Integrative Dermatology Symposium

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It's Not Too Late to Register! Use INT25 for 25% Off

Are you looking for science-backed recommendations for your patients about how their nutrition, gut microbiome, and lifestyle may influence their skin condition? Or to learn the latest integrative therapies for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, acne, hair loss, and other common concerns? Are you curious what all the buzz is about when it comes to cannabinoids and cosmeceuticals?

Learn more about these and many other topics at the second annual Integrative Dermatology Symposium (IDS) with 35 speakers, 3 impactful days, and 1 purpose - to develop an integrative, evidence-based approach to patient care.

By bringing world experts from Western, Naturopathic, Ayurvedic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine together under one roof, IDS 2019 creates an experience unlike any other dermatology conference. Previous attendees have found IDS to be "quite refreshing" with "magic happening between sessions." Take away practical tips and a network of like-minded colleagues!

Member Benefits and Updates!

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Ayurvedic Journal of Health: A NAMA Benefit

The Ayurvedic Journal of Health is a quarterly electronic academic journal that promotes Ayurveda by showcasing scientific research that demonstrates this discipline’s contributions to human health.

NAMA is partnering with AJH to provide Professional Members with a free electronic subscription. Issues will arrive in members’ email inboxes at the end of August, November, February, and April. Professional Members, your first issue will arrive in a few weeks. Please add "hjones@inads.org" to your address book so you do not miss out on this new Professional Member benefit.

NAMA’s other members (Students, General, and Organizational) can still receive a 30 percent discount on subscriptions to the journal by taking advantage of the special offer listed on our Discount Providers page.

The Journal’s editorial team encourages professionals, scholars, and students tocontribute articleson original research, research reviews, commentaries, Ayurvedic recipes, case studies, and book, mediaandconference/workshop reviews.

Businesses – If you would like to advertise in the AJH, check out their advertising requirements, rates, and schedules here.


Professional Members: Let's Keep You Board Certified!

The era of there being “no grace period” to meet your board certification requirements is here! (Remember, Ayurvedic Health Counselors and Ayurvedic Practitioners are currently board certified. Certification for Ayurvedic Doctors is not yet available, but it is coming.)

If you have not yet met your certification/NAMA membership requirements (i.e.,done what it takes for you to remainboard certifiedand a NAMA Professional Member), you have received an email every month since June letting you know exactly where you stand.

Thank you for your efforts to maintain your certification. Staff is answering emails and returning phone calls as fast as we can. We appreciate your patience as we work our way through the backlog of messages—but even as we are catching up with these, more requests for assistance come in.

The closer we get to December 31, the greater the likelihood that even more members will need our help. If you have any questions, please contact NAMA now! We are a very small staff. We will not have the resources to help everyone in a timely manner in the fall.


Student Members: Get Involved a Little or A Lot!

Are you interested in meeting Ayurvedic students from around the country? Sharing your opinion on various NAMA activities or the exam? Getting more out of your membership by volunteering? Your peers on the Students subcommittee are always working on projects to enhance your membership experience, better prepare you for professional membership, and increase the number of Student Members.

Sometimes subcommittee members just need feedback from a wide swath of students. Other times they are looking for a few volunteers for a short-term task force or trying to find someone to fill an opening on the subcommittee.

If you are open to receiving an occasional email requesting your help with one of these efforts, please reply to this ENEWS and let us know your name, school, the type of program you’re enrolled in (e.g.,counselor, practitioner, doctor), and how long you have been studying Ayurveda.

The widervarietyof students that participate, the better!

Become a 2020 Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor!

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It is that time again! NAMA is gearing up for the 2020 conference. As a valued member of our community, we would like to invite your business or organization to be a part of our National Ayurvedic Medical Association Conference being held April 24, 2020, at The Art of Living Retreat Center. The conference has two full days of educational sessions, a Research Poster event, and presentations by featured speakers. There are many opportunities for networking and socializing within the community.

We are looking for Sponsors and Exhibitors to help make this event truly special for our community. As an ayurvedically focused business, your involvement will give your organization visibility in front of an informed audience who will appreciate being able to speak with you and to become familiar with your offerings.

Board of Director Voting Deadline Extended to August 15!  

 Dear Members, 


We are over 100 votes short. We need you to take the time to select your candidates and vote today. A minimum of 25 percent of the membership must vote in order for an election to be considered valid per the bylaws that govern our shared efforts to promote the acceptance and growth of Ayurveda in the U.S. 
 
