UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders hosted successful symposium for patients

The UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders hosted a symposium for patients with functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders on June 23 - 24. The symposium brought together several of the top U.S. experts in the field who gave presentations designed to give an update on the current state of knowledge about treatments for these disorders.

UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders hosted successful symposium for patients click to enlarge Presenters from the Pediatric Functional GI Session answer questions from the audience and from online participants during a panel discussion.

The Patient Symposium was held at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill and also was broadcast live over the internet allowing people from across the country and beyond to watch the event and even participate by submitting comments and questions to the speakers.  Over 150 individuals participated: 18 individuals in the online audience (13.7 percent) were from 5 countries outside of the United States (UK, Canada, India, Jamaica, Australia), and U.S. online audience members were from 29 different U.S. states.  In about a month, all 20 presentations and 5 panel discussions will be available online at http://fgidpatientupdate.com.

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