ICNM – Where the Best Natural Medicine education meets the World ®
The International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine is committed to promoting natural healthcare and wellbeing across the world, and to being the international organization for global cooperation among the industry’s various stakeholders.
The Congress engages the foremost healthcare, research and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Our Groundbreaking Event
ICNM is a nonprofit organization established in Paris, France. As an independent, impartial platform for one of the fastest-growing global marketplaces, moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does. Its activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society.
ICNM carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions.
At the heart of ICNM’s work is a fundamental belief that collaboration embodies and nurtures the vital pathway to building better, more vibrant and connected naturopathic communities. To accomplish this, ICNM focuses its efforts on uniting Natural Medicine experts worldwide. Its centerpiece event is the annual International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine.
The 4th ICNM 2017 event brought together
- more than 600 Professionals
- 185 International Organizations and Academic Institutions
- representatives from 55 Countries
and featured 3 unique and unforgettable days that produced 48 New Research presentations and delivered lectures by more than 30 of the world’s-leading speakers!
"Join Us at the 5th Annual ICNM Congress for an unforgettable experience!"
AM. NARBONI, ND
CANADA - FRANCE
O. LEOST, ND
P. COTTINGHAM, ND
A. BOUDET, ND
A. AGGARWAL, ND
S. CZERANKO, ND
CANADA - USA
AC. MERET, ND
Fencienne Saint Girons, ND
E. BOUCHER, ND
C. E. AMEY, ND
J. HWANG, ND
C. PORTELLA, ND
A. VERET, ND
F. LAVAND’HOMME, ND
FRANK SONG JR.
Dr Benjamin I. BROWN, ND
Invitation from the Chair
Welcome to the 5th Annual ICNM Congress 2018 in London
On behalf of the 5th ICNM 2018 organizing committee, it is my great honor and privilege to invite you to attend the 5th edition of the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine that will take place in London, UK, 6-8 July 2018.
Pursue innovative ideas, engage with new colleagues, re-connect with friends, be challenged by different perspectives, delve into new directions, tools and training—ICNM Annual Conference is an amazing opportunity for all of us.
This edition is organized with the precious support and close collaboration of the British Naturopathic Association BNA and the General Council & Register of Naturopaths GCRN.
Today, the Congress has an unrivaled reputation as the best global platform for professionals, experts, institutions and partners for the quality of its educational content and research addressing important Natural Medicine topics to meet the growing demand. The theme of the Congress to take place in London is “Global Patient Care: Restoring Health Naturally”.
In conjunction with the Scientific Committee and the ICNM Board, we are working together to present an exceptional program in line with our commitment to innovation, expertise and excellence. The program will reflect the progress we have made over the last 50 years, while at the same time focusing on current and emerging topics. There is a strong emphasis on practical, clinical messages that you can use in your daily practice. We hope that ICNM will ensure there is something of relevance for everyone. Over the course of the congress, advanced academic sessions and workshops will be included along Keynotes & lectures presented by prominent professors from research centers and universities. Natural Medicine topics will include: organic nutrition, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, holistic treatments, ayurveda, natural supplements, mind body spirit…. and special dedicated breakouts on treatments related to pain management, digestive system, the nervous system, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis & arthritis, oral diseases, allergies, hormones…
Our goal is to provide an environment where you are able to learn new ways to enhance your practice and apply that knowledge immediately.
We look forward to having you with us in London.
Anne Marie Narboni, BA Com, ND
Executive Congress Chair
Discover Naturopathy - The Power of Natural Medicine
Naturopathy is a system of healthcare with a deep history of traditional philosophies and practices, medically trained practitioners and a breath of natural treatment options to serve patients.
Naturopathy has been part of every country for centuries. Many of the principles and philosophies of naturopathy originated in Europe in the 16th and 17th century. The original naturopaths – prior to 1900s – from around the world, were trained by European doctors using hydrotherapy, herbal medicine and other traditional forms of healing. Currently, European countries consider their practice of naturopathy as a system of healthcare that has evolved by incorporating the traditional medicine of each country with the naturopathic principles, theories, modalities and traditions that have been codified in North America. Traditional forms of naturopathic teaching and practice are still common in Europe.
The naturopathic principles taught in most countries include:
- First, Do No Harm (primum non nocere)
- Healing Power of Nature (vis medicatrixnaturae)
- Treat the Cause (tollecausam)
- Treat The Whole Person (tolletotum)
- Doctor as Teacher (docere)
- Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
There are a number of naturopathic theories practiced around the world including:
- Vital Force (vis vitalis) / Theory of vitality
- Unity of disease
- Hering Law of Cure
- Therapeutic Order
- Naturopathic (Cures) modalities (detoxification, revitalization, stabilization, and regeneration)
- Theory of Toxemia
- Naturopathic Triad of Health
- Humoral Theory
- Theory of Complex Systems
The naturopathic therapies used around the world vary by country. Some of the most common naturopathic modalities include:
- Clinical Nutrition
- Botanical Medicine (Herbalism)
- Homeopathic Medicine
- Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture
- Physical Medicine
- Hydrotherapy – Water Cure
- Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling
- Hygiene Therapy
- Nature Cure
Some naturopathic doctors will have additional training in other natural therapies such as:
- Ayurvedic Medicine
- Prescription Rights
- IV Therapies
- Chelation Therapy
- Minor Surgery
- Colon Therapy
Conference Recordings of ICNM17 in London can be ordered. Recordings are a great way to experience the conference if you missed any key sessions. Recordings provide the audio of each session and, if the speaker provided slides, the audio is synced with the slide presentation.