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**Cancelled** – Continuing Medical Education Program and Patient Day 2016

April 15, 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the CME and Patient Day have been cancelled. The Center will continue it’s mission of patient and provider education with the Digest Newsletter as well as through our social media platforms. We apologize for any Inconvenience. Continuing Medical Education The UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders is currently developing … Read more

Center has 3 oral presentations and 2 posters accepted for UEGW

July 7, 2015

The Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders had three oral presentations and two posters accepted at United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW). UEGW will be held in Barcelona, Spain on October 24 – October 28. Abstracts submitted range in topic from IBS, functional bowel disorders, chronic constipation, and fecal incontinence. For additional information on UEGW, … Read more

New legislation introduced to expand research activities of the NIH for FGIDs

May 20, 2015

On May 13, 2015, Representative James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI-5) introduced legislation into the House of Representatives to “expand the research activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders.” A synopsis of the bill includes legislation aimed at giving the Director of NIH the ability to expand basic and … Read more

UNC Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March 6, 2015

UNC is hosting a Colorectal Cancer Awareness today, Marych 6 2015, to support a campaign to get screened for colorectal cancer. Dr. Olafur Palsson and Stefanie Twist went to the “Strollin’ Colon” exhibit and spoke with Jenny Hanspal, RN, who is a nurse navigator for the NC Cancer Hospital Cancer Support Program. For more information … Read more

Fats and FODMAPS: How to Enjoy the Holidays and Have a Happy GI Tract.

November 26, 2014

As the year comes to a close, the holiday season is quickly upon us. It is a time to enjoy friendship and family, celebrate traditions, and most likely be invited to multiple holiday meals. This can be a tricky time for patients with functional GI disorders who need to be careful of what types of … Read more

Center Faculty Attend United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW)

October 27, 2014

United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) is an international meeting of gastroenterologists held in Europe. It is a similar conference to Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in the United States. This year, the meeting was held in Vienna, Austria on Ocyober 20 – 23, 2014. There were 12,800+ attendees, 3,500+ abstracts submitted from countries all over the … Read more

American College of Gastroenterology Releases Evidence – Based Review on Management of IBS and Chornic Idiopathic Constipation

August 5, 2014

Press Release Issued by American College Of Gastroenterology (ACG). Content below is written and provided solely by ACG. For additional Information, please contact Jacqueline Gaulin or Colleen Fogarty at The full article can be viewed HERE. American College of Gastroenterology Releases Evidence-Based Systematic Review on Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation … Read more

Don’t Miss It! FGID Patient Day is THIS WEEKEND!

June 17, 2014

Whether you can attend in person or online, don’t miss the opportunity to learn from national experts about treatment options and disorder etiology for functional GI and motility disorders (FGIDs). UNC’s very best will be presenting along with nationally recognized experts in upper GI and lower GI disorders, such as functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis, IBS, chronic … Read more