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2021 AHG Online Symposium Experience!

The 32nd Annual AHG Symposium, October 15 to 17, 2021, is a virtual event featuring classes, panel discussions, world-class keynote speakers, and a vendor fair, all geared to the herbal community.

About Our Online Symposium

Recovery, Resistance, Resilience: Trauma-Informed Herbal Healthcare is the theme of the 32nd AHG Annual Symposium. We will explore the ways herbalism is expanding and evolving as we respond to changes in the world around us. Join us virtually for the live-streamed event or access the recordings for six months. Our virtual platform includes interactive features that allow you to engage with Symposium speakers, other attendees, and vendors.

Our 2021 Symposium topics are timely, including: protocols for healing trauma and its wide-ranging impact on health, clinical approaches to specific health conditions such as cancer care, menstrual health, end of life care, herbs for rescue animals, and even – on the lighter side - inspiration for making herbal cocktails. Herbal beginners, herb school students, and experienced practitioners alike will discover new ways to expand their understanding of botanical healing at the Symposium.

Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to feature two keynote presentations as part of the weekend event. Friday evening’s keynote is Herbalism and Social Resilience: An Outsider’s Perspective by David Hoffmann, noted herbalist, teacher, and author. Saturday evening’s keynote is Solidarity Medicine: Creating Integrative Anti-Racist Systems of Care and Building Power with Community by Dr. Anjali Taneja, family physician and Executive Director of Casa de Salud in Albuquerque, NM.

Pre- and Post-Symposium Intensive Webinars

We are continuing the beloved tradition of offering in-depth webinars before and after the Symposium. Pre-Symposium webinars include Weeds: Plants of Resilience in Borike with Ola Olabasi, Enduring Hardship: A Chinese Medicine Approach to Trauma with Jessica Baker, The Importance of Energetics in Clinical Practice with Danny O’Rawe and Keith Robertson, To Lighten Your Heart: Depression and Treatment in Latino Culture with Charles Garcia, Herbs in the Greek Tradition with Patricia Kyritsi Howell, and Differential Treatment of Depression and Anxiety with Botanical and Nutritional Medicines with David Winston.

The Post-Symposium Webinar Series includes: Therapeutic Relationships: Trauma-Informed Clinical Skills with Melanie St. Ours and Amanda Rich, Herbal Medicine for Street Medics with Sue Sierralupe, and Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine of Resilience with Atava Garcia Swiecicki.

Learn more and register here.

Trauma-Informed Herbalism Certification

Symposium attendees can earn a certificate in Trauma-Informed Herbalism by attending themed sessions in addition to the post-Symposium webinar series. Learn more here

Film Screening and Panels

Symposium attendees receive access to the movie “A Place to Breathe”, a documentary that explores the universality of trauma and resilience through the eyes of immigrant and refugee healthcare practitioners and patients. AHG members share their experiences in panel discussions about Financial Resilience for Herbalists, Trauma-Informed Community Herbalism, and the stories featured in “A Place to Breathe”. Watch movie trailer here.

Symposium Vendor Fair

Throughout the Symposium, AHG Sponsors and Vendors will host interactive booths packed with information about their goods and services. Make sure to visit our Sponsors and Vendors throughout the weekend to get familiar with some of the finest herbal offerings on the market – and for a chance to win coveted herbal prizes at one of the giveaways.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you have goods or services you want to share with the AHG community? Take advantage of our sponsorship opportunities. As an AHG sponsor you support our mission while reaching a global audience of herbal practitioners, herb students and others who are eager to access quality herbal products and educational opportunities.  

Questions about the 2021 AHG Online Symposium Experience? Check out our FAQ Section.