Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine

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Session Three: Maximizing Health – Herbal Basics for the Preventive Medicine Physician

2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)

AUGUST 29, 2013 University of Michigan

Webinar Overview

Greater than 50% of the US population regularly consume dietary supplements in the form of vitamins, minerals or herbs. Dr. Warber will review the use of herbs, highlight solutions to some associated problems and use a case-based approach to discuss evidence supporting the use of several popular herbs. Dr. Wells will provide an overview of the educational framework in which herbs and other dietary supplements are taught within University of Michigan's Preventive Medicine residency program.


Webinar Speakers


 Sara Warber, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Director, University of Michigan Integrative Medicine
University of Michigan School of Medicine

Dr. Warber leads the interdisciplinary Integrative Medicine program at University of Michigan (UMIM). After medical school at Michigan State University and Family Medicine Residency at University of Michigan, Dr. Warber completed the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship. Dr. Warber has been a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine since 1997 and is a founding physician of the Integrative Family Medicine Clinic where patients experience the blending of state-of-the-art conventional care with the holistic values of alternative systems of care. Dr. Warber’s research interests include the use of herbs and whole foods, the therapeutic relationship and the healing aspects of time spent in nature. Dr. Warber is co-founder of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research, Steering Committee member of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and has authored numerous articles and chapters related to investigating and implementing integrative medicine therapies and environmental values.

 Eden V. Wells, MD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Acting Director, Preventive Medicine Residency
University of Michigan School of Public Health

Dr. Wells is a Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Acting Director for the Preventive Medicine residency program at University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Dr. Wells provides expertise within the Preventive Medicine residency program in curriculum development, teaching and applied public health practice training. Dr. Wells also teaches courses in graduate-level public health practice and applied epidemiology in University of Michigan’s Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Wells recently served as consultant and medical   epidemiologist to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Bureau of   Epidemiology where she worked on public health incident and outbreak investigation and response as well as preparedness planning for potential bioterrorism and pandemic influenza events. Dr. Wells completed medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Internal Medicine training at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Preventive Medicine residency training at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.



Jennifer Trask, ND, PharmD
IMPriME Center Director
American College of Preventive Medicine

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Situate herbal knowledge in Preventive Medicine curricula
  • Define a dietary supplement under US law
  • Understand the extent of herb usage in USA and worldwide
  • Discuss top selling herbs that are used for common primary care conditions
  • Highlight important concerns related to herb use
  • Identify web-based resources to guide teaching residents and discussions with patients

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Preventive Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME.


Term of Approval

August 29, 2013 through September 30, 2016. Original release date: August 29, 2013

CME Information

ACPM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ACPM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME/MOC Credit Requests

To request CME & MOC credit for the webinar, please complete the following FOUR steps.


  1. View/Listen to the webinar.
  2. If requesting MOC credit, complete the quiz by clicking here. If requesting only CME credit, skip to step three.
  3. Complete CME/MOC request form by clicking here.
  4. Remit the appropriate payment amount to ACPM:
    • ACPM Member: Complimentary
    • Non-ACPM Member: $10/credit 


If paying for CME credits, the same number of MOC credits will be provided gratis.


Members please note, in order to receive complimentary CME/MOC credit you will need to log-in to the ACPM membership database prior to making payment. If you can’t remember your log-in information, please click here.

Once you have completed all of the steps, your CME certificate will be e-mailed to you. Please allow one to two weeks for processing. Your MOC credits will be reported directly to the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Please allow 4-6 weeks for these to appear on the ABPM website.


Principal Faculty and Disclosure Policy

In the interest of providing an educational experience free of commercial bias, and as the accredited provider of CME for this activity, the American College of Preventive Medicine was responsible for decisions regarding educational content and allocation of funds. All individuals involved in the planning, development, and delivery of educational activities are required to sign a conflict of interest statement in which they disclose any financial interests or other affiliations with industry or other associations which may have direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of the CME activity. Such disclosure allows program participants to better evaluate the objectivity of the information presented in the program. All commercial relationships that could create a conflict with control of content must be resolved before the development of the activity.



  • Drs. Warber and Wells have disclosed no financial relationships.



  • IMPriME Center Director Jennifer Trask has disclosed no financial relationships.

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Privacy Policy

The American College of Preventive Medicine collects personal information from participants in this online activity for purposes of assigning CME credit only. We will not share or sell your contact information and your answers to maintenance of certification questions and feedback forms will be kept confidential.


Copyright Information

This material is copyright of the American College of Preventive Medicine.


Acknowledgement of Support

The American College of Preventive Medicine acknowledges the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its generous support of the Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine Education Project. For more information about the project please see

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Contact Information


  • For information on CME or MOC, contact Haydee Barno, ACPM Director of Meetings & Education, at


  • For questions about the webinars, contact Jennifer Trask, IMPriME Center Director, at


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