Food: the Main Course to Digestive Health
This innovative and specialized program is provided by the University of Michigan Digestive Disorders Nutrition and Lifestyle Program and the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the School of Public Health with sponsorship through the American College of Gastroenterology.
This conference is offered yearly by expert faculty and dietitians from the University of Michigan and other institutions. It includes didactic lectures and panel discussions on key gastrointestinal diseases and disorders and state of the art talks addressing hot topics.
Who is it for?
This conference will provide knowledge and training for Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDs/RDNs) and other health professionals with an interest in caring for patients with gastrointestinal diseases.
It provides CPE credits approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
To provide RDs/RDNs with a foundation in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and medical management of common, as well as, complex gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, while training the RD/RDN to appropriately assess, implement, and monitor a nutritional care plan (NCP).
The RD/RDN will:
summarize the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and medical management of several GI diseases and disorders.
review and summarize the current research related to diet and nutrition for common GI disorders.
develop the clinical skills necessary to appropriately assess, implement, and monitor a nutritional care plan (NCP) for the patient with a gastrointestinal disease.
discover emerging therapies and cutting-edge research related to GI disorders and diseases.