Events at NMI

The Vital Gathering II | Treating a Patient from a Vitalistic Perspective is happening Oct 13-15 in Phoenix, AZ. This three day gathering will focus on the clinical application of the vitalistic philosophy presented during The Vital Gathering I, held in May. Expect practical, hands-on, vitalistic clinical assessment and treatment taught directly by our Naturopathic elders.

Responses to both the content and experience of The Vital Gathering I were unprecedented, with most participants echoing that they finally felt connected to the medicine they have always wanted to practice. The Vital Gathering II  feels even more exciting, as its focus is aimed at giving participants the practical tools and support to bring vitalism back into day-to-day clinical practice.

Lisa Lavoie, ND
In 17 years, from school to conferences to gatherings I have never experienced anything like this past weekend – a room of naturopaths on the same page, genuinely fueled by passion for our medicine, and unconditionally supportive of each other. THIS is why I wanted to be a Naturopathic Doctor. 

NMI is proud to be able to create events like The Vital Gathering to foster relationships between our elders, doctors, and students to continue to enrich the growing community of vitalistic Naturopathic Doctors.

  • Spots will be limited
  • 22 hrs Gen CE – OBNM and AANP Approved
  • Download Menu Vital Gathering II
  • VG II Conference is required for Vitalist track (live or recorded)
  • The following Vital Conversations are required before the Vital Gathering**:
    • 16-Aug-2017 Thomas Kruzel, ND: Emmuncterology I
    • 23-Aug-2017 Thomas Kruzel, ND: Emmuncterology II
    • 13-Sep-2017 Letitia Dick-Kronenberg, ND: Hydrotherapy II
    • 20-Sep-2017 Letitia Dick-Kronenberg, ND: Hydrotherapy II

**Note: if you are an NMI Associate, links to these Vital Conversations are in your account. If you are not an NMI Associate, please drop us a note through the contact form and we will send you the links.

Register for VG II here!

Check your Associate page at NMI for your discount code.

Vital Gathering II Sponsors – Thank you!

Priority One | Mountain Peak | Fullscript | NDNR | AZNMA

Special Premiere Trailer: The True History of Medicine

The Vital Gathering II: Schedule

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Special Guest! John Benedict Lust, JR

Friday Oct 13 (7.5 CE)

  • 7:45-8:15 am Registration
  • 8:15-9:30 am Opening Session: Rick Kirschner, True History of Medicine “Premiere”
  • 9:30-9:45 am Short Break/Intermission
  • 9:45 am -10:45 am Part Two: True History of Medicine
  • 10:45 – 12:00 pm Setting Intention
  • 12:00 to 1:30 pm Lunch with the Fellows and Elders
  • 1:30-3:00 pm Part 1: Labs/Diagnostics
  • 3-3:30 pm Break
  • 3:30-5:00 pm Part 2: Labs/Diagnostics
  • 5:00-6:00 pm Panel Case Discussion

Saturday Oct 14 (7.5 CE)

  • 8-8:30 am Check in
  • 8:30-10:30 am Part 1: Nutrition
  • 10:30-11 am Break
  • 11 am -12 pm Part 2: Nutrition
  • 12-1:30 pm Lunch with the Fellows and Elders
  • 1:30-3:30 Part 1: Homeopathy
  • 3-3:30 pm Break
  • 3:30-5:30 pm Physical Medicine/Hydrotherapy Break Out Sessions
  • 5:30-6:30 pm Panel Discussion
  • 7 pm – 10 pm Dinner with the Fellows (Cocktail attire)  (*additional fee applies)

Sunday Oct 15 (7 CE)

  • 8 :00-8:30 am Check In
  • 8:30-10:30 am Part 2: Homeopathy
  • 10:30-11 am Break
  • 11:00 am -12:00 pm Part 1: Botanical Medicine
  • 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 pm Part 2: Botanical Medicine
  • 2:00-4:00 pm Physical Medicine/Hydrotherapy Break Out Sessions
  • 4:00-4:30 pm Break
  • 4:30-5:30 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • Closing Remarks

Register for VG II here!

Check your Associate page at NMI for your discount code.

1 or 2 Day Vital Gathering II tickets

1 Day Registration || 2 Day Registration
Check your Associate page at NMI for your discount code.

Vital Gathering II Recordings

Can’t make it in person? Order Vital Gathering II Video Recordings
Check your Associate page at NMI for your discount code.

Hotel Information

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Embassy Suites Hotel
4400 S. Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ 85252
Group Code: VG2
Early bird deadline: Sept 27, 2017
Make Hotel reservations at conference pricing here…

The Vital Gathering I

14 hrs Gen CE
(OBNM & AANP approved, qualifies for CNPBC & CONO Cat B)

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The first of the two curriculum requirements for earning the VNMI certification. The VNMI identifies you to your colleagues and the general public as a Naturopathic Doctor grounded in and practicing core, vitalistic Naturopathic Medicine.  This was held live in Phoenix in May 2017 and is available as a recording.


If you are an Associate of the NMI, log into your account and visit your Associate page for your discount code. If you have not joined as an Associate, visit our Becoming an Associate page to learn more and to join.

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