Your Board of Directors is the most important part of NAMA; it leads our efforts to shape and move the Ayurvedic profession forward for the benefit of all of us—professionals, students, educators, businesses, and supporters—who are invested in this amazing science. Voting is perhaps your biggest chance to participate in and guide Ayurveda’s future—and our own. 
 
We have some incredible candidates, all of whom bring a wide range of experience and talents to NAMA. You might not know any of the candidates, but you can learn about them. Read their statements to NAMA members. Look over their CV/resume. We encourage you to think about what qualifications are most essential for board candidates to have and then vote based on your priorities. The individuals you elect will have a tremendous impact on the continued progress of NAMA, our members, and the entire Ayurvedic community. 
 
Please take some time to review the candidates and VOTE!
 
Dhaval Dhru, MD AD
Elections Committee, Chair
 
Hilary Garivaltis, CAP
Executive Director

Ayurveda Journal of Health- A New Professional Member Benefit!

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We are happy to announce that NAMA is partnering with the Ayurvedic Journal of Health(AJH) to provide our Professional Members with a free subscription to the journal that entitles them to four digital issues per year. Professional Members who attend the conference will also receive hard copies of the journal. The journal’s editorial team encourages professionals, scholars, and students to contribute articles on original research, research reviews, commentaries, Ayurvedic recipes, case studies, and book, media & conference/workshop reviews. Please visit https://ajh-journal.com/for-authors/for more details.

The Ayurveda Journal of Health is a quarterly electronic academic journal that promotes Ayurveda by showcasing scientific research that demonstrates this discipline’s contributions to human health. Issues will arrive in professional members' email inbox at the end of August, November, February, and April. Keep an eye out for these free issues. Please add "hjones@inads.org" to your address book so you do not miss out on this new Professional Member benefit.

NAMA’s other members (Students, General, and Organizational) can still receive a 30 percent discount on subscriptions to the journal by taking advantage of the special offer listed on our Discount Providers page.

Businesses – If you would like to advertise in the AJH, their advertising requirements, rates, and schedules are here.

2020 Call for Conference Presenters  

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Want to be a conference presenter at the 2020 NAMA Annual conference? We are now accepting applications. The theme for this year is Ayurveda & Spirituality, hosted at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina. We kindly ask you to please read the guidelines on our website with care before submitting your presentation application. 

Submission deadline is July 31, 2019.  Any submissions after that time will not be reviewed. If you have any challenges with your submission, please e-mail arya@ayurvedanama.org

Thank you,
2020 Conference Committee

Members, Cast your Vote Today!

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The slate for NAMA’s 2019 Board of Directors election has eight candidates for just four openings. Your vote is needed. Please cast your vote today for those you want to lead NAMA and the Ayurvedic profession forward.

The voting process consists of ballots made available to each NAMA member of record in good standing as of June 1, 2019. A minimum of 25 percent of the membership must vote for the election to be considered valid. You can only vote once. Voting ends Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. PDT. To access the ballot and read their statements to you, the membership, you must first log in to your NAMA account. Access your ballot here.

If you need help logging in, please contact NAMA nama@ayurvedanama.org

Thank you,
2019 Elections Committee

Congratulations Maine! Maine Now a Health Freedom State.

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Great news! On June 11, Maine passed into law LD 364, “An Act to Establish the Right to Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act”.  The new law will protect Maine citizen’s access to their many wonderful practitioners such as homeopaths, herbalists, traditional naturopaths, nutritional consultants, and many more, who are providing complementary and alternative health care. Maine now joins ten other states that have passed safe harbor licensing exemption bills to protect consumer access to these practitioners (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island).

Click Here to access the bill language.

New Banyan Botanicals Grant Program!

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Our friends at Banyan Botanicals have a special announcement to share with the NAMA community:
 
Announcing BanyanBotanicals New Community Grant Program!

Are you, your organization, or your business making an impact in your community through Ayurveda? For years, we have heard incredible stories about people serving disadvantaged populations within their communities through the power of Ayurveda.

Through the new Banyan Botanicals Community Grant Fund, we will award community grants to a select number of projects that share Ayurveda with people in need. We are moved and humbled by this work, and we’re honored and excited to offer financial and product support to help make these types of projects a reality! Learn more about our Community Grant Fund.