Gastroenterology Resources IBD Support Group The IBD support group provides a very supportive, non-threatening, and fun place for Connecticut Children’s patients to meet other people with IBD. The program consists of informal discussion, games, and group-building activities. Group members help plan their schedule of activities and events for the year. The children’s group will place more emphasis on games and activities, while the teens will mix it up with more informal discussion. During group meetings, the parents have their own informal support group in the cafeteria. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the UTC Family Resource Center, located on the second floor of Connecticut Children’s main campus in Hartford. The meetings generally run September through May, with a family picnic hosted by one of our member families in June. For more information, please contact Therese Loughran, MSW, 860.623.5756. Organizations Alpha-1 Association The Alpha-1 Association is dedicated to identifying individuals affected by Alpha-1 and improving the quality of their lives through support, education and advocacy. American Gastroenterological Association The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community with more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. American Liver Foundation The American Liver Foundation promotes education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders advocates for those living with eosinophlic-related disorders. Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. FARE FARE is committed to serving all those affected by food allergies through research, education, advocacy and awareness. Hepatitis B Foundation The Hepatitis B Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for affected by hepatitis B worldwide. IBS Self Help and Support Group The IBS Self Help and Support Group is a community irritable bowel syndrome and digestive health sufferers. North American Society for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition strives to improve the care of infants, children and adolescents with digestive disorders by promoting advances in clinical care, research and education.