Irritable Bowel SyndromeTRUST YOUR GUT:  Improving the Physician Assistant’s Acumen in Identifying and Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

If you are a physician assistant, you can’t afford to miss this exciting learning program designed by experts in diagnosing and treating patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders, including a PA who works with Douglas A. Drossman, MD, who is a leading expert in this area of gastroenterology.

Clinical Faculty

Kellie Bunn, PA-C, MHS (Chair)

Physician Assistant
Chapel Hill Primary Care
Drossman Gastroenterology
Chapel Hill, NC

Brooks D. Cash, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

Lucinda A. Harris, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Scottsdale, AZ


Patient Faculty

Gail S. Cobb

Burlington, NC

Carly Herbert

Atlanta, GA

Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize symptoms that should be used to “rule in” the diagnoses of IBS and CIC, according to Rome III criteria.
  • Describe the evidence-based therapies available to treat patients with IBS and CIC.
  • Discuss strategies to improve treatment adherence among patients with IBS and CIC.


Follow this link to learn more and begin the course