IFFGD/DHA Announces Advocacy Day 2014 For Functional GI and Motility Disorders


IFFGD’s grassroots arm, the Digestive Health Alliance, has announced Advocacy Day 2014 which will take place in Washington, DC on June 23-24, 2014. Participants will join IFFGD/DHA staff and functional GI and motility researchers in meeting directly with legislators regarding several issues of concern to the digestive health community. These include HR 842, the bipartisan Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorder Research Enhancement Act of 2013, which is still seeking additional co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives, the hoped-for introduction of a corresponding Act in the Senate, Department of Defense fiscal 2015 funding for the Gulf War Illness Research Program on behalf of veterans, who experience disproportionately high rates of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders, and the National Institutes of Health budget for fiscal year 2015.

The advocacy activities are free of charge and some meals will be provided. However, those traveling to Washington, DC from outside the area…

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