External Links

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

1001 North Fairfax, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703–299–9766 /
Fax: 703–299–9622
Email: aasld@aasld.org
Internet: www.aasld.org

Mission: To advance the science and practice of hepatology, thereby promoting liver health and optimal care of patients with liver and biliary tract diseases.

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American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA)

2504 Duxbury Place Alexandria, VA 22308
Phone: 703–622–3331
Email: info@americanceliac.org
Internet: www.americanceliac.org

Mission: To represent and advocate on behalf of the entire celiac communityβ€”patients, physicians, researchers, and food manufacturers and other service providers.

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American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

P.O. Box 342260 Bethesda, MD 20827–2260
Phone: 301–263–9000
Internet: www.acg.gi.org

Mission: To serve clinical and scientific information needs of member physicians and surgeons who specialize in digestive and related disorders. Emphasis is on clinical practice, teaching, and research.

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American Dietetic Association (ADA)

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60606–6995
Internet: www.eatright.org (Click on "Find a Nutrition Professional")

Mission: To promote optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members.

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American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

4930 Del Ray Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301–654–2055
Fax: 301–654–5920
Email: member@gastro.org
Internet: www.gastro.org

Mission: To serve as an advocate for the AGA’s members and their patients, to support members’ practice and scientific needs, and to promote the discovery, dissemination, and application of new knowledge leading to the prevention, treatment, and cure of digestive diseases.

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American Liver Foundation (ALF)

75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603 New York, NY 10038–4810
Phone: 1–800–GO–LIVER or 1–888–4HEP–USA
Fax: 212–483–8179
Email: info@liverfoundation.org
Internet: www.liverfoundation.org

Mission: To promote liver health and liver disease prevention. The ALF provides research, education, and advocacy for those affected by liver-related diseases, including hepatitis.

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American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

1520 Kensington Road, Suite 202 Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 1–866–353–ASGE(2743) or 630–573–0600
Fax: 630–573–0691
Email: info@asge.org
Internet: www.asge.org

Mission: To provide information, training, and practice guidelines about gastrointestinal endoscopic techniques.

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American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

85 West Algonquin Road, Suite 550 Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: 847–290–9184
Fax: 847–290–9203
Email: ascrs@fascrs.org
Internet: www.fascrs.org

Mission: To ensure high-quality patient care through research and education for the prevention and management of disorders and diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.

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Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF)

13251 Ventura Boulevard, #1 Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: 818–990–2354
Fax: 818–990–2379
Email: cdf@celiac.org
Internet: www.celiac.org

Mission: To develop awareness and improve the quality of medical and self-care for celiac disease/dermatitis herpetiformis and to provide telephone information and referral services, free information, medical advisory board, and special educational seminars and general meetings.

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Celiac Sprue Association/USA, Inc. (CSA)

P.O. Box 31700 Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 1–877–CSA–4CSA (1–877–272–4272)
Fax: 402–558–1347
Email: celiacs@csaceliacs.org
Internet: www.csaceliacs.org

Mission: To provide information and educational materials for people with celiac sprue and dermatitis herpetiformis and for parents of children with celiac disease. Made up of six regions with chapters and resource units across the United States.

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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)

386 Park Avenue South, 17th floor New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1–800–932–2423 or 212–685–3440
Fax: 212–779–4098
Email: info@ccfa.org
Internet: www.ccfa.org

Mission: To cure and prevent Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis through research and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support.

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Hepatitis B Coalition

1573 Selby Avenue, Suite 234 St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651–647–9009
Fax: 651–647–9131
Email: admin@immunize.org
Internet: www.immunize.org and www.vaccineinformation.org

Mission: To promote hepatitis B vaccination for all children ages 0 to 18 years, HBSAg screening for all pregnant women, testing and vaccination for high-risk groups, and education and treatment for people who are chronically infected with hepatitis B. The Immunization Action Coalition, a branch of the Hepatitis B Coalition, seeks to boost immunization rates and prevent disease by promoting physician, community, and family awareness of and responsibility for appropriate immunization of all children and adults against all vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Hepatitis B Foundation

3805 Old Easton Road Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: 215–489–4900
Fax: 215–489–4313
Email: info@hepb.org
Internet: www.hepb.org

Mission: To raise public awareness, provide information and support, fund cure-focused research on hepatitis B, and promote prevention. The Hepatitis B Foundation is a voluntary nonprofit organization.

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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)

P.O. Box 170864 Milwaukee, WI 53217
Phone: 1–888–964–2001 or 414–964–1799
Fax: 414–964–7176
Email: iffgd@iffgd.org
Internet: www.iffgd.org

Mission: To inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal disorders. The IFFGD is a nonprofit education and research organization.

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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

2 Information Way Bethesda, MD 20892–3570
Phone: 1–800–891–5389
TTY: 1–866–569–1162
Fax: 703–738–4929
Email: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov

Mission: Provides information about digestive diseases to people with digestive disorders and to their families, health care professionals, and the public. The NDDIC answers inquiries, develops and distributes publications, and works closely with professional and patient organizations and Government agencies to coordinate resources about digestive diseases.

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National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)

P.O. Box 544 Ambler, PA 19002–0544
Phone: 215–325–1306 Fax: 215–643–1707
Email: info@CeliacCentral.org
Internet: www.CeliacCentral.org

Mission: To raise awareness of celiac disease and funding to advance research, education, and screening and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by this autoimmune disease through grant making and direct programming.

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United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

P.O. Box 2484 Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: 1–888–894–6361 (Patient Hotline) or 804–782–4800
Fax: 804–782–4817
Internet: www.unos.org

Mission: To advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting its communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology, and policy development.

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