The University of North Carolina Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders has announced that its 2012 Patient Symposium will take place at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on June 23-24. This annual event, geared to people with functional GI disorders and families, will include presentations and panel discussions from a variety of leading professionals on the broad topics of IBS, Pediatrics, Pelvic Floor Disorders and Upper GI Disorders. For the first time, the weekend’s activities will be broadcast live online, allowing anyone in the world with an Internet connection fast enough for audio, video and chat technology to view the sessions and submit questions, similar to what is done during the monthly UNC online chats.
For those who wish to attend the symposium in person, there is no charge, but registration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For those traveling to Chapel Hill from outside the local area, UNC has secured a group rate at the hotel for a limited number of rooms. People who plan to participate online do not need to register. A link to log on will be added to the event page prior to the scheduled date.
More details on the event and registration, including a schedule in PDF format, can be found at the following link.
IBS Impact encourages readers to consider this excellent, unique opportunity to interact directly with leading researchers and other professionals in the functional GI field, ask questions and give them feedback on our needs and concerns.