The ANP

Women's Health & Hormones

Naturopathic Summit

6th-17th September 2021 Unlimited Online Access

Dr Aviva Romm
US

Leah Hechtman Australia

Dr Tori Hudson
US

Dr Jill Stansbury US

Lara Briden New Zealand

Dr Trina Doerfler
US

Tara Nelson Australia

Marie Reilly Ireland

Rosita Arvigo
Belize

Lisa Costa Bir
Australia

Dr Sumita Prajapati India

Debbie Cotton
UK

Dr Kim Bretz Canada

Karen Harrison
UK

Rebecca Edwards Australia

Lorna Driver-Davies
UK

Emma Cannon
UK

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Over 20 webinars with live and unlimited access to recordings.


  • Learn from the experts: Global experts in naturopathy and women's health will be sharing their knowledge with you.
  • Gain new clinical skills: Focused on providing actionable advice and insights that you can incorporate into your practice straight away to get better results.
  • Support your clients: Millions of women are struggling with their health and need answers. You will gain a wealth of additional naturopathic strategies to support them.
  • Understand new approaches: Leading experts in nutrition, herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, functional medicine and more.
  • Key women's health issues: Get the latest research on the underlying causes and considerations for endometriosis, breast cancer, menopause, PCOS, fertility, thyroid health.
  • Access to answers: Join the live sessions to get your questions answered by our experts.
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Featured Speakers

Here is a sneak peak of some of the topics and speakers that we have lined up for the summit!

Dr Aviva Romm

Dr. Aviva Romm is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, who has been bridging the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades.

Her focus is on what she calls our total health ecology, utilizing exposome medicine to identify and reverse the root causes of chronic health conditions, particularly hormonal problems in women and common children’s health problems.

She is considered one of the world's leaders in botanical medicine and is the author of 8 books on natural medicine, including the textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health (Elsevier) and Hormone Intelligence (June 2021, Harper One).

Dr. Romm is the author of the integrative medicine curriculum for the Yale Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residencies, is on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards, and is a widely sought and highly engaging speaker.

Our Planet, Our Bodies: Understanding and Practicing Exposome Medicine in Women’s Hormonal Health.

  • Discover why hormone imbalances, PCOS, Endometriosis, Fertility challenges, Uterine fibroids, even breast and endometrial cancer, are more than just bad luck and faulty genes.
  • Understand how women's bodies are inextricably linked to the health of our planet.
  • Learn the women’s health implications of the ecological disruption our planet is experiencing, and how this is both historically and medically at the root of many of the hormone and gynecologic conditions women are facing today. 

Leah Hechtman

Leah holds an MSc in Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics from the University of Sydney. She is a PhD candidate at the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at the University of New South Wales and also holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy.

Leah is the author of Clinical Naturopathic Medicine, a foundation clinical text integrating the traditional holistic principles of naturopathic philosophy with the scientific rigour of evidence-based medicine (EBM). This textbook is now a core resource for naturopathic teaching colleges globally.

In her clinical practice, she works in the area of male and female reproductive health and fertility disorders.

Addressing Inflammation and Sexual Dysfunction in Endometriosis.

  • Learn new theories and concepts to support endometriosis.
  • Discover the latest research on endometriosis
  • Learn how this can be applied in clinic to improve endometriosis symptoms.

Improving Sperm & Oocyte Intercommunication.

  • Why the oocyte is such an important in fertility and influences at least 3 generations.
  • Learn more about the role between oocyte and sperm intercommuncation.
  • Discover how this can improve reproductive outcomes.

Lara Briden

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual — practical guides to treating period problems with nutrition, supplements, and body-identical hormones.

A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (1997) and the University of Calgary (evolutionary biology), Lara serves on several scientific advisory committees including The Centre for Ovulation and Menstruation Research (CeMCOR) at the University of British Columbia. She is a popular speaker and has delivered keynote presentations for the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA), the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), the University of Otago, Endometriosis New Zealand, Endometriosis Association of Queensland (QENDO), and the Evolutionary Health Society of New Zealand (EHA).

