Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update (Nat Sup)
Venue: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
|Event Date/Time: Jan 20, 2006||End Date/Time: Jan 22, 2006|
|Registration Date: Jan 20, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Dec 20, 2005|
|Abstract Submission Date: Dec 20, 2005|
Americans spend in excess of $20 billion annually on herbal and dietary supplements – most often without the guidance of a health care practitioner. Many clinicians require timely, evidence-based tools for discussing the risks, benefits and regulatory issues related to the use of natural supplements.
During this informative CME conference, renowned faculty will present a concise, clinically relevant overview of natural supplements in evidence-based practice, with an emphasis on disease states. This event is a must-attend for clinicians wanting to acquire the knowledge and expertise for addressing and managing dietary supplement use.
After attending this conference, participants will be able to:
Examine, through evidence-based summaries and case discussions, key herbal and dietary supplements used in clinical practice, including their indications, side effects, interactions and contraindications;
Understand the latest supplement developments through original research presentations;
Gain tools for effective supplement discussion, documentation and risk management;
Recognize the potential role of supplements in the management of common medical conditions;
Develop resources for independent research of supplements most common in one’s practice;
Discuss the legal aspects of the supplement industry and implication for clinical and research practice; and
Formulate strategies for effective basic and clinical supplement research.