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Press Release – Rome IV for Functional GI eBooks Available at DDW 2017

RALEIGH, NC (May 1, 2017) – The Rome Foundation, dedicated to improving the lives of people with Functional GI Disorders, announced today that eBook versions of the Rome IV publications will be available online this month beginning at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in Chicago, Illinois, May 6-9, 2017. The eBook release is part of the 2017 initiative to put all Rome IV products online.

The Rome IV Education Materials for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders feature six volumes that have been updated since Rome III in 2006 with new chapters, references, diagnoses, and graphics. The eBooks will be available in Kindle and iBook formats.

“Rome IV includes the work of more than 120 investigators and clinicians from around the world,” commented Dr. Douglas A. Drossman, MD, President of The Rome Foundation. “These educational materials are the culmination of five years of work based on decades of research. Adding the eBook format to our offerings makes them even more accessible, especially for orders outside the United States where shipping costs are higher.”

The Rome IV series includes:

  • 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

All publications are currently available in print and can be ordered now. The eBook format can be ordered, starting in May 2017, by going to and searching “Rome IV” on the site.

The Rome Foundation will be exhibiting at Digestive Disease Week 2017 in Chicago, Illinois May 6-9, 2017, Booth #4525. Attendees will have the opportunity to see Rome IV materials and order the publications onsite.

About The Rome Foundation
The mission of The Rome Foundation is to improve the lives of people with functional GI disorders. An independent 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 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.

For more information, or to set up an interview with Dr. Douglas A. Drossman, MD, 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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