Lara currently has consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she treats women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other hormone- and period-related health problems.

Ovulation Matters: Exploring the value of natural ovulatory menstrual cycles for general health.

  • Discover why ovulation is not just for baby-making.
  • Discover the benefits of ovulation and ovarian hormones
  • Learn clinic-focused solutions for amenorrhea, anovulation, and PCOS.

Hormone Health for Women over 35.

  • Find out why everything is different after the second puberty.
  • Explore the physiological changes and symptoms associated with perimenopause including a shift to anovulatory cycles, testosterone dominance, and insulin resistance.
  • Get practical protocols for night sweats, mood problems, migraines, and heavy periods. 

Dr. Tori Hudson

Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1984 and has since served the college in many capacities including Professor, Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean.

She is currently an adjunct clinical professor at NUNM, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University.

Dr. Hudson has been in practice for more than 30 years, is the medical director of her clinic, A Woman’s Time, in Portland, OR, and is the director of product research and education for Vitanica.  She is also the founder and co-director of Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium, a nonprofit for accredited naturopathic residencies.

Nutraceuticals & Botanicals in Women's Health.

  • Gain insights into women's health from over 30 years of clinical experience from Dr Tori.
  • Understand the key nutraceuticals and botanicals that we should all have for clinical success.
  • Get a breadth of knowledge about the best interventions across many conditions.

Dr Jill Stansbury

Dr Jillian Stansbury is a naturopathic physician who has practiced in SW Washington for over 20 years specializing in women's health, mental health, and chronic disease.

She was the chair of the botanical medicine department at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) for over 20 years.

She also leads classes and Ethnobotany trips in the Andes and Manu region of the Peruvian Amazon.

Navigating Phytosterols

  • How the various plant sterols can be used to support women’s health.
  • Navigate the complexities of the research around the different types of plant sterols.

Clinical Considerations for Menopause.

  • Learn how to support women naturally throughout menopause.
  • Understand the strategies for pre and post menopausal conditions.
  • Explore herbal and other natural medicines that can be used.

Dr Sumita Prajapati

Dr Sumita Prajapati qualified both in Western & Ayurvedic medicines in Mumbai and has accrued over 20 years of experience working with clients from india, USA, Canada, London, Dubai and European countries.

She regularly lectures on the subject of ayurvedic medicine and pulse reading.

The Ayurvedic Approach to Fertility

  • Learn how dosha imbalance can impact fertility.
  • How to apply Ayurvedic concepts to even the most challenging of cases.
  • Ayurvedic tips for pregnancy.

Rosita Arvigo

Rosita Arvigo is a traditional healer, doctor of naprapathy, herbalist, and ethno-botanist who has used Maya spiritual bathing techniques in her practice for more than two decades.

She is the author of many books and the founder of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®.

Supporting Vaginal Health

  • Learn the Maya herbal medicine approach to vaginal health.
  • Understand the
    how, why, when and who of yoni steaming
  • Assess key clinical considerations and contraindications for supporting vaginal health.

Dealing with Women's Trauma

  • Learn how traumatic events can deeply impact our physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Practical ways on how to address the root cause of trauma, where trauma is stored in the body
  • How to support your clients with practical tips using traditional Mayan Herbal Medicine approaches 


Tara Nelson

Tara graduated from Perth Academy of Natural Therapies in 1996, and has over 20 years experience in the Natural health industry.

In 1998 Tara opened the Naturaliste Healing Centre in Dunsborough, a multi- disciplinary clinic including naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractor, massage and physiotherapy.

Tara specialises in Thyroid health and runs practitioner training and mentoring courses on the subject to both Australian trained and international practitioners.

Thyroid Support Across the Lifecycle

  • Learn the importance of thyroid function across a woman's hormonal cycle
  • Discover the the key clinical considerations for the thyroid.
  • Understand the thyroid's role in hormones, fertility and beyond

Dr Tina Doerfler

Dr Doerfler has been in private practice and teaching since 1989 in Seattle Washington. She graduated with a doctorate in Chiropractic from Western State Chiropractic College in 1989 and a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 1992. She has published articles in naturopathic research journals on Oxytocin and Neurofeedback.

