IFFGD has been a voice on Capitol Hill for years on behalf of the digestive health community. Despite the progress we have made, federal funding for functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders research currently lags behind other digestive conditions, and patients frequently face issues regarding access to care and availability of treatment options.

Each year IFFGD sponsors an Advocacy Day to encourage patients, family members and friends, health care providers, researchers, and members of the public across the US to take action on behalf of The Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act and the digestive health community. 

Over the past seven years, hundreds of advocates from across the US, representing different functional GI and motility disorders, have joined us on Capitol Hill or reached out to their House Congressional Representatives through phone, email, and social media channels to share their personal experiences with these conditions and advocate for increased research funding.

Together we carry a clear, impactful message that will help expand critical research, initiate important legislation, and facilitate the development of new treatment options.

Thank you for being an advocate for digestive health.

 

The Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act

The Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act, a piece of budget-neutral legislation that seeks to advance scientific understanding of functional GI and motility disorders by encouraging and bolstering research, gained the support of almost two dozen Representatives in the last Congress, but it needs your continued action. Discover more about the bill here.

About IFFGD
Leadership
Nancy J. Norton, IFFGD President
Ceciel T. Rooker, IFFGD Executive Director
Advisory Board
Board of Directors
Editorial Board Members
Our Mission
Awareness Activities & Accomplishments
Public Education & Awareness
Professional Education & Awareness
Year in Review
-2015
-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 Presentation to FDA September 12, 2017
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
Capitol 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
Code of Ethics
Contact Us
Media Contact
Donation

Advocacy Effort

capital hill day s

Involvement in Shaping National Health Care Policy

IFFGD is a voice on Capital Hill working with the digestive health community.

Advocacy Activities, Legislative & Regulatory

Legislative Successes

Congressional Testimony