One of the goals of the Rome Foundation is to advance the scientific understanding of functional gastrointestinal disorders and to optimize their management. High quality research is a key element of progress in these areas, but there is often a lack of availability of experienced guidance and mentorship for young investigators who are interested in setting up research in functional gastrointestinal disorders. To address this need, the Rome Foundation set up a Young Investigator Mentoring Program. The program had its initial meeting at Digestive Disease Week 2017. This mentorship program creates an opportunity for researchers in the early stages of their careers to propose their research plans to experienced investigators (invited by the Foundation) who review the project, identify pitfalls or opportunities and give advice on how to improve them. The program is co-chaired by Magnus Simrén and Jan Tack and is co-organized by Dianne Bach and Michael Stolar, well-known from their past work for the AGA Institute.

The application process is now closed

This application is for those interested in participating in the Rome Foundation’s Mentorship Program at DDW in Washington, DC in June. By completing this application, you are certifying that you have a need for a mentor, and can fund your own travel to the event at DDW on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 3:30 – 5:45 pm. Thirty minutes has been allocated to each presentation, including time for discussion.

Four applicants will be accepted and those selected to participate will be notified on or about April 30, 2018.