Since 1991 when IFFGD was founded we have seen many changes in our understanding of the functional GI and motility disorders, and in the care and treatment of people affected. We are entering an era of new beginnings, new understandings, and new challenges.
Our new collective knowledge is tantalizing, answers beckoning but many still out of reach. More needs to be done. Laboratory findings must be translated into useful treatments. New treatments and approaches must be put into clinical practice. Education and research must continue and expand if we are to transform today’s hopes into tomorrow’s answers.