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Thanks to the tireless efforts of countless committee members, editorial board members and staff we are pleased to announce the publication of the Rome IV proceedings in the May issue of Gastroenterology. The Rome IV process will continue with the dissemination and sharing of the Rome IV educational products under the guidance of the Launch Committee, which includes William D. Chey (chair), Lin Chang, Giovanni Barbara, Douglas A. Drossman, and Jan Tack.

Previous Rome IV Launch Meetings

The launch of Rome IV also includes outreach through meetings and symposiums. The following is a list of past events designed to connect the global community of Gastroenterologists. To view a listing of upcoming Rome IV Launch events, click here.

ANMA and JSNM Joint Meeting 2017
March 23 – 25, 2017
Osaka International Convention Center
Osaka, Japan

Meeting of the Romanian Society of Neurogastroenterolgy with Rome IV Regional Central-East European Meeting
March 16 – 18, 2017
Lasi, Romania

Israel Neurogastoenterology and Motility Society
January 4 – 6, 2017
Tel-Aviv, Israel

Title: Innovations from Rome: The 4th Edition
Chairs: Ishay Ron, Israel and Ram Dickman, Israel

  • Path to Rome IV and change from Rome III – Douglas Drossman, USA
  • Pathophysiology: Roles of the microbiome, inflammation, permeability and food – Magnus Simren, Sweden
  • Chronic GI pain – understanding and managing – Jan Tack, Belgium
  • Rome IV, the global initiative and the Israeli perspective – Ami Sperber, Israel
  • Rome IV innovations: Multi-dimensional clinical profile (MDCP), Clinical diagnostic algorithms and Rome IV interactive clinical decision toolkit – Douglas Drossman, USA

PUMCH 2016
November 5 – 6, 2016
Beijing, China

UEG Week 2016
October 15 – 19, 2016
Vienna, Austria

Title: Rome IV: New diagnostic criteria for functional GI disorders
Chairs: Douglas Drossman, MD and Lin Chang, MD
Introduction – Douglas Drossman

  • Functional Esophageal Disorders – Frank Zerbib (France)
  • Functional Gastroduodenal Disorders – Vincenzo Stanghellini (Italy)
  • Functional Bowel Disorders – Fermin Mearín Manrique (Spain)
  • Pediatric Functional Disorders – Marc A. Benninga (Netherlands)

ACG 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course
October 14 – 16, 2016
Nevada, USA

The Approach to the Patient with Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders Symposia
September 22 – 24, 2016
Rome, Italy

Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (FNM) Meeting – August 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA
The FNM scientific meeting opened with a Rome symposium featuring Rome IV MDCP cases.

Title: Rome IV Multidimensional Clinical Profile (MDCP): Augmenting Rome Criteria to Optimize Patient Centered Treatment
Moderator: Doug Drossman
Panelists: Lin Chang, Max Schmulson, Magnus Simrén, Jan Tack

  • Introduction to the MDCP – Speaker: Doug Drossman
  • Presentation of 8 MDCP Functional GI Cases
    1. Functional Dyspepsia
    2. IBS including coexistence with IBD or other functional GI disorders
    3. Biliary and Gallbladder
    4. Esophageal
    5. Multicultural
    6. Constipation and Dyssynergic Defecation

IBS Bologna Days – June 2016, Bologna, Italy
The Rome Foundation sponsored a symposium at the University of Bologna.

Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome – New Insights for Better Management:

  • Rome IV Criteria: What’s New? – Douglas A. Drossman, MD
  • IBS-C and Chronic Constipation: Marriage or Divorce? – Enrico Corazziari, MD
  • Rome IV Diagnostic Algorithms for IBS. – Jan Tack, MD, PhD
  • IBS Symptoms in IBD in Remission: Is Inflammation the Key? – Thierry Piche, MD, PhD
  • Geographical, Cultural and Environmental Factors. – Kok-Ann Gwee, MD

Douglas Drossman, MD featured in an interview at IBS Bologna Days, June 2016.

Jan Tack, MD, PhD featured in an interview at IBS Bologna Days, June 2016.


Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine – June 2016
In June at the JSPM, Dr. William Whitehead presented Rome IV and Biopsychosocial Aspects of IBS.


APNM 2016, Seoul Korea – April 2016
The 6th Asian Postgraduate Course on Neurogastroenterology and Motility in April held the Rome–Korean Society
of Neurogastroenterology and Motility Symposium. The following three lectures were presented:

  • Rome IV Criteria for FGIDs: Is There a Need for Better Definitions? – William D. Chey, MD
  • Global Issues in FGIDs: How Do Epidemiological Differences in Western and Eastern Societies Affect Diagnosis and Management? – Ami D. Sperber, MD
  • Rome IV System on Multidimensional Clinical Profile in FGIDs: How Will It Benefit Patient Management in the Future? – Douglas A. Drossman, MD
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