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Tieraona (Tier-oh-nay) Low Dog, MD, is an internationally recognized physician, educator, author, and expert. Dr. Low Dog is a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and served as the Chair of the Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Admission Evaluation Sub-Committee from 2010–2020. Dr. Low Dog has spoken at over 600 medical conferences, has written 54 peer-reviewed articles, 24 medical textbook chapters, and authored five books of her own, including four with Natural Geographic: Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home, Life is Your Best Medicine, and Guide to Medicinal Herbs. 

Herbal dietary supplement use in the United States is soaring and shows no sign of slowing. In 2020, sales reached over $11 billion, and surveys report that 25% of patients take herbal supplements alongside prescription medication. However, approximately 75% of those patients do not tell their healthcare providers about their supplement use, and many clinicians report that they lack critical information to effectively counsel patients about the safety and potential benefits of herbal therapies. Using a real-world case scenario, this highly informative session will provide practical tips and authoritative resources to enable clinicians to confidently counsel patients about using herbal dietary supplements.

At the end of this activity learners will be able to:

1. Describe two quality concerns with botanical products.

2. Identify two evidence-based resources for evaluating botanicals for potential herb-drug interactions and hepatotoxicity.

3. Discuss the evidence of safety and benefit for four top-selling botanicals in the United States.

Zoom Link:    
Meeting ID: 980 3454 7274   
Passcode: 303790   

This event is eligible for CME/CEU credit. To receive CME/CEU credit, please certify your attendance to receive CME/CEU credit by completing a brief online survey (it will automatically open in your browser upon leaving the Zoom meeting).   

 Accreditation Statement 
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians and allied health professionals.     

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit maximum reflects all Osher Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds to be offered in Fiscal Year 2023. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.    

Acupuncturists: This live activity is approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board for 1 hour of Category 1 CE course credit (provider number 1377).    

CME Disclosure Statement
Planners: Shelley Adler, PhD, Selena Chan, DO; Anand Dhruva, MD; and Patty Moran, PhD, have no financial relationships to disclose.    

Speaker: Tieraona Low Dog, MD, has disclosed the following financial relationships: Board Member of NOW Foods & consultant for MegaFood 






Event Details

Zoom Link:    
Meeting ID: 980 3454 7274   
Passcode: 303790