Herb Drug Interactions (HDIs): A Pragmatic Demystification

with Don McIntosh, July 20-21, 2024

Workshop Information

This workshop explores several key aspects of interactions between herbs and pharmaceuticals in depth, so you can understand how to apply these to your herbal formulations and clinical practice in a pragmatic way.

Key areas of discussion to include:

1.Types of interactions and the mechanism(s) involved:

  • induction or inhibition of substrates
  • displacement
  • transport
  • absorption
  • elimination
  • synergy, additive or antagonistic effects

2. How to evaluate interaction information in the literature.

3. How to take a practical approach to drug interaction information and apply it to your practice.

4. An exploration of some common examples of interactions and the consequences of those interactions.

5. Examples of HDIs to definitely avoid and some where you can safely proceed.

Workshop Instructor

Don McIntosh has earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Pharmacy and has greater than 20 years of experience working in acute care at various hospitals in Alberta and principally in clinical service areas of Oncology, Cardiology and Chronic Non-Malignant Pain.

He has also earned a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University and has 10+ years of Management Consulting expertise.

More recently he has completed the Community Herbalist Certificate from Pacific Rim College in December 2022 and is now continuing his herbal medicine knowledge journey through the Diploma of Phytotherapy program.

Workshop Dates

Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, 2024, 09:00am-5:00pm

Workshop Format

Live Online!

Workshop Tuition

Regular – $325 (Early Bird – $300, until May 6)
Students* – $300 (Early Bird – $275, until May 6)
PRC Alumni – $310 (Early Bird – $285, until May 6)

*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.

Withdrawal Policy

For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing 30 days or more before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee.  For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund.  Without exception, no refunds will be given for withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the workshop.

Workshop Dates

Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, 2024, 09:00am-5:00pm

Workshop Format

Live Online!

Workshop Tuition

Regular – $325 (Early Bird – $300, until May 6)
Students* – $300 (Early Bird – $275, until May 6)
PRC Alumni – $310 (Early Bird – $285, until May 6)

*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.

Withdrawal Policy

For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing 30 days or more before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee.  For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund.  Without exception, no refunds will be given for withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the workshop.

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