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Calgary Ostomy Society welcomed guest speaker Dr. Raman to discuss the importance of hydration for those with an ostomy or j-pouch. She is one of the few hydration experts in Canada. Dr. Maitreyi Raman.

Dr. Raman is a Gastroenterologist and Physician Nutrition Specialist. She completed medical school at the University of Ottawa and Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Dalhousie University. She then did an Advanced fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Toronto, and MSC at the University of Calgary. Presently she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical at the University of Calgary. In addition, Dr. Raman is the Medical Director for Nutrition Services, Provincial Director for Ascend, (Alberta Centre of Excellence for Nutrition in Digestive Diseases). Her clinical and research interests include malnutrition in IBD, nutrition modulation in the microbiome in IBD, and medical management of short bowel syndrome. She is also the co-author of Healing Fatty Liver Disease, The Complete IBS Health & Diet Guide, and The Complete Prebiotic & Probiotic Health Guide.