SIBO Summit 2016

sibo summit 2016

The Healthy Gut is proud to be sponsoring Australia’s first SIBO Summit, featuring Australia’s and America’s leading SIBO specialists.  Held on 8 October in Melbourne and 10 October in Sydney, immerse yourself in a day of cutting edge research, updated treatment protocols, and new ideas on how to treat even your toughest SIBO patients.


about the sibo summit

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is one of the leading causes of IBS. Patients with IBS symptoms are among the most frequent seen in clinical practice. Understanding how to assess and treat SIBO successfully can profoundly affect patient outcomes.

SIBO is caused by a translocation of bacteria into the small intestine (SI) as well as poor SI motility.  Successful eradication of SIBO requires a comprehensive treatment approach and the last few years have seen an emergence of research and discoveries in this field.   Besides digestive symptoms, SIBO has been found to have far reaching influences in an ever increasing number of conditions such as fibromyalgia, gallstones, interstitial cystitis, acne rosacea, and malabsorption syndromes to name just a few.

An exciting panel of speakers will be presenting at this day long summit in Melbourne and in Sydney. Join leading SIBO experts discuss the latest evidence-based research, pharmacology, dietary interventions and other treatment options  for managing small intestine bacterial overgrowth.

Designed for health care professionals, this summit will provide the following learning objectives:

✓ Understand the development and symptomology of SIBO
✓ Understand and differentiate between current available testing methods
✓ Learn about associated conditions
✓ Current developments between conventional and herbal antibiotic strategies

✓ Pre and probiotic role in SIBO treatment
✓ Beyond low FODMAP – the Biphasic diet with proven results
✓ Is your patient’s SIBO caused by adhesions?
✓ What’s new in treatment

the speakers

Dr Siebecker

Dr Allison Siebecker ND

Dr Allison Siebecker ND is a respected naturopathic physician who has brought SIBO into the limelight of alternative and complementary  medicine.  She was the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NCNM Clinic and has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010.  Dr. Siebecker is passionate about education- she is Instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NCNM, Coordinator of the 2014 and 2015 SIBO Symposiums, teaches continuing education classes for physicians and is the author of the free educational website

Jason Hawrelak

Dr Jason Hawrelak PhD, ND

Dr Jason Hawrelak ND, BNat(Hons), PhD, MNHAA, MASN, FACN is a naturopath, herbalist, and nutritionist with over 16 years of clinical experience. He currently teaches the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine Program in the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania  and is the Gastrointestinal Imbalances lecturer in the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States (Portland, Oregon). Jason did his Honours (First Class) and PhD degrees in the areas of the gastrointestinal microbiota, irritable bowel syndrome, and the clinical applications of pre- and probiotics. He has written extensively in Australian and International textbooks and journals on these topics.

Dr Nirala Jacobi

Dr Nirala Jacobi ND

Dr. Nirala Jacobi, BHSc, ND (USA) graduated from Bastyr University in 1998 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She practiced as a primary care physician in Montana for 7 years before arriving in Australia  and is still a licensed physician in the US.  Dr Jacobi is considered one of Australia’s leading experts in the natural treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a common cause of IBS. She is a national and international speaker on this topic and her annual SIBO update webinars as well as SIBO  MasterClasses are popular and well attended. In June 2016, she will presenting her biphasic diet and herbal approach for the treatment of SIBO at the annual SIBO Symposium in Portland, USA.  Dr Jacobi is the medical director of SIBOtest, an online testing service, and also has a busy practice in northern New South Wales.

who should attend the sibo summit?

The SIBO Summit is perfect for health professionals with an interest in gut health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

✓ Naturopaths
✓ General Practitioners (GPs)
✓ Integrated Health Practitioners
✓ Dieticians

✓ Chiropractors
✓ Nutritionists
✓ Health Coaches