IBS Self Help Group invited to speak at Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symposium

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Founder to be in attendance with experts in the IBS Community

TORONTO, Ontario, - The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help Group, (http://www.ibsgroup.org), announced today that it has been invited to speak in a panel discussion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Functional GI & Motility Disorders Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC on November 4, 2000. The symposium is organized by Douglas A. Drossman, MD and William Whitehead, PhD, Co-Director's UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders. Presenters include W. Grant Thompson, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada and Nancy J. Norton, MA, President and Founder International Foundation For Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.

This symposium will educate patients and their families on a multidisciplinary treatment approach to functional GI and motility disorders. With internationally and nationally renowned speakers, attendees will learn about diagnosis and treatment of the disorders, understand the differences between the physician/patient perspectives of functional GI and motility disorders, acquire a set of tools for symptom management and explore the benefits of support groups and other available resources.

"I am very grateful for the privilege to be in attendance with such experts in the IBS Community," said Jeffrey Roberts, BSc, President and Founder of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Self Help Group.

The IBS Self Help Group is the premier internet self help health site about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, with more than 200,000 Bulletin Board member postings about the functional gastrointestinal disorder Irritable Bowel Syndrome and largest provider of health related information for sufferers of IBS. Recently, the IBS Self Help Group announced a partnership with Parkview Publishing (http://www.parkviewpub.com) to refer visitors to the IBS Bulletin Board at IBS Self Help Group.

About the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Self Help Group:

The IBS Self Help Group (http://www.ibsgroup.org), formed in 1987, is in support of those who suffer from IBS, those who are looking for support for someone who has IBS, and medical professionals who want to learn more about IBS. The IBS website was launched in May 1995. The IBS Self Help Group website provides access to bulletin and chat boards, book list and store, medication listing, clinical study listings and helpful information. All revenues from sponsorship, affiliation and donations go directly to funding the activities of the IBS Self Help Group. The IBS Group has several sponsors which assist in supporting the group's activities. Sponsorship information is available at http://www.ibsgroup.org/main/sponsor.html



UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders

Donna Swantkowski, Coordinator

(919) 966-0144


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Self Help Group

Jeffrey Roberts, President and Founder

(416) 932-3311


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