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Free Online Webinar for IBS, Functional GI Disorders with Dr. Drossman, “Achieving Effective Patient-Provider Communication” on April 24, 2017

The American College of Gastroenterology has announced that for IBS Awareness Month, it will be sponsoring a free online webinar presented by Douglas Drossman, MD, MACG  and one of his patients, Katie Errico on “Achieving Effective Patient-Provider Communication.” The webinar will take place on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar …

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Free Online Webinar for IBS with Dr. Drossman, “How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit” on April 16, 2015

The American College of Gastroenterology, the Rome Foundation, and the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) have announced that for IBS Awareness Month, they will be sponsoring a free online webinar presented by Douglas Drossman, MD, MACG on “How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, …

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New York Times Column Raises Awareness But Also Reinforces Common Misconceptions of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

The New York Times features a regular column entitled “Think Like a Doctor” written by Lisa Sanders, MD. In it, the details of actual interesting or perplexing medical cases, with the patients’ identifying information removed, are presented in the online version of the newspaper. Readers, both medical professionals and laypeople, are then challenged to comment …

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PBS “Second Opinion” Series Broadcast Episode on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Recently, IBS Impact was alerted that an entire television episode of the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service health series “Second Opinion” was devoted to IBS. The series is hosted by Dr. Peter Salgo, a well known health and science correspondent and practicing clinician and professor associated with Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. His …

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UNC Online Chat:”Answers to Your Questions About IBS and Functional GI Disorders” on March 6, 2012

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 March 6, 2012 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern time. Douglas Drossman, MD, FACG,  will be available for an open discussion of “Answers to Your Questions About …

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Increasing Access to Quality Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome is estimated to affect 9-23% of people in different countries worldwide, conservatively 10-15% in the U.S. alone.  One would think this means that IBS education, treatment and local support systems are are readily available, as they are for many other less common chronic conditions in many communities. In many parts of the …

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