ACHS Sponsors 2016 NAHA Aromatherapy Conference

ACHS LogoPortland, OR—October 11, 2016—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is proud to be a Silver Leaf Sponsor for the 2016 National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), The World of Aromatherapy VIII: Beyond Aromatics Conference, taking place in Salt Lake City, UT, October 20-23, 2016.


The annual NAHA Aromatherapy Conference shares knowledge of aromatherapy and the safe, ethical use of essential oils and further advances the professionalism of the clinical aromatherapy field. Participants can network with fellow practitioners, aromatherapy entrepreneurs, and well-known industry experts and will have the opportunity to explore developing aromatherapy and educational products.

“We’re very proud to contribute to the health and vitality of the aromatherapy industry as a sponsor for the upcoming NAHA Conference,” says Dorene Petersen, ACHS President and Founder. “NAHA is a well-respected organization firmly rooted in safe use and ethical practice. ACHS’s sponsorship of this Conference demonstrates our ongoing commitment to not only NAHA and its mission to ‘advance knowledge of the medicinal use of aromatic plants and essential oils,’ but also to further expanding the professionalism of the industry.”

ACHS Professor and Research Analyst Dr. Oleg Maksimov and ACHS student Mikki Anderson are looking forward to attending the Conference as College ambassadors. Maksimov teaches aromatherapy chemistry and Anderson is a student in the ACHS Diploma in Aromatherapy program. Both are looking forward to the presentations and tradeshow exhibits and to sharing aromatherapy research, industry trends, and product information with ACHS students, graduates, and their communities afterward.

The NAHA Beyond Aromatics Conference takes place at the University of Utah Conference Center and Botanical Garden. More than 25 expert speakers will be featured—including Mindy Green, who is co-leading the ACHS study abroad trip to Greece in April 2017. Speakers will cover topics like feng shui and aromatherapy, aromatherapy for the respiratory system, safety and efficacy for using essential oils on the skin, behavioral endocrinology, and animals and aromatherapy, among others.

For a full Conference schedule and information about travel and lodging, visit the NAHA Conference website at:

To read more about ACHS’s Silver Leaf Sponsorship, visit  and for sponsorship opportunities in general, go to

For questions about this press release or to schedule an interview with Dorene Petersen, email For more information about accredited aromatherapy programs and/or upcoming study abroad opportunities with ACHS, contact ACHS admissions at 800.487.8839 or visit

About ACHS

Founded in 1978, is an accredited global educator in online integrative health education. With undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and CEUs in integrative medicine, ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community of learners, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness. A Certified B Corporation and 2016 Top Green Workplace, ACHS is also accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Visit

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