17th Annual Natural Supplements

Join us January 23-26, 2020 in San Diego!

Join us January 23-26, 2020 in San Diego!

This educational 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 Location

Conference Location

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

3777 La Jolla Village Drive

San Diego, California 92122

Reserve a discounted room at the Hyatt

Pre-Conference Seminars

Call for Poster Presentations

The call for abstracts offers researchers, scientists, clinicians and students the opportunity to showcase the latest research in nutritional supplements and integrative medicine. Interested parties are asked to submit abstracts of original work dealing with Natural Supplements including, but not limited to: their background, mechanism of action, utilization demographics, efficacy, risk/benefit ratio, patient education, marketing, and regulation. Submission of original works (including works or projects in progress) will be accepted in three categories: 

I.       Original Clinical Research

II.      Basic Sciences / Review / Case Studies

III.     Student/Fellow/Resident


The submission deadline is January 7, 2020. Submitted abstracts will reviewed for scientific content, originality, study design, interpretation, and relevance of the subject matter. Posters accepted by the review committee will be displayed throughout the conference and automatically entered into the onsite poster competition. Authors of selected posters will be notified by January 10, 2020. Submitting a poster does not preclude subsequent presentations at other conferences.   


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Course Overview

Nutritional approaches are touted as having the ability to influence health and disease. As a result, 59 million 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, drug-nutrient interactions, dosing and product potency. To address these needs, world-renowned faculty will present clinically relevant information on natural supplements in evidence-based practice, with an emphasis on disease states. This conference will also provide health practitioners with an understanding of the central role of nutrition in health and healing and provide a scientific basis for the integration of nutrition and medicine in order to practice preventive and therapeutic nutritional medicine.

Educational Objectives

After attending this live 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.
  • Incorporate nutritional information into clinical practice and advise patients about eating for optimum health as well as using dietary change as a therapeutic intervention.
  • Evaluate the benefits and risks of nutritional recommendations for specific health conditions through an analysis of the existing scientific and clinical evidence.


Accreditation and Disclosures

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

This Live activity, 17th Annual Natural Supplements: An Evidence Based Update, with a beginning date of 01/23/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AMA/AAFP Equivalency

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.


Pre-Conference Seminars

  • The Clinical Application of Herbal & Botanical Medicine: 6.75 credits – full credit
  • Advanced Functional Approaches in Cardiology: 6.75 credits – full credit
  • Integrating Genomics into your Clinical Practice: 4 credit (Genomics & Neurology lecture = no credit)


Main Conference

  • Friday: 6.25 (No credit for morning movement, Lifetime Achievement, Pathways to Longevity, Humorous Look, and Keynote)
  • Saturday: 6 (Nutrition for Mitochondria is not eligible for credit)
  • Sunday: 2.25 (No credit for Morning Movement, Morning Announcements, or Reintroducing “Heart in Medicine”)


American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

Osteopathy’s Promise to Children is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. Osteopathy’s Promise to Children designates this program for a maximum of 35.75 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


  • Main Conference: 17.5
  • Pre-Conference Seminars:
  1. The Clinical Application of Herbal & Botanical Medicine: 6.75 credits
  2. Advanced Functional Approaches in Cardiology: 6.75 credits
  3. Integrating Genomics into your Clinical Practice: 4.75 credits
  4. No Credit for Bringing Integrative Medicine


College of Family Physicians of Canada

Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive 21.25 Certified or Non-Certified Mainpro+ credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)

AAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANPCB. Participants should contact the AANPBC directly to determine how to report credits earned.


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

According to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria. Participants should contact the ANCC directly to determine how to report credits earned.


American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AAFP Prescribed credit for AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Participants should contact the AAPA directly to determine how to report credits earned.

 

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

AAFP Prescribed credit is classified as preapproved CME Category 1 credit by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Participants should contact the NCCPA directly to determine how to report credits earned.


Commission on Dietetic Registration 

This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Credit breakdown is below.


Main Conference: 17.5 credits


Pre-Conference Seminars:

  • The Clinical Application of Herbal & Botanical Medicine: 6.50 credits
  • Advanced Functional Approaches in Cardiology: 6.50 credits
  • Integrating Genomics into your Clinical Practice: 4.50 credits
  • No CDR Credit for Bringing Integrative Medicine


Commercial Support

This course is supported, in part, by educational grants from industry, in accordance with ACCME Accreditation Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.


Cultural and Linguistic Competency

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires that all CME activities comprising a patient care element include curriculum addressing the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent of this bill is to ensure that health care professionals are able to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through effective and appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. A variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency, some of which can be found in the Cultural & Linguistic Competency Resource Guide.

Event details

Location
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
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Date and time
Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 8 am to

Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm