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IBS Global Impact Report 2018

April is IBS Awareness Month Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, and altered bowel patterns, including constipation and/or diarrhea. It is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders worldwide, affecting 13-20% of Canadians. In 2003, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research advocated to mayors across Canada [...]

By |2018-04-03T14:29:33-07:00April 3, 2018|News|

2017 Survey Report: Clostridium difficile Infection

The GI Society represents Canadians living with gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, including those who have experienced Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), and the devastating digestive symptoms that occur from this infection. We offer patient education on a wide array of GI conditions, in text and video formats, including a video on the development, symptoms, and treatments [...]

By |2018-01-17T10:54:59-07:00January 17, 2018|News|

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Video

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 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, [...]

By |2018-04-19T11:22:28-07:00October 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 |2017-11-08T13:12:39-07:00October 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 |2017-10-04T10:41:05-07:00October 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 |2017-09-13T12:37:31-07:00September 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 |2017-07-24T11:02:15-07:00June 26, 2017|News|
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