Register now for the New England Celiac Conference on April 13
The New England Celiac Conference will take place on Sunday, April 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, MA.
The conference will feature keynote speakers, vendors and workshops. Gluten-free breakfast and lunch will be served.
Click here to reserve your place now!
Keynote speakers will be Ciarán P. Kelly, MD, medical director of the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Alan Leichtner, MD, director of the Celiac Disease Program at Children's Hospital Boston, and Alessio Fasano, MD, director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital. Click here to read more about the speaker topics.
Attendees may register to attend two of the following workshops:
Naturally Healing Foods by Chef Nasda de Monteiro, owner of the Elephant Walk restaurant
Easter and Passover Desserts by Chef Oonagh Williams
How the Gluten Free Diet Affects Families with Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH and Jessica Edwards George, PhD
Newly Diagnosed taught by Laurie Higgins, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Staying on Top of it All with Pam Cureton, RD, LDN, Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN and Karen Warman MS, RD, LDN
Click here to reserve your place now! Please register early. We expect the event to sell out and some workshops may fill to capacity. Registration fees will increase after March 20th.
Early registration non-refundable admission rates:
$50 Healthy Villi Members
+$20 for 4.5 CEUs for RDs
Vendors: Sign Up for Your Display Table Now!
Vendors wishing to reserve tables at the New England Celiac Conference can do so now by signing up here.
The conference will be the largest gathering of people with celiac disease and gluten intolerence in New England this year. Display tables will go quickly, so reserve your table now.
Many thanks to those who attended the Celiac Community Celebration
The Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School and the Healthy Villi hosted an evening of champagne and music.
The Celiac Community Celebration was held on Wednesday December 11th at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
VIP Attendees enjoyed a champagne reception and gluten free refreshments.
The concert featured beautiful music by pianist Cahill Smith and violinist Geoffrey Herd.
All proceeds will benefit celiac care, research and support of host organizations.
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.)