2021 NES IFFGD 30th Anniversary Event

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Dates: November 6-7, 2021

Location: Virtual Event

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, we will be hosting a very special virtual edition of the Norton Education Series (NES). The Nancy and Bill Norton Patient Education Series Event: IFFGD’s Thirtieth Anniversary Edition will be a mix of pre-recorded videos and a live feed and will take place Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th. William Chey, MD will Chair the Program Committee and Lin Chang, MD and John Pandolfino, MD will serve as Co-Chairs. The Program Committee will join Ceciel Rooker, IFFGD President, in co-hosting the event.

This free virtual two day event will include medical education sessions and open panel discussion sessions.  In the Medical Education Session: Pathophysiology and Diagnostics, patients learn about information on the pathophysiology of different parts of the gastrointestinal (GI) system and the diagnostic tests often performed when symptoms are present.  The talks will focus on symptom presentation (what is normal and when to be concerned) and what to expect from a diagnostic workup. In the Medical Education Session: Treatment Options, patients will learn about information on treatment options (both pharmacologic and surgical) for disorders within different portions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  Also included in this session will be information on behavioral treatments, dietary interventions and complementary and alternative medicine for GI disorders. Open Panel Discussion sessions will include presentations from healthcare providers and patients, as well as, recorded discussions between the speakers on the panel. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr. Douglas Drossman, a longtime friend of IFFGD, and our founders, Nancy and Bill Norton, and will cover the history of FGIMDs and IFFGD.

This page is updated regularly.  Check back daily for the latest information.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Session 1: Medical Education Session: Pathophysiology and Diagnostics

Introduction: Overview of the Gastrointestinal (GI) System

Shanti Eswaran, MD

Shanti Eswaran, MD
Dr. Shanti Eswaran

A native of California, Dr. Shanti Eswaran completed both her medical degree and internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan.  She went on to pursue her fellowship in gastroenterology at Columbia University Medical Center.  She served on the faculty at Northwestern University in Chicago and was thrilled to return to Ann Arbor as faculty in 2009.  She has a research interest in the role of diet and food in functional bowel diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. Read more

Presentation Overview: Our digestive system is made up of a series of organs that allows our bodies to absorb nutrients and water from the food we eat.  As food travels through the digestive system it is broken down, sorted, and reprocessed before being circulated around the body to nourish and replace cells and supply energy to our muscles.  Read full overview

Disorders of the Throat and Esophagus

John Pandolfino, MD
Dr. John Pandolfino
Dr. John Pandolfino

Dr. Pandolfino is the Hans Popper Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.  His career has focused primarily on studying the biomechanics of bolus transport and gastrointestinal motility as it pertains to gastroesophageal reflux and swallowing disorders.  Read more

***Coming Soon – Presentation Overview***

Disorders of the Stomach

Jan Tack, MD, PhD
Dr. Jan Tack
Dr. Jan Tack

Professor Jan Tack is currently a Head of Clinic in the Department of Gastroenterology, a Professor in Internal Medicine and head of the Department of Pathophysiology at the University of Leuven, and a principal researcher in the Center for Gastroenterological Research at the University of Leuven. 

He graduated summa cum laude in 1987 from the University of Leuven and specialized in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the same institution. Read more

***Coming Soon – Presentation Overview***

Disorders of the Small Bowel

Lucinda Harris, MS, MD

Lucinda Harris, MD
Dr. Lucinda Harris

Lucinda A. Harris, MS, MD, is currently Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo School of Medicine and Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. She graduated from the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University and her fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at The New York Hospital /Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Read more

Presentation Overview: To understand small-bowel motility disorders it is important to understand what the small intestine is and what it does.  The small bowel also known as the small intestine isn’t really “small” at all.  It is a long tubular structure that is 20-22 feet long. It is referred to as the small intestine because of the smaller caliber of the lumen (cross-sectional area) of the small intestine. It consists of 3 parts called the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.  These are names that are given to parts of the small bowel so that we have ways of referring to the parts of the small intestine.  Read full overview

      Disorders of the Colon and Rectum

       Baharak Moshiree, MD, MS-CI, FACG

Baharak Moshiree, MD
Dr. Baha Moshiree

Baha Moshiree, MD, MS-CI, FACG, is a Professor of Medicine and Director of Motility, in the Division of Gastroenterology at Atrium Health, in Charlotte, NC. She trained at the University of Florida for a combined undergraduate and medical school, later gastroenterology fellowship with a focus on functional bowel diseases and motility disorders. She has a master’s degree in clinical investigation and was on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 grant.  Read more

