San Diego Chapter Presents: Nutrition for IBS and SIBO: Exploring the Role of Low FODMAP Diet

May 25, 2016 05:00pm -
May 25, 2016 08:45pm

Event Description

Session Summary: The FODMAP approach for management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can help up to 75% of affected individuals achieve adequate and sustained relief of symptoms. IBS affects more than one in 10 North Americans; there are wide applications for FODMAP knowledge in the practice of almost every dietitian and many health care professionals. This session will provide a foundation for understanding the FODMAP approach, tips for communicating effectively with your clients about FODMAPs, an overview of nutrition care planning for patients with IBS, along with practical application tips such as label reading, grocery shopping and meal planning. The clinical problem of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) will be introduced along with tips to understanding breath test results, treatment options and nutritional considerations for patients diagnosed with this condition. FODMAPs are certain short-chain, rapidly fermentable, osmotically active, dietary carbohydrates.


Learning Objectives:

  • List the common characteristics of FODMAP carbohydrates and how they act in a collective manner to trigger IBS symptoms
  • List nutritional considerations for the patient with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Name whole foods and food ingredients suitable for low FODMAP diets
  • Describe the overall nutrition care plan for delivery of a FODMAP elimination diet


Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD is a dietitian based out of Portland, Maine with over 30 years of experience in the nutrition field.  She is a medical nutrition therapist and FODMAP expert. Patsy is the author of IBS—Free at Last!, Flavor without FODMAPs Cookbook, and IBS-Free Recipes for the Whole Family. She is the publisher of the FODMAP Practice Kit for RDNs, an e-book collection of forms and handouts for dietitian delivery of the FODMAP-elimination diet.

Kate Scarlata, RDN, LDN is a Boston-based dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the nutrition field. Kate’s focus is digestive health nutrition with a particular focus on IBS and the application of the low FODMAP diet for functional gut disorders. Kate is the author of numerous publications including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well with IBS and the coauthor of the New York Times Best Seller, 21 Day Tummy Diet.

Location: Sharp Spectrum
                   8520 Tech Way
                   Rooms 124A and 125A
​                   San Diego, CA 92123
 *Free Parking on site


  • 5:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Registration/Vendor Fair
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. FODMAPs and IBS 101 - Brief literature review defining the clinical problem of IBS and evidence for the role of the FODMAP approach in management of IBS; FODMAP food composition for clinical recommendations. Overview of elimination diet process. Top tips for label reading, menu planning and grocery shopping
  • 6:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Break
  • 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. What Every Dietitian Should Know About Small Intestinal Bacterial Growth - What is SIBO? How to​ interpret breath testing. Understanding the role of methane vs. hydrogen gas production. Nutritional considerations for the SIBO patient. Treatment options and emerging therapeutics for this patient population.
  • 7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Maximize Patient Care: The Big Picture

Cost:       $65 early registration (by April 15th)
                $75 registration between April 16 – May 24
                No onsite registration

Continuing Education Credits available: 3 CPEU's Prior Approved by CDR. Certificate of program attendance will be provided.


•   Registration is limited to 55 registrants, registration will change to waitlist once capacity number has been reached.
•   Boxed dinner will be provided and available to eat during the presentation, meal selection will be made when registering.
•   Complete your vendor passport the evening of the presentation and win prizes, such as signed copies of FODMAP publications (The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Well with IBS, 21 Day Tummy Diet, and IBS-Free at Last).
•   Any questions in regards to the chapter event please contact:


San Diego County ASPEN and California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics San Diego would like to thank:



Event Type:Chapter Meeting
Category:Chapter Meeting
Early registration ends on Apr 15, 2016.
Regular registration starts on Apr 16, 2016 and ends on May 22, 2016.
Late registration starts on May 23, 2016.
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