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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What's New for Rome IV



Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10% to 20% of the general American adult population and accounts for up to 40% of visits to gastroenterology practices. Because management of IBS remains a challenge for many clinicians, the goal of this program is to improve the ability of gastroenterologists to make individualized diagnostic and treatment decisions for patients with IBS. Through faculty presentations and open faculty discussion, this symposium will address issues surrounding the pathophysiology of IBS, establishing a diagnosis with clinical algorithms using Rome IV criteria and developing treatment strategies based on multidimensional clinical profiles. In addition, a video emphasizing “A Day in the Life” will address the patient perspective of having IBS and the impact that it has on patients’ quality of life.



At the conclusion of this program, participants should be better able to:

•Accurately diagnose patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D) by eliciting a thorough patient history and utilizing clinical criteria

•Tailor treatment options for patients based on their predominant symptoms while considering the mechanisms of action and potential side effects of each treatment

•Implement patient-centric care plans for managing IBS symptoms and improving patients’ overall quality of life

•As part of the treatment team, provide accurate and appropriate counsel to patients with IBS symptoms



Gastroenterologists and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with IBS



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Haymarket Medical Education and Global Medical Education. Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Haymarket Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. The relevant financial relationships of those persons in a position to control the content of this CME activity will be disclosed prior to the start of the educational activity.



This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.



Participants with special needs: If you require any special dietary or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact Lori Marrese at 1-800-379-6048, ext. 4832.

Program Agenda


6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Registration and Dinner

6:30 pm – 6:40 pm: Introductions and Optimizing the Patient's “A Day in the Life” With IBS Through Effective Communication Skills - Douglas A. Drossman, MD

6:40 pm – 7:00 pm: Insights Into the Pathophysiologic Basis of IBS - Magnus Simrén, MD, PhD

7:00 pm – 7:20 pm: Establishing the Diagnosis of IBS via Rome Diagnostic Algorithms- Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD

7:20 pm – 7:45 pm:  Using the Multidimensional Clinical Profile in Developing Treatment Strategies for IBS - Anthony J. Lembo, MD

7:45 pm – 8:00 pm:  Medically Speaking™ Q&A Panel Discussion

Faculty Members Scheduled to Attend

Douglas Drossman, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brian Lacy, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Antony Lembo, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School,
Magnus Simrén, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine & Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine,University of Gothenburg

Location and Date

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Marina Ballroom D-E, 3rd Floor, South Tower
333 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA

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