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Digestive Diseases Nutrition Series 2020

First annual Digestive Diseases Nutrition Series. 5 sessions, lasting 60 minutes, each focusing on a different topic within gastrointestinal nutrition.

Member Price $99.00

Nonmember Price $129.00

DPG/MIG Price $10.00


Student Pricing:

  • Academy Student Member: $29.00
  • DMNT Student Member: $10.00

This webinar was presented live on November 12, 2020.

This virtual event was be hosted by Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders (DIGID), a sub-unit of Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy Dietetic Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The event includes five presentations on topics ranging from constipation to probiotics, and IBD to NAFLD.

Sessions included:

  • Probiotics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Emily Haller, MS, RDN, and Amanda Lynett, RDN

  • Using Diet as Therapy for IBD: MD and RD Perspectives
    Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, CNSC, and Eric Vasiliauskas, MD

  • Approaches for Treatment and Management for NAFLD and IFALD
    Neha Shah, MPH, RD, CNSC, CHES, and Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

  • Unresponsive IBS and Troubleshooting the Low FODMAP Diet
    Emma Halmos, PhD, APD

  • Constipation Is Complicated: Understanding Constipation Sub-types, Nutrition and Physical Therapy Interventions
    Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN, and Caryn Phillips, PT, DPT

CPEU: 5.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 8.3, 10.4, 8.3.6

Learning Objectives

  1. Increase knowledge on a variety of gastrointestinal related nutrition topics.
  2. Explain evidence supporting diet therapy in helping people with IBD achieve and maintain remission.
  3. Recognize risk factors and causes of constipation; summarize beneficial treatments utilized by interdisciplinary team members for constipation.


Emily Haller, MS, RDN

Emily is passionate about helping others achieve a nutritionally balanced diet that supports their well-being and various health goals.

Emily works with the Division of Gastroenterology at Michigan Medicine where she provides individualized nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy to patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Gastroparesis, and Celiac Disease. In addition to digestive health, she specializes in vegan and vegetarian nutrition.

Emily serves as a co-director for the annual GI nutrition training program for dietitians, FOOD: The Main Course to Digestive Health.

Amanda Lynett, RDN

Amanda is an outpatient dietitian with the Department of Gastroenterology at Michigan Medicine focusing on GI health using a “food as medicine” approach. She has also provided inpatient medical nutrition therapy to gastrointestinal, general surgery, liver transplant, and urology patients.

Prior to joining Michigan Medicine, she worked at DMC Harper Hospital providing medical nutrition therapy for the cardiac ICU, cardiac step-down unit, and cardiac rehab.

She is a co-director for FOOD: the Main Course to Digestive Health, an annual GI nutrition training program for Registered Dietitians.

Amanda is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has held board positions with the Southeastern Michigan Dietetics Association.

Kelly Issokson, MS, RD

Kelly is a registered dietitian (RD) in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) program within the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island and earned her M.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at California State University in Northridge, California.

Kelly specializes in IBD, and perioperative nutrition therapy for GI patients who have had or are planning to have surgery. Kelly provides nutrition therapy to children and adults in the IBD clinic, and at the Nutrition & Integrative IBD Subspecialty Clinic with Dr. Eric Vasiliauskas.

Eric Vasiliauskas, MD

Dr. V is the director of the Cedars-Sinai Nutrition & Integrative IBD Multidisciplinary Subspecialty Program, a member of the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute, & Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr. V is an internationally recognized expert in both adult and pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease and has been a longtime proponent of personalized medicine & individualized therapy in IBD.

As director of the Cedars-Sinai Nutrition and Integrative IBD Program, Dr. V has been exploring and examining the influences and role of nutrition, diet manipulations and supplements—including herbal products and probiotics—on disease activity and specific symptoms in the management of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis and IBD-associated small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Dr. V is a strong advocate of living a healthy lifestyle that includes eating a balanced healthy diet and incorporates routine exercise, relaxation & stress management techniques, and getting adequate sleep.

Neha Shah, MPH, RD, CNSC, CHES

Neha has been specializing in gastroenterology, intestinal failure, intestinal transplant, hepatology and nutrition support for the past 15 years. She initially began her career at Stanford Health Care supporting various teams, including GI oncology and GI surgery. She later came into the Digestive Health Center there to inaugurate and build Nutrition Services for both the GI and Liver Clinics. She is now at UCSF, specializing in GI, IBD and intestinal failure. Neha has also been involved in academics, has authored several publications related to GI and liver nutrition.

She remains involved with professional organizations, including the Diet and Digestive Health Twitter Chat committee with IFFGD, served as a prior workgroup leader for the DIGID Short Gut and Resection Workgroup and remains a member. She is also a member of the DIGID IBD Workgroup.

Neha also owns a GI and liver nutrition private practice. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, playing with her adorable nephew and spending time with family and friends.

Carol S. Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

Dr. Ireton-Jones received her PhD and Master's degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman's University. Her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics came from Texas Tech University where she also received her clinical training. She developed the Ireton-Jones equations for estimating energy requirements in hospitalized patients and these are widely used nationally and internationally. She was received the Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian Service Award from ASPEN in January 2018.

Dr. Ireton-Jones has a private practice, Good Nutrition for Good Living, and manages patients with GI disorders including IBS, gastroparesis and IBD, as well as home parenteral and enteral nutrition patients. She continues to measure metabolic rate as an important part of determining individual energy expenditure in many different types of people. She is a consultant/speaker and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on a variety of nutrition topics. She has authored 4 books and numerous book chapters and peer reviewed papers and received many honors and awards. Balancing both evidence-based nutrition with sensible and practical applications is her strong point!

Emma Halmos, PhD, PGradDipBiomedSc, APD

Dr. Halmos is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a keen interest in the role of diet in managing gastrointestinal disease. Her achievements have had impact both in academia and the clinic.

In 2008, Emma joined the research team at Monash University. Her PhD research was pivotal in demonstrating efficacy of a low FODMAP diet in managing functional gastrointestinal symptoms and has firmly established this treatment as the first-line therapy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Dr Halmos recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research investigating treatments for coeliac disease and has just returned to The Alfred Hospital and Monash University to explore the role of diet in treating inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Halmos also works privately as a clinical dietitian specializing in gastrointestinal conditions to keep her research clinically relevant.

Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN, LDN

Kate is a Boston-based dietitian with 30 years of experience. Kate's expertise is in gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerance, with a particular focus on the application of the low FODMAP diet for functional gut disorders. She was awarded the Outstanding Massachusetts Dietitian Award and recognized as Boston's Best Dietitian by Boston Magazine. Kate is the author of numerous books and articles on digestive health topics including the New York Times Best Seller, The 21 Day Tummy Diet. Her latest book is The Low FODMAP Diet Step by Step. Kate completed her postgraduate training at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate.

Caryn Phillips, PT, DPT

Dr. Phillips is the founder of MomLife Health and Wellness, a pelvic floor and perinatal physical therapy practice. She has been specializing in pelvic floor and perinatal physical therapy for over 10 years, after completing her Master's of Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She has completed numerous trainings for treatment techniques in myofascial release, prenatal and postpartum exercise, yoga for pain, and more.

In addition to patient care, Caryn assisted in developing a brand-new pelvic health program in a major Boston hospital.

Release Date: November 12, 2020


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