Celiac Community Celebration
The Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School and the Healthy Villi cordially invite you to join Dr. Ciaran Kelly, Dr. Alessio Fasano and Dr. Alan Leichtner for an evening of champagne and music.
The Celiac Community Celebration will be held on Wednesday December 11th at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
The VIP champagne reception with gluten free refreshments will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
The concert, featuring pianist Cahill Smith and violinist Geoffrey Herd, will be at 8:00 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit celiac care, research and support of host organizations.
Seating is limited. Obtain your tickets now or contact us with any questions.
Watch this Interview with Healthy Villi President, Lee Graham
Healthy Villi GF Expo and Spring Conference Resources
Wendie Trubow, MD, MBA has shared this video from one session of her workshop at the Gluten Free Expo, Above and Beyond Gluten Free: Seven Critical Steps to Total Health.
The Spring Conference featured Dr. Ciaran Kelly's keynote address, What's New in Sprue? Slides from Dr. Kelly's presentation may be downloaded here.
Slides from Melinda Dennis and Pam Cureton's workshop, Reasons for Continued Symptoms in Celiac Disease and Updates on Food Labeling Laws, may be viewed here.
Slides from Happy, Healthy and Gluten-Free: Innovative Ways to Replace Gluten in Your Diet, taught by Claudia Pillow and Annalise Roberts may be downloaded here.
Recipes from the delicious gluten-free buffet lunch may be found here.
Questions & Answers may be found here.
Dr. Alessio Fasano Has Moved to Boston, Strengthening Region's Celiac Research
The Center for Celiac Research (CFCR) moved to Mass General Hospital in Boston in January 2013. The CFCR will also partner with the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Alessio Fasano (pictured at left) will continue to serve as Director of the CRCF. He will become the new Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center. Dr. Fasano will see both pediatric and adult patients.
The CFCR has been providing care for patients and conducting research on celiac disease and gluten-related disorders at the University of Maryland in Baltimore for 20 years. A spokesperson said, "We believe the CRCR's move will allow us to accelerate our goal of finding an alternative treatment/cure for celiac disease and gluten-related disorders as we work in partnership with the Celiac Disease Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center."
For more information about the CFCR and their move to Boston, visit their website.
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.
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.
It is also meant for those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Going Gluten-Free Is Only the First Step: Advice From a Nutritionist Who Knows
Sticking to the gluten-free diet is only the first step toward eating properly for people with celiac disease, says dietitian and nutritionist Melinda Dennis. In an interview, Melinda advises that whole grains and high-fiber foods are crucial to eating well, and that vitamin and mineral supplements also are likely to be part of a well-rounded regime. Melinda knows of what she speaks: besides her professional training, she herself has celiac disease.(Click for full story.)
Healthy Villi Accepts Online Payment
The next time you renew your Healthy Villi membership, sign up for a membership meeting, or make a donation, you will be able to do so online. That's because The Healthy Villi web site is on a new software platform that includes an electronic payment option. Use of the new capability is strictly optional. The new capability is intended for people who prefer to conduct business online, without inconveniencing anyone who prefers a more-traditional way of doing business, said Lee Graham, president of The Healthy Villi. (Click for full story.)