Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Another exciting meeting with another eminent professor in the field.....

The excitement continues....

Today I have a scheduled virtual meeting with another eminent Professor of Gastroenterology whose enviable international reputation is for achiements in treating IBS with hypnotherapy. I originally contacted him with a view to him supervising my research into IBD (note the difference – IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome whereas IBD is Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the two are very different: IBS is an umbrella term for symptoms that involve pain and distention but no significant inflammation). The physical distance between us, however, would make that too complicated. He has, however, suggested that we talk to give me some advice on my research and I am very much looking forward to talking with him. (I’ll ask him whether he is happy for me to quote him in my forthcoming blogs - hopefully I'll remember).

One the areas I would like to discuss with him what questions he would like to have answered concerning the operation of the "little brain in the gut" and its interaction with the mind. The idea behind this is that I can explore the scope (whoops) for incorporating some of these questions into the pilot study – which would make it even more valuable.

I’ll let you know.....

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