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Managing Daily Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Managing Daily Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has fundamentally changed our lives and the way society functions, likely having lasting effects. Without a doubt, trying to maintain a normal routine is difficult. It’s even more challenging for individuals with chronic diseases and disorders, as the very support systems they need [...]

By |2020-06-10T10:26:58-07:00May 1, 2020|News|

Access to Innovative Medicines for Canadian Patients

Access to Innovative Medicines for Canadian Patients The Gastrointestinal Society continues to advocate for system-wide improvements in care and treatment for people with GI and liver diseases and disorders, ensuring that all patients have affordable and timely access to appropriate healthcare and medication. As part of this mandate, we have actively been involved in consultations [...]

By |2020-06-10T10:27:06-07:00April 29, 2020|News|

Help Canadian Charities Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

Canadian Charities Need the Government's Support to Survive the COVID-19 Crisis Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the survival of Canadian charities is at risk. This is why the Gastrointestinal Society has joined 150 of Canada’s leading charities to call on the Federal Government for emergency support. Charities are a vital part of the Canadian economy, [...]

By |2020-06-10T10:33:42-07:00March 25, 2020|News|

Forced Switching Policies: Will Ontario be Next?

January 29, 2020 Gail Attara President & Chief Executive Officer, Gastrointestinal Society President, Canadian Society of Intestinal Research Government-led initiatives have never shown us so clearly how invasive their roles can become in the determination of our healthcare treatments. “Life in the hands of your doctor not the government!” exclaimed a protest sign in Edmonton [...]

By |2020-04-07T16:11:01-07:00January 29, 2020|News|

C. diff Survey Results: Published Research

C. diff Survey Results: Published Research Between the spring and autumn of 2016, the GI Society hosted a survey on our English and French websites to help understand how CDI affects people. Thank you to everyone who shared your experiences with us by participating in this survey. Your opinions are very important to us and [...]

By |2020-05-20T15:38:31-07:00January 10, 2020|News|

Short-sighted policies, clickbait savings, and long-term damage to IBD patients

Short-sighted policies, clickbait savings, and long-term damage to IBD patients December 18, 2019 Gail Attara President & Chief Executive Officer, Gastrointestinal Society President, Canadian Society of Intestinal Research   Alberta’s policy decision to switch the treatments of thousands of patients to biosimilars comes under the guise of presumed cost-savings and at the behest of a [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:43:22-07:00December 18, 2019|News|

IBD Patients: What’s Missing in Your Care?

We invite you to take part in this survey about communication between patients and their physicians regarding inflammatory bowel disease (primarily Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). This is a follow-up to a survey we conducted in 2018 about the unmet need in inflammatory bowel disease and we are opening it up to global input. The [...]

By |2019-09-26T14:32:12-07:00September 26, 2019|News|

Biosimilars Survey for Patients

The Gastrointestinal Society represents Canadian patients on a variety of healthcare fronts, including access to medications. We have designed this survey to help us understand your opinions and outlook regarding biosimilar medications. We will use this information anonymously and in aggregate to shape future programming and to inform community members, healthcare professionals, and health policy [...]

By |2019-09-26T14:26:25-07:00September 25, 2019|News|

Balancing Act: Cost Containment vs. Patient Health Outcomes

Have you had your medicine switched? We want to help! Contact us to share your story. If you have any opinions on biosimilars or biologics, please take our survey on biosimilars. If you have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, please take our survey on IBD. September 5, 2019 Gail Attara, President & Chief [...]

By |2019-11-08T14:54:36-08:00September 5, 2019|News|

Video: BadGut® Lecture on Medical Canabis

If you have been unable to attend any of our BadGut® Lectures on Medical Cannabis in person, you can view a recording of a lecture we held in Vancouver, BC, on June 10, 2019, by watching the video below. This lecture provides a basic overview of medical cannabis and the endocannabinoid system and cover topics [...]

By |2019-07-30T14:25:05-07:00July 31, 2019|News|
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