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NIH National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NDDIC was established in 1980 to increase knowledge and understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NDDIC works closely with a coordinating panel of representatives from Federal agencies, voluntary organizations on the national level, and professional groups to identify and respond to informational needs about digestive diseases.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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American College of Gastroenterology

ACG was formed in 1932 to advance the scientific study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The College promotes the highest standards in medical education and is guided by its commitment to meeting the needs of clinical gastroenterology practitioners. More than 12,000 physicians from 82 countries are members of the ACG.

Review Date: September 16, 2011

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American Gastroenterological Association

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has over 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA, a 501(c6) organization, administers all membership and public policy activities, while the AGA Institute, a 501(c3) organization, runs the organization’s practice, research and educational programs.

Review Date: November 25, 2011

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American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Established in 1899, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is the leading professional society representing more than 1200 board-certified colon and rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Total membership is in excess of 2400 physicians.

Review Date: August 26, 2008

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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders(IFFGD) is a nonprofit education and research organization that addresses the issues surrounding adult and pediatric gastrointestinal diseases. Diseases addressed include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophagealreflux disease (GERD), fecal incontinence, Hirschsprung's disease, chronicintestinal pseudo-obstruction, as well as several others. IFFGD isdedicated to finding a cause and a cure for these disorders. IFFGD offers support and educational services to affected people, their families,healthcare professionals, and the general public.

Review Date: August 30, 2012

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