The second national conference of the IBS Network is fast approaching, and we are proud to be sponsoring this superb event in Sheffield. On Saturday 14th April, leading IBS specialists, patients, and healthcare professionals will be gathering to talk about all things IBS – the treatments, scientific advances, and how best to manage this often debilitating disorder.

Here is an insight into what you can expect on the day, and why you should join us!

The Conference

The IBS Network has become the ‘go-to’ place for people living with IBS, supporting sufferers with accurate information and ways of dealing with the condition. Sheffield is the base of the IBS Network and it’s central location within the UK makes it ideal for delegates to attend this important event.

”Exploring the self-management of IBS and what that really means to you” is the theme of the conference, and it presents a excellent platform for medical professionals and patients to share their knowledge and experiences, so that better care can result.

We also hope that this unique event in a caring environment may also play a part in helping people become more confident in dealing with their condition.

On The Day

Starting at 8.30am, the day will consist of presentations, lectures, and Q & A sessions led by IBS specialists. Delegates will be able to listen and contribute to discussions throughout the day and enjoy a tasty, gut-friendly lunch! In addition, each attendee will receive a 4 week supply of Alflorex (valued at £24.95), a 200ml sample of Silicogel (valued at £8.29), and money off vouchers from A2 Milk and Dr Schar.

The conference lectures will be conducted by some of the UK’s most prominent IBS experts:

  • Yvonne Mckenzie – Clinical Lead in IBS for the Gastroenterology Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • Dr Simon Smale – Gastroenterologist NHS York Trust
  • Dr Anthony Hobson – Consultant Clinical Scientist, The Functional Gut Clinic
  • Prof Peter Whorwell – Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Manchester
  • Dr Adam Farmer – Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist & Lecturer
  • Vicky Grant – IBS patient, researcher and Trustee of The IBS Network 


    Ticket Information

    Tickets to the conference are just £5 for members of the IBS Network and £10 for non-members, making it an affordable, unique opportunity to learn more about the latest treatments and the science relating to the condition.

    Delegates from the inaugural conference spoke glowingly of the event:

    “It felt amazing to be able to speak freely and not feel ashamed or embarrassed and the people were just fabulous.”

    As a health worker, it was beneficial to the work I do with clients to get an insight into the patients perspective of IBS. Also, I gained knowledge of how patients are treated with the NHS”

    To attend the event, you can purchase your ticket online or by phoning 0114 272 3253. It is also possible to download the conference programme by visiting this link.

    ”Exploring the self-management of IBS and what that really means to you”
    Saturday 14 April 2018, 08.30am – 5.30pm
    The Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Hallam Square, Sheffield, S1 2LX

    We look forward to you joining us at this important educational conference!