Category Archives: Awareness

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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Free “Talking Gut” Podcasts Discuss IBS and Other GI Disorders

Some years ago,Dr, Jim Kantidakis, a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist and founder of The Gut Centre in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, a gastrointestinal health psychology center treating adults, adolescents and children with IBS, IBD, or other gastrointestinal disorders, began producing a collection of podcasts titled “Talking Gut.” As of August 2018, they have been available …

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GERD Awareness Week: November 18-24, 2018

This week is GERD Awareness Week. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, like IBS, falls under the broad category of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders, and many people with IBS also have GERD. According to former VeryWell.com IBS Guide Barbara Bradley Bolen, PhD,some studies show that up to 81% of people with IBS report some symptoms of GERD and vice versa, but that among those with …

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Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2018

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the U.S. This year, as the date falls on a Sunday, it will be observed on Monday, November 12 as 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 …

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Seeks Public Comment on Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) and Tegaserod for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) by October 16, 2018

UPDATE:  10/19/2018: The Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee voted to recommend approval of both of the medications under consideration below. This does not mean that the medications have the full approval of the FDA and can be made available yet. However, it is a positive step forward in the process toward full approval.   On Wednesday, …

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American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Twitter Chat, “Hypnosis and GI Disorders”, August 20, 2018, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) has announced that it will be holding a Twitter chat from 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern time, Monday, August 20, 2018 on the subject of “Hypnosis and GI Disorders.” The chat moderator will be Tiffany Taft, PhD,  Assistant Professor in the gastroenterology division of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, …

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