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Gastrointestinal Society


We’re committed to improving the lives of people with GI and liver conditions, supporting research, advocating for appropriate patient access to health care, and promoting gastrointestinal and liver health.

In 1976, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research (CSIR) arose as the first registered charity in Canada to enhance public awareness by providing patient and professional information and funding medical research on a wide array of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders.

With quality and integrity, we continue to be the leading provider of evidence-based, free patient information in the GI health field. We work to dispel myths about GI conditions. Although gastrointestinal diseases and disorders are rarely a subject of public discussion, they are highly prevalent in the Canadian population and are the second most frequent reason for employee absenteeism, surpassed only by the common cold.