Advances in Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain

April 22, 2023

Virtual Conference 

Join us as we discuss new developments in the area of pediatric functional abdominal disorders, also known as disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBI). During this conference, our experts in gastroenterology, psychology, and pain medicine will talk through the medical and psychosocial considerations for these patients who are suffering from functional abdominal pain.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the lecture, the participants should be better able to:

  1. Utilize the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain in clinical practice.
  2. Use the Rome IV diagnostic criteria in evaluation of functional abdominal pain in children.
  3. Practice dietary, complementary, and behavioral strategies in the care of children with functional abdominal pain.
  4. Identify and refer patients who may benefit from neuromodulatory strategies.

Target Audience

Physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, advanced practice providers, nurses, and other healthcare providers

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/22/2023 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/22/2023 - 12:00pm CDT


8:00-8:05 AM:  Welcome (5 m) 

8:05-8:35 AM:  Robert Shulman (30 m) 

8:35-9:05 AM:  Andrew Chu (30 m) 

9:05-9:35 AM:  John Hollier (30 m) 

9:35-10:05 AM: Panel Discussion/Q&A (30 m) 

10:05-10:10 AM:  Break (5 m) 

10:10-10:40 AM:  Laura Torres (30 m) 

10:40-11:10 AM:  Ashley Teasdale (30 m) 

11:10-11:40 AM:  Bruno Chumpitazi (30 m) 

11:40 AM-12:10 PM:  Panel Discussion/Q&A (30 m) 

12:10-12:15 PM:  Closing remarks (5 m) 


Topics Covered

Robert Shulman (30 m) “Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders / Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction


Andrew Chu (30 m) “Communication and the Patient-Provider Relationship in the Care of Disorders

of Gut-Brain Interaction in Children”

John Hollier (30 m) “The Daunting Diagnostic Dilemma of Disorders of Gut-Brain interaction”

Panel Discussion/Q&A (30 m) 

 Laura Torres (30 m) “A Multimodal Approach to Chronic Abdominal Pain”

Ashley Teasdale (30 m) “Behavioral Health Care for Children with Functional Abdominal Disorders”

Bruno Chumpitazi (30 m) “Role of Diet in Treating Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction”

Panel Discussion/Q&A (30 m) 


The speakers for this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies unless otherwise stated below:

  • Robert Shulman, MD –  Potentially may receive royalties from the Rome Foundation

This relevant financial relationship has been appropriately mitigated.



The members of the Planning Committee and others involved in the planning of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies.


Conference Support Statement

This CME activity did not receive any financial support from ineligible company.

Provided by Texas Children’s Hospital



Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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