Food-Medication Interactions: A Practitioner’s Guide to Practical Details – Webinar

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: March 11, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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Join Dr. Dean Elbe as he presents a “crash course” on pharmacokinetics.

Food-medication interactions can be complicated and confusing. Dr. Dean Elbe doctor of pharmacy, will help unlock the details needed for every day clinical practice! As author of the 19th edition of the widely used resource the Food-Medication Interactions handbook, Dr. Elbe provides practical approaches to identification, prevention and management of Food-Medication Interactions.

Enjoy a “crash course” in pharmacokinetics with examples of the effect of food or herbal/natural products on medication absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, all explained in an easy to understand manner. Specific case studies interspersed throughout the presentation create an interesting and stimulating format. Join Dr. Elbe as he discusses the effects of medication on food and nutrient absorption, metabolism and excretion, and medical nutrition therapy (MNT) concerns for specific drug adverse effects.

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This CPE program will make an excellent self study course for practitioners looking for more information on nutrition and integrative medicine. Most of the concepts taught in this course are not taught in the traditional healthcare curriculum.
- Cristen Lindsay, RD, CNSC
Nutrition and Integrative Medicine Self Study Course

After completing this continuing education course the learner should be able to:

1. Understand basic principles of pharmacokinetics (how the body affects a drug) and pharmacodynamics (how a drug affects the body) and impact on nutrition.
2. Understand the various mechanisms involved in food-medication interactions.
3. Apply this knowledge to systematically identify food-medication interactions.
4. Manage the effects of drug therapy on nutrition, and nutrition therapy on drug action.
5. Educate patients on safe/effective use of medication and food-medication interactions.
6. Identify MNT for specific drug adverse effects on nutritional status.

This course is intended for: RDNs

CDR Activity Number: Live 153883/ Recorded: 154514

Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar/ 175 Recorded Pre-approved CPE

CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes: 2010, 3070, 5000

Suggested Performance Indicators: 8.1.5, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3

Note: Numerous other Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.


Dr. Dean Elbe is a Doctor of Pharmacy, Residency Trained and Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist who has worked as a clinical pharmacy specialist in Child & Adolescent Mental Health at BC Children’s Hospital since 2007. Dean is a clinical instructor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and an honorary Associate Member of the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC for his work in training Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellows in formal rotations in psychopharmacology and the role of the clinical pharmacist.

Dean is an international speaker on Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and Food-Medication Interactions. He was an author of the 19th edition of Food-Medication Interactions, the lead editor of the 4th edition of the Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents, an Assistant Editor of the Psychopharmacology column of the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Project Lead on development of the website, a website that helps youth and professionals “get the facts” about the risks of mixing prescription medications with substances of abuse.

Disclosures: Dr. Elbe is author of the 19th edition of Food-Medication Interactions, however, no conflict of interest exists for this webinar.