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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Do not miss the opportunity to hear from over 19 leading experts in gluten-related disorders. This day will include:
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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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!
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 CeliacNow.org , 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.
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.