On Your Marks. Gut set. Go!  

24th September 2021

Posted In: FYI

The Gut Experts – Prof. Barbara Ryan, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Dietitian, Elaine McGowan will be hosting a special gut health and exercise webinar for women during European Week of Sport.

DATE: Wednesday, 29th September

TIME: 7:30pm


This free webinar will explore the key elements of gut health, living with common, challenging conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and provide practical solutions. Attendees will gain insights into managing digestive symptoms whilst continuing to enjoy the sport and exercise that they love.⁠

European Week of Sport aims to inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more. With this in mind, The Gut Experts have designed this webinar for women participating in sport or those who are interested in becoming more active.

Those interested in attending can register for free for the On Your Marks. Gut set. Go!  webinar via the Sport Ireland website here.

IBS affects up to 1 in 10 people and is estimated to be 2.5 times more common in women than in men (1).

It is estimated that there are approximately 40,000 people living with IBD in Ireland (2).

(1). Prof Alexander C Ford et al. Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, The Lancet. October 2020.

(2). Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s