Dr. Catherine Ulbricht, Founder of the Natural Standard Research Collaboration and Senior Attending Pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital, will be presenting at the 2013 Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts May 6, 2013 from 3 to 4pm.
Dr. Ulbricht's presentation will focus on an integrative approach to health and wellness. Lifestyle choices, including environment, diet, exercise, natural products, complementary and alternative medical (CAM) practices and conventional therapies, may all contribute to total body health and wellness. It is crucial that multidisciplinary health care providers and educators collaborate with patients (and pet owners) to consider all preventative and therapeutic options available towards achieving an integrative health care plan. Ideal evidence-based medical practice incorporates consumer preferences, clinical experience and scientific data to provide patients with the best health and wellness outcomes. Consolidating all of these important factors into high quality decision support tools aids practitioners and their clients to meet these goals with efficiency at the point-of-care.
Due to high utilization rates of CAM therapies, it is imperative that librarians are armed with trustworthy resources and proactively distribute efficacy and safety information to best serve their patrons.
For more information and to register for the 2013 MLA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, please visit www.mlanet.org.