Free IBS Network Conference, “The Patient’s Perspective,” To Be Held April 16, 2016

March 28, 2016

Some of our readers in the vicinity of Sheffield in the United Kingdom may be interested in a conference entitled, “The Patient’s Perspective” being offered by the IBS Network at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Hotel in Sheffield on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

This event is in commemoration of the IBS Network’s 25th anniversary as the United Kingdom’s national charity for IBS and will include several sessions with leading U.K. professionals in the IBS/functional GI field as well as people affected by IBS. Diagnosis, working with health professionals, research, diet, cooking, and living with and managing IBS are among the expected topics. The program is free of charge to those affected by IBS and IBS professionals but 25 pounds for those representing or employed by commercial entities. An IBS-friendly buffet lunch will be provided.

The original listing with more details is available on the IBS Network website at the following link:

Thanks to a friend of IBS Impact in the U.K. for passing along the information.

Please address any questions about the above event directly to the IBS Network. IBS Impact hopes that this conference is helpful to our readers in the United Kingdom.


Upcoming GI Society, Canada, IBS Education and Support Events for April and May 2016.

March 20, 2016

The Gastrointestinal (GI) Society, also known as the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, is offering four “Bad Gut Lectures” on various aspects of irritable bowel syndrome in different locations within British Columbia during April and May 2016. These are appropriate both for people with IBS and their “support circles,” such as family and friends, and health professionals.  These are free of charge, but advance registration is required.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Studio Theatre in Maple Grove,  7:00-8:30 PM :

Overview of IBS and treatments by Dr. James R. Gray, a gastroenterologist

Wednesday, April 27m 2016 at the Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, 7:00-8:30 PM:

Overview of IBS and treatments by Dr. James R. Gray, a gastroenterologist

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Executive Suites and Conference Centre in Burnaby, 7:00-8:30 PM

Overview of IBS and focus on stress management by Dr. James R. Gray, a gastroenterologist and Claire Maisonneuve, a registered clinical counsellor

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Poco Inn and Suites Hotel in Port Coquitlam, 7:00-8:30 PM

Overview of IBS and focus on the low-FODMAP diet  by Dr. James R. Gray, a gastroenterologist and Anne-Marie Stelluti, a registered dietitian

Those interested in attending any of the above lectures may register on the GI Society website at

For people with IBS in the Toronto and Montreal areas, the GI Society also offers ongoing monthly in-person support groups. Please see the GI Society support group page for exact times and locations and the GI Society’s guidelines for members.  The GI Society advises that prospective attendees call its office in advance to confirm that the meeting for a given month is occurring as scheduled.

Please address any questions about the above programs directly to the GI Society. IBS Impact hopes that these resources are helpful to our Canadian readers in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.