This module focuses on comprehensive metabolic, functional, and nutritional approaches to gastrointestinal disorders. Findings indicate that 70 percent of the immune system is located in the GI tract, which is why the role of optimal gut function is critical for proper immune system regulation. Many other neurotransmitters and nutrients are also produced in the gut such as serotonin and melatonin. Many disorders have a link to GI tract and microbiome. This module explores the latest scientific advances in various common gut disorders such SIBO, IBD, eosinophilic esophagitis, MCAS, GERD, liver disorders and many more. Come learn the latest research and a system’s biology approach and new tools to help your patients with these common disorders.

Objectives

Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

Review the various functions of the GI tract as they relate to barrier, motility, and immune function


Analyze the importance of the gastrointestinal tract in relation to autoimmunity


Identify how biomes communicate


Discuss IBD and other immune disorders of the GI tract


Review the data on link between post-infectious IBS and SIBO


Review causes and treatment to small intestinal fungal overgrowth


Evaluate the role of diet and antibiotics in the management of gastrointestinal dysfunction


Discuss the benefits of pre- and probiotics, pre- and probiotic foods and fermented foods


Discuss the importance of microbial diversity in the gut


Recall common gastrointestinal and immune system complaints through the DIG-IN acronym


Review advanced laboratory testing options for mal-absorption, intestinal permeability, and nutritional assessment


Explain the Gut/Brain/Microbiome connection


Discuss natural interventions for GERD/GORD


Review the exocrine function with bile acids, digestive enzymes, and sterolbiome

Agenda

Friday, October 16, 2020

8:00 am

Overview of the Digestive, Sensing, Barrier, and Immune Functions of the Gut
Thomas G Gulliams, PhD

10:00 am

Break

10:40 am

The Human Superorganism - The Connection of Gut to Health and Disease and Autoimmunity
TBD

12:45 pm

Lunch & Learn Sponsored by KBMO (non-CME)

1:45 pm

IBD and Other Autoimmune Conditions
Matthew Ciorba, MD

3:45 pm

Break

4:20 pm

Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Leonard Weinstock, MD

5:20 pm

MCAS: Diagnosis and Therapy
Leonard Weinstock, MD

6:20 pm

Close of Session

Saturday, October 17, 2020

8:00 am

Autonomic Functions of the Gut: Motility Disorders/‌IBS/‌Diarrhea/‌Constipation
John Clarke, MD

10:00 am

Break

10:40 am

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Other Liver Epidemics in the 21st Century
Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH

12:45 pm

Lunch & Learn Sponsored by Bio-Botanical (non-CME)

1:45 pm

Bile Acids, Digestive Enzymes and Sterolbiome
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

2:45 pm

GERD/GORD and the Role of Stomach Acid
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

3:45 pm

Break

4:20 pm

SIBO/SIFO
Gerard E. Mullin, MD

6:20 pm

Close of Session

Sunday, October 18, 2020

8:00 am

Probiotics: Where is the Science
Thomas G Gulliams, PhD

9:00 am

Nutritional Supplements for Gut Health
Thomas G Gulliams, PhD

10:00 am

Break

10:30 am

DIGIN: Everything You Need to Know about Testing for Dysbiosis and Infection in the Gut
Jill Carnahan, MD

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

Dietary Modulation of the Microbiome
Liz Lipski, PhD

3:30 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Advanced Therapies in GI Disorders
James LaValle, RPh, CCN

5:00 pm

GI Health and Skin Disorders: Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea
Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

6:00 pm

Close of Session

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