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12th Annual Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update
San Diego, CA


Scientific evidence has shown that food choices and certain supplements can improve health and symptoms of disease. As a result, many Americans are self-prescribing and spending in excess of $30 billion annually on herbal and dietary supplements to address their health concerns. It is important for health care providers to receive timely, evidence-based information in order to address the risks and benefits of supplements with their patients. In this dynamic partnership with patients, providers also need information about regulatory issues, dosing and product potency.  To address these needs, world-renowned faculty will present a concise, clinically relevant overview of natural supplements in evidence-based practice, with an emphasis on disease states. As part of this informative and comprehensive CME conference, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a full day of highly interactive workshops in order to fine tune clinical applications.  This medical education event is a must-attend for anyone wanting to acquire a wide-range of knowledge and expertise for addressing and managing dietary supplement use.


Conference Highlights

  • Three days of evidenced-based educational courses presented by leading experts
  • Full day of interactive workshops to fine tune clinical applications
  • Emphasis on disease states
  • Opportunities to interact with faculty and fellow attendees to establish a network of like-minded professionals

ABC's Mark Blumenthal will speak on trends in the herbal industry and give a humorous year-in-review presentation.


Educational Objectives

After attending this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the potential role of supplements in preventive medicine and in the management of common medical conditions.
  • Judge the regulatory aspects of the supplement industry and their implications for clinical and research practice.
  • Discuss current research and literature related to natural supplements.
  • Examine, through evidence-based summaries, key supplements used in clinical practice, including their indications, side effects, interactions and contraindications.
  • Formulate a patient care treatment program that integrates supplements in preventive medicine and in the management of common medical conditions.
  • Access and/or recommend resources for acquiring additional supplement related information for the clinician or patient.
  • Increase proper supplement usage by patients by involving the patient as an active partner in care, with an emphasis on patient education, acceptance and compliance.


Target Audience

This course is intended for physicians, naturopathic doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, nurse midwives, acupuncturists, chiropractors, dietitians, pharmacists, physician assistants, psychologists and any other health care professional who makes nutritional recommendations or manages dietary supplement use.


Visit  www.scripps.org/NaturalSupplements to register!


Start Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
End Date:   Sunday, January 18, 2015














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