FOOD: The Main Course to Digestive Health

Friday - Sunday, September 22-24, 2017
Friday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Group reception 6:00 - 8:00 pm), Saturday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm,
Sunday: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
3200 Boardwalk Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 996-0600 or (800) 325-3535

Course Director

U-M Internal Medicine CME Course Director, Dr. William Chey
William Chey, MD

Overview

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 3-day program 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. This lecture series is offered by expert faculty and dietitians from the University of Michigan and other institutions and will include didactic lectures and panel discussions on the following topics:

  • IBS
  • IBD
  • Chronic constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency

Target Audience

RDs/RDNs and other health professionals with an interest in caring for patients with gastrointestinal diseases.

Course Objectives

Goal: 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).

Objectives: The RD/RDN will:

  • summarize the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and medical management of the following disease states: irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, heartburn, colorectal cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency.
  • review and summarize the current research related to diet and nutrition for common GI disorders.
  • adeptly discuss how to counsel the initiation of a low FODMAP diet, the reintroduction of eliminated foods, and the differences in counseling for diarrhea vs. constipation predominant IBS.
  • develop the clinical skills necessary to appropriately assess, implement, and monitor a nutritional care plan (NCP) for the patient with a gastrointestinal disease.
  • identify the rationale and develop security in using motivational interviewing with the GI patient/client.
  • summarize the role of the individual gut microbiome and metabolome and its impact on gastrointestinal disorders.
  • summarize the role of behavioral therapy in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.
  • attain an introductory understanding of telemedicine types, method, limitations, and medicolegal considerations.

Registration Information

Registration is encouraged by Friday, September 15, 2017 to plan for sufficient refreshments throughout the course. Payment must accompany registration. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan in U.S. currency. Payments by American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa are also accepted. The registration rate includes a reception on Friday night, continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday, and coffee service for participants.

Cancellation Policy

An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from your registration payment. Refund requests must be received in writing (email rhadlock@med.umich.edu), no later than Friday, September 15, 2017. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Registration Rates

  • External Attendees
    • Full Course: $300
  • U-M Faculty & Staff
    • Full Course: $200
  • U-M Students
    • Full Course: $100

Registration Options

Online: Register Here
Mail or Fax: Registration Form

Lodging & Transportation

Hotels

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel in Ann Arbor. When making your hotel reservation, mention you are attending the University of Michigan "FOOD: The Main Course to Digestive Health" program. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
3200 Boardwalk Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
By phone: (734) 996-0600 or (800) 325-3535
Online: Room Block Reservation Page

For a list of nearby hotels, please visit - www.med.umich.edu/hotels/profiles.htm 

Transportation

CPE Credits

This course has been approved for 16 CPE credits. A certificate will be available at the end of the course.

Program Schedule

Contact Information

Department of Internal Medicine
Continuing Medical Education

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.
Lobby J, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (734) 232-3469
Fax: (734) 998-0085
Email: intmedcme@umich.edu