Keynote: The Evolution of Herbal Medicines in the Modern Clinical Setting

Join Dr. Christopher Hobbs for his keynote address: The Evolution of Herbal Medicines in the Modern Clinical Setting on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Chris Hobbs weaves together the historical and present day uses of ten well-known herbs by tracing their specific uses from ancient times to modern herbal practice. He explores the role science now plays in fostering a wider acceptance of herbal medicines by mainstream practitioners, clinics and hospitals, and how this benefits the practice of herbalism.

Chris argues that while scientific research often narrows the specific focus of indications over the centuries, herbal medicine remains ‘The People’s Medicine’ by virtue of the fact that the earth continues to provide us with a multitude of herbs. Free of the hegemony and greed inherent in pharmaceutical-based medicine, herbalism offers real solutions for modern health care that we can share with our communities.

Dr. Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D., L.Ac., RH (AHG),  is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, consultant to the dietary supplement industry, expert witness, botanist, and mycologist with over 35 years of experience.

The author or co-author of over 20 books, Christopher lectures on herbal medicine worldwide. He earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with research and publication in evolutionary biology, biogeography, phylogenetics, plant chemistry, and ethnobotany.