February 2017 Newsletter of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association
With the first month of the year behind us, the NAMA team has already accomplished many of our 2017 goals. As the board, committee, volunteer and staff members prepare for this year's conference we are enthusiastic to share more information about the event in the upcoming months. Stay tuned!
IN THIS ISSUE
What's Different About A NAMA Conference?
Presenter Highlight: Kathryn Templeton
Upcoming Seminar: Ghee - An Ayurvedic & Biochemical Perspective
AHC Beta Test Registation Deadline Extended
What is different about a NAMA Conference?
A question is often raised in respect to our national conference; what differentiates a NAMA conference from other professional symposiums? The underlying inquiry in truth is why should an Ayurvedic professional choose to attend a NAMA conference as opposed to other educational offerings?
NAMA conferences offer various educational tracks
At the conference, attendees can attend sessions on patient/client management, research and clinical topics, lifestyle management and the business of Ayurveda. Attention is paid to how the topics harmonize with each without allowing for repetition of material. We offer abundance.
Presenters are thoroughly vetted
The conference committee begins a stringent process of evaluation in August of the year prior to the conference. In 2016, 40 applications were reviewed based upon 10 criteria. Discussion followed in order to distill these topics to a cohesive program.The committee looks at the relevance of the offerings, views videos to ensure an inspirational presentation manner and pores over resumes to understand the educational background of all who submit applications. During the conference attendees are asked to evaluate the material and the presentation. These results are compiled in order to inform the next year’s committee of what our membership finds vital and useful. We share deep pools of wisdom.
NAMA seeks to provide its members with pertinent take-away information
NAMA exists to serve its members. Annual conferences are not looked upon as money making ventures but rather as opportunities to frugally provide a stellar educational experience. The committee understands that many practitioners live and practice in locales that do not offer opportunities for internships or local learning. We also keep a strict eye on the cost of the conference. NAMA conferences offer opportunities to learn, to form community and to visit face to face with vendors. We provide depth and breadth.
Attendees are given opportunities to participate in high level Ayurvedic continuing education
Professional members can attend a professional forum held the day before the conference begins, two longer length practicums provide opportunities for more in depth learning and a research panel informs attendees about what is happening in the area of Ayurvedic research and development. We provide the key to furthering Ayurvedic knowledge. This is not an exhaustive list but rather a highlight of what differentiates NAMA conferences from all others. Take some time to digest these points and then consider joining our presenters, vendors, sponsors and membership base as we further the path of Ayurveda in our world.