Presentation Overview: There are many diseases/syndromes of colon and rectum, many of which are chronic (continuous or occurring over and over for a long time).  They include diverticulosis, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, colonic ischemia and sigmoid volvulus. Some common disorders such as diverticulosis, can be present even if there are no symptoms (asymptomatic). This presentation will also cover common issues in the rectum such as hemorrhoids and fissures. Read full overview

Session 2: Open Discussion Panel: Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) and Intestinal Failure

Physician Introduction on Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) and Intestinal Failure

Adam Stein, MD

Adam Stein, MD,
Dr. Adam Stein

Dr. Adam C. Stein specializes in the evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders that involve the small bowel, including intestinal failure (malnutrition, malabsorption, short bowel syndrome, dysmotility, gastroparesis, etc.), celiac disease (and other forms of enteropathy), cystic fibrosis, and obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Read more

Presentation Overview: Everyone needs to stay nourished and hydrated to survive.  If we don’t get enough fluids or nutrition, eventually our vital organs will malfunction, which leads to illness and even death.  In medicine, we call this process intestinal failure.  Intestinal failure is any condition that causes someone to get less nutrition or hydration than their body needs.  Read full overview

Surgeon Introduction on Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) and Intestinal Failure

David Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

Dr. David Mercer
Dr. David Mercer

Dr. Mercer is Professor of Surgery and Director of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Originally from Edmonton, Canada, he came to Nebraska to be trained as a liver and intestine transplant surgeon.  He developed a love for intestinal rehabilitation during his training and it has become the main focus of his clinical career.  He heads a specialized program that looks after hundreds of children and adults Read more

***Coming Soon – Presentation Overview***

Patient Perspective on Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

Swapna Kakani

Swapna Kakani

Swapna Kakani is a sought-after professional speaker in the area of overcoming personal adversity, and an advocate in the area of healthcare delivery and the patient experience. Her inspirational life story shows audiences her individual resilience and self-determination in the face of constant difficulties, as well as the impact her healthcare advocacy has across disciplines. Swapna was diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome at birth due to atresia and has lived with supplemental intravenous nutrition for 28 years and counting and a feeding tube for 24 years.  Read more

Presentation Overview: In her presentation, Swapna shares parts of her 30 plus year journey with Short Bowel Syndrome and the key aspects she has learned to help her continue to move forward with a GI chronic disease. Swapna describes the mindsets she and her family had to have to live with Short Bowel Syndrome since birth, including adapting to a new normal and appreciating each day alive and healthy fighting for small and big milestones. Through the many ups and downs, and severe complications, Swapna has learned the importance of finding the right care, at the right place, at the right time, and what she cannot sacrifice in her daily care and thinking in order to live for tomorrow. Read full overview

Patient Perspective on Intestinal Failure

John Mahalchak

John Mahalchak

 

***Coming soon – Speaker bio***

Recorded Discussion on Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) and Intestinal Failure

Session 2 Group

Session 3: Open Discussion Panel: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Physician Introduction on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Lin Chang, MD

Dr. Lin Chang
Dr. Lin Chang

Dr. Chang is a Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is Vice-Chief of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA, Co-Director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and Program Director of the UCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. Dr. Chang’s clinical expertise is in disorders of gut-brain interactions which include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic constipation, and functional dyspepsia.  Read more

***Coming Soon – Presentation Overview***

Patient Perspective Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

Deb Caton

Deb Caton

Deb Caton is a 50-year-old mother of two teenagers, 16 and 17, and is currently a Content Developer with the Learning Organization at Dow Chemical in Midland, MI. Prior to this she taught high school and college-level English and psychology for about 17 years. She loves everything to do with learning, and when she is not working, she enjoys reading, working out, and sunshine. She is currently addicted to audio books.

