Research Day

The UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders will be presenting research findings on November 1, 2013 at the Rizzo Center, located at 150 DuBose House Lane in the MeadowMonte campus of Chapel Hill.  The research presented on this year will include topics such as; Accidental Bowel Leakage, Internet-Facilitated Medical Research and Patient Care, and Diagnosis and Management of FGIDs.

The presentations will cover active research studies.  Information about registration can be located through Charlotte AHEC's registration page.  Registration is free and open to the public.  In order to receive a lunch, you must register for the program.  No CME credits will be awarded during the Research Day presentations.



Time of PresentationTitle of PresentationSpeaker
On-Site Registration Opens at 10:00AM
10:30 - 10:40 Welcome and Announcements William Whitehead, PhD
10:40 - 12:00 Accidental Bowel Leakage
Center Research Agenda for Accidental Bowel Leakage: Improving access to care and dissemination of effective treatments. William Whitehead, PhD
FIX trial: Conservative treatment of bowel leakage in the frail elderly Steve Heymen, PhD
Survey of barriers to seeking treatment for accidental bowel leakage Lalitha Kunduru, Medical Student
Sung Min Kim, BS
Collaborations with the Division of Urogynecology to study the prevalence of bowel leakage in patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for pelvic cancer Catherine Matthews, MD
Panel Discussion
12:00 - 1:-00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:35 Internet - Facilitated Medical Research and Patient Care
Population prevalence of functional GI symptoms in adults: Implications for the diagnosis of FGIDs Olafur Palsson, PsyD
Population prevalence of functional GI symptoms in children: Implications for the diagnosis of FGIDs Miranda van Tilburg, PhD
Diary studies of the variability of bowel habits and symptoms in IBS: The relationship between pain and stool consistency Olafur Palsson, PsyD
Internet-based self-management program Spencer Dorn, MD
Emerging role of social media in survey research and healthcare delivery Ryan Madanick, MD
Panel Discussion
2:35 - 2:50 Break
2:50 - 4:10 Diagnosis and Management of FGIDs
Validation of minimally invasive tests for diagnosis of disordered defecation William Whitehead, PhD
Mitochondrial DNA sequences beyond IBS: Can we find similar role in other types of pain? Miranda van Tilburg, PhD
Picky eating and meal skipping: A sign of abdominal pain in toddlers and adolescents? Nancy Zucker, PhD
The role of psychological factors in childhood abdominal pain: Findings from IBD and IBS and introduction of a randomized controlled trial Miranda van Tilburg
Panel Discussion
4:10 - 4:20 Closing Remarks William Whitehead, PhD


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