Her practice combines naturopathic primary care with a strong focus on nutrition as curative. She has developed specialties in the NeuroEndocrine Axis starting with the brain and its messengers, the hormones. She also conducts non-entrainment Viz Medicatrix based EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) training in the office as part of working with the brain.

Oxytocin: The Big O in Women's Health

  • Learn how women respond to stress in a physiological manner almost diametrically opposed to men.
  • Understand and make therapeutic: a vital part of women’s physiological response that has been almost unknown and certainly under-utilised in  modern life that makes Stress a part of one’s daily life.
  • Find out the differences in male and female responses to stress and how to use natural agents, behaviour, diet and even just plain understanding and practice to augment this very foundational and mostly ignored remedy to stress and its very deleterious effects on women’s health and wellbeing. 

Emma Cannon

Emma Cannon is a fertility and women’s health expert, registered acupuncturist, founder of the Emma Cannon Clinic, mentor and speaker. For over 25 years, she has supported individuals and couples on the path to becoming parents.

Bridging the gap between western medicine and the world of complementary therapies, Emma combines the best of modern research, treatments and diagnostics with holistic therapies and spiritual practices to yield effective results for each individual.

Emma also runs an immersive group mentoring programme based on healing and medicine insights that she has developed from 25 years as a keeper of womens stories, thousands of hours of clinical practice and her experience as an energy worker and seer.

The TCM approach to Women’s Health 

  • Learn some of the key TCM considerations pertinent to women’s health
  • Emma will focus specifically on fertility and menstrual health.
  • Understand the specific healing concepts and energetics to support women of all ages.

Lorna Driver-Davies

Lorna Driver-Davies has worked for over a decade as a registered Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, integrating functional medicine practice with her knowledge of botanicals as a herbal medicine dispenser.

Her clinical focus and expertise are in women’s hormone and gynaecological nutrition, at all life stages, with a particular expertise in Endometriosis, PCOS, menstrual cycle irregularities, perimenopause and adolescence.

Lorna is very passionate about supporting teenage girls through those extremely nutrition-critical years. Lorna regularly speaks on female health and nutrition to the public, professionals and trains medics and nurses.

Her clinical experience in Endometriosis, hormone balance and thyroid health were featured in an evidence-based peer reviewed functional medicine nutrition textbook. She is the annual nutrition speaker for the BGSE (British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy).

Lorna is also Head of Nutrition at Wild Nutrition, a supplement company dedicated to providing natural non-synthetic supplements in the most ethical way, with a special focus on women's health.

Supporting Adolescent Women

  • Learn clinical considerations for supporting adolescent women.
  • Understand the hormonal changes that impact them at this stage of life.
  • Get insight into specific nutritional needs for helping them.

Karen Harrison

Karen Harrison is a qualified nutritionist with a Masters Degree in Nutrigenomics.

She is currently a lecturer, clinical supervisor, mentor and educator in nutrigenomics with over 10 years of experience. 

Understanding Oestrogen Metabolism

  • Learn the biosynthesis, detoxification and genetics involved in the lifecycle of oestrogen.
  • Gain insight into the genetic impact, influences of certain foods or supplements at each stage of this lifecycle.
  • Learn how to incorporate this into your treatment protocols.

Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca is a qualified naturopath with a passion for research and evidence-based medicine.

As well as lecturing at the College of Naturopathic Medicine for 10 years, she has fifteen years of clinical experience and has worked as a clinician, lecturer and writer in the UK, the US, and Australia. She is also Director of Education at Biome Australia.

Women's microbial homeostasis: from iron regulation to pregnancy and bone health

  • Learn how the microbes of the gut and the vagina influence the function and physiology of many aspects of the female body.
  • Find ways to maintaining homeostasis in this microbial system for improved patient outcomes for health concerns facing women throughout all of their life stages and phases, including: iron-deficiency anaemia, vulvovaginal and urinary tract infections, pregnancy complications, and osteoporosis.
  • Gain insight into the genetic impact, influences of certain foods or supplements at each stage of this lifecycle.

