What is World IBS Day?

World IBS Day takes place every year on April 19th to unite the world to raise awareness about IBS, under the one banner. The Day aims to raise awareness about the quality of life issues living with IBS and the strong support of the research and heathcare community to find treatments and support patients. 

How is World IBS Day different from IBS Awareness Month?

In 1997, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) in the US and in 2003, the founder of the IBS Patient Support Group and the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research in Canada, designated April as IBS Awareness Month.

World IBS Day begins a new conversation about Irritable Bowel Syndrome where all the month’s awareness activities culminates on a single day. On every April 19th we are asking you to use the hashtag(s) #LetsTalkIBS, #IBSAwarenessDay or #WorldIBSDay on all your social platforms. Use it once, use it often. Together we can raise awareness about Irritable Bowel Syndrome on World IBS Day.

Why has April 19th been chosen as the day for World IBS Day?

April has been established as a month that organizations and individuals have geared up for each year to raise awareness about Irritable Bowel Syndrome. April 19th is one month before World IBD Day.

What is the color for World IBS Day?

The official colour of World IBS Day is periwinkle.