Since the initial development of the pediatric Rome criteria in 1999 there has been a major increase in the recognition and research related to it. The Rome Foundation continues to invest in the development of pediatric criteria, diagnostic and treatment algorithms, relevant position papers and now, virtual education programming aimed at pediatric providers.
With the creation of the Rome Foundation Pediatric Section, we are providing the framework for additional intentional education and awareness on the prevalence of Disorders of Gut Brain Interaction in children and adolescents and expanding our reach into the field for general practitioners, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and particularly pediatric GI specialists to be able to recognize the disorders and provide better therapies to patients and their families.
What are our current priorities?
The Rome V Pediatric Committees are already working diligently on updating the science and recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of DGBI in children and adolescents and will be releasing this new information in Spring, 2026. We are very grateful to the following members of the Rome V committees for their ongoing work:
Marc A. Benninga, MD, Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, Rachel Rosen, MD, MPH, Miguel Saps, MD, Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH, Usha Krishnan, MD, Christophe Faure, MD, Nathalie Rommel, MD, Osvaldo Borelli, MD, Alan Silverman, PhD, Michiel van Wijk, MD, Carlos Velasco, MD, Annamaria Staiano, MD, Nikhil Thapar, MD, Miranda Van Tilburg, PhD, Shaman Rajindrath MD, Katja Kovacic MD, Arine Vlieger MD, Bruno Chumpitazi, MD
- Pediatric Aspects of Nutrition Interventions for Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction
Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH, Marc A. Benninga, MD, PhD, Toni Solari, RD, LDN and Bruno P. Chumpitazi, MD, MPH, FACG
(2022). American Journal Gastroenterol; 117:995–1009.
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Center for Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Miguel Saps, MD | Co-Chair
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH, USA