Honoring Our History, Shaping Our Future

Join us at The Summit!

CNPA's Board of Directors is excited to be welcoming you to our 2024 Summit. Join us for two days of gathering together to learn and connect!

We are shifting our focus of this year's event to bring our community together. While, as usual, the event will offer a total of 15 CE hours, only 11 hours will be presented live and in-person, and 4 will be available virtually. We have scheduled more opportunities for movement and community-building throughout the weekend, and we hope you'll bring your families along for the fun.

A buffet lunch with plenty of gluten- and casein-free options will be provided for all attendees on Friday and Saturday, and hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be offered at our Friday evening reception. We are pleased to host our first annual "Going Green Gala" on Saturday evening. Join us for our Vis Awards Ceremony, dinner, and dancing. We'll be seeing green all night!

The Heritage Hotel and Conference Center features the modern amenities you've come to expect, while maintaining that rustic New England charm. Take the day to relax at the on-site spa, featuring massages, waxing, skincare treatments, and more. Looking to do something more active? Get a workout in at The Riverwalk Athletic Club, or take to the greens at The Pomperaug Golf Club; just steps away from the hotel. At the end of the day, grab a bite & a cocktail at The Tavern, the on-site restaurant and bar.

Vendors, please click here to learn about our sponsorship levels and register. We appreciate your continued support of naturopathic medicine in Connecticut!


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The Heritage Hotel and Conference Center

522 Heritage Road, Southbury, CT 06488, USA
Tel: (203) 264-8200 


CNPA has secured a room block for the nights of Friday, 5/17, and Saturday, 5/18. Please note that the last day to make reservations using this link is April 24, 2024, and that rooms are limited! Book ASAP to ensure your stay.

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To minimize waste, water bubblers will be available for you to fill reusable water bottles, so please bring along a water bottle if you feel so inclined.

Event Schedule 


*Note that dinner will not be provided on Friday evening. We encourage you to make meal reservations accordingly! Visit Heritage Hotel Dining to learn more.

Virtual Presentations

  • “The Ethics of Hormone Therapy” by Robyn Kutka, ND
  • How to Find the Right Admin or Associate to Improve Your Work-Life Balance & Be More Profitable by Chen Yen
  • “3 Pillars to a Multi 6-Figure Wholistic Practice” by Michael Gazsi, ND
  • “The History and Current Status of Naturopathic Medicine” by Andrew Rubman, ND, FABNE

Friday, May 17th

  • 8:00-9:00 am Check-in and Welcome

  • 9:00-9:55 am “Demystifying Inflammatory Bowel Disease” by Emily D’Adamo, ND

  • 10:00-10:40 am VENDOR BREAK

  • 10:45-12:10 pm KEYNOTE “Lyme Adjacent: Deciphering the Bigger Picture of Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases” by Frank Song, ND

  • 12:15-1:40 pm LUNCH & LEARN followed by VENDOR BREAK

  • 1:45-2:40 pm “Naturopathic Oncology Care” by Korene Varano, ND, RN

  • 2:45-3:05 pm SOUND BATH with Kelvin Young, RSS in Jefferson Room

  • 3:10-4:05 pm “The Doctor’s Role in Identifying Developmental Delays & Natural Ways to Support Children at Risk” by Erica Smith, ND

  • 4:10-4:55 pm VENDOR BREAK

  • 5:00-5:55 pm “Herbs in Clinical Cardiology Practice” by Patrick Fratellone, MD, RH, FIM, FACC

  • 6:15 pm CNPA Board Meet & Greet at The Tavern

    Saturday, May 18th

    • 9:00-9:55 am “Helminth Therapy for Autoimmunity” by Lindsey Wells, ND

    • 10:00-10:40 am VENDOR BREAK

    • 10:45-12:10 pm KEYNOTE: "Creating Our Legacy—Past, Present and Future Roles of Naturopathic Medicine in a Changing World” by Lorilee Schoenbeck, ND

    • 12:15-1:40 pm “Finances for Physicians” by Charlie Smith (sponsored by Merrill Lynch, no CE credit) followed by VENDOR BREAK

    • 1:45-2:40 pm Transcending the Plane: Naturopathic Approaches to Death and Dying by Lisa Laughlin, ND, MS

    • 2:30-4:30 pm COMPLIMENTARY HEADSHOTS with Airen Miller in Franklin Room 

    • 2:45-3:05 pm ZEN MEDITATION with Sensei Bob Brody in Jefferson Room

    • 3:10-4:05 pm “Neuro Articular Visceral Technique (NAVT): Updating Wendel's Bloodless Surgery for the 21st Century” by Matthew Robinson, ND

    • 4:10-4:55 pm VENDOR BREAK

    • 5:00-5:55 pm “Sleep, GABA, and the Microbiome” by Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc

    • 6:05-7:00 pm Cocktail Hour in Terraces

    • 7:00-10:00 pm Going Green Gala in Timbers Ballroom

    Check-In & Summit Website

    Upon check-in, you will be asked to show the QR code you were issued in your registration confirmation email, so that we can scan you into the system quickly. No problem at all if you are unable to locate it! We will be happy to check you in manually if necessary.

    All registrants will gain access to our Summit webpage, which will list the most up to date event schedule and house the lecture recordings in the future.

    The QR code for you to scan and access the website will be available at the registration tables and the CNPA member service booth for your convenience, and a link to the page is included in your registration confirmation email. 

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions or concerns ahead of or during our event, feel free to reach out to Sarah Ouano, ND, at (312) 972-9906 or We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


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