Conferences Advances in Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Virtual Event


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:

Utilize the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain in clinical practice.

Use the Rome IV diagnostic criteria in evaluation of functional abdominal pain in children.

Practice dietary, complementary, and behavioral strategies in the care of children with functional abdominal pain.

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



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.



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

Robert Shulman, MD –  Receives Royalties from the Rome Foundation


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.

Tentative Agenda 

  • 8:00-8:05 AM:  Welcome (5 m) 
  • 8:05-8:35 AM:  Rob Shulman : Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders / Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (30 m) 
  • 8:35-9:05 AM:  Andrew Chu : Communication and the Patient-Provider Relationship in the Care of Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction in Children (30 m) 
  • 9:05-9:35 AM:  John Hollier : The Daunting Diagnostic Dilemma of Disorders of Gut-Brain interaction (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 : A Multimodal Approach to Chronic Abdominal Pain (30 m) 
  • 10:40-11:10 AM:  Ashley Teasdale : Behavioral Health Care for Children with Functional Abdominal Disorders (30 m) 
  • 11:10-11:40 AM:  Bruno Chumpitazi : Role of Diet in Treating Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (30 m) 
  • 11:40 AM-12:10 PM:  Panel Discussion/Q&A (30 m) 
  • 12:10-12:15 PM:  Closing remarks (5 m)