• Do you want to know more about GERD and how factors like stress, diet, and sleep habits can worsen symptoms?

  • Are you curious about the connection between anxiety and GERD?

  • Would you like to know what small habit changes you can make to improve your symptoms, and see a step-by-step guide to changing those habits?

  • Has your doctor recommended a GI psychologist to help with your symptoms and you’d like to understand why?

In this FREE WEBINAR, Kate Tomasino, PhD, explains what GERD is and what behavioral habits can worsen symptoms. She also provides a step-by-step guide to improving a variety of health habits that can help you improve your symptoms. She then answers some commonly asked questions about GERD. After this webinar, you will be better able to manage your GERD symptoms.

In this informational webinar, you will:

  • Learn about GERD and what causes it

  • Understand the possible connection between your health habits and the severity of your symptoms

  • See how anxiety about GERD symptoms can make those symptoms worse, and how you can improve your experience

  • Learn strategies for improving your health habits so that you can manage your GERD symptoms

Meet Your Instructor

Kathryn Tomasino, PhD

Kathryn Tomasino, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, within the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in the Department of Medicine. She holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She joined the faculty in 2017.

Dr. Tomasino is the co-director of the Behavioral Medicine for Digestive Health program housed in the Digestive Health Center at Northwestern Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral medicine and psychogastroenterology. She provides consultation and psychological interventions for patients with gastrointestinal conditions. Dr. Tomasino serves on the National Scientific Advisory Committee for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, is co-chair of the Training & Education committee for the Gastropsych section of the Rome Foundation, and is an Ambassador Board Member for the Digestive Health Foundation.