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Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders:
A Symposium for Patients

This educational symposium was held in Washington DC in June 2014. It brought together many prominent experts in the field of functional GI disorders, with the aim of providing patients with these health problems in the U.S. and beyond with the latest information on treatments for their conditions. As a part of that educational mission, we have now made all the presentations available on this public web page.

The symposium was divided into 4 topic sessions, each consisting of several presentations (you can click on each session title to skip down to the videos for that session):


SESSION 1: THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE WITH FGIDs

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Impact of FGIDs on the family, illness burden, and available resources
Laurie Keefer, PhD


How to make the most of a visit to your doctor
Douglas Drossman, MD


A Patientís Story
Louise Mott, RN


Discussion Panel and Q&A 1
Keefer, Drossman & Mott



SESSION 2: UPPER GI DISORDERS

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Understanding what causes symptoms in the upper GI tract and stomach
Jay Pasricha, MD


What can you do for heartburn and chest pain?
Ryan Madanick, MD


Managing indigestion -- bloating, dyspepsia, and feeling full after a small amount
Yolanda Scarlett, MD


Gastroparesis, nausea, and cyclic vomiting -- new approaches
Jay Pasricha, MD


Discussion Panel and Q&A 2
Pasricha, Madanick & Scarlett



SESSION 3: LOWER GI DISORDERS

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Understanding what causes symptoms in the intestines and rectum
Lin Chang, MD


Managing your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Lin Chang, MD


Treating Chronic Constipation
Richard Saad, MD


What can you do about bowel leakage?
William Whitehead, PhD


Chronic pain: What are the gastrointestinal risks of pain medications?
Douglas Drossman, MD


Discussion Panel and Q & A 3
Chang, Saad, Whitehead & Drossman



SESSION 4: COMPLEMENTARY TREATMENTS

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Probiotics and fiber: what works and how?
Yehuda Ringel, MD


Diet -- Which foods can you eat?
Kate Scarlata, RDN


Effective psychological treatments (CBT & Hypnosis) for GI Symptoms
Olafur Palsson, PsyD


Discussion Panel and Q & A 4
Scarlata, Ringel & Palsson