Date: February 9
Time: 3 - 4 p.m. (Central time)
Chronic inflammation of the lower intestine and microbiota disturbances are common in patients with cystic fibrosis. Kay Vavrina MPA, RD, LD, CNSC explore the causes and consequences of the inflammation and its effect on the gut microbiota. Kay will also discuss how CFTR modulators and food choices change the integrity of the microbiota.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 10.4.7
- Discuss causes and ramifications of inflammation in the lower GI tract of people with cystic fibrosis (CF).
- Summarize the effect of inflammation on gut microbiota, as well as food choices on microbiota integrity.
- Discuss the effect of CFTR modulators on GI inflammation in people with CF.
Kay Vavrina, MPA, RD, LD, CNSC
Kay Vavrina is a Licensed, Registered Dietitian in San Antonio, Texas. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Master’s in Public Administration from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Kay has more than 20 years of experience in clinical dietetics, with over 12 years specializing in Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition. She is the dietitian at the UT Health San Antonio Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center and lectures for the Nutrition and Biology departments at the University of Texas San Antonio.