other chronic diseases! Here's how... 


Dr. Dickson Thom, DDS, ND has 40 years of experience as a clinician and over 20 years as a medical professor. He lectures extensively throughout North America and is the author of two books.

Dr. Thom has been teaching doctors, students and the lay public in proven medical principles and business skills for over 35 years. 

Dr. Thom will present with Dr. Jeffrey Friess

Saturday 4:30-5:45 pm (MST)

Clinical Relevance of the Naturopathic Principles


Dr. Paul Herscu has been teaching homeopathy since 1986 and is an internationally known writer, presenter and began publishing the Herscu Letter in 1999. 

Dr. Amy Rothenberg is a renown physician, advocate, author, and physician. She was the editor of the New England Journal of Homeopathy, and a contributor to Huffington Post - helping audiences understand the essential philosophical and practical approaches used in naturopathic and integrative medicine. 

Drs. Rothenberg and Herscu will present

Sunday 9:30-11:30 am (MST)

Field Notes from Natural Medicine: A Conversation

Through patient stories, reflection and Q&A they offer practical advice, clinical pearls, insight and encouragement, while highlighting the challenges, joys and promise of naturopathic medical practice.


Logan Tinsen, PharmD was named Montana Distinguished Young Pharmacist in 2017. In additional to his work at Benefis Hospital, Tinsen is also active in teaching, and serving as a preceptor for the residency program. 

Dr. Tinsen will present 

Sunday 12:00p-1:00p (MST)

Pharmacotherapy in the 2020 Health Crisis


Pharmacotherapy has evolved rapidly during the current health movement. Dr. Tinsen will deliver both a timeline regarding the discoveries and progression of pharmaceutical intervention, as well as data illustrating the benefits and drawbacks of a variety of medications touted to treat in times of urgency.  Additionally, Dr. Tinsen will touch on topics in natural medicine and where the development of pharmaceutical intervention is headed.


Sponsor Presentation

Zachary Schmidt understands that from residency to retirement, those working in the medical industry have a unique set of needs, especially those who own and run their own business.

Zach is a member of Physicians Nationwide, a specialized group Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisors, with a mission to help provide comprehensive financial plans so you can continue to live a purposeful life.

Zachary will present 


New Solutions for a Changing Economy

Whether you’re just starting out, well on your way to living your dream or eagerly approaching retirement, make sure you’re financially prepared to achieve a lifetime of goals. We can help you reach them with a personalized financial plan.


Dr. Kaley Burns is the Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2020 Continuing Education Liaison and Executive Committee Secretary.


Dr. Burns will be one of your digital hosts for the conference, and developed our incredible group of speakers for this weekend. 

Her clinic, Big Sky Natural Health, is located in Big Sky, Montana.


Montana's Association is led by a visionary group of practitioners, dedicated to the future of the profession. Dr. Dawn Dalili, President; Dr. Danielle Pearce, VP; Dr. Jennifer Krieger, Treasurer; Dr. Kaley Burns, Secretary

The Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians is a non-profit, professional organization representing naturopathic physicians (NDs) and those they serve.

We envision universal access to naturopathic medicine, and the professional success of all licensed naturopathic physicians in the state.


Strategic Priorities
Each objective in the 2020-2021 Strategic Plan is developed to serve the core goals and mission of the MANP. Our goals may remain unchanged, while our strategies may change over the years to reflect the needs of the organization. 


Generously supported by

Nutritional Fundamentals for Health

Ayush Herbs

EnviroKlenz Air Purifiers


NCMIC Naturopathic Insurance


​​Waypoint Wealth Management


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Montana Leaderhip
Purchase the CE Course

for MANP Members

for members of the Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians

  • $300 post-conference CE (9.5 hrs

Naturopathic Physician Continuing Education Course

for non-member physicians

  • $400 post-conference CE (9.5 hrs)

  • $100 Students

Purchase Conference CE - Video recording and slides.

Health Care Providers

for licensed health care professionals

  • $325 (*Course is not accredited CE for other licensed providers)


for health care professional students currently enrolled

  • $100


Together we provide safe, effective health care to our communities

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