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2015 Freston Conference: A Look at Session Four — Luminal Factors in IBS

May 12, 2015

A preview of the 2015 James W. Freston Conference, which focuses on IBS and takes place Aug. 29 to 30, 2015.

Continuing with our preview series, we’ll take a look at session four of the 2015 James W. Freston Conference: A Renaissance in the Understanding and Management of IBS. We've already previewed sessions onetwo and three of the conference, which will take place Aug. 29 to 30, 2015, in Chicago, IL.

Luminal Factors Affecting Epithelial Function and Symptoms in IBS
Session four will explore the interplay between luminal factors (e.g., foods), epithelial function and symptoms in IBS. More specifically, attendees will be able to examine:

  • Food components and mechanisms underlying symptom generation.
  • When to test for celiac disease and if there is a role for a gluten-free diet in IBS treatment.
  • Mechanistic effects of intraluminal bile acids and short chain fatty acids in the pathophysiology of IBS.
  • Future directions for investigation and treatment of IBS.

Stay tuned to gastro.org for details on session five. To learn more about the conference and to register, visit www.gastro.org/frestonibs.

Funded by the Takeda Endowment in support of the James W. Freston Single Topic Conference.

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