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Memberships help to support the Mission Statement of the World Naturopathic Federation

WNF Activities and Updates

Over 20 WNF Members from 14 countries attended the General Assembly.

Over 20 WNF members from 15 countries attended the General Assembly.

July 11-12, 2017 – Representatives from fourteen countries spanning six world regions attended the General Assembly in Phoenix Arizona, USA. Over two full-days of in-depth discussions, delegates achieved all of the objectives.

June 3rd, 2017 – WNF President, Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND will be presenting at the 2nd European Naturopathic Congress in Madrid on the Steps to Collaboration Between the World Health Organization and the WNF.

IMG_0433May 22nd – 26th, 2017 – The WNF President and Vice-President (Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND and Tina Hausser, Heilpraktiker, Naturopath) along with Jon Wardle, Secretariat of the WNF will be representing the WNF at the World Health Assembly in Geneva Switzerland and will be meeting with representatives from the World Health Organization.

April 1st, 2017 – WNF Secretary Barb Boutry, Naturopath will be representing the WNF at the 2nd Naturopathic Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The title of the Congress is Diabetes and Naturopathy.

Presentation about how Naturopathy / Naturopathic Medicine is taught globally, from the WNF Roots Report 2016. Over two days around 700 attendees.

Presentation about how Naturopathy / Naturopathic Medicine is taught globally, from the WNF Roots Report 2016. Over two days around 700 attendees.

March 25th & 26th, 2017 – WNF Vice President, Tina Hausser, Heilpraktiker, Naturopath represented the WNF and presented at the Congresso Internacional de Naturopatía e Fitoterapia in Lisboa, Portugal.


March 17th – 19th, 2017 – WNF Secretariat Dr. Jon Wardle, Naturopath, PhD represented the WNF at the 2017 International Congress on Herbal Medicine in Queensland, Australia.




March 8th, 2017 – WNF President, Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND presented at CCNM’s Global Medicine Week in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND presentation at CCNM.

Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND presentation at CCNM.

January 2017WNF 1st Quarter 2017 Update published

December 2016Naturopath-Naturopathic Doctor Q&A published.

October 1st, 2016WNF 4th Quarter 2016 Update published

September 28th, 2016Consultation on Question and Answer document on naturopathy / naturopathic doctor was open for consultation. Closing date is November 15th, 2016.

September 23rd – 26th, 2016: Naturopathic professionals met in Paris this week to work together towards educational and professional standards for the naturopathic profession in Europe. The goal is to unify the naturopathic profession in Europe with standards adjusted to the EQF (European Qualification Framework) and the current WHO Benchmark of Naturopathy.

September 23rd 2016:  Associação Portuguesa de Naturopatia (APNA) requested support from WNF on their efforts for VAT exemption. On September 23rd the government in Portugal announces that all non-conventional activities (Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Herbal medicine) are exempt from paying VAT! Click here for more information.

August 2016: Iva Lloyd represents the WNF at the ESSNQ Symposium in Quebec, Canada.

July 2016: WNF 3rd Quarter 2016 Update published

July 2016: The WNF sends welcoming letter to the The School of Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine (SVYASA), University Bengalura for their Naturopathy Fest – AEON 2016 program.

June 2016: The 2nd WNF Executive Council meeting is held in Stuttgart Germany.

13419146_1745938332341943_4167946507023526768_n13427813_1745937619008681_6951969940254313392_nJune 2016:  Iva Lloyd and Tina Hausser represent the WNF at the International Congress on Integrative Health & Medicine (ICIHM) in Stuttgart Germany.


June 2016: The Naturopathic Roots survey results were published. Click here to see the 2016 Naturopathic Roots Survey

May 4th, 2016, WNF Delegates Attended the World Health Assembly: The President (Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND) and the Vice-President (Tina Hausser, Heilkpraktiker) of the WNF, along with the Co-Secretary Generals – naturopathic doctors Jon Wardle and Tabatha Parker represented the WNF at the WHO’s 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva Switzerland from May 23rd to 27th. During meetings with Dr. Zhang Qi (head of Traditional and Complementary Medicine for the WHO) the WNF receives confirmation from WHO that they will start the process of official collaboration.

April 2016: WNF 2nd Quarter 2016 Update published

April 24th, WNF At The First Slovenian Congress In Ljubljana: Vice President of WNF, Tina Hausser, spoke at the First Slovenian Congress in Ljubljana on April 16th 2016. View the official page

March 23rd, 2016: International leadership and capacity building program. Applications deadline for the ARCCIM International Naturopathy Research Leadership and Capacity Building Program Visit the official page

February 24th, 2016: WNF Vice-President Tina Hausser to speak at the First Slovenian Congress in Ljubjana on April 16th, 2016.

February 18th, 2016: GCRN Voted to Accept a Proposal to Have Compulsory Registration by a UK Government-Regulated Register for all UK Members.

February 2016: Naturopathic Roots survey was sent to eighty-five (85) naturopathic institutions from forty-nine (49) different countries

January 2016: WNF 1st Quarter 2016 Update published

December 10th, 2015: WNF Membership: Membership for the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) continues to grow. There are currently over 30 members supporting the efforts of the WNF.

November 2015: Tina Hausser represents the WNF at the Iberian Naturopathic Meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay.

June 28, 2015, WNF launched at Health Fusion in Calgary, 2015:  Successful meetings over three days in Calgary concluded with the exciting announcement of three initiatives the World Naturopathic Federation will take on in their first year.  Click here for details

June 2015: First WNF global naturopathic survey results were published. Click here to see the World Federation Report, June 2015

May 2015: Founding members of the WNF are acknowledged.

May 2015: Naturopathic representatives (Tina Hausser, Tabatha Parker, Jon Wardle, Michael Cronin) attend the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva Switzerland.

December 2014: 1st global naturopathic survey sent to 39 naturopathic associations and naturopathic institutions from 30 different countries.

Nov 22, 2014, Inaugural meeting of WNF announced for Calgary, 2015: The inaugural meeting of the WNF will be held in Calgary, Canada at Health Fusion 2015 which is the conference of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).  The date of the conference is June 26th to the 28th 2015.  Any group that has applied for membership into the WNF and has been accepted in accordance with membership criteria will be welcome to join the WNF meetings.  To-date the activities of the WNF have been managed by the WNF Interim Committee.  At the Health Fusion conference the formal board of the WNF will be chosen.  We hope that you will be able to join us at the conference.

Nov 21, 2014, Membership for WNF now open: Membership for the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) is now open!

November 2014: WNF incorporated in Toronto Canada as national non-profit organization

Aug 1 2014, WNF officially launched in Paris: At the 2nd International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine ICNM, July 4-6, 2014, Paris, participants from all over the world representing many national associations voted unanimously on Sunday July 6th, 2014, to constitute the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF). Click here for information on the formation of the WNF.

Upcoming WNF Events

07/2017 – WNF 2nd General Assembly – “Uniting the Naturopathic Profession Globally” to be hosted by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in Arizona, USA.