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DMNT Digestive Diseases Nutrition Series

2023 Digestive Diseases Nutrition Series

In it's third year, the Digestive Disease Nutrition Series consists of eight presentations. The event covers topics on IBD, SBS, functional bowel, pancreas, and liver diseases.

Member Price $139.00

Nonmember Price $179.00

DPG/MIG Price $99.00


This series was presented live on November 12, 2023 - November 15, 2023.


  • DMNT Member: $99.00
  • DMNT Student Member: $29.00

In it's third year, the Digestive Disease Nutrition Series consists of eight presentations. The event covers topics on IBD, SBS, functional bowel, pancreas, and liver diseases. Each topic has presenters speak for 45 minutes, including a short Q&A. All speakers are members of the DIGID workgroups and are experts on the topics they present.

CPE Level: 2, 3
Performance Indicators: 4.2.5, 2.1.4, 5.1.4, 1.3.3

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC): clinical presentation and nutrients of concern.
  • Describe the goal of treatment and treatment options for Crohn’s disease and UC.
  • Describe most commonly-prescribed medical diets for these diseases.
  • Describe nutrients to monitor.
  • Describe how to coordinate care at different crossroads (inpatient, outpatient).
  • Attendees will understand risks of disordered eating in patients with GI disorders.
  • Apply the following frameworks to nutrition care for patients with GI disorders:
    • Intuitive Eating
    • Health At Every Size®
    • Gentle nutrition
    • Non-diet approach
  • Describe gastroparesis characteristics of diagnosis.
  • Illustrate treatment modalities including gastric stimulator
  • Review the interactions of new weight loss drugs and gastroparesis
  • Recognize patients and clinical scenarios that increase the risk for the development of micronutrient deficiencies.
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of micronutrient deficiencies and become familiarized with laboratory values that can assist in the diagnosis and monitoring of micronutrient status.
  • Evaluate the use of over-the-counter supplements and determine appropriate micronutrient supplementation for patients that are receiving nutrition support.
  • Briefly review the characteristics of the normal small and large bowel and define short bowel syndrome (SBS).
  • Discuss causes and consequences of SBS and understand factors in severity.
  • Identify the critical short and long-term nutrition and medical management strategies to minimize electrolyte imbalances, enhance adaptation and reduce long term disease complications.
  • Understand the physiological changes after that occur following total pancreatectomy surgery.
  • Identify two nutritional challenges seen post-operatively and describe the nutrition interventions employed.
  • List symptoms associated with exocrine pancreas insufficiency describe the role of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy.
  • Understand the impact of total pancreatectomy surgery on patients’ quality of life.
  •  Describe the pathogenesis of AAH and its impact on nutritional status.
  • Outline the role of nutritional management in liver disease.
  • Review macro- and micronutrient optimization in AAH.


Gluten-free diet claims to back or bust: What is the evidence?
Meghan Donnelly, MS, RD and Jessica Lebovits, RD, CDN

How to Advocate for Your Patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Inpatient, Outpatient, and Beyond!
Stacey Collins, MA, RDN/LD and Rebecca Goodrich, MS, RDN/LD

Diet is Not a Benign Intervention: ED-Informed Nutrition Care in GI Patients
Janelle Smith, MS, RDN, CEDS and Kate Evans, MS, RD

Prevalence and Characteristics of Gastroparesis in 2023
Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

Micronutrient deficiencies: a clinician’s guide to finding the needle in a haystack
Gabriella Gardner, PSM, RD-AP, LD, CNSC

The Nutrition Management of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)
Maria Karimbakas, RD, CNSC

Nutrition Challenges Following Total Pancreatectomy Surgery
Elizabeth Miracle, MS, RD, CSO, CDN, CNSC and Jyoti Benjamin, MS, RD, CD, CSO, FAND

Nutrition Therapy in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Shelby Yaceczko and Kara Bates, MS, RDN, CNSC

Release Date: November 12, 2023


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