Ongoing Events

MASTProgram Q&A Event

Join the MASTProgram on Instagram on April 19th #WorldIBSDay for a special Q&A. Due to a large volume of questions, they will take questions ahead of time. Submit questions on …

IBS UnSelfie 2021

On or before April 19th share a photo with you or someone else holding a placard that says: What is your hope for IBS? What are you grateful for? Tag …

World IBS Day 2021 Partner Event


Session One: Aimed at patients and their families

April 19th (World IBS Day) Patient Session

7:30-8:30PM ET

Session Two: Aimed at all health care providers (GI, PCP, Dieticians, GI Health Psychologists)

April 26th Provider Session

7:30-8:30PM ET

Confirmed Faculty Panel:

  • Bill Chey, MD, Gastroenterologist, Director and Professor at Michigan Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and Rome Foundation Board Member
  • Laurie Keefer, PhD, Director for Psychobehavioral Research within the Division of Gastroenterology at Mount Sinai and Rome Foundation Board Member and Chair of Rome’s GastroPsych Group
  • Kate Scarlata, RDN, LDN, Nutrition Consultant and Best-Selling Author

Moderated by:

  • Johannah Ruddy, M.Ed., Executive Director of Rome Foundation
  • Jeffrey Roberts, M.Ed., Founder of IBS Patient Support Group and World IBS Day

The panel will answer and discuss questions related to:

  1. Pathophysiology of IBS
  2. Diagnosis of IBS
    • ACG guidelines
    • Links to SIBO and other malabsorption
  3. Treatment of IBS
    • Diet therapy
    • Neuromodulators
    • Behavioral Therapies (CBT, Mindfulness, Hypnosis)
    • Digital Applications/Tools (symptom/diet tracking, patient reported outcomes, VR)
  4. Rapid-fire Five Minute MythBusters- Ex. IBS causes cancer, IBS is terminal, IBS makes me prone to have autoimmune disorders, IBS is a psychological condition