The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)
The AASLD is an organization of physicians and biomedical scientists with an interest in the liver and its diseases. The AASLD was created to foster the development, dissemination and application of new knowledge about the liver and biliary tract, and their diseases; and to provide leadership and aid in medical education, research and delivery of health care in this field.
The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
The ACG is an organization of physicians, teachers and researchers who are interested in gastroenterology and whose objectives are to advance the practice of gastroenterology, to stimulate and encourage research in the field, and to offer a spectrum of educational programs and opportunities.
Home Page: http://www.acg.gi.org/
National Office address: 4900 B South 31st Street, Arlington, VA 22206-1656
The American Gastroenterological Association
The AGA is a society of physicians and scientists that serves as an advocate for its members and their patients; supports members’ practice and scientific needs; and facilitates the discovery, dissemination and application of new knowledge, leading to the prevention, treatment and cure of digestive diseases.
Home Page: http://www.gastro.org/
National Office address: 7910 Woodmont Avenue, 7th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814
The American Liver Foundation (ALF)
The ALF is a voluntary non-profit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and other liver diseases through research, education and support groups.
Home Page address: http://www.liverfoundation.org/
ALF address: 1425 Pompton Avenue; Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
American Society of Adults with Pseudo-Obstruction
This group serves as an advocacy/support group and information resource for patients affected with chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, their families and physicians.
National ffice address: American Society of Adults with Pseudo-Obstruction, 19 Carroll Road, Woburn, MA 01801-6161
The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
The mission of the ASGE is to enhance the quality of patient care by fostering excellence in all aspects of gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Home Page: http://www.asge.org
National Office ddress: Thirteen Elm Street, Manchester, MA 01944-1314
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
The mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is: (1) To support basic and clinical scientific research to find the cause of and cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; (2) To provide educational programs for patients, medical professionals, and the general public; and (3) To offer supportive services for patients, their families, and their friends.
Home Page, National Office CCFA: http://www.ccfa.org
E-mail, National Office CCFA: MHDA37B@prodigy.com
National Office address: 386 Park Avenue South, 17th floor, New York, NY 10016-7374
Phone 800-932-2423 or 212-685-3440
The CCFA St. Louis Chapter office address: 8420 Delmar, Suite 503, St. Louis, MO 63124
A Columbia, MO CCFA support group for patients and family was formed in the fall of 1996. It is operated through the St. Louis chapter. These meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Option Care Office, 3210 Bluff Creek Drive. For more information, contact the St. Louis chapter office.
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
This group offers assistance to persons with celiac sprue and/or dermatitis herpetiformis, their families and health professionals.
Address: The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, P.O. Box 23053, Seattle, WA 98102-0353
Missouri Telemedicine Network
The purpose of the Missouri Telemedicine Network (MTN) is to demonstrate and study the uses of telemedicine in the world of rural health care.
Home Page: https://medicine.missouri.edu/telehealth/
E-mail address: email@example.com
Address: Office of Telemedicine, MU School of Medicine, 117 Old Alumni Center, DCO345.00, Columbia, MO 65212
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD) is a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the biomedical research arm of the Federal Government, based in Bethesda, MD.
Home Page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/
Patient Information Documents on Digestive Diseases
This site offers patient information documents prepared by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
NIDDK Directory of Digestive Diseases Organizations for Patients
This directory lists voluntary and private organizations involved in digestive-diseases-related activities for patients. The organizations offer educational materials and other services.
Community For Accredited Online Schools (CFAOS)
Community for Accredited Online Schools is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education via a comprehensive guidebook specifically for those completing an education with a chronic condition. We go over resources and scholarships, how to manage college with a chronic health condition, and offer tips and pointers on how to stay healthy in a college setting. This is intended for U.S. audiences only.