Presentation OverviewDeb struggles to recall a time when gastrointestinal (GI) issues have not been a part of her life, including stomach aches as a child, especially when over-tired or stressed, torn rectal tissue from straining and constipation, and worsening bouts of nausea, constipation, and diarrhea that seemed to have no rhyme or reason. By early college, she never went anywhere without her trusty bottle of Pepto Bismol, a pack of gum, and a container of Tic Tacs. Read full overview

Patient Perspective on Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)

Lisa Strykowski

Lisa Strykowski

Presentation OverviewAround 1999, when Lisa was 19 years old, she started experiencing IBS-D symptoms, which included diarrhea, nausea, urgency, cramping, bloating, tiredness, and migraines. Her gut would flare up a few times a week, mostly in the mornings. Her 15-minute commute to work would include 1-2 bathroom stops along the way.  Read full overview

Recorded Discussion on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Session 3 Group

Session 4: Keynote Lecture

History of FGIMDs and IFFGD with Dr. Drossman

Douglas Drossman, MD
 
Dr. Douglas Drossman
Dr. Doug Drossman

Dr. Drossman received his M.D. degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his medical residency at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and NYU – Bellevue Medical Center.  He subspecialized in biopsychosocial medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and in Gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina.  Dr. Drossman was one of the first gastroenterologists to develop the field of brain-gut interactions and Neurogastroenterology. Read more

Session 5: Open Panel Discussion: Bacteria in the GI Tract (SIBO and H. Pylori)

Physician Introduction on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Darren Brenner, MD

Darren Brenner
Dr Darren Brenner

Dr. Brenner is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology at Northwestern University and serves as Director of the Neurogastromotility, Co-Director of the Integrated Bowel Dysfunction program, and Director of the Motts Tonelli GI Physiology Laboratory. He is also an active Irene D. Pritzker Research Scholar.  Read more

Presentation Overview:  In the past, it has been argued that the body contains more microbial than human cells, but more recent research has debated this argument. In either case, trillions of microbes reside in the human body. The microbiota of the gastrointestinal tract is more diverse in adulthood and much of the growth occurs within the first three years of life. The relationship between human cells and organisms in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is mostly symbiotic, implying that each provides evolutionary benefits to the other. Less organisms are identified in the stomach than the colon. Read full overview

Physician Introduction on Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) 

William Chey, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, RFF

Dr, William Chey
Dr. William Chey

Dr Chey received a medical degree & training in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and has remained as faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he is currently the Timothy T. Nostrant Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology & Nutrition Sciences.
His research interests focus on the diagnosis & treatment of disorders of gut brain interaction and H. pylori infection. Read more

   ***Coming soon – Presentation overview ***

Patient Perspective on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Tina Aswani Omprakash
Tina Aswani Omprakash

Tina Aswani Omprakash is a Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders (FGID) patient and health advocate based in New York City. She has had FGIDs for as long as she can remember and has had numerous surgeries due to her Crohn’s disease. Tina maintains a blog and advocacy platform called Own Your Crohn’s (http://ownyourcrohns.com) and  Read more

Patient Perspective on Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori)

 

Recorded Discussion on Bacteria in the GI Tract (SIBO and H. Pylori)

Session 5 Group

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Session 6: Medical Education Session: Treatment Options

Pharmacologic and Surgical Treatment for Esophageal Disorders

Ronnie Fass, MD

Dr Ronnie Fass 2020
Dr. Ronnie Fass

Ronnie Fass, MD, is the Medical Director of the Digestive Health Center, Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and head of the Esophageal and Swallowing Program at the MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio. He is also a tenured professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Fass did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he later became a Chief Resident.  Read more

Presentation Overview: GERD treatment: Antacids – Were the standard treatment in 1970’s. They are effective in controlling mild symptoms of GERD. They are commonly taken after meals and at bedtime, usually in response to heartburn symptoms. They are good for immediate effect, but not so effective for prevention or healing esophageal inflammation. Read full overview

Pharmacologic and Surgical Treatment for Disorders of the Stomach

Michael Camilleri, MD

Michael Camilleri
Dr. Michael Camilleri

Michael Camilleri is a consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and is Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. His research interests include clinical enteric neurosciences, gut neurohormonal control, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pharmacology and pharmacogenomics; his work is funded by National Institutes of Health. Read more

Presentation Overview: This is a review of the current evidence of the effectiveness of drugs (unapproved by the Food and Drug Administration), potentially used for the treatment of gastroparesis and dyspepsia. The surgical approaches reviewed in this abstract, are endoscopic gastric per-oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) and sleeve gastrectomy for gastroparesis. Read full overview

Pharmacologic and Surgical Treatment for Small and Large Intestine, Including Bloating

Brian Lacy, PhD, MD, FACG

Dr. Brian Lacy
Dr. Brian Lacy

Brian E. Lacy, Ph.D., M.D., FACG is currently Consultant and Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. He previously worked at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he was Section Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. 

