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Florida Hosts 22nd Annual American Herbalists Guild’s
National Symposium on Botanical Medicine
Herbalists, medical professionals, and people interested in herbalism, from around the country, will gather at the TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida on October 21-23, 2011 (preconference day: October 20) for the 22nd Annual National Symposium on Botanical Medicine of the American Herbalists Guild.Both the core meeting and the preconference day are open to anyone, including members of various health professions as well as those in the general public who are interested in herbs. Anyone interested in attending the conference should register at www.americanherbalistsguild.com.
The American Herbalists Guild (AHG) is North America’s largest professional association for those interested in herbal medicines. With over 1,500 members from around the globe, the AHG stands at the forefront of high-quality botanical medicine education, bringing cutting edge research and traditional practices to the forefront of the herbal practitioner’s
development. For more than twenty years, the information shared at these gatherings has influenced the way herbalists practice throughout the US. With over 30 classes taught by a faculty of 20 over the course of the weekend, the AHG Symposium is an unparalleled opportunity to study with and meet some of the leading voices in herbal medicine.
Continuing education credits will be available for many different healthcare professions.
The keynote address will be delivered by Paul Stamets, widely recognized as one of North America’s foremost experts on medicinal mushrooms. Stamets has written six popular mushroom-related books including Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World and is the founder of Fungi Perfecti, a medicinal and gourmet mushroom business
in Washington. An advisor to the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School and an appointee to the Board of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia, Stamets is the sole source supplier and co-investigator of the first two NIH funded clinical studies using medicinal mushrooms in the United States.
Other internationally known lecturers at the conference include; Roy Upton, founder and executive director of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP); Aviva Romm, MD, midwife, and herbalist with over 30 years experience, and award-winning author of books on women’s and children’s health; David Winston, herbalist and ethnobotanist with over
40 years of training in Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal traditions; Susun Weed, the voice of the Wise Woman Tradition and a founding grandmother of the herbal renaissance; William Morris, President of the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin and a renowned expert on Chinese pulse diagnosis; and Peter Holmes, a medical herbalist, Chinese
medicine practitioner, and author with over 25 years of research, clinical practice and teaching experience.
The American Herbalists Guild was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants. Our primary goal is to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism. Anyone interested in furthering their
depth of knowledge in herbal medicine should register at www.americanherbalistsguild.com for the 22nd Annual National Symposium on Botanical Medicine of the American Herbalists Guild held at the Tradewinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida on October 20-23, 2011.