09.00 - 09.20

Registration and refreshments

09.20 - 09.35

Opening address by Chair's

Prof Peter Whorwell,
Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology; Consultant Gastroenterologist with an international reputation for his research into functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome

09.35 - 10.15

Patterns, Prevalence and Perceptions in IBS

Prof APS Hungin,
Dean of Medicine and the Head of the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health at Durham University. A medical doctor, he is also Professor of Primary Care and General Practice and the Director of the Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research within the School

10.15 - 10.55

Intestinal microbiota in IBS, including the role of pre-, pro- and antibiotics

Prof Magnus Simren,
Consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden, and is Professor in Gastroenterology at the Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg

10.55 - 11.35

COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

11.35 - 12.15

Incorporating new diagnostics and drugs in to IBS management

Dr Anton Emmanuel,
Senior Lecturer in Neuro-Gastroenterology at University College London and Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

12.15 - 12.55

Psychological aspects

Prof Else Guthrie,
Professor of Psychological Medicine & Medical Psychotherapy

12.55 - 13.10

PANEL DISCUSSION and QUESTION AND ANSWERS

13.10 - 14.00

LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING

14.00 - 14.40

The dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome

Dr Miranda Lomer,
Senior Consultant Dietitian, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College London

14.40 - 15.20

How do intestinal abnormalities in IBS link to symptoms

Prof Robin Spiller,
Professor of Gastroenterology Head of Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre Lead Director of Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit

15.20 - 15.50

COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

15.50 - 16.30

Mechanisms of visceral pain in IBS

Prof Qasim Aziz,
Professor of Neurogastroenterology and director of the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology

16.30 - 17.10

Hypnosis for IBS.. What's it all about?

Prof Peter Whorwell,
Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology; Consultant Gastroenterologist with an international reputation for his research into functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome

17.10 - 17.20

PANEL DISCUSSION and QUESTION AND ANSWERS

17.20 - 17.30

Chair's closing remarks