Dr. Lacy’s clinical and basic science research interests focus on disorders of gastrointestinal motility, with an emphasis on irritable bowel syndrome, achalasia, dyspepsia, gastroparesis, acid reflux disease, constipation, intestinal pseudo-obstruction and visceral pain. Read more

Presentation Overview: This session reviews the most common functional and motility disorders of the small and large intestine and evaluates both current pharmacologic treatment and current surgical options. 

Current and Novel Treatment Options for Pelvic Floor Disorders

Satish Rao, MD, PhD, FRCP, FACG, AGAF
Satish Rao
Dr. Satish Rao

Professor Satish Rao is the J. Harold Harrison, MD, Distinguished University Chair in Gastroenterology and Founding Director of the Digestive Health Center and Digestive Health Clinical Research Center and Director, Neurogastroenterology/Motility and tenured Professor of Medicine at Augusta University, USA.  He served as the Chief, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Director, GI Service line and GI Fellowship Program Director. Previously, he was Professor of Medicine & Director, Neurogastroenterology/motility at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa. Read more

Presentation Overview:  Anorectal and Pelvic floor disorders affect 25% of the population and cause significant distress including effects in quality of life. This includes many conditions such as dyssynergic defecation, and fecal incontinence, and rarely descending perineum syndrome, rectal mucosal intussusception/prolapse, solitary rectal ulcer syndrome and levator ani syndrome. First step is to take a detailed history.  Read full overview

Behavioral Treatments for Gastrointestinal Disorders

Laurie Keefer, PhD

Laurie Keefer
Dr. Laurie Keefer

Laurie Keefer, PhD is a Gastroenterology (GI) Health Psychologist and Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She has a more than 20 years of experience in the development and implementation of behavioral therapies for chronic digestive disorders, including IBS, esophageal disorders and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Read More

Presentation Overview: Why do we use behavioral therapies in the management of GI conditions? There are two primary reasons why behavioral therapies are often used in GI conditions.  First, GI disorders do not happen in a vacuum- they can affect our entire life, not just our GI tract. Common concerns of GI patients include pain, shame, stigma, sadness, loneliness, fatigue, worry, fear of symptoms or the future and even medical trauma. Read full overview

Dietary Interventions for Gastrointestinal Disorders

Emily Haller, MS, RDN

Emily Haller, MS, RDN
Emily Haller

Emily Haller, MS, RDN is an expert in digestive health and medical nutrition therapy for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Emily works with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at University of Michigan Health, Michigan Medicine where she provides individualized nutrition counseling to patients with a variety of GI conditions. Read more

Presentation Overview:  This talk highlights various diet interventions for several different gastrointestinal (GI) disorders including Celiac Disease,  Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), Functional Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastroparesis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS). Read full overview

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Gastrointestinal Disorders

Anthony Lembo, MD

Dr. Anthony Lembo
Dr. Anthony Lembo

Anthony J. Lembo, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as the Director of the GI Motility Laboratory at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Division of Gastroenterology in Boston, MA.

Dr. Lembo earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics at Amherst College in Amherst, MA and then received his MD from Tufts Medical School in Boston, MA. Read more

***Coming Soon – Presentation Overview***

Session 7: Open Panel Discussion: Nausea and Vomiting

Physician Introduction on Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome-Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome

Thangam Venkatesan, MD

Thangam Venkatesan
Dr. Venkatesan

Thangam Venkatesan, MD  is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). The primary focus of her clinical and scientific work is in disorders of cyclic vomiting i.e., cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) and cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). She is director of the CVS program at MCW that serves patients from 48 states in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada.  Read more

Presentation OverviewCyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS)  is a chronic disorder of gut brain interaction  (DGBI) diagnosed by clinical criteria called Rome criteria as there are no biomarkers [blood tests or x-ray tests] that can be used to detect this condition. CVS is common and affects about 2% of the US population. CVS affects both sexes and can occur at all ages. CVS includes stereotypic episodes of severe nausea and vomiting that can last from a few hours up to a week. Read full overview

Physician Introduction on Functional Dyspepsia-Gastroparesis

Braden Kuo, MD

Dr, Brad Kuo
Dr. Brad Kuo

Dr. Braden Kuo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Center for Neurointestinal Health at the GI Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA. He specializes clinically in Disorders of Brain Gut in gut motility and visceral hypersensitivity. He also conducts clinical and translational research with funding from the National Institutes of Health as well as foundations such as the American Gastroenterology Association and International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD). Read more

