The IBS Network, the national charity for irritable bowel syndrome in the United Kingdom, invites anyone with a Twitter account to take part in an hour-long chat on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (19:00-20:00) GMT. The chat, which will be moderated by two members of the IBS advisory board, will focus on four questions for discussion. To paraphrase, they are: Is the name “irritable bowel syndrome” a help or a hindrance? How do we enable people to be open about symptoms? How would you increase awareness, advocacy and empowerment? Is it “just” IBS?
The IBS Network encourages participants to consider their answers in advance, given the Twitter limit of 140 characters per tweet. Explanations of chat procedures and the full original wording of the IBS Network can be found on its website at the link below.
IBS Impact encourages readers, especially those from the United Kingdom, but also interested parties elsewhere, to consider this brief public discussion, which can provide the IBS Network with feedback from the IBS community and create some public awareness for our issues on social media. Thank you to the IBS Network for alerting IBS Impact to this opportunity and inviting participation.