International Organization For the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IOIBD) is the only international worldwide organization devoted to these chronic and sometimes disabling diseases involving different parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The mission of the IOIBD is to promote the health of people with IBD worldwide by setting the direction for patient care, education and research. This is in particular the case for those countries where the diseases are just evolving. Task forces of IOIBD promote scientific developments by designing non commercial clinical studies. Grants are provided for innovative start-up projects and large scale trials not receiving funds otherwise due to lack of economic or political interest. Travel grants are given to young scientists from countries with evolving IBD. The organization furthermore aims at developing clear definitions of the different manifestations of IBD as well as for the targets and endpoints of treatment in practice and research, in particular in clinical trials.

The long-term goal of IOIBD is to contribute to the elucidation of the cause of these still relatively new diseases and finally to the development of a causal and curative treatment, thereby making its existence unnecessary.

Mission Statement
To promote the health of people with IBD worldwide by setting the direction for patient care, education and research.

Upcoming meetings:
Wednesday 06-Saturday 09 April 2016, Tel Aviv (Israel)
Thursday 20-Sunday 23 April 2017, Stresa - Lago Maggiore (Italy)
Spring 2018, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


Announcement 12 January 2016

It is with great sadness that we herewith announce that Dan Present passed away peacefully early this morning, Tuesday, January 12, following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 14, at l2:00 Noon. at Riverside Memorial Chapel, Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street.   Condolences may be sent to:

Mrs. Jane Present
799 Park Avenue, Apt 14C
New York, NY  10021

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Jane, their children and grandchildren at this difficult time.

Bruce Sands                                                                       Marjorie Merrick
Chairman IOIBD                                                                Vice-President of Research Special Programs
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY             Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America



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