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Food at the intersection of gut health focus of 2019 Freston Conference

Registration open for the 2019 James W. Freston Conference, taking place Aug. 9-10 in Chicago.

Recognition is increasing among GI practitioners about the influence of nutrition and diet on patient outcomes. From irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac, mast cell activation syndrome and other maladies, what patients consume plays a role in how well they combat these diseases. Increasingly, clinicians are working with allied health professionals including allergists, nutritionists and dietitians to forge partnerships to promote sound gut health. In response to this growing trend, the 2019 James W. Freston Conference – Food at the Intersection of Gut Health and Disease, Aug. 9-10, 2019, in Chicago, will examine how nutrition management therapies can combat GI disorders and how diet supports improvement across the care continuum.

Since 2008, Freston has focused on single-issue topics where experts gather to address practitioner challenges and solutions as well as gastroenterological science. Following this year’s Freston, attendees will leave with a deep understanding about:

    • How to recognize and differentiate food-induced GI disorders. 
    • Diets that promote sound gut health care. 
    • How nutrient-gene interactions may alter gastrointestinal conditions.
    • How nutrition can help patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), IBS, IBD, FGIDs and mast cell activation syndrome. 
    • Implementing nutrition management therapies. 

Join like-minded practitioners and industry counterparts in Freston’s intimate environment designed to foster learning, networking and engagement. Registration is open and early bird rates are in effect through June 5. Learn more by visiting

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