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Dietary Intervention for Gut Health

A one-day, virtual live seminar presenting the evidence supporting the use of plant-based nutrition in the treatment & prevention of gastrointestinal disease

Gut health is emerging as one of the most important health topics of the 21st century. Not only is it estimated that 70% of the immune system, and 90% of serotonin originates in the gut, but the number of patients experiencing reflux, IBS, Crohn's Disease and other gut diagnoses is rapidly rising.

During this one day CME accredited seminar, our faculty of leading gastrointestinal experts will:

  • Share their expertise on gut health as well as their work from the front lines of addressing common GI diseases
  • Review the most recent scientific literature that supports the use of plant-based nutrition as a clinical GI intervention
  • Explain their best practices and provide advice for implementing nutritional interventions into daily practice

Research has discovered that gut health largely determines the health of the individual. Therefore, it is critical that every clinician gains a thorough understanding of the power of whole food, plant-based nutrition to prevent, suspend and even reverse common GI diseases and learn key strategies to maximize the health of the gut.

What is it?

  • A one-day, virtual live intensive education event, Saturday, February 20, 2021
  • Presented by 6 preeminent experts in gastroenterology
  • 8 CME’s (pending)
  • Six (6) hours of presentations plus two (2) hours of Q&A / Panel Discussion/Q&A
  • On demand access for 6 months following the live sessions
  • Registration Fee: $249.00

Presented by 6 Preeminent Experts in Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Faculty of Plantrician Education Series Seminar: Dietary Interventions for Gut Health

Click here for detailed faculty bios.

Important Statistics

  • 60 to 70 million people in the US are affected by digestive diseases (1)
  • 22.4 million: The number of visits to physician offices with diseases of the digestive system as the primary diagnosis (2)
  • 8.3 million: The number of visits to emergency departments with diseases of the digestive system as the primary diagnosis (2) 
  • 7-21% of the general population is affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (3) 
  • 1.6 million Americans currently have Crohn's Disease, a growth of about 200,000 since 2011, when CCFA last reported this figure (4))
  • 18-27.8% of American adults have GERD (5)

Who should attend?

  • Any clinician, researcher or non-clinician lay person who is interested in a thorough review of the latest scientific findings on clinical nutrition's impact on gut health
  • Any clinician responsible for the care and wellbeing of others including doctors, nurses, dietitians, health coaches, etc.
  • All specialties including gastroenterology, family medicine, general practice, lifestyle medicine, intensive care, etc.
  • Non-clinician researchers or other lay people passionate about learning the latest science supporting the use of food-as-medicine

Schedule *

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Session #
Session Title

Scott Stoll, MD

Session 1
10:00am to 11:00am

Dietary Fiber: The Preferred Food of Our Gut Microbiomes

Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI

Session 2
11am to 12:00pm

Building a Robust Immune System and What Migration Patterns Can Teach Us

Vanessa Mendez, MD

Session 3
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Reflux Disease: Ins and Outs of PBN for Prevention and Reversal

Michael Klaper, MD

Session 4

Plant-Based Tube Feeding: Is it Ready for Primetime?

Edwin McDonald, MD

Session 5

A Thorough Review of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Sarina Pasricha, MD, MSCR

Session 6

Diet, Lifestyle and Colorectal Cancer: What Should We Tell Our Patients?

Alan Desmond, MD

Session 7/8
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Panel Discussion and Live Q&A

All Speakers - Moderated by Scott Stoll, MD

8:00pm - 8:15pm

Scott Stoll, MD

Live & On-Demand

A two-hour panel discussion and live Q&A will cap off this comprehensive day of learning, enabling seminar participants to engage with the presenters and ask questions.

Unable to attend all or part of the sessions? You will have access to recordings of all eight sessions for 6 months post conference.

Continuing Education Credits (CME's)

  • 8 CME Credits Pending
  • Credits are designated as "blended live" credits by Rush University
  • Credits available for MD's, RN's, RD's, Pharmacists and other clinicians.
  • CME credits also available after the live airing of the sessions
  • Click here for detailed CME information


  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.go...
  4. https://www.crohnscolitisfound...