The University of North Carolina Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders has announced the next online chat in its “Evening with the Experts” series. It will take place Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern time. Reuben Wong, MD, of the National University Hospital in Singapore will present on the topic of “Partner Burden” and functional gastrointestinal disorders like IBS.
People with IBS, and/or their concerned family members and friends are encouraged to make time to attend and participate in this and other UNC chats, which are an excellent, unique opportunity to interact directly with leading researchers, ask questions and give them feedback about our needs and concerns.
To participate in this or any UNC chat, go to the Center home page about 10 minutes before the starting time, click on the chat icon and follow the instructions given there. Many past video presentations are archived on the Center website, but the actual chat sessions are conducted live and are not archived.
Those who are unfamiliar with UNC’s online chat series may also find this previous post by IBS Impact on July 29, 2011 to be of interest.
Readers who are interested in the topic of spouses/partners or other relatives of people with IBS may also find the family and friends page of the IBS main website to be helpful. It contains original articles written especially for IBS Impact by each author and is expected to be updated shortly with additional articles. We encourage new submissions for this section from a range of perspectives: people with IBS, family and friends and professionals in the IBS community. Please use the contact link in that section if you are interested in contributing an article or have other suggestions that may be useful to people with IBS and our families or friends.