Postgraduate Course

Learning Luncheon 12: Dyssynergic Defecation and Pelvic Floor Disorders

Saturday, October 6
12:20 PM - 1:35 PM
Location: 120A (level 100)

Category: Functional Bowel Disease

Admission to the optional Learning Luncheon sessions on Saturday and Sunday may be purchased for $75 each; register online at until September 28, 2018. During the meeting, visit the Registration Desk to purchase admission; some sessions may be sold out.

Learning Objectives:

Satish S.C Rao

Professor of Medicine
Digestive Health Center, Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA, US

Dr. Satish Rao received his MD from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India, his PhD from the University of Sheffield, U.K., and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in London, UK, in 1997. Having spent 20 years at Iowa where he was a Professor of Medicine and Director, Neurogastroenterology and GI Motility and Biofeedback Program, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Dr. Rao recently moved to Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, in Augusta, where he is a Professor of Medicine, Division Chief, Gastroenterology/Hepatology and Founding Director, Digestive Health Center. Dr. Rao is one of a rare breed of academicians who has excelled as an outstanding researcher, distinguished educator and as a Master Clinician. Dr. Rao's research interests focus on the pathophysiology and treatment of IBS, food intolerance (particularly fructose intolerance), constipation and fecal incontinence, and visceral pain, particularly esophageal chest pain. He is the only physician to date who has received all 3 meritorious honors from the AGA: the AGA Distinguished Clinician Award, AGA Masters Award for Outstanding Clinical Research, and the AGA Distinguished Educator Award. In 2005 he received an ACG Auxiliary Research Award, and in 2007 the ACG Novartis Motility research award for the best research paper. Dr. Rao has edited several books, Disorders of the Anorectum (2001), Anorectal and Pelvic Floor disorders (2008) for Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Gastrointestinal Motility Tests and Problem-Oriented Approach and GI Motility Testing - a Laboratory and Office Handbook (2010, Co-editor). He has published over 300 articles. He is an astute clinician with an international reputation and has been selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America" and America's Top Doctors for over 15 years. He is Past President of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.


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