International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) (formerly International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders)

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders (AGMD)

Gastrointestinal Society (formerly Canadian Society of Intestinal Research)

The IBS Network (formerly The Gut Trust), UK

Information and Support Sites and Forums

IBS Support (Official) (international, closed and moderated evidence-based Facebook group, not affiliated with similarly named groups. All admins are adults with IBS or an immediate family member for many years from 6 countries who support science-based IBS education and support. Some have relevant professional backgrounds as well.)

IBS Tales (U.K. and international)

Healing IBS Forum (U.S. and international)

Help for IBS (Heather Van Vorous’ site) (U.S. and international)

Very IBS Site  (U.S. and international)

TalkHealth Partnership IBS Forum (U.K-specific) (Simon Knowles, PhD’s information site on IBS and mental health) (Australia and international) (Formerly IBSclinic. org. au which is now an unrelated site)

IBS Support NZ (closed Facebook group specifically for New Zealand. Not affiliated with the international IBS Support (Official) Facebook group)

Research Centers/Clinics Specializing in IBS and Related Disorders
(partial list. Many more on Research page and other pages of this site.)

University of North Carolina Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders

UCLA G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience

University at Buffalo, State University of New York Behavioral Medicine Clinic

Monash University Department of Gastroenterology, Australia

Drossman Gastroenterology, Durham, North Carolina

Oak Park Behavioral Medicine, Oak Park, Illinois

Clinical Trial Databases

Clinical (worldwide registry provided by the U.S. National Institutes of Health)



Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care  (education and mentoring for physicians and other health care professionals on functional GI disorders and patient-centered care)

IBS Audio Program (home clinical hypnotherapy recordings by Michael Mahoney, UK)

A Little Bit Yummy (evidence-based IBS and low-FODMAP diet information and recipes, meal planning service, New Zealand and international)

Disability Benefit Information

U.S. Social Security Administration

Social Security Disability Resource Center (independent, non-commercial site owned by former claims examiner)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation

Disability benefits and services (government site for Canada)

Directgov disability information (government site for the U.K.)

Citizens Information Board disability information (government site for Ireland)

Disability Gateway (government site for Australia)

New Zealand Ministry of Social Welfare “Work and Income” site disability information

Resources for Conditions That Commonly Overlap with IBS

TMJ Association

Endometriosis Association

Interstitial Cystitis Network

National Vulvodynia Association

National Fibromyalgia Association

National CFIDS Foundation

        Association of Migraine Disorders

Ehlers-Danlos Support, UK

Simon Foundation for Continence

Incontinence Support Center (information and support site run by people with incontinence of all types)

Although IBS Impact welcomes constructive collaboration, it is independent of all of the resources linked here. A few of these sites partially involve sales of items or services that some people with IBS have found useful. These sites are included here because they also have significant educational content and each site owner has a long-established role in the IBS community as a supporter of IBS awareness and/or advocacy. IBS Impact does not receive payment from any other site or organization. IBS Impact members and visitors to our site are encouraged to make their own informed decisions about using or supporting any site or organization linked here.

Last update to Links page and all links verified: December 2023