The Natural Products Association (NPA) will host Tieraona Low Dog, MD, CEO of Integrative Medicine Concepts for a presentation, sponsored by Natural Alternatives International, on the correlation of dietary supplements and health on Thursday, Dec. 4, at SOHO EXPO 2014.
“NPA is thrilled to host one of the most knowledgeable and valued industry experts currently working in the field today. Dr. Low Dog will join us for this year’s SOHO EXPO to share her expansive knowledge in the field of dietary supplements and natural health alternatives,” said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., NPA CEO and executive director. “We are honored that she will bring her expertise to this event. Anyone who has heard Dr. Low Dog speak, knows it’s an opportunity that should not be missed.”
Dr. Low Dog’s presentation, “Life Fortified, The Case for Dietary Supplements,” will discuss the growing body of scientific evidence that shows dietary supplements play an important role in maintaining health and well-being. Dr. Low Dog will delve into the world of dietary supplements, and present a strong case for the responsible use of nutritional supplements for the prevention and management of numerous common diseases.
“It is a pleasure to be invited to speak at this year’s SOHO EXPO to a passionate and dedicated group of attendees,” Dr. Low Dog said. “I’ve always enjoyed participating in this event, and I’m excited to present this informative session to both retailers and manufacturers, and to better help individuals obtain healthy, natural lifestyles.”
For her presentation, Dr. Low Dog will pull from her more than 30 years of work in the field of natural medicine. After earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Dr. Low Dog successfully ran an integrative medical clinic in Albuquerque, N.M., before joining the faculty of Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona where she served as the Fellowship Director.
Dr. Low Dog also played a leading role in national health policy and regulatory issues after President Bill Clinton appointed her to serve on the White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2000. She served as the elected chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel, and recently completed a three-year term as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
She has authored a number of books and articles in her chosen field, as well as contributed to many medical text books. Dr. Low Dog is an internationally known speaker, and her honors of distinction include the Martina de la Cruz medal for her work with indigenous medicines (1998), Time magazine’s “Innovator in Complementary and Alternative Medicine” (2001), NPA’s Burton Kallman Scientific Award (2007), NPR’s People’s Pharmacy Award (2010) and the Leadership Award from Integrative Healthcare (2014). She has also served as president of the American Herbalist Guild and is a founding member of the American Board of Physician Specialties American Board of Integrative Medicine and the Academy of Women’s Health.
Dr. Low Dog’s presentation at SOHO EXPO 2014 will be held on Dec. 4 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. NPA member Natural Alternatives International will sponsor the session.
SOHO EXPO 2014, hosted by Southeast NPA (SENPA) and NPA national will take place Dec. 4 to 7, with educational events scheduled for Dec. 4 to 5, and the tradeshow exhibition taking place Dec. 6 to 7.
For more information about NPA and SOHO EXPO 2014, please visit NPAinfo.org.