Webinar: Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 6:00 PM

Brain and the gut interplay in IBS

Join Medical Chronicle for a free, one-hour, CPD-accredited webinar on The brain and the gut interplay in IBS, where does it start? Gastroenterologist Dr Peter Barrow vs. Psychiatrist Dr Frans Korb will discuss why they think the main problem lies in their specific anatomical region, i.e. brain vs GIT. This webinar is sponsored by Viatris.

In patients who suffer with IBS, what do they advise to assist the patient, and how does this perspective differ in the two specialists.

Dr Barrow will start and provide input on the stats of the incidence of IBS linking to stress, and the commonality of it, while Dr Korb speaks on stress-related IBS, the linkage between the two.

Presented by
Claire Rush

Claire Rush

  • Editor: Medical Chronicle
Dr Frans Korb

Dr Frans Korb

  • Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist

Dr Frans Korb is currently in full-time private practice as a Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist in Sandton and consults for SASOL. For Life Healthcare, he consults at both Baneng Care Centre and Waverley Care Centre. Yearly, he has been an invited lecturer at the Departments of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria.

He has been involved with the CMSA FCPsych Part 1 exams for the last 21 years. He is currently the Board Chairman of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG).

He has participated in many clinical trials for various pharmaceutical companies. He regularly attends and presents at local and international conferences, workshops, presents posters, courses and CPD Programmes. Past executive appointments include the University Science Students’ Association of Southern Africa (USSASA), Associated Scientific and Technical Societies of South Africa (AS&TS), Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3), University of the Witwatersrand Psychiatry Registrars’ Association, South African Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (ACAPAP), South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP), Southern African Society of Biological Psychiatry, the Rotary Club of Sandown, South African Sexual Health Association (SASHA), South African Medical Association (SAMA) and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG).

Currently he is editor of ‘Mental Health Matters’ (Journal for general practitioners on mental health) and on the Editorial Board of ‘Neuron SA’. He has published in both peer-reviewed journals and in the daily press and enjoys doing regular radio and TV interviews.

Dr Peter Barrow

Dr Peter Barrow

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Barrow is a consultant gastroenterologist trained at the University of Witwatersrand, with a special interest in interventional endoscopy including double balloon endoscopy (DBE) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He has extensive clinical and research experience in inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), celiac disease, oesophageal motility disorders and GERD. He is a well-recognised speaker and respected by his peers.

Dr Barrow readily shares his practical and clinical expertise and often engages in clinical meetings and elements. Dr Barrow currently serves as an Honorary Lecturer at School of Clinical Medicine, Witwatersrand University and has numerous achievements during his career, amongst which are the following:

  • He was involved as an investigator in several clinical trials and is currently working on three new clinical trials on Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Presented at International congresses, as recently as International Association of Gastroenterology in Cape Town, Aug 2019 on: “Evaluation of Pancreatic Cystic lesions. What is state of the art?”

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