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Module IV
Gastroenterology
Sept 28-30, 2018 - Nashville, TN

Description

Module IV: Gastroenterology focuses on comprehensive metabolic, functional, and nutritional approaches to gastrointestinal dysfunction and disease. Findings indicate that 70 percent of the immune system is located in the GI tract, while 90 percent of serotonin is created in the GI tract—along with other nutrients. If the gut microbiome is dysregulated or dysfunctional, the patient cannot achieve optimal health. This module explores new therapies available to enhance GI health, along with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, the gut-immune-brain connection, irritable bowel syndrome, hormones and diet, and other digestive and glandular disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the role that environment plays in celiac disease
  • Know the incidence of this condition and reasons for a common delay in diagnosis
  • Discuss new therapies for celiac disease and how to test for celiac disease
  • Discuss the relationship between optimal gastrointestinal health and the skin disorders: acne, psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea
  • Learn the various factors associated with intestinal permeability
  • Analyze the importance of the gastrointestinal tract in relation to the immune system
  • 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
  • Identify the role of stomach acid and pregnancy
  • Identify at least 5 benefits of stomach acid on human digestive capacity
  • Discuss how to evaluate hyper versus hypo stomach acid conditions
  • Discuss how to assess liver disease
  • Recall the role of caloric intake and specific foods and liver function
  • Review the role of blood glucose maintenance and liver function
  • Recall the adverse effects of long-term acid-blocker therapies
  • Discuss natural interventions for GERD
  • Review how to taper off acid-blocker meds safely
  • Identify the role of the intestinal microbiome, stress, and food sensitivities in developing allergic and autoimmune diseases
  • Explain GI factors that lead to development of food allergies
  • Specify how stress is intimately connected to the gastrointestinal and enteric nervous system
  • Discuss how Gut inflammation can lead to Brain Inflammation
  • Identify how the Gut and the Brain crosstalk with the Immune System via the Vagus Nerve
  • Learn how gut dysbiosis can influence both mood and cognition
  • Explain how depression, autism, anorexia, anxiety are connected to the gut microbiome
  • Learn how Astroglia activation can lead to “Leaky Gut” and “Leaky Brain”

Event Schedule

Friday, September 28, 2018

7:30 am

The Gut Microbiome | Gut – Immune-Brain I The 5 R Approach to GI Health Role of the Gut in Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Metabolic Syndrome

Liz Lipski, PhD

9:30 am

Break

9:45 am

Prebiotics, Probiotics & Therapeutic Diets

Liz Lipski, PhD

10:45 am

GI Health and Skin Disorders: Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea

Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

12:15 pm

Lunch – Sponsored by L-Nutra (Non-CME)

1:30 pm

Celiac Disease: A Metabolic Approach

Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS

2:00 pm

Small Intestinal Bacterial and Fungal Overgrowth: Tips and Tricks to Treat

Jill Carnahan, MD

3:00 pm

Break

3:45 pm

The Stress and Gut-Immune-Brain Connection w/ Case

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

5:45 pm

Close of session

Saturday, September 29, 2018

7:30 am

DIGIN: Everything you need to know about testing for Dysbiosis and infection in the Gut

Jill Carnahan, MD

9:30 am

Break

10:00 am

Autoimmunity and the Gut: The Connection that Changes Everything

Jill Carnahan, MD

12:00 pm

Lunch – Sponsored by Bio-Botanical Research (Non-CME)

2:00 pm

The Unappreciated Role of Stomach Acid

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DCBN, ACN

3:00 pm

The Unappreciated Role of Hormones and the Gut
Introduction to Microgenderome

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DCBN, ACN

4:00 pm

Break

4:45 pm

Reflux Disease and Natural Answers

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DCBN, ACN

5:45 pm

Close of session

Sunday, September 30, 2018

7:00 am

The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease (Non-CME)

Todd LePine, MD

8:00 am

Irritable Bowel=Irritable Brain: The Role Psychobiotics in Mental Health (Non-CME)

Todd LePine, MD

9:00 am

Break

9:30 am

The Role of the Microbiome in Cardiometabolic Disease (Non-CME)

Todd LePine, MD

10:30 am

Insulin Resistance/Gut Microbiome/ Diabetes Type III: What Is The Connection? (Non-CME)

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH

11:30 am

Lunch

12:30 pm

Insulin Resistance/Gut Microbiome/ Diabetes Type III: What Is The Connection? (Non-CME)

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH

2:30 pm

Break

3:00 pm

The Rise of Liver Diseases and the Role of Diet (Non-CME)

D. Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DCBN, ACN

4:00 pm

Close of session

5:00 pm

A Webinar will be scheduled for this topic:
IBD: A Functional Medicine Approach to Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis (Non-CME)

Date – TBD


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