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The Rome Foundation sponsors several education programs as part of our mission.

Education Committee

The Rome Education Committee, chaired by Lin Chang, MD, was formed by the Rome Foundation Board at the December 2007 strategic planning meeting to educate physicians and other health care providers about functional GI disorders (FGIDs) through a variety of approaches. Since that time, we have developed a host of educational tools which reflect the latest research, engineered to guide health care providers with the most current and practical tools in the field of FGID.


Rome Foundation Symposium on Functional GI Disorders for All Clinicians Treating FGIDs

Join us for a unique continuing educational symposium in one of four unique destination locations, beginning Oct. 13-14th in Santa Fe, NM. Hear from the world’s leading experts in functional GI disorders and experience hands on, interactive training in diagnosis and treatment for these diseases. Learn communication skills when dealing with difficult patients and hear about the latest in hypnotherapy and diet interventions for patients dealing with these difficult disorders. Register now!

Rome Foundation Partner Program

One of the goals of the Rome Foundation is to advance the scientific understanding of functional gastrointestinal disorders and to optimize their management. We have developed a new program to help address this new initiative and we are now accepting applications for 2019. For more information and to apply, click here.

Rome Foundation International Program for Visiting Professorships and Lectureships

The Rome Foundation is seeking to enhance educational exposure in the area of functional GI and Motility Disorders to clinicians and trainees. For more information on how to apply, click here.

Rome IV Slide Sets

The Rome IV Slide Set brings to life information from the Rome IV book, and also updates this information from the recent scientific literature. These state-of-the-art slides include a number of graphic images, tables and conceptual slides. They communicate ideas that are otherwise difficult to convey, and are fully up to date with key studies from the literature. More information on the slide sets can be found here.

Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit

The Rome Foundation, in collaboration with LogicNets, has created the Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit. This new intelligent software system addresses the sophistication and complexity of FGID diagnosis and treatment protocols by providing an online resource to assist practitioners in achieving optimal clinical outcomes. It offers a powerful online and interactive approach for accessing the combination of the Rome IV Diagnostic Algorithms and the MDCP treatment guidelines on-demand and at the point of care. more information

Primary Care Book

For many years, the Rome Foundation has heard from primary care physicians that our educational materials are “too complex, cumbersome, and not efficient” for practical day-to-day use. Taking this as a challenge, in 2010 the Board of Directors prioritized the effort to find ways to learn more about how primary care physicians understand and approach diagnosis and treatment of FGIDs. We approached Pali Hungin, MD, a leading expert in the primary care of FGIDs, to help us develop a mechanism for the Foundation to offer relevant educational materials for primary care. This led to formation of the Rome Foundation Primary Care Committee, which published two articles on how non-gastroenterologists see FGIDs, and this eventually culminated in the Rome IV primary care book. This efficiently organized book is designed to help the busy primary care physicians and other non-gastroenterological providers who see patients with these disorders.
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Rome Foundation AGA Institute Annual Lectureship at DDW

The Rome Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) are pleased to announce their 11th annual lectureship at Digestive Diseases Week (DDW 2018). The lectureship was designed to address broad aspects of health care that are relevant to digestive diseases and the functional GI disorders.

Rome Foundation, NAMEF Educational Center in China

An in-house training program is being developed at the new international training center at the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing, China. The groundbreaking ceremony was held at a meeting in Beijing in October 2012 and beginning in 2013 Rome Foundation members will travel to Beijing to provide lectures and workshops in the FGIDs.

Rome Update from DDW

In May 2011, we began a new educational initiative to highlight the most important abstracts on Functional GI and Motility Disorders presented at DDW. Several members of the Rome Foundation Board selected, reviewed and prioritized the highest quality posters and oral presentations at the meeting. Using this information the Foundation produced a CME webcast: “The Rome Update from DDW”. Click here to access the Webcast for DDW 2015. To access the 2011-2014 archives from this event, click here.

For more information on the Rome Foundation Education Program, including our educational products, lecture programs, clinical algorithms, or our website, please contact:

Rome Foundation, Inc.
14460 Falls of Neuse Rd
Suite 149-116
Raleigh, NC 27614
Phone: 919-537-9461
Johannah Ruddy:

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