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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 a continuing medical education (CME) program “Introduction to Rome IV and Update on Diagnostic and Treatment Algorithms for IBS and other Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.”

This program is unique in that it will be held online as well as in person. The program has been approved for 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for physicians and 0.725 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) / 7.25 contact hours for other health care professionals. This event will be attended in-person and live streamed on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus in the Bioinformatics Building. The live video feed will be streamed all day (8:30am – 5:30pm) based on Eastern Standard Time.

The course will identify and apply:

  1. What’s new in Rome IV
  2. Clinical Management of FGIDs
  3. IBS Disease Mechanism
  4. Treatments for IBS including centrally and peripherally acting pharmaceuticals, psychological treatments, and dietary advice for IBS
  5. Etiology and treatment of upper GI disorders, and (6) Etiology and treatment of lower GI disorders.

If you are interested in participating, please visit To view the agenda and speaker list for the CME, click HERE.

Patient Education Day 2016 (#PtDay2016)

We will hold this event in conjunction with the Center’s patient day the following day, Sunday June 26. There is a charge to participate in the continuing education program, however patient day is free to participate in.

Patient day will be available to participate online and in person. We strive to offer patients all across the state, country, and world the opportunity to participate from the comfort of their homes. The live video feed will be streamed all morning into mid-afternoon (8:00am – 1:00pm) based on Eastern Standard Time. As in previous years, you will be able to submit your questions online either through the websites forum or through Twitter. We will try to address as many questions as possible during the panel discussions after each section of speakers.

Topics to be discussed include:

  1. An overview of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  2. IBS Symptoms and Constipation
  3. IBS, Diarrhea, and Fecal Incontinence
  4. Upper GI Disorders including gastroparesis, heartburn, and esophageal disorders
  5. Non-Drug Treatments including diet, biofeedback, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and hypnosis for the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).

To view the agenda and speaker list for patient day, click HERE.

Follow us on Twitter @FGIFYI for updates!