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This committee was formed by the Rome Foundation board in 2008 because despite DGBIs being among the most common health conditions in the world, accounting for a high level of health care utilization and patient disability, several reports indicate that the majority of physicians do not apply Rome Diagnostic Criteria in everyday practice as they, or some of them, are not considered easily applicable in a clinical setting outside of epidemiological studies and clinical trials.

Vision of ILC is to enhance worldwide the acceptance and optimal management of patients with DGBI

Mission of ILC is to spread, reinforce, and adapt the RF mission (i.e. To improve the lives of patients with DGBIs ) in different geographical and socio-cultural areas

Aim of ILC is to create a worldwide network of physicians  willing to spread, reinforce, and adapt the RF mission in their own geographical area

Members of the ILC


Enrico Stefano Corazziari, MD | Chair
Senior Consultant
Department of Gastroenterology
Clinical Institute Humanitas
Rozzano, Milan, Italy

Dan Dumitrascu, MD, PhD
2nd Medical Department of Internal Medicine
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Xiucai Fang, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology
Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College
Beijing, China

Carlos Francisconi, MD
Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Shin Fukudo, MD, PhD
Department of Behavioral Medicine
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Seiryo Aoba, Japan

Prof. Uday C Ghoshal MD, DNB, DM, FACG, FAMS

Uday C. Ghoshal, MD
Department of Gastroenterology
Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI)
Lucknow, India

Dra Carolina Olano, Profesora de Gastroenterología

Carolina Olano, MD, MSc
Universidad de la República de Uruguay
Clínica de Gastroenterología

Max J. Schmulson W., MD

Max J. Schmulson W., MD
Professor of Medicine
Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Laboratorio de Hígado, Páncreas y Motilidad (HIPAM)
Unidad de Investigación en Medicina Experimental
Mexico City, D.F., Mexico

Ami Sperber, MD, MSPHM
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva, Israel

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