I am starting a MeetUp in Chicago called Chicago IBS/IBD for people of all ages. So far we have 4 members. We have a meeting coming up Feb 6th at 11 am at the Schaumburg Convention center in the lobby near the fireplace. Please see MeetUp for details.http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-IBS-IBD/Until the group reaches a sustainable size and we find different locations we will meet near Schaumburg. I encourage people to get involved in planning and hosting a meeting that way we can reach all ares of Chicago.It may be possible to meet at a church or a college or university location as these places typically do not charge fees.I know a yoga teacher and massage therapist that may be able to come during one of the first meetings.Hope you can get involved in attending and also planning events. That we we can rotate locations and have lot of interesting meetings.Thanks!!