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Sessions

Session ONE: Update on Research and Drug Development in Federal Agencies

Session TWO: Advocating for Yourself in Healthcare

Session THREE: Creating a Healthcare Team

Session FOUR: Going Beyond Traditional Medicine in GI Illness

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c eiler

Overview of the National Institutes of Health

Carolynn Eiler
Event Project Manager
IFFGD

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g rogersOverview of Research in Neurogastroenterology Supported by the National Institutes of Health

Griffin Rodgers MD, MACP
Director
NIDDK, NIH

Biography available here. 

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e taylor

Overview of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Emily Taylor
Executive Assistant to the President and Organization Administrator
IFFGD

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a f helms

FDA Patient Affairs Staff: Patients First! How FDA is Making Patients a Priority

Andrea-Furia Helms MPH
Director
Patient Affairs Staff, FDA

Biography available here. 

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h mccorkle

Lifecycle of a drug – Pricing and Paying

Hayley McCorkle
Public Relations Associate
IFFGD

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b alianoMarketing of a Pharmaceutical Drug: A Peek Inside a Creative Advertising Agency

Brittany Aliano
Patient Advisory Committee
IFFGD

Vice President
Ogilvy Health

Biography available here.

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l nyugen

Preparing for Your Appointment: Going Beyond Symptoms to Address Your Goals

Linda Nguyen MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford Health Care

Biography available here.

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n ahujaHow to Prepare for Seeing Your Doctor

Nitin K. Ahuja MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Biography available here.

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g sayukWhat to Ask Your Healthcare Provider

Gregory Sayuk MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine

Biography available here. 

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d brenner1

The Best Ways to Describe Pain so Your Healthcare Practitioner Understands

Darren M. Brenner MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Northwestern University

Biography available here.

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j dumontA Look at Online Heath Records

Jamie DuMont
Director of Operations
IFFGD

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a sharmaLeveraging Live-Stream: Getting the Most from a GI Telehealth Appointment

Amol Sharma MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Augusta University

Biography available here.

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three
l sandt 1How to Create Your Healthcare Team

Lorren Sandt
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Caring Ambassadors Program

Biography available here.

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d mercer 1Making Your Surgeon a Part of Your Healthcare Team

David Mercer MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Biography available here.

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l cornell 1Making Your Dietitian a Part of Your Healthcare TeamMaking Your Dietitian a Part of Your Healthcare Team

Lauren Cornell, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian
Lauren Cornell Nutrition, Inc.

Biography available here.

c brandon 1Making Mental Health Part of Your Healthcare Team

Claire Brandon MD
Whole Body Psychiatry and GI Psychiatry

Biography available here.

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a lembo 11Introduction to Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Gastrointestinal Illness

Anthony J. Lembo MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Biography available here.

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j shapiro

An Introduction to Supplements for Gastrointestinal Disorders

Jordan Shapiro MD
Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology
Baylor College of Medicine

Biography available here.

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w chey 1

Supplements for IBS: What is the Evidence?

William D. Chey MD
Nostrant Collegiate Professor
Michigan Medicine

Biography available here.

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a lembo 22Introduction to Acupuncture in Gastrointestinal Illness

Anthony J. Lembo MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Biography available here.

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a lembo 33Introduction to Behavior Therapy in Gastrointestinal Illness

Anthony J. Lembo MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Biography available here.

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j shifferdIntroduction to Exercise for Your Gastrointestinal Health

Jennifer Shifferd, PT, CLT, WCS
Clinical Instructor
Michigan Medicine

Biography available here.

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