AGA Institute- Rome Foundation Lectureship on Gut Microbiota and Functional Gastroenterology Disorders was held on June 4, 2018 at Digestive Disease Week 2018


RALEIGH, NC – The AGA Institute, in conjunction with The Rome Foundation, presented a lectureship on Gut Microbiota and Functional Gastroenterology Disorders on Monday, June 4 at Digestive Disease Week 2018.

The event took place from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 146B in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

“Through our research at The Rome Foundation, we have redefined Functional GI Disorders (FGIDs) and the connection between the brain and the gut,” commented Douglas A. Drossman MD, President of the Rome Foundation. “Through our research we have found there is now clear evidence that psychological factors, such as depression, anxiety, and stress can have an adverse effect and cause IBS.”

The lectureship will discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of post-infection irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) and other functional GI disorders. It will also cover the gut-microbiome and brain interactions and review scientific evidence that supports targeting the gut microbiome in the treatment of FGIDs.

“This lectureship is part of The Rome Foundation’s mission to provide educational information in the areas of gastroenterology, psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and psychopharmacology,” added Dr. Drossman.

The Rome Foundation exhibited at DDW 2018, sharing Rome IV Educational materials at The Rome Foundation Booth #540 in Foundation Row at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in Washington, DC on June 2-5, 2018.

About The Rome Foundation

The mission of The Rome Foundation is to improve the lives of people with functional GI disorders. As an independent not-for-profit organization, The Rome Foundation provides support for scientific research and the development of educational information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).

Over the last 20 years, The Rome Foundation has sought to legitimize and update our knowledge of the FGIDs. This has been accomplished by bringing together scientists and clinicians from around the world to classify and critically appraise the science of gastrointestinal function and dysfunction. This work has enabled the experts convened by the Foundation to make recommendations for diagnosis and treatment that can be applied in research and clinical practice. These recommendations are provided in the Foundation’s publications and reflected in the Rome diagnostic criteria.

For more information, or to set up an interview with Dr. Douglas Drossman, President of The Rome Foundation onsite at DDW 2018, contact Johannah Ruddy.


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