Improving Bowel Control: A Symposium for Nurses, Physicians, and Allied Health Professionals

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals with the knowledge they need to assess, diagnose, and treat fecal incontinence, as well as to assist patients and families lower their risk for and cope with the challenges of this condition.

When Apr 12, 2012
from 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where UNC Bioinformatics Bldg Auditorium
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  • Admission is free
  • Registration includes morning coffee and a boxed lunch
  • Up to 4.25 ANCC contact hours available to all attendees at no cost

The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Background: Approximately 9% of U.S. adults experience fecal incontinence, and this has a devastating impact on quality of life for both patients and their families. Effective treatments are available but ¾ of patients do not receive these treatments because few health care providers screen for bowel control problems and patients are reluctant to talk about it.

Featured Speakers:

  • Christine Norton, PhD, DMS, MA, RN - Professor of Clinical Nursing and Innovation, Buck New University and Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust, London
  • Diane Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD - Adjunct Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery, Research Investigator Senior Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Director, Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

UNC Speakers:

Drs. Jan Busby-Whitehead, Steve Heymen, Mary Palmer, Reza Rahbar, Yolanda Scarlett, and William E. Whitehead


  • Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders
  • Center for Aging and Health
  • Institute on Aging

Continuing Education Information:

To successfully complete this program you must attend the symposium  and complete an on-line evaluation.

Physicians:  You may use the certificate of attendance provided by the Center for Lifelong Learning for your records if you choose to self-designate our course for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit.

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