Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders:
A Symposium for Patients
June 22 - 23, 2014
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
The Center is happy to announce Patient Day 2014! Patient Day is an educational symposium dedicated to helping patients find the information they want on a variety of different functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) by bringing experts in the field together for one event. The experts provide up-to-date information on treatments, disorder etiology, new developments in the field, and additional health care resources for patients. Discounted rates for hotel accommodations can be found here. Information on transportation to the hotel and/or airport can be found here.
The symposium also gives patients who attend, both online and in person, the opportunity to ask the experts any question they may have about functional GI disorders. In 2012, the UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders hosted Patient Day at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill NC. (Video archives for Patient Day 2012 can be found here.) It was not only well attended in person, but live streamed over the internet and had participants domestically from 29 states and internationally from Jamaica, India, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
This year Patient Day will be held in Washington DC, one day before the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Information on Advocacy Day can be found at http://www.dha.org/events/1014.
This year, the agenda for patient day will be somewhat different from 2012. We will continue have lively and informative presentations on several topics that will be live streamed over the internet as well as attended in person. Also, online audiences will still have the opportunity to submit questions and have them answered in real time. The biggest change includes the addition of two interactive components; (1) Reception after the lectures on June 22 to meet the experts, where patients can visit with speakers over light refreshments and, (2) On June 23, experiential workshops where patients choose to participate in 2 of 6 different 2-hour courses focusing how to self-manage their functional gastrointestinal disorder. The Experiential workshops will only be available to in person participants due to HIPAA laws on patient privacy and protection.
For information on registration, please visit www.fgidpatientupdate.com