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during FNCE® 2022?

DMNT Spotlight Session: IBS Mimickers: The RDN’s Role in Detection and Management

 Sunday, October 9
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is estimated to affect 10-15% of the U.S population. Recent changes in practice guidelines issued by the American College of Gastroenterology altered diagnostic criteria for IBS to promote more rapid, positive diagnosis without prolonged and invasive testing. While this approach will likely spare many patients time, money and energy, it does raise the possibility that certain conditions that resemble IBS may be missed in the differential diagnosis. Even in patients who have had exhaustive diagnostic workups before receiving their IBS diagnosis, some do not respond to the usual dietary and medical interventions for the condition. RDNs are well positioned to detect clues as to the possibility of IBS-mimicker conditions in their observations of food and symptom interplay and can serve as key partners to MDs in the diagnostic process. This session will review small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, bile acid diarrhea, congenital sucrose isomaltase deficiency (CSID), histamine mediated disorders, systemic nickel allergy and high stool burden related to pelvic floor dysfunction.

DMNT FNCE® Luncheon

Please join Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy (DMNT) dietetic practice group for a “Meet and Greet” Lunch with our Spotlight Session speakers Suzanne Finkel MS, RDN, CDN, Tamara Freuman MS, RDN, CDN, and Yevgenia Pashinsky, MD, at FNCE® on Sunday, October 9th from 11:45am-1:15pm. Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza I ballroom.

The DMNT Spotlight Session “IBS Mimickers: The RDs Role in Detection and Management” will immediately precede the lunch event at 10-11:30am. Location per FNCE® program.

A buffet lunch will be served. Gluten-free and vegan options will be available. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Registrants must be FNCE© attendees. Registration is limited to 150. Register here by Friday, September 30th. Questions? Please email info@dmntdpg.org

DMNT FNCE® 2022 Student Scholarships

DMNT is offering scholarships for TWO (2) DMNT undergraduate/graduate students or dietetic interns to attend the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) in Orlando, Florida from October 8-11, 2022. The goal of the scholarship is to foster the mentoring of future nutrition leaders.

Award: Each recipient will receive $1000 USD to cover registration, travel, and lodging expenses to attend FNCE® and will be recognized in a future Medical Nutrition Matters Newsletter. Award will be provided via check at the DMNT member event on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Award Recipient Duties: 

  • Attend the DMNT member event on Sunday, October 9th at 11:45-1:15pm (location TBD) to be recognized in-person.
  • Each recipient is required to submit a 400-word article for the Medical Nutrition Matters Newsletter within 30 days of attending FNCE®. The article can be a summary of a session they attended at FNCE, or a reflection of their experiences at FNCE. It should describe how the experience or information learned supports their learning or career goals.

Eligibility: All active DMNT Student members are eligible. Current members of the DMNT Executive Committee are not eligible for the award.

Selection Criteria

The Nominating Committee will select the best candidates based on the following:

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Applicant’s resume.
  3. Applicant’s personal statement (max. 2 pages, double spaced) which:
    1. Describes their interests and career goals in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
    2. Describes how attendance at FNCE® will assist in developing these interests and goals.

Applications are due by Friday, August 26th at midnight, Pacific Time and applicants will be notified by September 11th, 2022.

Apply Here: https://forms.gle/2CmZquPUqWe36Dze9