Reframing Dietary Therapies for IBS

Christian Shaw, Nick Trott

Wednesday 20 September 2023 20:00–21:00 BST

Reframing Dietary Therapies for IBS

Christian Shaw, Nick Trott

Wednesday 20 September 2023 20:00–21:00 BST





At present dietary therapies for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) involve a top-down approach, where all possible dietary triggers are excluded using a low FODMAP diet. This webinar explores whether we should consider using bottom-up approaches that are less restrictive and tailored to the patient to better support those living with IBS.

IBS is thought to impact at least 10-20% of people in the UK and symptoms vary in severity.

This webinar will cover the role of dietary therapies in the management of IBS and explore the latest evidence on new, less restrictive approaches including a gluten-free diet, including results of the first RCT comparing first line dietary advice, low FODMAP diet and the gluten free diet.

We’ll cover:

  • The role of dietary therapies in IBS
  • Why new, less restrictive approaches are needed
  • The emerging evidence around a gluten free diet in IBS
  • The crossover between the low FODMAP diet and the gluten free diet

We’re also joined by Gastroenterology Dietitian, Nick Trott, to chair and guide discussions during the session.

Watch this webinar to:

Gain understanding of
  • The role of dietary therapies in IBS
  • The current evidence base for less restrictive approaches and why new ways are needed
  • How individualised approaches such as a gluten free diet may be a suitable option as a bottom-up approach in the management of IBS
Be aware of
  • The emerging evidence around a gluten free diet in IBS
  • Results of the first RCT comparing first line dietary advice, low FODMAP diet and the gluten free diet
  • The crossover between the low FODMAP diet and the gluten free diet, which may be a way to reduce fructans
Be able to
  • Summarise the evidence for dietary therapies for IBS
  • Apply the evidence base for dietary therapies in IBS to help clinical practice
  • Feel more confident to try alternative approaches if suitable depending on the individual

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Expert speaker

Christian Shaw
Trainee ACP and Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian, Academic Unit of Gastroenterology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital


Christian Shaw obtained an undergraduate degree in nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University in 2014, before graduating in 2016 with a post graduate diploma in dietetics from Leeds Becket University. He has since obtained an MSc in advanced clinical practice from Sheffield Hallam University this year and works at Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s as a specialist gastroenterology dietitian and a trainee advanced clinical practitioner. He has recently become a supplementary prescriber and is an advocate for advanced practice in dietetics. His clinical interests include disorders of gut brain interactions and he has contributed to several research studies on the role of dietary therapies in IBS.

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Nick Trott
Gastroenterology Dietitian, Royal Hallamshire Hospital


Nick works as a Gastroenterology Dietitian, covering the Specialist Coeliac Clinic at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. His areas of particular clinical interest include coeliac disease, gluten ataxia, non-coeliac wheat sensitivity and the Low FODMAP approach to Disorders of Gut Brain Interaction.

Melissa Mogor


Rosie Long
Nutrition Marketing Lead, Registered Associate Nutritionist, MyNutriWeb



This webinar is approved for CPD by the AfN

GI discomfort is often reported by individuals seeking nutritional support, and represents a significant market that nutritionists working within the food industry may be asked to help support. This webinar will provide an opportunity to explore emerging evidence for less restrictive approaches which can benefit individuals with reducing discomfort, whilst maximising dietary enjoyment, variety and nutrient intake.

Attendees should gain an understanding on the limitations to the current evidence base, areas for future research and suitable advice they can provide (within their scope of practice).

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This webinar is being run in association with Schӓr​ and The BDA Gastroenterology Specialist Group

About Schӓr​
Schär is brand of Dr Schär, leading European manufacturer of gluten–free foods for over 40 years, available in all major supermarkets. Schär are proud to lead the way in gluten-free food innovation and support vital research into gluten-related disorders. They also produce a range of peer-reviewed, evidence-based resources for healthcare professionals and their patients.

Find out more about the brand and products, or take a look at their Healthcare Professional Platform


About The BDA Gastroenterology Specialist Group
The Gastroenterology group of the British Dietetic Association is a specialist group which is open for all BDA members with a keen interest in all things gastrointestinal. We support and develop high quality evidence based dietetic practice in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, through the channels of social media, event days and resources. All whilst, promoting the benefit of a dietitian’s role in this unique specialism. @BDA_Gastro on both Twitter and Instagram – with Instagram focusing on one topic per month.
BDA’s IBS food fact sheet here

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