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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+00:00October 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+00:00September 12, 2017|News|

GI Society Receives the BCAB Humanitarian Award

British Columbians will soon be invited to get good advice about their gut at, 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+00:00June 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 |2018-03-02T09:35:44+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 10, 2017|News|

GI Society Joins Canadian Medical Cannabis Council

Gastrointestinal Society joins Canadian Medical Cannabis Council’s Patient Advisory Committee TORONTO (March 13, 2017) - Today, the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council (CMCC) announced that the Gastrointestinal (GI) Society has joined eight other leading patient groups from across Canada, as the newest member of the medical cannabis industry’s first Patient Advisory Committee (PAC). The Committee works [...]

By |2017-07-24T11:03:55+00:00March 13, 2017|News|

Is ‘Big Data’ a big deal for healthcare in Canada?

A survey to learn what people think about the use of large data sets for research purposes PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY: Big Data, in health care, is large and complex sets of data that have information routinely collected on patients’ health and their use of health care systems. The purpose of this study is to [...]

By |2017-01-24T10:06:15+00:00January 24, 2017|News|
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