IBS Network plans major Conference in Sheffield

The IBS Network is holding a UK Conference exploring the self-management of the condition in Sheffield in April.

The charity – who are based at SOAR Works at Parson Cross – supports thousands of people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and will stage their second conference on 14 April 2018 at Sheffield Hallam University.


Delegates from across the country are expected to attend this year’s event following the success of the first one in 2016. This year’s conference will explore the self-management of IBS and what that means – both from a sufferer’s perspective as well as healthcare professionals.

The headline sponsor of the 2018 conference in the Functional Gut Clinic, the UK’s first dedicated, independent and UKAS-accredited gastrointestinal physiology service.

Dr Anthony Hobson, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Director at the Functional Gut Clinic, said: “The IBS Network provides an invaluable service for patients as the ‘go-to’ place for information about IBS and its causes, and advises how people can take control of their condition.

“We really wanted to be part of this event which helps to increase education and awareness about IBS using the latest scientific data derived from credible sources.”

And Alison Reid, CEO of the IBS Network, said: “Following the huge success of our first conference in 2016, we are proud to be hosting the second event here in Sheffield where the charity began and has been based for over 26 years.

“We look forward to welcoming all our members and healthcare specialists from across the UK for an opportunity to talk openly about IBS, to overcome the embarrassment surrounding the condition, and to discuss how we can better support people in the future.”

For more details and ticket information, please call 0114 272 3253 or go to www.theibsnetwork.org