Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Program Date: 11 November 2020
Publication Date: 21 January 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review the evidence related to the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel diseases and their current therapies; identify the food groups, dietary components, and food additives to address with patients; and discuss implementation of the Crohn's Disease Exclusion Diet with patients in clinical practice. Originally presented as a live webinar on November 11, 2020.

Course Objectives:

•Review the evidence related to the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel diseases and their current therapies.
•Review the food groups, dietary components, and food additives selected as the most important to address with patients.
•Discuss implementation of CDED with patients in clinical practice.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1
  • Run Time: 61

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Lindsey Albenberg, DO

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Lindsey Albenberg, DO, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is the program director for the Fellowship in Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease and her clinical practice focuses on dietary therapies for IBD. Dr. Albenberg is a researcher within the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at CHOP. One of her key research interests is the response of the gut microbiota to dietary modification in inflammatory bowel disease.
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Jennifer Smith, MS, RD, CSP, LD, LMT

Clinical Dietitian
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Jen Smith, MS, RD, CSP, LD, LMT, is a Clinical Dietitian at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She has been working at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with an emphasis in Gastroenterology since 2003. She is a board-certified specialist in Pediatric Nutrition. She has won many awards in nutrition including Ohio Dietetic Association’s Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year. Jen’s primary area of interest is Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She is a leader in IBD nutrition and has led local, regional, and national nutrition projects which have been presented at national conferences and published in scientific journals. She is active member and has been involved with speaking engagements within many organizations including the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, the NASPGHAN Council for Pediatric Nutrition Professionals, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She is an active participant in ImproveCareNow, a quality improvement collaborative, dedicated to improving care for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. In addition to working as a dietitian, Jen is also a Licensed Massage Therapist at Nationwide and lives in Dresden, Ohio with her husband Jeff and sons Bennett and Mathias.
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Sandra Kim, MD

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
UMPC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Sandra Kim, MD, a nationally recognized expert in pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel disease, is the co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, a part of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Kim is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Prior to joining Children’s Hospital, Dr. Kim was co-director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

In Pittsburgh, Dr. Kim, along with Sapana Shah, MD, will establish the hospital’s participation in Improved Care Now, a national consortium to improve the care of children with IBD. Dr. Kim’s clinical and research interests focus on pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases, including adolescent transitioning and quality improvement in pediatric IBD and the impact of the gastrointestinal microbiota in IBD. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Cohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). She has authored numerous studies on pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr. Kim currently serves as past chair of Pediatric Affairs and current co-chair of Government Affairs/Advocacy for the CCFA nationally. In addition, she chairs the Clinical Practice and Adolescent Transitioning committees and serves on the Physician Leadership committee and Strategy Council for Improve Care Now. Dr. Kim also is involved as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Flying Horse Farms and on the board of Directors for the Central Ohio CCFA chapter. As a reflection of her dedication to her profession, Dr. Kim was awarded the 2011 Rosenthal Award for her leadership in patient education and advocacy by the CCFA. She also was the 2015 faculty inductee at the Ohio State University College of Medicine chapters of Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Inteflex (Integrated Pre-medical/Medical) Program, earning bachelors; degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology as well as her medical degree. She completed clinical training in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine. She was a recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award during her GI fellowship and was on the NIH/NIDDK-funded T32 grant for her research project investigating zinc metabolism in children with IBD. After her clinical training, she pursued additional training as a post-doctoral fellow at the NIH-funded Center for GI Biology and Disease at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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