University of North Carolina Rome IV Professional Continuing Education and Patient Day 2016 Live and Online June 25-26, 2016

The University of North Carolina Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders has announced that its 2016 biennial Patient Day will take place at the Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA on  Sunday June 26, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. This event, which is free of charge,  is geared to people with functional GI disorders and families and  will include presentations and panel discussions from a variety of leading FGID professionals on the broad topics of Overview of Irritable Bowel Syndrome,  IBS Symptoms and Constipation, IBS, Diarrhea and Fecal Incontinence,  Upper GI Disorders, and Non-Drug Treatments.  FGID-affected individuals and families who are local to Chapel Hill or are within traveling distance are welcome to attend in person. As was done for a similar patient symposiums in past years,  most of day’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.

The UNC announcement, with links to the tentative schedule, can be found on this page:  A link to log on to the live connection will be added to the page closer to the event date.

Any questions about Patient Day can be directed to the UNC Center Coordinator, Stefanie, at

Patient Day 2016 is scheduled to immediately follow a professional continuing education event at UNC  on the Rome IV diagnostic criteria being newly released this month and geared toward medical professionals who provide care to those affected by IBS and other FGID disorders. It is entitled “Introduction to Rome IV and Update on Diagnostic and Treatment Algorithms for IBS and Other Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders” This event will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at UNC in Chapel Hill from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 pm and will also be streamed online for those who prefer the webinar option. For MDs, DOs, NPs and PAs, participation in this live activity carries “a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.” For other professionals, this event is .725 continuing education units (CEUs) or 7.25 contact hours.

The fee for physicians (MD or DO) is $75. For interns or residents, or advanced clinical practitioners such as nurse practitioners or physician assistants is $25. Registration and payment by credit card or interfund transfer only may be completed through the Carolinas Healthcare System/ Charlotte Area Health Education Center at this link: The Charlotte AHEC site also includes details on requirements to receive credit, and minimum computer/technical needs for those participating by webinar.

Any questions on the professional continuing education event should be directed to Carrie J Jackman-Hoyle, MHA, 704.512.3720

IBS Impact encourages readers to consider these excellent, unique opportunities, to learn from and interact directly with leading researchers and other professionals in the functional GI field.

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