Professional Membership

By becoming a Professional Member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, you will establish yourself as a leader and specialist in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition, you will gain the support and resources that can help you equip your patients with everything they need to take charge of their digestive diseases.

We will also help you keep pace with this fast-growing field through complimentary subscriptions to our research newsletter, Under the Microscope, a monthly subscription to the IBD Journal, local chapter newsletters, a membership certificate, and special email updates. Professional Members also receive discounts to the Crohn's & Colitis Congress and annual clinical and research conference co-developed and produced by the Foundation and the AGA!

You can choose from the membership levels below. Join today!

Clinical Trials featured research online posting & awareness activities1
Monthly IBD Journal with iPad access
Access to educational tools on shared decision-making
Discount to our 
annual clinical and research conference2
Unlimited complimentary patient memberships
Under the Microscope patient publication
Online directory listing
ACG & IBD Circle Online Community
Premier Physician3: $400
Participating Physician: $300
Group Physician4: $250 per physician, receive one free nursing/healthcare professional membership (minimum of four join together)
For physicians or researchers who have graduated in the past seven years. Learn more.
Nursing & Healthcare Professional: $99  
Directory listing only: $65            
Fellow5: Free      

1Awareness activities for clinical trial postings include eNewsletter highlights, dedicated email communications, and Facebook postings. Please note: All awareness activities are subject to limitations and date availability.
2Physician members who are in the pharmaceutical industry sector are ineligible for the Foundation's annual clinical and research conference discount.
3Premier Physicians also receive a quarterly literature review.
4Available to four or more physicians at same address. Please contact a membership coordinator at
800-932-2423 option 1 for more information.
5Fellows who are interested in a one-year complimentary membership, please
contact a membership coordinator at 800-932-2423 option 1.

Membership Benefit Descriptions

Monthly Subscription to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's IBD Journal is the official medical journal of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and the first journal dedicated exclusively to IBD. The Journal covers topics of interest to the professional clinician or researcher in this burgeoning field. Each monthly issue features original, peer-reviewed articles in clinical and basic science areas, as well as invited in-depth reviews of key treatment issues and groundbreaking research. Also included are critical examinations of the design and results of recent clinical trials; elucidative discussions of controversial diagnostic and management issues and techniques; and summaries of significant articles from around the world with relevant commentary by experts in the field.

Access to Educational Tools on Shared Decision-making

The "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Anti-TNF and Immunomodulator Treatment Options" online module is a treatment decision aid program for Crohn’s and colitis patients. The module covers the risks and benefits of several treatment options for advanced treatment care. View a demo of this program.

Discount to the Foundation's annual clinical and research conference

As a professional member, you receive a discount to the Crohn's & Colitis Congress and annual clinical and research conference in January 2018, co-developed and produced by the Foundation and the AGA!

Access to the ACG & IBD Circle Online Community

The ACG & IBD Circle Online Community is an online community solely for ACG and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation members. Its focus is to provide networking opportunities, expert insights, and professional advice as well as knowledge and awareness of key issues related to IBD.

Unlimited Complimentary Patient Memberships

Provide your patients with a one-year trial membership to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. They will be able to easily connect with our community and resources and keep up-to-date on research, education, and support initiatives both locally and nationally. Complimentary memberships include national and local chapter e-newsletters as well as Under the Microscope, our bi-annual patient research update. Members also receive our "I Can’t Wait" membership card, to help explain Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (and the sometimes urgent need for a restroom) to the outside world.

Under the Microscope

Under the Microscope is the Foundation's research update for patients. The bulletin includes a variety of relevant information such as new research projects, clinical trials, conference notes, and breaking news about partnerships and grants.

Online Directory Listing

Your name will be listed in the Foundation's Online Professional Directory, where it will be available to anyone who needs a referral to an established professional in the IBD medical field.