IBS Throughout the Life Cycle: Considerations for the Various Age Groups Webinar

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Credits: 1.0
Accreditations: CDR

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Join Christine Randazzo Kirschner, MS, RD, CDN, for a webinar that will cover important considerations for patients with IBS throughout the life cycle. Increase awareness and improve confidence when counseling clients on how to manage IBS no matter the stage of life.

Live Webinar April 25, 2024 2-3 PM EST

Webinar Description

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed digestive disorder in the United States and affects 10-20% of the population worldwide. Although IBS is most often diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40 years, many patients recall the onset of symptoms during childhood or adolescence. Additionally, seniors who still suffer from IBS-related symptoms may need to modify how they manage this chronic condition, including considering new factors such as alterations in the digestive system, physiological changes, polypharmacy considerations, and adjustments in lifestyle.

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

  1. Review the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and its defining features.
  2. Define the prevalence of IBS through the various stages of the life cycle.
  3. Understand the role of the RDN and the dietary management of IBS throughout these various phases.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: Live: 182002  / Recorded: 182003

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

CPE Level: 2

Suggested Performance Indicators:

• 2.3.1 Identifies needs for and negotiates common ground with clients, inter- and intra-professional team members, and other stakeholders.
• 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
• 8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.
• 9.4.3 Adjusts teaching plans and delivery to meet the needs of specified individuals, groups and populations.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

Christine Randazzo Kirschner, MS, RDN, CDN, is a GI-expert dietitian and co-founder of Amenta Nutrition, a virtual nutrition counseling and consulting firm. Although she helps people with a variety of health concerns, she specializes in digestive disorders, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, chronic constipation, bloating, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), and other gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases like Celiac and MASLD/MASH (formerly NAFLD/NASH).

Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Italian and a Master of Science in nutrition from Hunter College. She is a committee member of the Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders (DIGID) DPG and a member of the Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy DPG. She is also a Monash University low-FODMAP diet-trained dietitian and an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Disclosures: Christine Randazzo Kirschner, MS, RD, CDN, faculty for this event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.

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