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 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts on May 6, 2013.
Dr. Ulbricht's presentation, scheduled for 3-4:30pm in Room 301, 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.
In addition to Dr. Ulbricht's presentation on May 6, Natural Standard will be exhibiting throughout the meeting, May 4-7, at booth 716.
For more information about the 2013 MLA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, please visit www.mlanet.org.