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The following organizations provide resources and support. 

 

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
6Phone: 1-888-964-2001 or 414-964-1799
Fax: 414-964-7176
Email: iffgd@iffgd.org
Internet: www.iffgd.org 

 

Mission: To inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal disorders.

Services provided:
Advocacy and public policy
Information for the media
Publications for health care providers and patients
Support group locator service

Rome Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 6524
Raleigh, NC 27628
Phone: 919-537-9461
Fax: 919-900-7646
Email: mpickard@theromefoundation.org
Internet: www.romecriteria.org

 

Mission: To improve the lives of people with functional GI disorders.

Services provided:
Educational programs for health care providers
Publications for health care providers
Sponsor research programs

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
4930 Del Ray Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-654-2055
Fax: 301-654-5920
Email: member@gastro.org
Internet: www.gastro.org

 

Mission: To advance the science and practice of gastroenterology.

 

Services provided:
Advocacy and public policy
Certification activities
Continuing medical education (CME)
Educational programs and meetings for health care providers
Gastroenterologist locator service
Information for the media
Publications for health care providers and patients

 

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
85 West Algonquin Road, Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: 847-290-9184
Fax: 847-427-9656
Email: ascrs@fascrs.org
Internet: www.fascrs.org 

 

Mission: To assure high-quality patient care by advancing the science through research and education for the prevention and management of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.

 

Services provided:
Certification activities
Colorectal surgeon locator service
Educational programs and meetings for health care providers
Position statements
Publications for health care providers and patient

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
P.O. Box 11210
Shawnee Mission, KS 66207–1210
Phone: 1-800-274-2237 or 913-906-6000
Fax: 913-906-6075
Internet: www.aafp.org

Mission: To improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with  professionalism and creativity.

 

Services provided:
Advocacy
Continuing medical education (CME)
Educational programs and meetings for health care providers
Publications for health care providers and patients
Resources for family physicians

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
6400 Goldsboro Road, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: 301-263-9000
Fax: 301-263-9025
Internet: www.gi.org

Mission: To advance the medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders and to strive to serve the   evolving needs of physicians in the delivery of high-quality scientific, humanistic, clinical, ethical, and cost-effectivehealth care to gastroenterology patients.

 

Services provided:
Advocacy and public policy
Certification activities
Continuing medical education (CME)
Educational programs and meetings for health care providers
Gastroenterologist physician locator service
Information for the media
Liver disease expert locator service
Practice guidelines and clinical updates
Publications for health care providers and patients

 

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
PO Box 70620
Washington, D.C. 20024–9998
Phone: 1-800-673-8444  or  202-638-5577
Email: resources@acog.org
Internet: www.acog.org 

 

Mission: To advance women’s health care and the professional and socioeconomic interests of its members through   continuing medical education, practice, research, and advocacy.

 

Services provided:
Advocacy
Clinical guidelines
Continuing medical education (CME)
Educational programs and meetings for health care providers
Obstetrician-gynecologists locator service
Publications for health care providers and patients

American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 301-273-0570
Fax: 301-273-0778
Internet: www.augs.org

Mission: As the leader in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, AUGS promotes the highest quality patient care through excellence in education, research, and advocacy.

 

Services provided:
Educational programs and meetings for health care providers
Guidelines and position statements
Publications for health care providers and patients
Research grants
Research scholarship programs
Urogynecologist locator services

 

National Association For Continence (NAFC)
P.O. Box 1019
Charleston, SC 29402–1019
Phone: 1-800-BLADDER (1-800-252-3337) or 843-377-0900
Fax: 843-377-0905
Email: memberservices@nafc.org
Internet: www.nafc.org 

 

Mission: To improve the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and related pelvic floor disorders and to serve as a leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.

 

Services provided:
Advocacy and public policy
Publications for patients
Support groups

 

The Simon Foundation for Continence
P.O. Box 815
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: 1-800-23-SIMON (1-800-237-4666) or 847-864-3913
Fax: 847-864-9758
Internet: www.simonfoundation.org 

 

Mission: To bring the topic of incontinence out into the open, remove the stigma surrounding incontinence, and provide help and hope to people with incontinence, their families, and the health care professionals who provide their care.

 

Services provided:
Educational programs, meetings, and events for health care providers
Publications for health care providers and patients

 

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 1-888-224-WOCN (1-888-224-9626)
Fax: 856-439-0525
Email: wocn_info@wocn.org
Internet: www.wocn.org 

 

Mission: To promote educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies, and incontinence.

 

Services provided:
Accreditation programs
Advocacy and public policy
Certification activities
Continuing medical education (CME)
Publications for health care providers and patients

 


 

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