Lloyd Library Announces Symposium on Alternative & Traditional Medicine

Cincinnati, OH — September 12, 2013: The Lloyd Library and Museum is pleased to announce the occasion of its first major scientific symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 12, 2013.  “Bridging the Gap between Alternative and Conventional Medicine” will explore the complicated issue of using herbal and other natural remedies in a society that has long relied on conventional medical practices.  Alternative, sometimes referred to as Traditional, medicine tends to approach health from an entirely different perspective, looking to prevent rather than having to cure.  However, the two medical practices can and do work together, and there is a way to integrate the two methods to obtain optimum health.

The Lloyd is bringing to Cincinnati some of the biggest advocates for herbal and natural medicine, including: Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council; Roy Upton, Executive Director of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia ®; and Sheila Kingsbury, professor of Medical Botany at Bastyr University.  They will speak along with local naturopathic physician Lisa Gallagher, N.D. of the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine (Cincinnati).  Jan Scaglione, Clinical Toxicologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Cincinnati Drug and Poison Control Center, will serve as moderator in an open afternoon session, facilitating interaction between the speakers and audience.  Attendees can expect to come away with a better understanding of the alternative therapies available and how to integrate natural medicines with their routine medical care to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

This engaging event begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013, ending at 3:00 p.m. the same day.  Registration for the event is $50 and includes light continental breakfast and afternoon snacks.  Registration deadline is October 1, 2013.

On October 13, 2013, a Lloyd representative along with local herbalist/botanist Abby Artemisia will lead a medicinal botany hike at the Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area (CGLWMA) in Crittenden, Kentucky.  Walk begins at 10:30 a.m. at the CGLWMA and ends at 12:30 p.m.  Cost for this educational and fun event is $25.00.  Registration deadline is October 1, 2013.

Space is limited for both dates.  Combined registration for both events is only $65.00.  Details about the speakers and weekend’s events can be found on the Lloyd Library and Museum website, www.lloydlibrary.org/symposium.html.

About the Lloyd: The Lloyd Library and Museum, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is a local and regional cultural treasure, which began in the 19th century as a research library for Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies of the period.  Our mission is to collect and maintain a library of botanical, medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific books and periodicals, and works of allied sciences that serve the scientific research community, as well as constituents of the general public, through library services and programming that bring science, art, and history to life.  It is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:00, and 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:00-4:00.  For more information, visit the Lloyd website at www.lloydlibrary.org.

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