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Press Release – Entire Rome IV Knowledge Base Now Available Online

Features Full Text Searching on Any Device with Internet Access

RALEIGH, NC (April 4, 2017) – For the first time, the Rome Foundation has made available its entire Rome IV educational resources online. Rome Online will allow users to access all Rome IV educational materials from any device with Internet access.

“By making the full Rome IV educational resources available online, we are furthering our mission of assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs),” commented Douglas A. Drossman MD, President of the Rome Foundation. “This is the first time we have offered Rome Foundation educational materials in an online format,” added Dr. Drossman. “We are excited to increase the availability of the work of over 120 international experts in the field.”

Rome Online includes all six Rome IV books which can be accessed all in one place:

  • Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders – Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (volumes 1 and 2)
  • Multidimensional Clinical Profile for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: MDCP
  • Diagnostic Algorithms for Common GI Symptoms
  • Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders for Primary Care and Non-GI Clinicians
  • Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders – Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction
  • Diagnostic Questionnaires and Tables for Investigators and Clinicians

Rome Online includes full text searching, over 650 graphic images, and will be updated whenever new material is available.

Purchase options for Rome Online include One Month, Six Month, One Year and Lifetime (of the book, approximately 10 years) subscriptions.

Rome publications, including Rome Online, can be ordered at Rome IV Educational materials will also be available at The Rome Foundation Booth #3535 at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in Chicago, Illinois May 6-9, 2017.

About The Rome Foundation
The mission of The Rome Foundation is to improve the lives of people with functional GI disorders. As an independent not-for-profit organization, The Rome Foundation provides support for scientific research and the development of educational information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).

Over the last 20 years, The Rome Foundation 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 work has enabled the experts convened by the Foundation to make recommendations for diagnosis and treatment that can be applied in research and clinical practice. These recommendations are provided in the Foundation’s publications and reflected in the Rome diagnostic criteria.

For more information, or to set up an interview with Dr. Douglas Drossman, President of The Rome Foundation onsite at DDW 2017 or via phone, contact Chuck Hester at or direct at 919/607-1522.

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