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IBD Awareness Month – PSA

View our new public service announcement on IBD Awareness Month. And then click the links below to learn more about inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Watch more of our PSAs, which will be running on television and radio stations across British Columbia from July 2017-July 2018.   Want to learn more [...]

By | 2017-10-27T10:41:17+00:00 November 1, 2017|News|

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Video

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the upper portion of the digestive tract is not functioning properly, causing stomach contents to flow back into the esophagus. The most common symptoms are acid reflux and heartburn. To learn more about the symptoms of GERD, and the different ways to treat GERD, watch the video below. Want [...]

By | 2017-10-25T11:16:30+00:00 October 25, 2017|News|

New Study: IBD Focus Group in Vancouver

Do You Have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)? If you have IBD (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis), Dr. Ted Steiner (infectious disease doctor) and his research team, in partnership with the GI Society, would like to invite you to participate in a focus group. A focus group involves a group of people who are asked what [...]

By | 2017-11-08T13:12:39+00:00 October 13, 2017|News|

BC Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Suspended

One type of colorectal cancer screening test, the fecal immunochemical test (FIT), is currently unavailable in British Columbia due to a manufacturing defect with the liquid reagent used in this test. All BC labs have suspended use of this test until they fix the problem, which may take up to six months from the discovery [...]

By | 2017-10-04T10:41:05+00:00 October 4, 2017|News|

IBD Research and Treatment: Canada’s Fame and Shame

Patients, Advocates and The Cameron Institute, issue call for equal access to IBD treatments CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO (September 12, 2017) – Approximately 233,000 Canadians know how it feels to wake up every day with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), which includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – painful autoimmune disorders which attack the gastrointestinal tract.1,2 A new [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:37:31+00:00 September 12, 2017|News|

GI Society Receives the BCAB Humanitarian Award

British Columbians will soon be invited to get good advice about their gut at Badgut.org, thanks to a generous airtime donation by the province’s broadcasters. The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) announced its members have chosen the GI (Gastrointestinal) Society and its associated registered charity, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, as this year’s [...]

By | 2017-07-24T11:02:15+00:00 June 26, 2017|News|

Running Clinic

Have you been diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis? Do you want to get into running but don’t want to train alone? Would you like a reason to get outside and become healthier and more physically active? If so, the Gastrointestinal Society’s brand-new running clinic for people with active Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis [...]

By | 2017-10-03T13:27:01+00:00 May 25, 2017|News|

Scotiabank Charity Challenge

The Gastrointestinal Society is thrilled to announce that it will be participating in the 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge! The Vancouver races will be happening on June 25, 2017, and the GI Society needs YOUR help to raise funds and awareness for those living with gastrointestinal and liver conditions across Canada. Runners can participate in either [...]

By | 2017-04-19T09:09:29+00:00 April 13, 2017|Fundraiser, News|

The Importance of IBS Awareness Month

GASTROINTESTINAL SOCIETY SURVEY REVEALS MAJOR IMPACT OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) ON CANADIANS’ LIVES Gastrointestinal Society steps up to help patients this IBS Awareness Month Vancouver, BC – April 10, 2017 – To mark irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month this April, the Gastrointestinal Society has released the results of a recent survey of 2,961 [...]

By | 2017-04-07T14:24:24+00:00 April 10, 2017|News|
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