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The Rome Foundation Provides support for activities (like research and education) to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).
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The Rome Foundation is an independent not for profit 501(c) 3 organization that provides support for activities designed to create scientific data and educational information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). Our mission is to improve the lives of people with functional GI disorders.

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We’ll say for those in the back: It’s not all in your head. Karen suffered from DGBI for a long time before she found re...
11/28/2020

We’ll say for those in the back: It’s not all in your head. Karen suffered from DGBI for a long time before she found relief. Read her about experience: https://bit.ly/3ell8MQ

#GIJokes
11/27/2020

#GIJokes

Don’t forget! Now’s a great time to get Rome products 50% off! Use code CyberWeek2020. (discount not available on Rome g...
11/27/2020

Don’t forget! Now’s a great time to get Rome products 50% off! Use code CyberWeek2020. (discount not available on Rome gear or “Gut Feelings”) https://bit.ly/3pXCLYu

#FactFriday The majority of children and adolescents with recurrent abdominal pain have functional abdominal pain or “no...
11/27/2020

#FactFriday The majority of children and adolescents with recurrent abdominal pain have functional abdominal pain or “non-organic” pain. https://bit.ly/36dTxtE
Riley Children's Health

We want to say thanks to all the essential front-line workers, healthcare providers and teachers all over the world. For...
11/26/2020

We want to say thanks to all the essential front-line workers, healthcare providers and teachers all over the world. For those that celebrate it - We hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving.

Don’t miss the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society program on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Bridging the ...
11/25/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: ANMS Virtual Symposia on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Better Together: Bridging the Divide Between Pediatrics and Adult GI Motility Disorders. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about...

Don’t miss the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society program on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Bridging the Gap Between Pediatrics and Adult GI Motility Disorders on December 2, 6 – 7 pm EST. Rome Board member Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH is participating as well as Erin Toto, MD, Leila Neshatian, MD, MSc and Adil Bharucha, MBBS, Click here to register: https://bit.ly/3nYgWGF

ANMS Virtual Symposia on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Better Together: Bridging the Divide Between Pediatrics and Adult GI Motility Disorders December 2, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 pm ET Erin Toto, Moderator Newer approaches to diagnose dyssynergic defecation with insights into normal defecation – Leila Nes...

Some people are giving you a day to save… Black Friday, Cyber Monday. We are giving you 7! Monday 2 Monday – Save 50% on...
11/24/2020

Some people are giving you a day to save… Black Friday, Cyber Monday. We are giving you 7! Monday 2 Monday – Save 50% on all Rome Products (except Gear and the “Gut Feelings”book) with code CyberWeek2020! Get some early holiday shopping done! https://bit.ly/3pXCLYu

How can you use your relationship with your patients to guide them toward neuromodulators for their DGBI? Learn about it...
11/24/2020

How can you use your relationship with your patients to guide them toward neuromodulators for their DGBI? Learn about it in ReachMD podcast: https://bit.ly/3eOYqNo

The Rome Foundation Research Institute’s new research partnership with Danone Nutricia Research seeks to unlock the link...
11/24/2020

The Rome Foundation Research Institute’s new research partnership with Danone Nutricia Research seeks to unlock the link between #diet, #lifestyle and #gut discomfort, paving the way providing more personalized nutrition.

@Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC @Johannah Ruddy, MEd @American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society @American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) @American College of Gastroenterology @ESNM - European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility @UEG - United European Gastroenterology

How do you help people with DGBI? You understand the illness, you listen, and you communicate effectively. Read about ho...
11/23/2020

How do you help people with DGBI? You understand the illness, you listen, and you communicate effectively. Read about how these steps helped 3 patients “Get Better”
https://bit.ly/2I43vph

11/20/2020

We're taking a bit of a break from new Q & A videos. So enjoy this reshowing of "Neuromodulators and Chronic Pain"

