Category Archives: Advocacy

Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2019

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the U.S. ,a federal holiday. It is also the traditional day on which many entities highlight veterans’ issues. U.S. veterans and current military service members who have been deployed in the Persian Gulf/Southwest Asia and Afghanistan regions at any time since 1990 have been shown by multiple studies …

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Rep. Vela of Texas and Rep. Lee of Nevada Co-Sponsor Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396)

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, at the end of October 2019, Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Representative Susie Lee (D-NV-3)  have added their support as a co-sponsors for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. IBS Impact thanks them for taking the time to …

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Rep. Loebsack of Iowa Co-Sponsors Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396)

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, in the last week, Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2)  has added his support as a co-sponsor for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. This is the third time in different Congresses that he has supported versions of the Act, …

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Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396) Gains Bipartisan Support of 4 New Co-Sponsors From 4 New States

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, so far in September 2019, four members of the U.S House of Representatives have added their support as co-sponsors for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. They represent both political parties and four different states new to the …

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Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019 (HR 3396) Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) has announced that the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019, also known as HR 3396 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 20, 2019.  HR 3396 addresses public awareness efforts and research funding for functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders like …

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IFFGD 2019 National Advocacy Event in Washington DC Scheduled for June 24-25, 2019

The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization for IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders has announced its annual event in Washington, DC for June 24-25, 2019. Traditionally, during this event delegation of IFFGD staff, gastroenterology professionals and affected people and their families meets with members of Congres to raise awareness and advocate …

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11 Years and 12 IBS Awareness Months: More Forward Momentum for the IBS Community 2018-2019

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Six years ago, on April 24, 2013, I wrote a post for IBS Awareness Month that began with some reflections on my personal experiences with IBS, as well as my motivations for IBS Impact. At that time, I had been living with IBS for …

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Guest Post From Australia For IBS Awareness Month: IBS- A Personal and Professional Journey

IBS Impact is pleased this week to welcome guest blogger Joanna Baker, APD, RN from Melbourne, Australia to share her personal and professional experiences as a person with IBS and a professional in the field for IBS Awareness Month 2019. We thank her for her time and insights. Joanna is a foodie, a dietitian and …

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April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month 2019

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. IBS affects, depending on the source, at least 25 million and perhaps up to 58 million women, men and children in the United States and anywhere from 9-23% of the population in different countries on every continent of the world.  In the U.S, this prevalence exceeds that of diabetes, chronic …

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Digestive Disease Week 2019 Offering Travel Grants to Advocates with GI Disorders: Deadline is March 8, 2019

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is a major international professional conference for clinicians, researchers, educators, trainees, and students in gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal surgery, endoscopy, and other related digestive disease sub-fields. It is traditionally held annually in May or June. DDW 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, May 18-Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in San Diego, California, USA. For …

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