Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders to hold 2013 Research Day and CME Event

The UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders will be hosting two events in November. Center Research Day 2013 on Friday, November 1, 2013 IBS Sympsoium: How to treat IBS Effectively: Expert Update for Health Professionals on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Both events will be held at the Rizzo Conference Center located at 150 Dubose House Lane in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Functional GI and Motility Disorders Center at UNC Hospitals is the premier site, both nationally and internationally, for referral of patients with functional GI and motility disorders (FGID) and groundbreaking research in the field of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). The clinic’s unique multi-disciplinary, patient-centered approach integrates medical, physiological and psychological factors in the evaluation, understanding and treatment of patients with these disorders.

Research Day 2013

Research Day is free and open to students, employees, faculty, and the general public to attend.  Information on registration for Research Day can be found here.  Investigators will be presenting on their research from the past 12 months and will be speaking about topics ranging from accidental bowel leakage, Internet facilitated medical research and patient Care, and diagnosis and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).  There will also be panel discussions after each section to speak with the investigators about topics related to their research.g and treatment of patients with these disorders and serves as a leading tertiary referral site for patients who have difficult-to-diagnose illnesses or challenging disease/disorder management issues.

Speakers for research day include;

  • William Whitehead, PhD
  • Steve Heymen, PhD
  • Lalitha Kunduru and Sung Min Kim
  • Catherine Matthews, MD
  • Olafur Palsson, PsyD
  • Miranda van Tilburg, PhD
  • Spencer Dorn, MD MPH
  • Ryan Madanick, MD
  • Nancy Zucker, PhD

Irritable Bowel Syndrome CME Event

This Continuing Medical Education event brings together the world's leading experts in the field of medicine and psychology to speak about current medical and psychological practices for the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Multiple topics will be discussed including; etiology of IBS, Pharmacologic treatment options, Probiotics, Antibiotics, and Diet, Effective psychological interventions, and the Rome Criteria in Clinical Practice, Participation for this event will be available in two formats; (1) in-person and (2) a live streaming video webinar. In-person participation is limited to 60 slots so space is limited.  Webinar participants will be able to submit questions online and have them addressed during the discussion panels at the end of each session.   Information, registration, and fee structure for the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) CME Symposium can be found here. 

Speakers for the IBS Symposium Include;

    • William Whitehead, PhD
    • Douglas Drossman, MD
    • William Chey, MD
    • Lin Chang, MD
    • Magnus Simren, MD
    • Sheila Crowe, MD
    • Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD
    • Olafur Palsson, PsyD
    • Laurie Keefer, PhD


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