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Diagnosing and Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D) for Primary Care Clinicians

Seminar Overview

Nearly 1 in 10 adults and nearly 15% of children suffer the fluctuating symptom patterns of abdominal pain, disturbed defecation, and extra-intestinal symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. IBS represents a significant health burden owing to direct medical costs and indirect costs. Misdiagnosis and under treatment lends to waste and unnecessary patient suffering. Diet, stress and other sociocultural factors can influence prevalence, health care–seeking behavior, symptoms, and treatment response. Regrettably, practicing physicians and mid-level providers do not always fully understand the pathways and treatment options available now and those in development.

Topics to be covered in this highly interactive seminar include:

• An overview of the pathogenesis of IBS in both adults and children and update on the Rome IV diagnostic criteria
• Primary care’s role in the diagnosis and treatment of the IBS-D patients - including diet and behavioral approaches
• Recently approved medications and those in development
• A team approach to patient care management
• When to refer patients to GI specialists and the range of available therapeutic options

2019 Conference Dates and Locations

Fresno, CA
Wednesday, September 25
12:30 – 1:30pm
Shehadey Pavilion at Saint Agnes Medical Center
1303 E Herndon Avenue

Seminar Faculty: Fouad J. Moawad, MD Director, Gastroenterology Scripps Clinic

Durham, NC
Thursday, October 3
6:30 – 8:30pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy
8030 Renaissance Pkwy

Hosted by Triangle Association of Physician Assistants

Seminar Faculty: Anthony J. Lembo, MD Director, GI Motility Laboratory Beth Israel Deaconess

Scottsdale, AZ
Wednesday, October 16
6:00 – 8:30pm
The McCormick Scottsdale
7401 N Scottsdale Road

Hosted by Phoenix Society of Gastroenterology

Seminar Faculty: Lucinda A. Harris, MD Associate Professor Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Houston, TX
Thursday, November 14
8:00 – 9:00am
Baylor College of Medicine - Conf Room A
7200 Cambridge Street

Seminar Faculty: Lucinda A. Harris, MD Associate Professor Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Houston, TX
Wednesday, March 11
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Hosted by Harris County Academy of Family Physicians

Seminar Faculty: Brooks D. Cash, MD Chief, GI, Hepatology and Nutrition University of Texas Health Science Center

There is no fee to attend these programs. Advance registration is required to allow for event planning.

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Target Audience

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Internists
  • Family Practice Physicians
  • Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists
  • Advanced-Practice Providers and Nurse Specialists

For more information:

University of Louisville Office of CME and Professional Development
501 E. Broadway Su 370
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: (502) 852-5329