How to Treat IBS Effectively - A November 2 CME Event


Nov2CMELogoThis symposium brings together the world’s leading authorities on IBS and gives you a chance to interact with them. Dr. Lin Chang and Dr. Bill Chey will give practical advice on drug management, and Drs. Magnus Simren and Sheila Crowe will teach you how to use diet and probiotics. Drs. Jeff Lackner, Laura Keefer, and Olafur Palsson will explain how psychologists can help your patient and teach you how to make a referral. Dr. Doug Drossman, President of the Rome Foundation, will lead a session on the use of the Rome criteria in clinical practice and he will explain how to optimize the doctor patient relationship.

The symposium will also benefit psychologists by describing cognitive behavior therapy, hypnosis, and complementary medicine techniques that have proven effectiveness in IBS. Psychologists will also learn how to collaborate with gastroenterologists in the management of these patients.

Individuals who wish to participate online will have the same opportunity to interact with the speakers by submitting questions online that will be addressed during the discussion panels after each section has been completed.

Online participants can register for free (HERE) if they do not need certificate of attendance or CEU / CME credits.  If you wish to register to obtain CME / CEU credits, click on the Charlotte AHEC logo below.

UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders will also be hosting Research Day 2013 on Friday - November 1, 2013, which will highlight the current research projects within the Center.  Registration for Research Day 2013 is free and can be found on Charlotte AHEC's registration page for the IBS CME.  To see a full list of speakers and topics for Research Day 2013, please click HERE.  Registration is open for In-Person participation only and will be open for same day registration.


To register for this event, Click the AHEC logo below:


Agenda for the Symposium

Check-in online and on-site begins at 7:30am. Breakfast and Lunch is included on-site.
Program will conclude at 5:45pm
Time of Event Program Title Speaker
8:00 Competing views of the etiology of IBS: One disorder or many? William Whitehead, Phd
8:10 Essentials of a productive Doctor-Patient Relationship Douglas Drossman, MD
9:10 - 9:40 Pharmacologic Treatment Options
Standard therapies William Chey, MD
Psycho-Pharmacology Therapies Lin Chang, MD
Panel Discussion
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Probiotics, Antibiotics, and Diet
The case for probiotics and antibiotics Magnus Simren, MD
The case for diet Sheila Crowe, MD
Panel Discussion
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:45 Effective Psychological Interventions
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): What is it, who benefits, and how well does it work? Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD
Hypnosis Treatment: What is it, who benefits, and how well does it work? Olafur Palsson, PsyD
Other Psychological Interventions (including mindfulness and relaxation interventions) Laurie Keefer, PhD
How to make a successful referral for psychological treatment Olafur Palsson, PsyD
3:45 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:30 The Rome Criteria in Clinical Practice
Overview of Rome Foundation and Rome IV Douglas Drossman, MD
The modular questionnaire as an aide to diagnosis William Whitehead, PhD
Rome diagnostic algorithm for functional bowel disorders Lin Chang, MD
What is new in Rome IV: the multidimensional clinical profile Douglas Drossman, MD
Discussion Panel
5:30 - 5:45 Closing Remarks




    7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    7.75 Contact Hours (Category A) for NC Psychologists
    0.78 CEU for Other Health Care Professionals


    The Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders. The Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


    • For individuals who are participating in-person, the symposium will be held at the Rizzo Conference Center.  The address to the Center is 150 DuBose House Lane. Chapel Hill NC 27517.
    • For individuals who are participating online, the symposium will be available via a live video stream and will have an interactive chat function which will allow participants to submit questions in real time that will be addressed during the discussion panel.
    • A unique log in and password will be emailed to you shortly before the conference date.


    Accommodations Near the Location

    McLean Hall at the Rizzo Center
    150 Dubose House Lane
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517

    Siena Hotel
    1505 East Franklin St.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

     Sheraton Hotel
    1 Europa Drive
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517

    Carolina Inn
    211 Pittsboro St,
    Chapel Hill NC 27516

    1001 Hamilton Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517


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