The Lompoc Hospital District Foundation is regretfully canceling the Wednesday evening lecture by gastroenterologist Dr. Rahim Raoufi at Lompoc Valley Medical Center due to a family emergency.

The Foundation apologizes for any inconvenience the cancellation may cause. Dr. Raoufi was expected to address the impact of IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a disorder that affects between 25 and 45 million people in the U.S. The lecture was part of the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation’s Community Education Lecture Series.