About Us

We are a public education organization for sufferers. We launched our first website about Irritable Bowel Syndrome in 1995.  We launched the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group website in 2011 as an offshoot of our IBS website. is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

The IBD Support Group website is a privately held for-profit company (with a not-just-for-profit attitude) operated by VerticalScope Inc. Every partnership we develop must bring us closer to aligning patient and industry interests. Our end goal is to improve patient care and quality of life. Funding for is obtained primarily from the sale of advertising space. Our website hosts advertisement banners and contextually sponsored text/links. Advertisement is distinguished by the word “Advertisement” or the symbol contextual-ad-icon and underlining of words/phrases. Some funding to develop content is provided in the form of an unrestricted educational grant and content which was written under a grant, is labeled as such. Where content of our website has been used with permission, it is cited as such.

Unless otherwise noted, the information presented on the website (not including the forums) is written and edited by Jeffrey Roberts, who is an authority on the subject following years of research.

Revenues from advertising and affiliation go directly to funding the activities of Advertising and affiliation do not dictate editorial content. There is no implied endorsement of any sponsored product advertised on/through the website.

IBD Support cannot provide direct medical advice. If you have a digestive disorder then you should consult a healthcare professional. Our web site is here to share information about Inflammatory Bowel Disease events, programs and research. We are not able to offer medical, pharmaceutical or nutritional advice. Our highest priority is to raise awareness and to provide support for this illness.

The documents in this website are the sole property of IBD Support. They may not be redistributed or sold for profit in ANY WAY without consent of IBD Support. Permission is granted for the copying of these documents ONLY for one’s own personal use or redistribution to others on a strictly informational and NON-profit basis, provided that: A.) these documents are not edited or modified in any way, B.) IBD Support is not held responsible or liable for its content and C.) this notice and the disclaimer below remain attached in their entirety.

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