IFFGD was started by one person struggling with the challenges imposed by a chronic GI disorder. Others, from all walks of life, soon joined. We fight to improve the daily lives of persons affected by chronic digestive troubles.

IFFGD works to direct public attention to the gastrointestinal (GI) functional and motility disorders. People with symptoms of these disorders don't always connect them to a recognized condition. They may try to self-treat. Recognizing chronic symptoms, and seeking medical attention for a correct diagnosis is important.

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Chronic digestive or bowel related disorders affect millions of people of all ages and walks of life.  But they are not a topic that most feel comfortable talking about. IFFGD provides information about symptoms and disorders that people don't know there are words for. We help persons talk to a doctor and find support.

For people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, IFFGD provides information, assistance, and support. We . . .

  • Publish state-of-the-art information about understanding the disorders
  • Increase awareness among care providers and the public about the medical and personal issues faced by those affected
  • Fight for more research
  • Provide our members with a voice where it counts:
    • To the U.S. Congress which appropriates funding of research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • To researchers in industries and institutions around the world
    • To clinicians who care for and treat patients

Working with Professionals in health care and industry, IFFGD forms alliances in support of treatment, scientific inquiry, and clinical care. We . . .

  • Initiated and sponsor the biennial International Symposium on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders for clinicians and investigators
  • Developed the Functional GI Disorders Education Program Guide to facilitate community education programs
  • Provide a resource of information about quality of life issues and the needs of people affected
  • Participate in conferences and symposiums
  • Provide patient support, assistance, and education
  • Encourage support of scientific inquiry 
  • Support research

We work to direct public attention to the functional GI and motility disorders. We are regularly featured or referenced in popular magazines, newspapers, television and radio programs, and journals as a source of information about functional GI and motility disorders.

 

About IFFGD
Leadership
Nancy J. Norton, IFFGD President
Advisory Board
Board of Directors
Editorial Board Members
Our Mission
Awareness Activities & Accomplishments
Public Education & Awareness
Professional Education & Awareness
Year in Review
-2014
-2012/2013
Advocacy Activities
Legislative Successes
FGIMD Act (Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act)
Congressional Testimony
FISCAL YEAR 2016
FISCAL YEAR 2013
FISCAL YEAR 2012
FISCAL YEAR 2010
FISCAL YEAR 2009
FISCAL YEAR 2008
FISCAL YEAR 2007
FISCAL YEAR 2006
FISCAL YEAR 2005
FISCAL YEAR 2004
FISCAL YEAR 2003
FDA and Other Testimony
Written Comments to FDA June 29, 2015
Oral Comments to FDA May 11, 2015
Comments to FDA July 16th, 2014
Written Comments to Noridian October 24, 2013
Testimony to FDA October 25, 2012
Testimony to FDA September 12, 2012
Testimony to FDA December 13, 2011
Testimony to FDA December 2, 2010
Testimony to FDA April 23, 2002
Comments to FDA November 9, 2000
Testimony to FDA June 27, 2000
Testimony to FDA June 26, 2000
Capital Hill Advocacy Day
Research
IFFGD Research Awards
IFFGD Symposium reports
2013 Professional Symposium
10th Symposium Report
10th Symposium Audio Recordings
More from the 10th Symposium on FGIDs
2011 Professional Symposium
9th Symposium Report
2009 Professional Symposium
2007 Professional Symposium
7th Symposium Report
2005 Professional Symposium
6th Symposium Report
2003 Professional Symposium
5th Symposium Report
2002 Conference - Advancing the Treatment of Incontinence
Funding
Corporate Support
Our Research Funding Needs
IFFGD Standards for Collaboration
Industry Council
Supporters
Code of Ethics
Contact Us
Media Contact
Donation

Our Mission

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Education and Research

Our mission is to inform, assist and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

IFFGD works with patients, families, physicians, health care professionals, and others to broaden understanding about gastrointestinal disorders and support or encourage research.

Awareness Activities & Accomplishments

Advocacy Activities

IFFGD Research Award