• 2015 SIBO Symposium, all presentations

    Original Date: June 6-7, 2015

    Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a chronic bacterial colonization of the small intestine. These bacteria normally live in the gastrointestinal tract, however, in SIBO they have overgrown in a location not meant for so many bacteria. The bacteria interfere with our normal digestion and absorption of food and are associated with damage to the lining or membrane of the small intestine. These mechanisms in turn lead to myriad other disorders—gastrointestinal, systemic, and neurological.

    The 2nd Annual SIBO Symposium features the nation’s leading experts on the topic to present an evidence-based educational program on managing small intestine bacterial overgrowth. For more information, visit www.sibosymposium.com

    Presentations include:
    • Underlying Causes of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
    • Elemental Diet Treatment of SIBO
    • Rifamaxin Treatment for SIBO
    • Prokinetic Prevention of SIBO
    • Physical Treatment for SI Obstruction
    • Beyond the Breath Test: Other Tests for the SIBO Patient
    • The Johns Hopkins Approach to SIBO: Herbal Antibiotics, Diet & More
    • The Heart of SIBO Diets: Carbohydrate Malabsorption
    • Leaky Gut and SIBO
    • Lactulose Breath Tests Interpretation
    • Clinical Pearls Presentations and Open Forum

    12.25 CEUs (including 3.25 pharmacy and 9.0 general) for NDs approved by OBNM
  • Underlying Causes of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

    Mark Pimentel, MD
    Original Date: June 6, 2015

    This presentation discusses the anatomical and physiological underlying causes of SIBO including adhesions, obstruction, hypochlorhydria, ileocecal valve dysfunction, immunodeficiency and motility disturbances. Special emphasis is given to a new antibody blood test for post-infectious IBS, as well as other tests and imaging for these underlying causes.

    1.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Elemental Diet Treatment of SIBO

    Mark Pimentel, MD & Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc
    Original Date: June 6, 2015

    This presentation focuses on explanations of both commercially available and homemade versions of an elemental diet used as a medical food treatment for SIBO. It will also cover the presentation of various cases that utilized this non-drug approach. Pros and cons are discussed.

    Includes case presentation by Leonard Weinstock, MD

    0.75 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Rifamaxin Treatment for SIBO

    Mark Pimentel, MD 
    Original Date: June 6, 2015

    This presentation covers the history and current research on Rifaxamin for the treatment of SIBO and IBS. Also discussed are the mechanisms of action, adverse effects, safety research, antibiotic resistance, status of FDA approval and appropriate dosages.

    Includes case presentation and Q&A panel 

    1.25 CEUs (including 0.75 pharmacy and 0.5 general) approved by OBNM

  • Prokinetic Prevention of SIBO

    Mark Pimentel, MD, Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc, Leonard Weinstock, MD, Melanie Keller, ND
    Original Date: June 6, 2015

    This lecture covers the history and current research on Prokinetics, both pharmaceutical and botanical for the treatment of SIBO and IBS. Mechanism of action, adverse effects, safety research, tolerance, status of FDA approval and appropriate dosages are discussed.

    Includes case presentation by Dr. Shaver and Q&A Panel.


    1.5 CEUs (including 1.25 pharmacy and 0.25 general) approved by OBNM
  • Physical Treatment for SI Obstruction

    Larry and Belinda Wurn
    Original Date: June 6, 2015

    Questions are answered on the following topics: underlying causes of SIBO,  specific cases presented, elemental diet, Rifaxamin, pharmaceutical options, and prokinetics to treat and prevent recurrence of SIBO.

    Includes case presentation by Illana Gurevich, ND

    0.75 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Beyond the Breath Test: Other Tests for the SIBO Patient

    Lisa Shaver, ND, Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND
    Original Date: June 6, 2015

    Discussion of further testing for the SIBO patient including stool testing, IBD, Celiac, H. Pylori, gallbladder, appendicitis and functional tests such as ileocecal valve dysfunction.

    Includes Q&A panel

    1.25 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • The Johns Hopkins Approach to SIBO: Herbal Antibiotics, Diet & More

    Gerard Mullin, MD
    Original Date: June 7, 2015

    Gastroenterologist's at John Hopkins approach to treatment of SIBO which emphasizes herbal antibiotics and diet. Discussion of recent research comparing herbal antibiotics to pharmaceutical antibiotics.

    1.25 CEUs 
    (including 0.5 pharmacy and 0.75 general) approved by OBNM
  • The Heart of SIBO Diets: Carbohydrate Malabsorption

    Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc
    Original Date: June 7, 2015

    Explanation of carbohydrate malabsorption in the SIBO patient versus a non-SIBO patient and how the SIBO diets deal with this. Discussion includes lactose malabsorption and fructose malabsorption. 

    Includes case presentation.

    0.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Cost: US$ 35.00
    Leaky Gut and SIBO

    Leonard Weinstock, MD
    Original Date: June 7, 2015

    Includes case presentation with Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

    Review of the research on leaky gut and SIBO including symptomology, pathophysiology and treatment options. Discussion of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options.

    1.0 CEUs (including 0.25 pharmacy and 0.75 general) approved by OBNM
  • Lactulose Breath Tests Interpretation

    Leonard Weinstock, MD, Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc, Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND
    Original Date: June 7, 2015

    Discussion on mechanisms of action of lactulose and its action on bacteria and microbes in the small intestine over 3 hours, and how to interpret these patterns.

    Includes Q&A Panel

    1.0 CEUs 
    (including 0.5 pharmacy and 0.5 general) approved by OBNM
  • Clinical Pearls Presentations and Open Forum

    Mona Morstein, ND
    Original Date: June 7, 2015

    Presentation of cases and clinical pearls from various clinicians.

    2.0 general CEUs 
    approved by OBNM