14th Annual Natural Supplements

February 8-12, 2017

Paradise Point Resort

San Diego, California

Pre-conference Seminars – February 8-9

Main Conference – February 10-12

Register for Main Conference

Pre-conference Seminars

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 $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. 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.

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.

Accreditation and Disclosure

Physicians (MD, DO)

Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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.

Paradise Point Resort
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109 US
Event Details
Date Time
Thursday, February 9th, 2017 - Sunday, February 12th, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM