There are many organizations that gather information and give this information to patients and / or physicians. The organizations listed below deal with gastrointestinal disorders. The list focuses on those organizations that dispense information on upper gastrointestinal conditions.
American College of
6400 Goldsboro Road, Suite 450
Bethesda, MD 20817–5846
Mission: To advance the medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders and strive to serve the evolving needs of physicians in the delivery of high-quality scientific, humanistic, clinical, ethical, and cost-effective health care to gastroenterology patients.
Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
4930 Del Ray Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Mission: To promote basic and clinical research in gastroenterology and hepatology; make AGA the home for the highest quality scientific and clinical knowledge for gastrointestinal clinicians and researchers; to influence public policies and build political support for the science and practice of gastroenterology and hepatology; to provide members with resources, tools, and skills to enhance practice, provide quality patient care, and advance the science and practice of gastroenterology.
Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) (Formerly American
45685 Harmony Lane
Belleville, MI 48111
Mission: To advance the study of neurogastroenterology and gastrointestinal motility, to translate the scientific advances to patient care, and to circulate the knowledge to patients and care-givers in order to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with
neurogastroenterology and GI motility disorders.
American Society for
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 412
Silver Spring, MD 20910–3805
Phone: 1–800–727–4567 or 301–587–6315
Mission: To improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism.
Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)
12 Roberts Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
Mission: To serve as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders and function as an information base for members of the medical and scientific communities; to provide a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical, scientific, and nutritional communities.
National Coalition (DDNC)
507 Capitol Court NE, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20002
Mission: To work cooperatively to improve access to and the quality of digestive disease health care to promote the best possible medical outcome and quality of life for current and future patients with digestive diseases.
for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217–8076
Phone: 1–888–964–2001 or 414–964–1799
Mission: To inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal disorders.
Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)
Directory of Digestive Diseases Organizations
This directory lists Government agencies and professional and voluntary associations that provide digestive diseases-related information and resources. Some of these organizations offer educational materials and other services to patients and the general
public, while others primarily serve health care providers.
North American Society
for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
P.O. Box 6
Flourtown, PA 19031
Mission: To advance understanding of normal development, physiology, and pathophysiology of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver in children, improve quality of care by fostering the dissemination of this knowledge through scientific meetings, professional and public education, and policy development, and serve as an effective voice for members and the profession.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Association (PAGER)
P.O. Box 7728
Silverspring, MD 20907
Mission: To gather and circulate information on pediatric gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and related disorders; provide educational and emotional support to patients with GER, their families, and professionals; promote greater awareness of GER within both the medical community and the general public; and promote research into the causes, treatments, and eventual cure for pediatric GER.
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