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Medicine Grand Rounds - A Structured Approach to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This presentation discusses the diagnostic criteria and treatment options for IBS, including the Rome IV global measures. Dr. Shad differentiates between IBS with constipation and IBS with diarrhea, and reviews the efficacy and effectiveness of multiple treatment approaches including dietary changes, medications and behavioral therapy for these conditions.

Activity Details

Start Date: August 17, 2018
End Date: August 17, 2020

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  • Eric D. Shah, MD, MBA
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Center for Gastrointestinal Motility, Esophageal, 
    and Swallowing Disorders
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    Dr. Shah completed his medical and business school training at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas in a joint-degree program. He completed his internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and completed gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include irritable bowel syndrome and pelvic floor dysfunction, and his specific research interests include developing innovative new technologies in gastroenterology, and using cost effectiveness analysis and comparative effectiveness methods to address barriers to patient access for effective therapies in functional bowel disorders.
Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to discuss the guideline-based diagnostic evaluation and guideline-based treatment options of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). They will be able to recognize alarm symptoms and reasons to refer for specialist care.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The following Activity Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for A Structured Approach to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Medicine Grand Rounds) have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Activity Director and Planning Committee member roles were resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by the Associate Dean for CME and the Department of Medicine Chair. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Kelly Kieffer, MD ~ her spouse is a consultant for OcculoBio. 

* Richard I. Rothstein, MD ~ has research support from Baranova (research grant to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and has other financial interest from Takeda. 

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:

Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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