Integrative SIBO Conference Deemed a Success



May 2, 2017 – The first of its kind conference on the topic of integrative treatment for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) was held March 25 and 26, 2017 at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. Presented by Synergy CME Resource Group, Inc., the conference featured an international line-up of experts presenting integrative information about a comprehensive spectrum of SIBO-related topics.

In addition to several leading naturopathic and chiropractic physicians from the United States, the speaker line-up also included Nirala Jacobi, ND, from Australia and Carmelo Scarpignato, MD, PharmD, from Italy.

“Our goal was to create a truly integrative experience for participants,” said Audra Mehan, DC, who is the Director of Continuing Education for Synergy. “Each of the speakers represented their own dedicated field of interest, presenting their chosen topic as it pertained to the common goal of treating SIBO.”

This team-based presentation format allowed attendees to learn about SIBO from multiple perspectives. “We wanted participants to see an example of cohesiveness within the SIBO community so we can then help them develop more comprehensive and research-based protocols in this field of medicine,” said Eric Hamilton, Synergy’s President.

Nearly 200 practitioners attended the event with an additional 100+ attending via webinar. The conference provided 14 continuing education (CE) credits for NDs and DCs, including 3.5 pharmacy credits.

Webinar recordings of the event are now available for those who could not attend and would like to earn their CE credits. For more information about the webinars and credits for this conference, visit

According to Mehan, because the response was so positive for this year’s event and there is always new research and clinical information available about SIBO, it’s likely that Synergy will host the conference annually.

“We appreciate our sponsors, speakers, and participants very much for making this year’s event so successful,” said Mehan.

About Synergy CME Resource Group, Inc.

Synergy CME Resource Group is an independent, nonprofit, medical organization dedicated to the development and presentation of continuing medical education programs designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals. The mission of Synergy CME Resource Group is to improve public health by supporting the creation and provision of educational opportunities meant to advance the skills and knowledge of physicians and other healthcare professionals. In addition, Synergy CME Resource Group operates in the pursuit of broadening the array of educational programs for medical subspecialties that are currently being underserved or overlooked.

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