Virtual, Event
July 21, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dietitians and other practitioners will be working in the evolving field of gut microbiome science for decades to come. Understanding the fundamentals of research design and interpretation are likely to be core skills. Once research is generated, interpretation and application of findings requires an appreciation for dynamics that extend beyond the food, nutrient, or intervention of interest. Effective application of gut microbiome research requires clinicians to critically appraise methodological elements of research when interpreting results. In this webinar, an overview of best practices for designing and conducting diet-microbiome research in humans will be provided. Topics will include not only intervention study designs but also recruitment tips, sampling methods, important metadata to collect, and more. Attendees will likewise understand important elements to consider when interpreting and applying gut microbiome research.

This webinar is an IAFNS, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and American Society for Nutrition collaboration. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an accredited CPE provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Pending CPE approval, CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 CPEU for completion of either the live or recorded viewing of the webinar.

Moderator: Mary Lesser, PhD, RD, University of California, Berkeley
Speaker: Sarah Comstock, PhD, Michigan State University
Speaker: Levi Teigen, PhD, RD, University of Minnesota

Commission on Dietetic Registration Performance Indicators:

4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
6.2.2 Selects and uses appropriate tools and skills to collect and interpret research data.
8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.

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