This one-day course, the first of two, aims to present the latest research and clinical practice guidelines to facilitate evidence-based dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is for BDA members who currently manage, or are keen to develop knowledge in managing, adults with IBS. The course is taught through formal lectures, group work and discussion, and case studies. 

The course for Day 1 covers:

o   IBS: definition, aetiology, prevalence, diagnostic criteria, classification, symptoms

o   National guidelines for the clinical and dietary management of IBS

o   Evidence for first-line dietary intervention in IBS  

o   First-line dietary management in IBS: clinical and dietary assessment, evaluating effectiveness, case studies

o   Resources for healthcare professionals and people with IBS

o   Group discussion on clinical practice at a local and national levels

o   Post-course work to support your skills and clinical practice in the management of IBS, with pre-course reading for Day 2: second-line dietary management (low FODMAP dietary intervention). 

Aim:  

To gain key knowledge and skills in the first-line dietary management of IBS using an evidence-based practical approach.