We decided to fight because we cannot accept that these people give up on their daily life, both from an emotional and professional standpoint.
We must underline here the lack of consideration that these patients face with their doctors and their relatives, which leaves them powerless, sometimes in denial, while they suffer daily and must adapt their lifestyle.
The other commitment of our association is to build patient support groups to share their experience and discuss on how to improve their quality of life.
What research activities does your association participate in?
S.F. : Our association was created recently but we do aim to support research projects to the best of our ability. The APSSII itself is currently conducting some research investigating the problems faced by IBS patients.
How can someone join the association?
S.F. : We are 600 with regional affiliates close to people, and anyone who feels can benefit from the association can join us to access the services we offer, or if they wish to join the team of active volunteers. Simply contact our office, staffed by the volunteers themselves, by e-mail, mail or telephone.
More information on the association, and to join: APSSII website
APSSII – Secretariat of Pr Sabaté
178 rue des Renouillers