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Increasing Physician Awareness and Treatment Outcomes for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D)




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 adults and children
• Management of IBS-D Patients through diet and behavioral approaches
• Recently approved therapeutic agents for IBS-D

Conference Dates and Locations

July 10, 2018 – La Jolla, CA
8:00 – 9:00am
Scripps Memorial Hospitalv
Schaetzel Education Center
9888 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA
Dr. Fouad Moawad - Scripps Clinic

September 12, 2018 – Chicago, IL
6:15 – 8:30pm
West Suburban Gastro Club
Maggiano’s Little Italy
240 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL
(630) 368-0300
Dr. William Chey – University of Michigan School of Medicine
Dr. Darren Brenner – Northwestern University School of Medicine

September 25, 2018 - Boston, MA
6:30 – 8:30pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy Boston
4 Columbus Avenue
Dr. Anthony J. Lembo - Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

October 9, 2018 - Morristown, NJ
6:30 – 8:30pm
Mehndi
88 Headquarters Plaza, 3 Speedwell Avenue
Dr. Anthony J. Lembo - Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Additional program dates and locations will be scheduled through early 2019

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
  • Nurses


For more information:

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

Phone: (502) 852-5329
Email: cmepd@louisville.edu