The Rome Foundation
Improving the lives of people with functional GI disorders
The Rome Foundation is an independent not-for-profit 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.
For over two decades the Rome organization has sought to legitimize and update our knowledge of the FGIDs. This has been accomplished by bringing together scientists and clinicians from around the world to classify and critically appraise the science of gastrointestinal function and dysfunction. This knowledge permits clinical scientists to make recommendations for diagnosis and treatment that can be applied in research and clinical practice.
The Rome Foundation is committed to the continuous development, legitimization and preservation of the field of FGIDs through science-based activities. We are inclusive and collaborative, patient-centered, innovative and open to new ideas.
Latest News & Updates
Following last year’s presentation at the Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (IAGH) International Congress, the focus this year was aimed at introducing the new Rome IV classification of FGIDs…
The Rome Foundation's Working Team report manuscript, "Neuromodulators for Functional GI Disorders (Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction): A Rome Foundation Working Team Report" (Douglas Drossman chair, Jan Tack co-chair), was recently…
Dr. Drossman recently spoke at the Colombian Association of the Digestive System (ACADI) annual conference in Bogota, Colombia. Over 300 GI physicians from around the world came to hear him…
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The Rome Foundation’s Visiting Professorship expands our impact and reach by sending top GI and Motility clinicians and researchers around the world to share their expertise in the Rome Criteria…
Welcome to the Rome Foundation: a summary of its history and activities told by its members
Rome IV meeting in Rome, December 2014
As part of the tasks of the Rome IV chapter committees, after two years of preliminary manuscript work, the committees meet face to face to refine and consolidate the manuscripts. This video captures the committee process as well as conveying comments about the experience of the participants.
Teaching clinical communication skills from a multicultural perspective
In collaboration with the AGAk The Rome Foundation held a workshop to teach communication skills to clinicians to help improve the patient-provider relationship. This video displays one workshop where Dr. Doug Drossman facilitates discussion with a Nigerian patient. What ensues is information about the factors that clinicians should consider in understanding the world view of the patient from a different culture.