Symposium for IBS Patients on Saturday, June 12th in North Carolina The 2004 IBS Patient Symposium will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center at UNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Saturday, June 12. The symposium is titled "Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Other Gastrointestinal Disorders", and is hosted by the UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders. It will provide an opportunity to learn about diagnosis, tests, and treatment options of the disorder, explore the role of diet, nutrition, gender, and hormones on IBS, and understand the pain of IBS through cutting edge research on brain imaging. Attendees will acquire a set of tools for symptom management and explore the benefits of alternative treatments, as well as learn about other available resources. Participants will also have the opportunity to select a break out session most related to their symptoms, which will be facilitated by Center faculty. If you are interested in attending , please contact the UNC Center for more information.