If you missed Dr. Chang and want to catch Dr. Keefer and Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC  today, you can register for the...
11/20/2020

If you missed Dr. Chang and want to catch Dr. Keefer and Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC today, you can register for the last three days of the GI Health Summit: https://bit.ly/2HbPqG0

One Thing Podcast with Dr. Adam Rinde spoke with Drossman Gastroenterology PLLCand Johannah Ruddy, MEd about the history...
11/19/2020
One Thing with Dr. Adam Rinde • A podcast on Anchor

One Thing Podcast with Dr. Adam Rinde spoke with Drossman Gastroenterology PLLCand Johannah Ruddy, MEd about the history and evolution of DGBI. They also talked about their new book Gut Feelings. You can listen to it on any of these platforms:
Anchor: https://bit.ly/32amANd
iTunes: https://apple.co/2JzjRXl
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/342iBnI
Stitcher//bit.ly/3eoT8In
And many other players: https://bit.ly/329cOuG

The most engaging conversation between health professionals happens in chance meetings in the hallways. During these moments so much is learned .*One Thing* brings together thought leaders in conversation and we share it with health enthusiasts , practitioners,and learners. Our conversations primari...

The Rome Foundation Research Institute is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Danone Nutricia Research for the l...
11/18/2020

The Rome Foundation Research Institute is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Danone Nutricia Research for the launch of an unprecedented survey in the US, Mexico and the UK, aiming to uncover the link between diet, lifestyle and gut discomfort in the general population, paving the way forward in personalized nutrition.
American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) American College of Gastroenterology UEG - United European Gastroenterology

#TriviaTuesday Answers!A 35 year old man has a history of chronic or recurrent heartburn and the diagnostic evaluation i...
11/17/2020

#TriviaTuesday Answers!
A 35 year old man has a history of chronic or recurrent heartburn and the diagnostic evaluation includes a normal endoscopy with esophageal biopsies and esophageal manometry. A pH study off acid-suppressing medication shows that symptoms correlate with acid reflux episodes despite having normal acid exposure. What is the most likely diagnosis?

2. Reflux hypersensitivity

You can watch our video on Reflux Hypersensitivity here: https://bit.ly/2TWmJ2r

#TriviaTuesday Look for answers later today!A 35 year old man has a history of chronic or recurrent heartburn and the di...
11/17/2020

#TriviaTuesday Look for answers later today!
A 35 year old man has a history of chronic or recurrent heartburn and the diagnostic evaluation includes a normal endoscopy with esophageal biopsies and esophageal manometry. A pH study off acid-suppressing medication shows that symptoms correlate with acid reflux episodes despite having normal acid exposure. What is the most likely diagnosis?

1. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
2. Reflux hypersensitivity
3. Functional heartburn
4. Eosinophilic esophagitis

American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
11/16/2020
American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society

American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society

Did you register for our November and December virtual symposia? Register now at https://motilitysociety.org/page.php?id=1221

Attendance is free, but you must register to attend. Bring your questions too as some will be addressed live during the symposia and the remainder addressed on DocMatter. If you're a member of ANMS, your membership includes access to DocMatter.

Topics include GI dysfunction and central nervous system, non-neural cells in GI dysmotility, abdominal pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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11/16/2020
Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC

Dr. Drossman and Johannah dissected the vicious cycles of DGBI in last Friday's Q & A. There is SO much information here for both patients and providers!

Today we talk about the traps of the cycle of health care seeking behaviors and chronic pain cycle that so many patients fall into.

There's still time to register for American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society FREE Symposia, but don't wait! @D...
11/16/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: ANMS Virtual Symposia on Functional Abdominal Pain: Better Together: Bridging the Divide Between Pediatrics and Adult GI Motility Disorders. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email...

