2020 Virtual Advocacy Tw

Virtual Advocacy Event

Be Active

Be Heard.

Make a Difference.


JULY 26-27, 2020

For the millions of Americans living with the debilitating and sometimes life-threatening symptoms of a functional gastrointestinal or motility disorder (FGIMD), the fight for awareness, research into safe and effective treatments, and cures are ongoing.

But Members of Congress can help

IFFGD's Virtual Advocacy Event will be a two-day event educating and empowering advocates from across the nation — patients, family members and friends, and health care providers. This is an opportunity to learn how patients and caregivers can engage with Federal agencies to help shape research, drug development, and approval; share personal stories of how you have been impacted by a FGIMD; and educate key policymakers in Washington about the needs of the millions of Americans affected.

Together, we can make the voice of the digestive health community heard and encourage Congress to prioritize actions that will lead to greater awareness and the development of new treatment options and cures. 

An online Advocacy Training Program will be held on Sunday, July 26th.

Monday, July 27th will be a day dedicated to advocating to Congress.


Register Here!


More information will be announced soon!


About IFFGD's 2020 National Advocacy Event

Whether you are living with a FGIMD or you know someone who is, you understand the true impact of these conditions on those affected and the need for greater research funding for treatments and cures. IFFGD's National Advocacy Event on the Hill is an opportunity for you to share this impact with your elected officials and advocate alongside others just like you.

Sunday, July 26th

More details to come!


Monday, July 27th

More details to come!






Legislative Successes

IFFGD has long been a voice on the Hill. By educating key policymakers and regulators in Washington, we have been able to bolster National awareness and elevate the research portfolios for FGIMDs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other Federally-funded research institutions.  

Learn more about our legislative successes. 


We thank you for your participation in Advocacy Day 2020 and look forward to future Advocacy Events!

Advocate for Change

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What it means to be an advocate – someone who speaks out and works with others to create meaningful, positive change. Let your voice be heard.

Taking Action for Digestive Health

The Functional GI and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act

Make Your Voice Heard