In addition to developing the Rome Criteria for diagnosing Functional GI Disorders (FGIDs), the Rome Foundation appoints working teams that address other complex issues in the field. In choosing team members, the Board has selected senior-level members internationally who are directly involved in and who have published in the topic areas chosen by the Board. The purpose of these working team committees is to develop a summary of the research and literature to date and then offer guidelines or recommendations to help advance future research. The teams would then develop a manuscript to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Kok Ann Gwee MD, PhD, Chair
William E. Whitehead, PhD, Co-Chair
William D. Chey, MD, Co-Chair
Jan Tack, MD, PhD, Co-Chair
Dan L. Dumitrascu, MD, Chair
Magnus Simrén, MD, PhD, Chair
Giovanni Barbara, MD, Co-Chair
Ami Sperber, MD, MSPH, Chair
Pali Hungin, MD
Emeran A. Mayer, MD, Chair
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Center for Neurovisceral Sciences & Women’s Health
Qasim Aziz, PhD, FRCP (London), Co-Chair
The Wingate Institute
Michael Camilleri, MD, Chair
Mayo Medical Center
Douglas A. Drossman, MD, Chair
UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders
Lin Chang, MD, Co-Chair
UCLA CNS: Center for Neurovisceral Sciences & Women’s Health
Rome IV: The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction. Through the work of 6 editors, 117 authors from 23 countries on 18 committees, and our administrative staff, Rome IV provides the culmination of a 5-year process with updates in the criteria with 19 chapters that address the organ-based criteria, basic science, physiology, pharmacology & pharmacokinetics, psychosocial aspects, gender, age, society, culture, and the patient’s perspective, design of treatment trials, and development and validation of the Rome IV diagnostic questionnaire.
Herein is a list of the members whose knowledge, experience, and hard work led to this final product.