As we prepare for Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2018, the largest annual gathering of researchers and physicians in the field of digestive health in the United States, we are reminded of the central role of research in shaping the future of the treatment and care of chronic gastrointestinal (GI) conditions.
When IFFGD first began in 1991, research into these conditions was limited and the patient perspective was rarely included in the scientific process. Much has changed since then. There are more ways than ever for patients and their family and friends to get involved in research. This month we look at some of the research that is being done in the field and ways to get involved.