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Drossman Recognition Reception San Diego 2019

Dr. Drossman was honored at the end of Digestive Disease Week for his service to The Rome Foundation and his contributions to the field of Disorders of the Gut/Brain Interaction and Provider/Patient Communication.

Rome Foundation Overview at DDW 2018

The Rome Foundation is proud to present this video highlighting the work of the Rome Foundation over the past 20+ years. We are happy to showcase the work of the numerous committees, teams and board members who worked so hard to make The Rome Foundation what it is today.

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.

Introduction and Overview of Rome IV – Dr. Douglas A. Drossman

IBS: The Global Perspective

A major commitment of the Rome Foundation is that of global communication in the research and education of functional GI disorders. Dr. Ami Sperber, a member of the board of directors of the Rome Foundation, is responsible for the Rome Foundation Global initiative.  This presentation discusses some of the work of that initiative.

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.

IBS: Ms. Byers 1st Interview with Intro

This video demonstrates a challenging clinical situation where the (simulated) patient demonstrates severe abdominal pain that has multiple causes including post-infection IBS, centrally mediated abdominal pain, narcotic bowel, and opioid-induced constipation. She feels that opioids are the only solution but they actually are contributing to the problem. She has had difficult experiences with her previous physicians who do not provide patient-centered care and probably don’t understand the mechanisms for her pain and thus can’t affect treatment. How can the physician provide proper education and engage with the patient in a way that could increase her satisfaction and effect improvement? See the next video.

IBS: Ms. Byers 2nd Interview

Here the clinician at the end of the video provides to the patient a rationale for her symptoms and a way to move forward in the clinical care. In the spirit of patient-centered care, the treatment choices are hers. At the heart of this engagement is a true willingness on the part of the physician to work with her in the care.

One-on-One Interviews with Dr. Douglas A. Drossman

When did the Rome Foundation begin? Why was it started?

How has the Rome Foundation Changed with Rome IV?

How did the Working Teams become the Rome Foundation?

How are you looking to disseminate Rome IV knowledge?

How does the Rome Foundation get to people internationally?

What are the Rome Foundations greatest accomplishments?


Rome Update at DDW 2015

The Rome Foundation proudly offers a CME Online Broadcast on Functional GI Disorders (FGIDs). Faculty reported on the latest data coming out of DDW 2015. This multi-speaker program features comprehensive…

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