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William D. Chey, MD, FACG
William D. Chey, MD, FACG

Wall Street Journal Covers IBS and Features FODMAPs

GI physicians with an interest in diet and GI health can learn more in Ann Arbor this August

by William D. Chey, MD, FACG

The Wall Street Journal published a story on functional GI disorders, “More Options to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome, on Monday May 2, 2016. The article featured low FODMAP diets for IBS. I was honored to be quoted and mentioned in the article: “A dietary approach to easing that burden has gained steam in the U.S. as physicians like Dr. Chey listen to patients who would rather avoid taking a prescription drug, he says. The University of Michigan, University of Chicago and Stanford University are among the academic medical centers that have embraced the low Fodmap diet as an option for patients. Some have hired dietitians specializing in gastrointestinal disorders to help guide patients.”

Read the article in the Wall Street Journal

The emerging role of diet as an intervention for IBS was also the topic of my talk for the David Sun Lecture at the ACG Postgraduate Course in 2015, “Food: The Main Course to Disease and Wellness.

I wanted to let ACG members know that with my colleagues at the University of Michigan I have organized a three-day comprehensive program this summer in Ann Arbor targeted to GI physicians and RD/RDNs.  The ACG has endorsed “FOOD – The Main Course to GI Health: Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Disease Lecture Series.”

This August, the University of Michigan Digestive Disorders Nutrition & Lifestyle Program and the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the School of Public Health are offering this innovative and specialized three-day program to provide knowledge and training for health professionals with an interest in caring for patients with gastrointestinal diseases. This lecture series is offered by expert faculty and dietitians from the University of Michigan and other institutions and will include didactic lectures and panel discussions on the following topics:

  • IBS
  • IBD
  • Gastroparesis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity
  • Alternative therapies for GI disorders
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Gut microbiome

I invite you to learn more about Nutritional Management of GI Disease at the University of Michigan in August. 

UMichFoodGraphicWHEN:                 Saturday, August 20, 2016; Sunday August 21, 2016; Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WHERE:               Palmer Commons,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

CPEUs:                 18 CPEUs approved through the Commission on Dietetic Registration

REGISTRATION: Deadline August 14, 2016.