Mollie Parker Szybala NMD - Fecal Transplant, Laboratory Evaluation, and What to Do When Dysbiosis Strikes - CE Credit
2021 Thaena Microbiome Symposium - Microbial Ecosystems, Metabolites, and Their Impact on Human Health (December 4-5, 2021)
The use of Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) to successfully treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infection has been widely regarded and has encouraged additional studies of how other microbial mediated health conditions, including dysbiosis, may benefit from this treatment. However, FMT is not a treatment modality recommended for all C. difficile infections and there is increasingly overtreatment for C. difficile colonization. In this presentation, we will discuss how to distinguish a C. difficile infection from colonization/dysbiosis as well as treatment modalities for these conditions. We will also review the future of FMT and microbiome modulating therapies to alter the course of dysbiosis commonly associated with IBS and SIBO.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Evaluate and distinguish C. difficile infection and C. difficile colonization
Treatment and management of C. difficile infection using pharmaceuticals and FMT
Review of literature for the therapeutic potential of FMT in dysbiosis commonly associated with IBS and SIBO
Discuss use of microbiome modulating therapeutics for management of dysbiosis
Mollie Parker Szybala, NMD earned her doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Early in her education, Mollie developed a strong interest in studying the microbiome and how to utilize novel microbiome therapies to help manage chronic conditions and infectious diseases.
She began successfully working with fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) in 2014 for the treatment of resistant Clostridium difficile infection. In practice, Mollie uses her training to offer a novel approach to autism spectrum disorder, gastrointestinal conditions, allergies, asthma, atopy, adjunctive cancer care, mental health disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and more.
CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVAL
1 General CE Credit - American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)