Risk Management With Herbal Prescribing

Risk Management With Herbal Prescribing
Wednesday, July 24th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pacific Time

2 free CAB Category 1 CEUs approved (Live only)
2 NCCAOM Safety PDAs approved

Panel Details

This webinar will survey common risks associated with herbal medicine, including herb-drug interactions, known allergens, contamination, adulteration, herbs with known adverse events, and issues in communicating risks. Participants will learn essential communication skills to effectively dialogue with patients and allied health professionals. Best practices in documenting adverse reactions and developing patient follow-up procedures will be presented. The webinar will also cover ethical considerations and mandatory adverse event reporting from a dietary supplement company perspective.

As part of the “Pointing to Safety” expert-panel series, this webinar offers an engaging interactive discussion led by clinical and herb manufacturing experts. This panel will support practitioners in:

  1. Developing skills to assess risks associated with herb drug interactions
  2. Acquiring skills to communicate about risk of allergies, heavy metals, and pesticides
  3. Evaluating dietary supplements and herbs for safety
  4. Understanding their responsibilities to report adverse events
  5. Reducing risk by documenting communications
  • Wilson Lau – President of NuHerbs, Inc.
  • Benjamin Zappin, LAc – Five Flavors Herbs
  • Ann Marie Trione, LAc, MTCM, MSPH, Direct Account Manager (Acupuncture) at MIEC

Benjamin Zappin, LAc

Benjamin Zappin, along with his wife Ingrid Bauer, M.D. founded Five Flavors Herbs in 2005 and has been serving healthcare practitioners, consumers, and contract manufacturing clients with a mix of Western and Chinese herbal medicine ever since. Benjamin has been licensed as an acupuncturist for 20 years and brings his clinical expertise to Five Flavors Herbs formulation and education.

Wilson Lau

Wilson heads the leading Chinese herb ingredient supplier, Nuherbs, and is the third generation of his family in the business. Wilson has been a member of the American Herbal Products Association Board (AHPA) of Trustees since 2008, and has held various leadership roles within that organization. He also participates in botanical sustainability initiatives in China.

Wilson received a J.D from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2003, and graduated from Macalester College in 2000, with a B.A. in Economics and Geography. He was honored with the AHPA Hero award, which recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to AHPA committees or initiatives, in 2020. Wilson is also the founder and CEO of NuTraditions, which combines his grandmother’s Traditional Chinese Medicine practices with high-tech formulations and modern convenience.