WHAT: The Global Outreach Symposium on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an educational conference and interactive webinar featuring Cedars-Sinai gastroenterology experts presenting the latest medical research and treatment options to educate and empower patients, families and healthcare providers on all aspects of IBS and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

The seminar will be simulcast on the Internet, drawing in participants from around the world.

Featured at the symposium:

• Patient-centered presentations• Update on IBS research and role of the intestinal microbiome• Q&A with Cedars-Sinai gastroenterologists fielding questions from attendees and webinar guests• Live breath-testing demonstration to show how SIBO is detected in patients

WHO: Prominent IBS clinician and pioneering researcher Mark Pimentel, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai GI Motility Program, is leading the symposium that will feature IBS experts from Cedars-Sinai. Pimentel’s groundbreaking research has identified specific biomarkers for the disease, paving the way for the development of the first blood test for IBS. A decade ago, Pimentel first proposed that the overgrowth of bacteria in the gut was a contributing cause of the disease.

WHEN: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. PDT

WHERE: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Harvey Morse Conference Center,8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 REGISTER: Preregistration for in-person or webinar attendance is encouraged. Visit https://www.regonline.com/2014GlobalIBS. Fees range from $125 to $175.

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