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April 20 & 21

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International Virtual Summit

5-9 PM BST

12-4 PM EDT

remote gut health

steps to long-term wellbeing


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Transforming gut health in the digital world

In celebration of IBS Awareness Month, the Virtual IBS Summit 2021 shines a light on the broad array of aspects in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and how it has changed in light of the sudden movement towards a remote life.

IBS may feel like a lonely experience, but you are not alone


What to expect

From learning sessions to patient discussion groups, it's a two-day program filled with useful gut health tips and resources​

Distance Learning


From the brightest minds in the industry

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Get advice

During insightful Q&A sessions dedicated to you

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Be part of a community

Discover people's experiences and have your voice heard



people connected by one mission


insightful and valuable sessions


globally recognised gut health experts


post-event exclusive resource materials


Patient panel


Lucie Hayter

Founder of the Gut Feeling

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Emma Hatcher

Cook and author of The FODMAP Friendly Kitchen

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Lara Schreiber

Physiotherapist and Yoga Instructor


Matthew Chaddock

IBS Support Group Leader

Event schedule

Day 1

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12:00-1:00 PM EDT 17:00-18:00 BST

Remote IBS care in a COVID world: leading your way through chronic illness management

With the healthcare system under immense pressure, chronic GI conditions have sunken down the priority list. From diagnosis to maintaining life with a chronic condition, we discuss how to get the most of every physician visit. 

Healthy Woman

1:00-2:00 PM EDT 18:00-19:00 BST

Nutrition myths: creating a relationship with food you deserve

Finding the right balance for your nutrition can be a challenge, but your relationship with food doesn’t have to be hard. With a few tweaks and an individual approach, the balance between a healthy and delicious diet is easy to get right.

A Supportive Hug

2:00-3:00 PM EDT 19:00-20:00 BST

What is the gut-brain link and how can it help individuals understand and manage their IBS?

Managing IBS goes beyond treating the physical symptoms. But how do you address the root causes within mental wellbeing? We explore the different therapies recognised by the NHS as effective methods of managing IBS.

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3:00-4:00 PM EDT 20:00-21:00 BST

Patient discussion group: 
The poo taboo

Opening up the communication about digestive conditions: how to start the conversation with your friends and family and stop feeling ashamed.


Meet the speakers

Professor Melissa Hunt

Professor Melissa Hunt

Associate Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Shanti Eswaran

Professor Shanti Eswaran

Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at University of Michigan

Emily Haller, MS, RDN

Emily Haller, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at University of Michigan

Dr Kyle Staller

Dr Kyle Staller

Neurogastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School

Christina Jagielski, PhD, MPH

Christina Jagielski, PhD, MPH

Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Michigan Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology

Dr Simon Smale

Dr Simon Smale

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Advisor to the
IBS Network

Dr Rabia Lalani

Dr Rabia Lalani

A Gut doctor, Yoga teacher & Hypnotherapist

Sameer K. Berry, MD, MBA

Sameer K. Berry, MD, MBA

Gastroenterology Fellow at the University of Michigan, Digital Health Researcher

Dr Justin Brandler

Dr Justin Brandler

University of Michigan Gastroenterology Fellow

Dr Kimberly Harer

Dr Kimberly Harer

Gastroenterologist and Lecturer of Gastroenterology at University of Michigan

Professor Peter Whorwell

Professor Peter Whorwell

Professor of Gastroenterology at University of Manchester

Dr Eric Shah

Dr Eric Shah

Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College


Our partners


About the organisers

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A leading digital therapeutics company empowering people to transform their gut health through effective evidence-based digital solutions. Our virtual care programs leverage psychological & behavioural therapies addressing the gut-brain link, proven to dramatically reduce symptoms and improve wellbeing. 


The UK’s national charity for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), offering information, advice and support to patients with IBS and working with health care professionals to facilitate IBS self-management.


The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders is a nonprofit organization that helps improve care by enhancing awareness and supporting research into treatments for digestive disorders. 


Join us this IBS Awareness Month

April 20 & 21

5-9 PM BST

12-4 PM EDT