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Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSD - Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update 2014

November 22, 2013

On January 29-February 1, 2014, the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSD will present "Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update," at the Hilton San Diego Hotel.

The Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSD



Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update
A Continuing Education Conference for Health Care Professionals

Wednesday, January 29, 2013 - Saturday, February 1, 2014
Hilton San Diego Resort
1775 E. Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Course Overview

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 $20 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

  • Keynote Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Moss, author of the #1 bestseller, Salt Sugar Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us
  • 3-days of evidenced-based educational courses presented by leading experts
  • Full day of interactive workshops to fine tune clinical applications
  • Opportunities to interact with faculty and fellow attendees to establish a network of like-minded professionals
  • Emphasis on disease states
  • A mobile app will provide you with access to conference course materials from the convenience of your mobile device or computer


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.


Pre-Conference Seminars

Bringing Integrative Medicine to Your Practice and Health Care Institution
Additional cost
This innovative course is designed for health care providers and administrators looking to improve or introduce integrative holistic medicine to their practices and systems. Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine co-founders Mimi Guarneri, MD, Rauni Prittinen King, RN and recognized experts will share the knowledge behind their success in an intimate and hands-on learning environment. Health care professionals in both traditional and complementary therapies will find this important seminar a valuable resource!
Click here to register!

Natural Supplements School
Additional cost
Consumers require reliable and timely information on the safety and effectiveness of natural supplements. This interactive education session by experts in the field will provide the guidance you need to optimize natural supplement choices for your health. Now for CME credit!
Click here to register!

San Diego Botanic Gardens Tour
Additional cost
Experience the botanical origins of certain modern pharmaceutical agents while understanding how environmental variations can affect the strength and efficacy of natural supplements.
Click here to register!



Click here to view the conference brochure. For more information, visit the Scripps website here.

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