Presentation Overview: Nausea and vomiting are common upper gut complaints in patients. Nausea is defined as an unpleasant painless sensation frequently before vomiting but not always. It is associated with changes in gut nervous system which can cause associated sensations of sweating, rapid heart rate, and fainting. Nausea may serve as an early gut warning system. It is not pain but can be associated with pain. Nausea is also associated with motion sickness. Read full overview

Patient Perspective on Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

 

Patient Perspective on Gastroparesis

Trisha Bundy

Trisha Bundy

Trisha is a proud parent and sports enthusiast from eastern North Carolina. She has 2 teenage children, currently 17 and 19 years old. She earned her Bachelor’s for Elementary Education from East Carolina University, married her high school sweetheart, and embarked on her dream career as an elementary teacher in 2000. In May of 2012, Trisha earned her Master’s in Reading Education from East Carolina University. She was an elementary school teacher for 16 years before having to resign due to her health.  Read more

Recorded Discussion on Nausea and Vomiting

Session 7 Group

Session 8: Open Panel Discussion: Constipation and Diarrhea

Physician Introduction on Constipation 

Anthony Lembo, MD

Dr. Anthony Lembo
Dr. Tony Lembo

Anthony J. Lembo, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as the Director of the GI Motility Laboratory at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Division of Gastroenterology in Boston, MA.

Dr. Lembo earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics at Amherst College in Amherst, MA and then received his MD from Tufts Medical School in Boston, MA. Read more

***Coming Soon – Presentation Overview***

Physician Introduction on Diarrhea

Brooks Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE
Brooks Cash
Dr. Brooks Cash

Brooks D. Cash, MD is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he is also the Dan and Lillie Sterling Professor of Clinical Gastroenterology at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School and the Endowed Director of the Chao-Ertan Directorship at Memorial Hermann Hospital Texas Read More

Presentation Overview:  Diarrhea is characterized by loose or watery stools and is often accompanied by increased stool frequency and/or fecal urgency. In addition to actual form of the bowel movement, clinicians should also ask patients what they mean by “diarrhea.” Many people use the term “diarrhea” to imply more frequent bowel movements and frequent defecation with normal consistency stool is not diarrhea, but rather pseudo-diarrhea. Read full overview

Patient Perspective on Constipation

Erin Slater, RD, LDN

Erin Slater
Erin Slater

Erin grew up in Voorhees, NJ and graduated from Eastern Regional High School. She spent all four years writing for the school’s Literary magazine, completed a book of poems, a novel, and wrote several short stories. She also volunteered at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia, PA during all four years of high school, which inspired her to pursue a career in healthcare. Read more

Patient Perspective on Diarrhea

Recorded Discussion on Constipation and Diarrhea

Session 8 Group

Session 9: Open Panel Discussion: Heartburn and Reflux

Physician Introduction on Heartburn and Reflux 

John Pandolfino, MD

Dr. John Pandolfino
Dr. John Pandolfino

Dr. Pandolfino is the Hans Popper Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.  His career has focused primarily on studying the biomechanics of bolus transport and gastrointestinal motility as it pertains to gastroesophageal reflux and swallowing disorders.  Read more

***Coming Soon – Presentation Overview***

Physician Introduction on Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Evan Dellon, MD, MPH

Evan Dellon, MD
Dr. Evan Dellon

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Dr. Dellon received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He performed a clinical and a research fellowship in Adult Gastroenterology at UNC, during which he also received a Masters of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the UNC School of Public Health. Read more

***Coming Soon – Presentation Overview***

Patient Perspective on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Luiz T. Yamashita Jr.

Luiz Yamashita

Luiz is a multimillion-dollar real estate broker helping individuals and institutional clients to achieve their goals. Luiz’s experience with real estate ranges from single real estate transactions to complex investment portfolios. Read more

Luiz gives the patient perspective on living with gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) including the importance of good communication with a healthcare provider

Patient Perspective on Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Eric Taylor

Eric Taylor

 

***Coming soon – Speaker bio and presentation overview ***

Recorded Discussion on Heartburn and Reflux

Session 9 Group
The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders gratefully acknowledges Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals for their generous support of the Nancy and Bill Norton Patient Education Series.
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