The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) has announced that it will be holding a Twitter chat from 6:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20, 2017. on the subject of “Irritable bowel syndrome in children. What is it, and what treatments are available?” The chat moderator will be Peter Lu, MD, MS, Assistant Professor in Clinical Medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine and physician and Nationwide Children’s Hospital GI Motility Program in Columbus, Ohio, USA

ANMS’s Twitter handle is @ANMSociety and the chat can be found using the hashtag #ANMSChat

IBS Impact encourages parents, guardians and caregivers of youth with irritable bowel syndrome. to make time to attend and participate in this open, public chat, which allows one to interact directly with a physician who is associated with a leading center for pediatric functional gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal motility research and clinical care. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and/or give feedback about general needs and concerns regarding children and adolescents with IBS.

A reminder to all interested parties: All information shared on Twitter in connection with this chat will remain online, potentially accessible to the public indefinitely, and is designed to address issues of general interest within the scheduled hour. It is not an appropriate venue to seek diagnosis or treatment of an individual medical situation from Dr. Lu or other professionals who may be participating in the discussion. However, it is a quality, evidence-based and unique opportunity to further one’s self-education on the complex topic of IBS, particularly IBS in children, for which there is generally less awareness. IBS Impact thanks Dr, Lu and ANMS for making this chat available, with best wishes for a successful chat.

Last update: December 2017