Category Archives: Awareness

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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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) Seeks Volunteers for New Patient Panel, June 2018

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is an established, reputable U.S. based 501c3 not-for-profit organization/charity focused on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and related functional gastrointestinal disorders, also known as disorders of gut-brain interaction. IFFGD was founded in 1991 by an FGID-affected family and continues to have people with FGIDs or family members/supporters among …

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10 Years and 11 IBS Awareness Months: Progress for the IBS Community Continues in 2018

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Five 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 for IBS Awareness Month: Looking Back and Paying It Forward: A Life with IBS

IBS Impact is pleased to welcome another guest post for IBS Awareness Month. Jeni Skukowski has IBS and lives in the state of Connecticut in the USA. She works as a Registered Dietitian and is a volunteer co-administrator for the international, science based Facebook IBS support group IBS Support (Official). We appreciate her time and …

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Guest Post for IBS Awareness Month: Navigating the UK National Health Service for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS Impact is pleased to welcome a guest blogger this week for IBS Awareness Month.  Julie Thompson, RD, known on social media as Jules_GastroRD, is a UK state registered dietitian specializing in IBS and other gastrointestinal conditions. She runs the Calm Gut Clinic in Lancashire, is an advisor to the IBS Network, the UK’s national …

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