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Abdominal Bloating and Distension

Virtual Session:
April 24, 2024, 7:00-8:15 PM EST

On-demand beginning on May 1, 2024


MD, PhD, PsyD, BS, MS, MPH – $30
Student, Trainee or Fellow, Non-clinician – No Cost

Only paid registrants – MD, PhD, PsyD, BS, MS, MPH – will receive CME credit

​​​​​​​Earn 1.25 CME credits

A Rome Foundation Continuing Medical Education program

Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG

Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, RFF

Professor of Medicine & Senior Associate Consultant
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL, USA

This Rome Foundation Grand Rounds presentation will appeal to individuals interested in evaluating and treating one of the most prevalent cluster of gastrointestinal symptoms – gas and bloating. These symptoms develop for a variety of different reasons. They are reported by a large number of patients with disorders of gut-brain interaction, such as irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia. The cause can be elusive; the pathophysiology is complex. The speaker will provide his perspective on this disorder, based on his clinical experience treating patients with these symptoms and research in the field.

​​​​Objectives for this Grand Rounds include:

  1. Review the epidemiology of abdominal bloating and distension
  2. Appreciate the complex pathophysiology of bloating and distension
  3. Recognize available treatment options

* Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Rome Foundation.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1.25 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Psychologist Education 
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

Credit Designation
This program offers 1.25 continuing education credits for physicians and psychologists.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Brian Lacy, MD – Grant/Research Support: Ironwood/Abbvie “Virtual Reality for Treatment of IBS-C”;  Consultant/Advisory Board: Ironwood, Takeda, Gemelli, Sanofi, Bausch

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