2021 NES IFFGD 30th Anniversary Event

Dates: November 6-7, 2021
Location: Online 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, longtime friend of IFFGD and our founders, Nancy and Bill Norton, and will cover the history of FGIMDs and IFFGD.

 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Session 1: Medical Education Session: Pathophysiology and Diagnostics

Introduction: Overview of the Gastrointestinal (GI) System

Shanti Eswaran, MD

Disorders of the Throat and Esophagus

John Pandolfino, MD

Disorders of the Stomach

Jan Tack, MD, PhD

Disorders of the Small Bowel

Lucy Harris, MD

Disorders of the Colon and Rectum

Baharak Moshiree, MD

Disorders Related to the Gall Bladder and Pancreas

Peter Cotton, MD

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

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

David Mercer, MD

Patient Perspective on Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

Swapna Kakani

Patient Perspective on Intestinal Failure

John Mahalchak

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

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

Deb Caton

Physician Introduction on Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)

Lisa Belfiore

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

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

Physician Introduction on Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) 

William Chey, MD

Patient Perspective on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Tina Aswani Omprakash

Patient Perspective on Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori)

Stacy McGee

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

Pharmacologic and Surgical Treatment for Disorders of the Stomach

Michael Camilleri, MD

 

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

Brian Lacey, MD, PhD

Current and Novel Treatment Options for Pelvic Floor Disorders

Satish Rao, MD, PhD

Behavioral Treatments for Gastrointestinal Disorders

Laurie Keefer, PhD

Dietary Interventions for Gastrointestinal Disorders

Emily Haller, MS, RDN

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Gastrointestinal Disorders

Anthony Lembo, MD

Integrated Care in Gastrointestinal Disorders

William Chey, MD

Session 7: Open Panel Discussion: Nausea and Vomiting

Physician Introduction on Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome-Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome

Thangam Venkatesan, MD

Physician Introduction on Functional Dyspepsia-Gastroparesis

Braden Kuo, MD

Patient Perspective on Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

Cheryl Martin

Patient Perspective on Gastroparesis

Trish Bundy

Recorded Discussion on Nausea and Vomiting

Session 7 Group

Session 8: Open Panel Discussion: Constipation and Diarrhea

Physician Introduction on Constipation 

Anthony Lembo, MD

Physician Introduction on Diarrhea

Brooks Cash, MD

Patient Perspective on Constipation

Erin Slater

Patient Perspective on Diarrhea

Leslie Hunter

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

Physician Introduction on Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Ikuo Hirano, MD

Patient Perspective on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Luiz T. Yamashita Jr.

Physician Introduction on Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Eric Taylor

Recorded Discussion on Heartburn and Reflux

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