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About IBS

The mission of the American College of Gastroenterology is to advance the medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders and to be a source of educational information for patients and their families.

Founded in 1897, the American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology.

The Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.

The UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders, established in 1994, is a multi-disciplinary patient care, research, training and public education initiative dedicated to the understanding and treatment of patients with functional GI and motility disorders (FGID).

Patient Support

An Online Directory for Gastro Pyshcologists

Cartoon blog about living with IBS

Advice from a patient who has had IBS for 40 years and was finally able to beat it. They had “done the complete IBS obstacle course” in trying to find a cure for their symptoms.

Patient Advocacy

Brings together patients, family members, physicians, nurses, basic science and clinical researchers, pharmaceutical and diagnostic professionals, home health care workers, dietitians, biotech industrialists, other organizations, and those in the community interested in digestive motility diseases and disorders through a variety of resources and programs.

The IBS Network is a registered charity in England and Wales providing advice and support for patients for 25 years.

Raise awareness about Irritable Bowel Syndrome every April 19th on World IBS Day.


A gastroenterology leader which promotes training and research in the field of neurogastroenterology and motility.

The Rome Foundation is an independent organization that provides support for activities designed to create scientific data and educational information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).

Diet and Nutrition

The Low FODMAP diet was developed by researchers at Monash University.

Kate Scarlata, RDN is a Registered Dietitian and New York Times best selling author with 25+ years of digestive health experience. She is a world-renowned low FODMAP diet expert.

Patsy Catsos –

Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD is a medical nutrition therapist, FODMAP expert, and author. The focus of her practice is digestive health, including irritable bowel syndrome, gluten-related disorders, and inflammatory bowel disease.


IBS Hypnotherapy from Michael Mahoney and IBS Audio Program 100 for Adults and the IBS Audio Program 60 for children.

Last updated on Sep 23, 2020