National conference to be streamed live on YouTube

14th April 2016

A conference being held this weekend by The IBS Network, the national charity for IBS, will be streamed live on YouTube.

The conference, which will be held at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Hotel in Sheffield on Saturday the 16thApril, aims to help answer some of the questions surrounding IBS, such as how the problem affects daily life as well as dietary implications and advice on how to deal with IBS more effectively. Those who aren't able to attend the event will be able to watch it live athttp://www.utube.com/user/vidscreen123/live  throughout the day. Alison Reid, chief executive of The IBS Network, said: -Whilst we encouraged those who suffer with IBS to attend the event, we appreciate not everyone will be able to, so we have set up the live stream so as many people as possible can benefit from what the conference will have to offer. -One of the main objectives of the conference is to get patients to offer their own perspectives on the illness and engage with a number of different health care professionals, and we feel people will find this extremely beneficial. Experts speaking at the one-day event, which is expected to attract around 400 delegates, include Dr Anton Emmanuel and Professors Alex Ford and Peter Whorwell, and a team of patient experts, including Sam Bearfoot, Angie Usher and Susan Frisby. The event will also feature a cookery demonstration from food expert and nutritionist, Dr Joan Ransley, who will demonstrate how people with IBS can prepare simple and delicious meals.  Delegates will also have a chance to browse the exhibition, which offers companies the opportunity to showcase products for IBS. Headline sponsor for the conference is Symprove, with other sponsors including Alflorex, Silicol Gel, Entersogel and Irwin Mitchell. The conference will begin at 9.30am and finishes at 5.30pm. A few tickets are still available and more information can be found at www.theibsnetwork.org  where there is a full timetable of what will be happening throughout the day. Alternatively, email info@theibsnetwork.org or phone the IBS Network on 0114 272 3253.

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