Understand the Symptoms and Care Options of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-C and IBS-D)

Course Overview

Nearly 1 in 10 adults and nearly 15% of children suffer the fluctuating symptom patterns of abdominal pain, disturbed defecation, and extra-intestinal symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. IBS-C and IBS-D represents a significant health burden owing to direct medical costs and indirect costs. Misdiagnosis and under treatment leads to waste and unnecessary patient suffering. Diet, stress, and other sociocultural factors can influence prevalence, health care–seeking behavior, symptoms, and treatment response. Regrettably, practicing physicians and mid-level providers do not always fully understand the pathways and treatment options available now and those in development.

Topics to be covered in this interactive seminar include:

  • An overview of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation and with Diarrhea
  • Epidemiology - Clinical Presentation and Treating Adults & Children
  • Pathogenesis of IBS-C and IBS-D
  • An updated classification system for IBS, the Rome IV diagnostic criteria
  • Exploring new studies on sucrase-isomaltase deficiency with IBS-D and Linoclotide for abdominal symptoms
  • Management of IBS Patients through Dietary approaches, Anti-spasmodic therapies, and Behavioral Approaches
  • Recently approved therapeutic agents for IBS-C and IBS-D
  • Patient care management for Advanced Discussion -practice clinicians and specialty nurse

Dates and Locations

August 26 - Westminster, CA
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Hosted by the VPASC

October 16 - McLean, VA
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Hosted by the Virginia Association of Physician Assistants

December 2 - Miami, FL
7:00am - 8:00am
Hosted by the University of Miami School of Medicine

January 13 - Coral Gables, FL
6:30 – 8:30pm
Hosted by the Florida Association of Physician Assistants

March 9, 2022 - Houston, TX
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Hosted by the Harris County Academy of Family Physicians

Other dates and locations to be added. Please check back later.

CDC-Recommended COVID-19 Precautions will be Implemented at All Live Seminars

Registration Fees: There is no charge to participate in these programs, but pre-registration is required

This program has been developed for:

Family Physicians
Advanced-Practice Providers and Nurse Specialists
Clinical Pharmacists
Psychologists and Clinical Social Workers

For more information:

This course is supported in part by an educational grant from Salix - a division of Bausch Health and AbbVie, Inc. in accordance with ACCME accreditation Standards of Commercial Support.

Designation Statements

Physicians (MD/DO) - The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development designates Symptoms and Care Options of IBS as a live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - The Symptoms and Care Options of IBS seminar has been approved for 1.2 Continuing Education Credits through the University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-20-1170.

Go to the Registration/Information button, then scroll to the bottom of the page to register for the Enduring Material.

For more information contact:

University of Louisville Office of CME and Professional Development
501 E. Broadway Su 370
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: (502) 852-5329
Email: cmepd@louisville.edu