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Upcoming NECO Events

Save the dates for these upcoming events:


Winter Workshop Meeting: Newly Diagnosed

Thursday January 15, 2015 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Weston Public Library

87 School St.
Weston, MA

This meeting will feature the Newly Diagnosed Workshop. This workshop is for people who are newly diagnosed with celiac disease or for those would like the opportunity to review the details of the gluten-free diet. Feel free to join us if you would like a refresher course too.

Beverages and a light snack will be provided.

There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is requested. Email or call 617-262-5422 to reserve your spot.


Gluten Free for Life:

A Comprehensive Toolkit for Diagnosing and Treating Celiac Disease and other Gluten-Related Disorders

Saturday April 11, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Four Points by Sheraton

1125 Boston-Providence Highway

Norwood, MA

Do not miss the opportunity to hear from over 19 leading experts in gluten-related disorders. This day will include:
  • * Morning keynote speakers such as Dr. Sheila Crowe discussing the spectrum of gluten-related disorders, Dr. Ciaran Kelly covering non-dietary treatments of celiac disease and many more.
  • * A gluten free buffet breakfast and lunch.
  • * Afternoon workshops covering topics such as the GF diet for adults and children, the low FODMAP diet, gluten free labeling and more.
  • * Panel discussions.
  • * More than 30 gluten free vendor tables.
Registration for this one-of-a-kind symposium will open in January. We fully expect this event to sell out so please register early to save your seat!

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Monthly Electronic Newsletter, NECO News


Click here to view the December 2014 e-newsletter.

Click here to view the November 2014 e-newsletter.

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New Monthly Group Meetings!


With the addition of meetings just starting in Glastonbury, CT, Quincy, MA and Westfield, MA, we now host 12 monthly  group meetings in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut each month. The goal of these meetings is to foster conversation in an intimate setting about living gluten free. Monthly group meetings provide the opportunity opportunity to talk about managing celiac disease. There are no set agendas, and there is no charge to attend. Just drop in!

Meetings take place each month in Boston, East Greenwich RI, Fall River, Glastonbury CT, Hingham, Natick, Needham, Providence RI, Quincy, Reading, Seekonk and Westfield.

Check the calendar for the full schedule and location of each meeting.

Recent Book Releases

Alessio Fasano, MD, founder and director of the Center for Celiac Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children has released a book with Susie Flaherty titled Gluten Freedom: The Nation's Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy Gluten Free Lifestyle.

With sections on Gluten Enters the Picture, Learning to Live Without Gluten, Gluten-Free for Life, Going Beyond Gluten and Making Wishes Become True, this thorough book is a great read for anybody following the gluten free diet.


Marina Keegan was diagnosed with celiac disease at a young age. Her brother Pierce, who also has celiac disease, worried about how some families could afford gluten free foods and together the family started Pierce's Pantry. Marina died tragically in a car crash just a few days after graduating magna cum laude from Yale University in 2012.

The Opposite of Loneliness is a collection of Marina's essays and stories compiled by her parents and one of her professors. Currently on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction best seller list, The Opposite of Loneliness is worth a read.


Beth Israel Deaconess Hosts Comprehensive Website On Nutritional Management of Celiac Disease

The Celiac Now website has added a Frequently Asked Questions section. The FAQ section catalogs over 50 questions and answers specific to celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston hosts , a free, comprehensive website for the nutritional management of celiac disease. This site can also be helpful to people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

The website was written by expert BIDMC Celiac Center clinicians and their colleagues, and edited by expert gastroenterologists and dietitians.

Celiac Now

Three levels of information are provided for each topic – from very basic to more advanced – to appeal to a variety of readers, including clinicians.

The website content includes “Key Points,” “Take-Home Messages,” graphics, handouts, quizzes, a glossary and other resources.


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