is your resource for reliable digestive health knowledge, support, and assistance about functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders (FGIMDs).  We are a nonprofit that started in 1991.  Discover information you need on digestive disorders in adults and children.

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Take Part in a Research Study

Clinical trials and studies are critical to finding more and better treatments. By participating in a study you can help advance research into gastrointestinal disorders and learn more about your condition.

Find a List of Studies

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Be Active. Be Heard. Make a Difference.

IFFGD's 2020 Virtual Advocacy Event provided advocate training materials to assist advocates as they contact Congress virtually. You can continue to use these materials as you advocate legislative priorities that will enhance research and improve treatment options for the digestive health community.

Advocate Training

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Join the IFFGD Patient Panel

We need your input! Join patients, family members, and friends from around the world in helping shape IFFGD's future by providing input to help guide IFFGD programs and servies and/or participating in IFFGD-sponsored programs and events.

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  • Advocacy Event on the Hill

    IFFGD's 2019 National Advocacy Event on the Hill, a two-day event bringing together advocates from a... Read More
  • Advocates in Action

    What does it mean to be an advocate? Advocates are people who speak out about something they ... Read More
  • The FGIMD Act

    The Functional GI and Motility Disorders (FGIMD) Research Enhancement Act seeks to advance ... Read More
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  • The Need for Research Funding

    More than 25% of the global population reportedly suffers in some capacity from a functional GI ... Read More
  • Take Part in Clinical Trials

    Clinical research studies/trials seek to find new and better ways to treat, control, prevent ... Read More
  • Research Survey on Pain

    Help researchers improve the understanding and treatment of chronic abdominal pain by participating ... Read More