Postgraduate Course

Pharmacologic Treatment of IBS

Saturday, October 6
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom (level 400)

Category: Functional Bowel Disease

Learning Objectives:

Lin Chang

Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA, US

Lin Chang, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She serves as Vice-Chief of the Division of Digestive Diseases, Co-Director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience and Program Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at UCLA. Dr. Chang’s clinical and research expertise is in functional gastrointestinal disorders which include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic constipation, and functional abdominal pain. Her research focuses on brain-gut mechanisms underlying IBS, specifically, the pathophysiology of IBS related to stress, sex differences, gut microbiome and epigenetic modifications, and the treatment of IBS. Dr. Chang is the recipient of the Janssen Award in Gastroenterology for Basic or Clinical Research and the AGA Distinguished Clinician Award. Dr. Chang has authored more than 120 original research articles, 70 review articles, and 20 book chapters on her specialty interests. She is a Past President of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), and is also a member of the Rome Foundation Board of Directors and the Rome IV Functional Bowel Disorders Committee. Dr. Chang is a Fellow of ACG and AGA. She previously served as Associate Editor of The American Journal of Gastroenterology and is currently Associate Editor of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is currently Clinical Research Councilor on the AGA Governing Board. She frequently speaks at national and international meetings.


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