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Freston Conference: A Look at Session Five — Neuroimmune Measures in the Gut and IBS

June 2, 2015

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

Continuing with our preview series, we’ll take a look at session five of the 2015 James W. Freston Conference: A Renaissance in the Understanding and Management of IBS. We've already previewed sessions one, two, three and four of the conference.

Peripheral Neuroimmune Measures in the Gut: Plausible Biomarkers for IBS?

During session five, attendees will be able to closely examine just how important interactions are between the immune and nervous systems when it comes to detecting and treating IBS. Our expert faculty will lead attendees in:

  • Discussing the consequences of altered barrier function on visceral sensitivity.
  • Reviewing experimental evidence to support a role for increased mucosal permeability in IBS.
  • Exploring the role of immune activation in IBS.
  • Examining the relevancy of signaling between microbiota and epithelial cells as it pertains to IBS.

Stay tuned to gastro.org for details on session six. 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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