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Experts to discuss new advances in IBS therapy and its affect on IBS sufferers

WHO:
The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an association of more than 8,000 gastrointestinal (GI) professionals committed to the scientific study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

WHAT:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common GI disorders in the United States, affectng over 58 million Americans. It is characterized by recurring symptoms of abdominal discomfort or pain, bloating, and an altered bowel habit, either constipation, diarrhea or both. Data indicates that women are 2-3 times more likely to have IBS than men.

GI specialists will address new insights into this disorder, advances in IBS pharmacology and what this means for those with the disorder.

EXPERTS:
Lawrence J. Brandt, M.D., MACG, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY

Kevin W. Olden, M.D., FACG, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ Yuri Saito, M.D., MPH, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY

WHERE:
Ballroom VIP Room, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland Reporters can also participate by dialing toll free 1-800-588-5167 and entering 9944# when prompted to enter a pass code.

WHEN:
Monday, October 13, 2003, 12:30 PM (EDT)


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Contact: Malaika Hilliard
mhilliard@porternovelli.com
202-973-5896
American College of Gastroenterology
8-Oct-2003


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