Commissioner's Medical Grand Rounds: Dietary Supplements: Buyer Beware, Provider Be Wary

Adverse health effects from dietary supplements result in an estimated 23,000 emergency room visits per year, some with serious outcomes. How do these cases get identified and investigated? What role can be played by primary care physicians and specialists, to mitigate these dangers? As featured on Frontline, we'll examine the medical details of an investigation into a nationwide outbreak, hear from a physician national expert, learn about the public health interventions that can improve dietary supplement safety.

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Session details:


  • Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D.
    Commissioner, New York State Department of Health


  • Pieter A. Cohen, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Internist, Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Nina Ahmad, MD
    Medical Director, Division of Epidemiology, New York State Department of Health
  • Nathan Graber, MD, MPH
    Director, Center for Environmental Health, New York State Department of Health


  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 7:30 – 9 am
    The Wadsworth Center – David Axelrod Institute (DAI)
    120 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208

Continuing Medical Education Credits

CME credit availability has expired for this session.