There's still time to register for American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society FREE Symposia, but don't wait! @Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC , Miguel Saps, MD, Miranda van Tilburg, PhD and Kimberly Harer, MD, ScM will be the experts on hand!
https://bit.ly/3iR7AJP

ANMS Virtual Symposia on Functional Abdominal Pain: Better Together: Bridging the Divide Between Pediatrics and Adult GI Motility Disorders November 18, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 pm ET Kimberly Harer, Moderator Approach to kids with functional abdominal pain – Miguel Saps, MD, University of Miami Health...

Lin Chang, MD, RFF is talking about building resilience to the effects of stress, genes and hormones on your gut tomorro...
11/15/2020

Lin Chang, MD, RFF is talking about building resilience to the effects of stress, genes and hormones on your gut tomorrow! You can still save a spot at the GI Health Summit to hear her: https://bit.ly/2HbPqG0

Don't miss out on American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society  FREE Symposia on November 18th! Featuring Kimberl...
11/15/2020

Don't miss out on American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society FREE Symposia on November 18th! Featuring Kimberly Harer, MD, ScM, Miranda van Tilburg, PhD, Miguel Saps, MD and Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC .Click here to register: https://bit.ly/3iR7AJP

The GI Health Summit is right around the corner. Claim your free spot to hear Rome Board members Lin Chang, MD, RFF, Lau...
11/13/2020

The GI Health Summit is right around the corner. Claim your free spot to hear Rome Board members Lin Chang, MD, RFF, Laurie Keefer,PhD, RFF and Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC over the course of 9 knowledge packed days. https://bit.ly/2HbPqG0

#FactFriday The quality of the communication during history-taking and management affects the outcomes of a doctor visit...
11/13/2020

#FactFriday The quality of the communication during history-taking and management affects the outcomes of a doctor visit. https://bit.ly/34XZag9
@PrimaryCareCompanion

What’s the best way to communicate with patients about #IBS? Dr. Peter Buch interviewed Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC f...
11/12/2020

What’s the best way to communicate with patients about #IBS? Dr. Peter Buch interviewed Drossman Gastroenterology PLLC for another ReachMD podcast. Listen to it here: https://bit.ly/2K0PJ7u

Confused about how to use neuromodulators in your patients with DGBI? Listen to ReachMD podcast: https://bit.ly/3eOYqNo
11/12/2020

Confused about how to use neuromodulators in your patients with DGBI? Listen to ReachMD podcast: https://bit.ly/3eOYqNo

Rome Board Member Laurie Keefer, Lin Chang and @Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc. are all taking part in the GI Health ...
11/12/2020

Rome Board Member Laurie Keefer, Lin Chang and @Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc. are all taking part in the GI Health Summit Nov 14-22, 2020. All you ever wanted to know will probably be addressed over the 9 days. Save your free spot today! https://bit.ly/2HbPqG0

How can something as seemingly simple as good communication and listening make a drastic difference in the life of someo...
11/11/2020

How can something as seemingly simple as good communication and listening make a drastic difference in the life of someone with DGBI? Read Karen’s story to find out: https://bit.ly/3ell8MQ

Communication 101 is an innovative video learning tool for clinicians who work with patients having Disorders of Gut-Bra...
11/10/2020

Communication 101 is an innovative video learning tool for clinicians who work with patients having Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (Functional GI Disorders). Learn more about it:
https://bit.ly/2B7PJOt

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dr. Barbara from everyone at Rome!
11/10/2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dr. Barbara from everyone at Rome!

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my first post here.i was looking thru the site and decided it was about time to say something.i first became Dr DRossmans patient roughly 1998.it amazes me 20 years.WOW.my mom became very ill at about the same time with Parkinsons.thru those years with her feeding tube,he said if you have any questions,i am always here.and he was,more than her doctors.since he left UNC i guess he is no longer my doctor.but with the number of emails we exchange i consider him a friend.a friend who just happens to be the best IBS-D in the world.THANK YOU DR D.and i look forwards to read/study anything that comes my was.thanks to all of you at Rome,a new part of my family!! Lonnie F Jones