About this event

  • Date and time Wed 2 Feb 2022 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Gastroenterology and Hepatology

This multidisciplinary meeting will highlight the complexity and challenges of managing patients with severe functional gastrointestinal problems. Delegates who attend this meeting will discover the different diagnoses which need to be considered and learn the non-endoscopic approaches that may be available to those suffering from severe functional gastrointestinal problems. 

The session will focus on a series of case-based presentations with panel discussions and contributions from experts in their fields. 

During this event delegates will:

  • Learn the complex psycho-social pathology associated with severe functional gastrointestinal problems 
  • Understand the optimum approach to managing severe functional gastrointestinal problems 
  • Acknowledge the risks of intervention 
  • Understand how social networks contribute to patient behaviour 

We would like to thank our sponsors Dr Falk Pharma, GE Healthcare and Medtronic for their support of this meeting. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Robert Logan, President, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one

Eating disorders – where are we with DSM?

Professor Janet Treasure, King's College London

GI disease or dysfunction – a diagnostic approach

Dr Emily Tucker, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Case one
Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session two

Drugs: Use and misuse

Dr Natalia Zarate-Lopez, University College London

Case two
Panel discussion
This house believes that it is better to be sick than well

Dr Ben Baig, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Consultant Psychiatrist, King's College London

Lunch break

Session three

Case three
Panel discussion
Organisation and delivery of services

Dr Harriet Agnew, Foundation Year One Doctor, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Session four

Case four
Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
What can we learn from FND?

Professor Mark Edwards, Professor of Neurology, St George's University of London

Complex functional gut disorders and neuropsychiatry: The way forward

Dr Dipesh Vasant, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust 

Close of meeting



Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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