Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Genesis and Maturation of IBS and Other Functional GI Disorders: The First 50 Years

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 23, 2015

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Douglas A. Drossman, MD
President, Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care LLC
President, Drossman Consulting LLC
President, Rome Foundation
Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Douglas Drossman is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he was on staff from 1977 through 2011. He was founder and co- director of the UNC Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders (since 1993), founder, past chair (1989-1993), Chair (since 1989) of the Rome Committees (Rome I, II, and III), President of the Board of the Rome Foundation (since 2004), and past Chair of the Motility and Nerve-Gut Section of the AGA Council (2003-2005). He is past President of the American Psychosomatic Society (1997), a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology, and is on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (IFFGD). He has served on three committees of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Gulf War and Health, been an Ad Hoc member of NIH- NCCAM Advisory board, and currently serves on the NIH-National Commission on Digestive Diseases.

Dr. Drossman has written over 500 articles and book chapters, published two books--a GI Procedure Manual and a textbook of functional GI disorders (Rome I, II, III)--and serves on six editorial and advisory boards in gastroenterology, psychosomatic medicine, behavioral medicine, and patient health. He served for five years as Associate Editor of the Journal Gastroenterology and was the Gastroenterology Section Editor of the Merck Manual for 17 years. In 2012, Dr. Drossman founded the Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care, LLC, as an entity to help train physicians in relationship-centered biopsychosocial care with emphasis on communication skills and enhancing the patient-doctor relationship. In addition, he began a specialty practice, Drossman Gastroenterology, PLLC, which focuses on the diagnosis and management of patients with complex GI disorders.

Dr. Drossman completed medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a medical residency at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and NYU - Bellevue Medical Center. He subspecialized in psychosocial (psychosomatic) medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and in Gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of functional gastrointestinal disorders.
  2. Recognize pathophysiological features of irritable bowel syndrome and functional gastrointestinal disorders.
  3. Understand approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome and functional gastrointestinal disorders.

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases (Department of Medicine)

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