The Rome Foundation's Role in China

This January the Rome Foundation had
the honor of hosting its first Chinese Visiting
Scholar, Li-Hua Peng, MD.


Working Team on Cross-cultural,
Multinational Research Publishes
Final Report


Overview of Rome Foundation and
Rome IV by Douglas A. Drossman, MD President, Rome Foundation


The Rome Foundation proudly offers a CME Online Broadcast on Functional GI Disorders (FGIDs).

Faculty reports on the latest data coming out of DDW 2013. This multi-speaker program features comprehensive discussions on current data and how this information impacts clinical management decisions in patients with FGIDs. The most recent developments in the management of FGIDs are reviewed.

Click here to access the archives of the Rome Updates from DDW


Rome Foundation Working Team Publishes Report on the role of food in FGIDs


Look for us at UEG Week 2014
and visit our booth

October 18-22, 2014
Vienna, Austria

2013 Rome Foundation Research
Grant Recipient Named

María Vicario Pérez, PhD




2013 Ray Clouse Prize Recipient Named

Mats Lowén, MD




2013 Ken Heaton Award for the Most Cited Article in Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Recipient Named

Jessica R. Biesiekierski, PhD




Rome Foundation — AGA Institute Communication Skills Workshop

Improving the Medical Interview and the
Physician Patient Relationship with Patients
Having Functional GI Disorders
June 8 – 9, 2012
Chapel Hill, NC

The Rome Foundation, in collaboration with the AGA Institute, held a one and ½ day clinical skills workshop to help clinicians enhance their communication skills and optimize their interactions with patients having IBS and other functional GI disorders.

Update: Videos from the conference are now available and can be accessed here.

Rome Foundation Expands Educational Collaboration in China


Rome Foundation Working Team
Publishes Comprehensive Report of
Gut Microflora and FGIDs.

Now available for download

The Sixth Annual Rome Foundation — AGA Institute Lectureship
at Digestive Disease Week 2013

May 19 - 21, 2013
Orlando, Florida

The Rome Foundation Clinical Algorithms were recently published in Spanish in the Revista de Gastroenterología de México (Mexican Journal of Gastroenterology) in November 2010.

Please see the Mexican Journal Website to access them.

IBS - The Global Perspective

Prevalence, Pathophysiology,
Presentation & Management

The Rome Foundation, in collaboration with the
World Gastroenterology Organisation,
conducted an international conference on
"IBS - The Global Perspective" in Milwaukee, WI
on April 6-7, just prior to the IFFGD IBS symposium.

Full details on the meeting can be found here.

The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO)
newsletter (WGN 4-2010) features the "IBS - Global Perspective". To view online or download as pdf, click here.


Prices reduced by 50% on Rome III and Understanding the Irritable Gut

Rome Foundation introduces diagnostic algorithms for common Gastrointestinal Symptoms. This new clinical tool is also available in The American Journal of Gastroenterology
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Rome III is designed for "one stop" learning. It serves as a valuable resource to general and specialist physicians, mental health professionals, and basic and clinical investigators involved in the study and care of patients with functional GI disorders.

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Rome Computer-Based Learning Program on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders available now!
See available slides here

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Understanding the Irritable Gut, by W. Grant Thompson, MD.

Available now!

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Rome Foundation copyright policy and licensing fee schedules for translations and usage of these items and products are now available.

Please contact Michele Pickard at mpickard@theromefoundation.org




Become an Associate of Rome!

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