Lisa Costa Bir

Lisa is a practicing naturopath specialising in women’s health & auto-immunity in South Sydney, Australia. 

She has a Masters of Womens Health (UNSW), as well as Graduate Diploma of Applied Science in Naturopathy & Bachelor of Applied Science in Naturopathy, both from the University of Western Sydney. 

Lisa is also a naturopathic educator working as an academic lecturer & clinical supervisor. She has also contributing writer to a range of Naturopathic industry textbooks.

Naturopathic Approaches to PMDD

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affecting 3–8% of premenopausal women worldwide. Symptoms may begin up to two weeks prior to menses, resolving soon after the onset of menstruation and significantly interfere with daily functioning.

  • Learn how steroid hormones such as oestrogen & progesterone influence female mood & behaviour & how neurotransmitters such as serotonin & the progesterone metabolite allo-pregnenalone contribute to the pathogenesis of PMDD
  • Get evidence based research on the best herbal medicines, supplements and lifestyle & dietary strategies to implement in your clinical practice to assist your clients with PMDD
  • Learn how to apply useful PROM’s to track client progress

Marie Reilly

Marie Reilly is an experienced medical herbalist and teacher, lecturing internationally on reproductive health.

She qualified from the College of Phytotherapy in 2004 and was awarded a Masters degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine based on her research into the treatment of female functional infertility with herbal medicine.

Marie also studied endobiogenic medicine with Dr Jean Claude Lapraz, and Ayurveda with Dr Vasant Lad.  Today she runs a successful multidisciplinary clinic in Lismore, Ireland.

Natural Approaches to Unexplained Infertility

  • Learn the natural approaches you can take for unexplained infertility.
  • Understand which tests should be done
  • How you can improve outcomes with herbal medicine and nutrition

Dr. Kim Bretz

Dr. Kim Bretz ND is a naturopathic doctor working and living in Waterloo Region in Canada. She is a speaker, consultant and adjunct faculty at the University of Waterloo, Pharmacy.

She is a passionate international public speaker, having presented to multiple corporations and agencies, and is a guest lecturer for Canadian universities in the areas of health promotion, function foods and natural health care products. For 6 years, Kim was part of Human Nature Network, a nationally syndicated radio program though CHUM radio, speaking in the areas of women’s health. She also runs continuing education for healthcare professionals in the area of the microbiota, strain specific probiotics and gastrointestinal health and has a new practitioner program, The Gut Health Incubator to help healthcare providers niche into the area of gut health.

She has spoken and consulted for numerous companies including in lab supplement and pharmaceutical and was the clinical lead in a research trial through the University of Guelph with the Spagnuolo Research Lab.

Rethinking PCOS

  • Learn how to interpret blood work in the PCOS patient and how to use it to guide your treatment protocol
  • Understand treatment options for women with PCOS
  • PCOS beyond fertility - learn about the risks associated with PCOS in perimenopause & menopause

Debbie Cotton

Debbie is an experienced naturopath, herbalist and integrative psychotherapist that has been practicing and lecturing in health in over 16 years.

Her approach to health is through considering the whole ecosystem within and around the person, and how communities - microbial, human and environmental, play a role in the health of the individual.

Debbie is a specialist in the multiple human microbiomes and is the Head of Clinical Education at Invivo Healthcare, UK.

The Role of the Vaginal Microbiome in Fertility

  • Explore the common microbiome presentation of a healthy vaginal ecosystem
  • Discuss the common dysbiosis patterns and presentations of the vaginal microbiota
  • Examine the connection between these vaginal dysbiosis presentations and the role this can play in infertility, and conditions such as endometriosis, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Discuss lifestyle, dietary and lifestyle interventions that can help to modulate a healthy vaginal microbiota

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We will be hosting the summit entirely online. You will get a log-in to access all the talks whether live or recorded!

Does this count towards CPD hours?

Yes absolutely! The entire summit will meet your entire CPD requirements (20 hours) and more! Certificates of attendance will be issued for each talk if you watch the whole thing.

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