Awareness month: World IBD Day

May 19 is World IBD Day.

Each year, patients, patient organisations, activists and other like-minded stakeholders come together to raise awareness about Inflammatory Bowel Disease and foster global solidarity with the 10 million people living with IBD worldwide.

This year, GENEGUT celebrates World IBD Day by dedicating the month of May to raising awareness about IBD and this global event, sharing initiatives from within the consortium and developing information material about GENEGUT specifically targeted at patients.

What is World IBD Day?

Today, we’re kicking off World IBD Day month May by asking: What is World IBD Day? How did it come about? And what is it now? We asked GENEGUT patient organisation – and World IBD Day founding member EFCCA – for answers. Explore the interactive infographic below.

So, how do we mark World IBD Day 2023? 

In GENEGUT, we have the honor of partnering with organisations like the European Federation of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA), and APC Microbiome Ireland, which continuously strive to improve the quality of life of patients living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Today, wand to spread the word and share ongoing initiatives from within the GENEGUT consortium. 

📝 IBD has no age: Survey on people with IBD aged 60 and older. Participate in the study here:

📰 IBD Insights: living with the disease. A series of articles co-authored by scientific researchers and a panel of IBD patients as part of a wider Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) study. Read the articles here:

💻 Webinar, 19 May, 13:00 (GMT) “Our mindest around aging needs to change” hosted by Prof. Subrata Ghosh. Join here:

World IBD Day initiatives

Throughout this month, this post will be updated with ongoing initiatives, events, and material developed accompanying World IBD Day. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to not miss out.

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