Programs & Services
As yet, there is no definitive cause or cure for inflammatory bowel disease. Other digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and diverticular disease need further study too. Our educational programs have increased gastrointestinal awareness among patients, the general public, and the medical profession, leading to better diagnosis and treatment. However, only medical research can finally put an end to the devastating effects of bowel diseases and disorders. We are dedicated to supporting research that is developing cures for these devastating conditions, which have such a profound effect on the physical, emotional, and social well being of those affected. The GI Society continues to support a number of significant clinical and basic research projects in the field of gastroenterology. Our medical advisory council reviews all our research grant applications.
Education & Awareness
Our nation-wide, comprehensive, evidence-based education program provides patient health information on all areas of the gastrointestinal tract, including the liver, through these initiatives:
Patient Information PamphletsWe publish a complete series of popular patient information pamphlets that explain very complex gastrointestinal conditions in lay terms, while answering frequently asked questions. We print hundreds of thousands of these valued educational resources annually, destined for individuals in cities and towns throughout Canada. Order pamphlets now
BadGut® LecturesThis free public lecture series covers various digestive conditions for patients and other interested individuals across the country. We choose well-recognized experts to give each lecture and a lively question and answer period always follows. Check for a lecture in your area
The Inside Tract® NewsletterCanada's quarterly gastrointestinal disease and disorder newsletter, The Inside Tract®, contains current information on gastrointestinal research, medications to treat various diseases and disorders, alternative therapies, specific diet and nutrition guidelines, new technology, helpful hints for dealing with bowel difficulties, and explanations of disease processes. View samples
Readership includes a mix of patients and healthcare professionals as well as business professionals who are interested in the wellness of their workers. This newsletter is our primary delivery tool to relay up-to-date medical information, in lay terms, to readers. Subscribe now
UCan Speak from the Gut CampaignThis campaign focuses on empowering, encouraging, and educating persons living with ulcerative colitis. Read more
Badgut.orgwww.badgut.org, our comprehensive GI health website, includes the latest GI news and information. Its secure payment feature makes giving easy and safe.
Further Resources and Community OutreachOur highly trained staff and volunteers offer additional patient resources for the recovery process, including responding to information requests, facilitating patient support groups, and participating in community initiatives. Staff and advisors work closely with healthcare professionals and governments at all levels on behalf of GI patients.