November 24, 2017

Location Details
1:00pm - 4:30pm EST
12:00pm - 3:30pm CT

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
St. Michael’s Hospital, Auditorium
209 Victoria St
Toronto ON

Videoconference (OTN) in ON:To join the live event remotely, you must arrange a room booking at an OTN capable site. You must then register with DC's online registration system through the red Register button in the upper or lower right of the event posting. You will be asked to provide the location, room name and OTN site and system number in order for it to be activated for this event. If you have any questions, contact events@dietitians.

Live Webinar (for outside Ontario): For those who wish to attend remotely but do not have access to OTN, you may select the Live Webinar option when registering. You will then be sent a link to the GoToWebinar site a couple of weeks prior to the session. For system requirements, click here.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the gut microbiome and low FODMAP diets: Putting the puzzle pieces together - Toronto and by OTN videoconference to Ontario or Live Webinar for those outside Ontario.

Welcoming all Health professionals including RDs, RNs, MDs, SW, Pharmacists, Interns and Students. This session will offer participants the ability to learn new research findings in the area of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Speakers will cover the impact of the microbiome as it relates to IBS. Participants will also learn the impact of low FODMAP diets on clients diagnosed with IBS. 


  • Dr. Phillip Sherman, MD, FRCPC,  is Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences, & Dentistry at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto where he has been on faculty since 1984.  Dr. Sherman is a Past-President of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and a Past-President of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. He is the recipient of a Canada Research Chair (tier 1) in Gastrointestinal Disease (2001-02).  His research interests focus on epithelial cell signal transduction responses to pathogenic, commensal and probiotic bacteria. Dr. Sherman is Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. 
  • Ruth Harvie, RD is a registered dietitian with ten years clinical dietetic experience, in the later years working predominantly on a surgical ward and covering gastroenterology and respiratory. She completed a Masters degree investigating the efficacy of a low FODMAP in 2013 and is working on her PhD as a major focus is the microbiome. She is based at the Canadian center for human microbiome and probiotic research at the Lawson Research Institute in London, Ontario

FEES (HST included) 

EARLY BIRD (by Nov. 10)
DC Member $50 / DC Student member $25 / Non-member $75
REGULAR (after Nov. 10)
DC Member $60 / DC Student member $30 / Non-member $90

REMOTE SITES (via OTN or Live Webinar)
EARLY BIRD (by Nov. 10)
DC Member $40 / DC Student member $20/ Non-member $60
REGULAR (after Nov. 10)
DC Member $50 / DC Student member $25 / Non-member $75


Last Updated: November 16, 2017