The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is the leading
professional society representing more than 1,000 board-certified colon and
rectal surgeons and other surgeons dedicated to treating people with diseases
and disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a
nonprofit, voluntary organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's
disease and ulcerative colitis. This organization sponsors basic and clinical
research, offers educational programs for patients and health professionals,
and provides supportive services.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
This clearinghouse is a service of the U.S. National
Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the
U.S. National Institutes of Health. The clearinghouse answers questions;
develops, reviews, and sends out publications; and coordinates information
resources about digestive diseases. Publications produced by the clearinghouse
are reviewed carefully for scientific accuracy, content, and readability.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
15000 Commerce Parkway
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
is a professional, international nursing society of more than 4,200 health
professionals who are experts in the care of people who have wounds, ostomies,
and incontinence. The website offers a way to search for a wound, ostomy, and
continence nurse in your area. WOCN also publishes patient guides, lists other
related websites, and has information about specialty clothing and accessories
for people who have wounds, ostomies, and continence disorders.