Celiac Conferences

Conferences on Celiac or related diseases can give a wonderful insight into adapting to the gluten free lifestyle. Meetings are listed by countries.

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  • United States

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    Canadian Celiac Association National Convention

    2004 C.C.A. National Conference
    May 28-30 2004
    Halifax, NS - May 29, 30, 2004

    For details contact
    Canadian Celiac Association (CCA)
    5170 Dixie Road, Suite 204,
    Mississauga, ON L4W 1E3,
    800-363-7296 or visit the WWW

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    Celiac Disease Center at Columbia

    Celiac Disease Center at Columbia Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    New York - Presbyterian Hospital
    161 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032

    "Hold the Dates"

    What: Celiac Disease CME for Professionals
    When: Friday, October 22nd from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Where: Milstein Hospital Building's Clark Conference Center
    177 Ft. Washington Ave
    What: Patient Education Day 2004
    When: Saturday, October 23rd from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Where: Health Science Campus of Columbia University in the Hammer
    Health Sciences Building at 701 West 168th Street
    *Registration information to be announced for both days

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    National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Celiac Disease

    June 28-30, 2004
    Natcher Conference Center
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, Maryland

    Presented by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the Office of Medical Applications of Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    This 2-day conference will assess the prevalence of celiac disease, its diagnosis, long-term manifestations, and management, and explore directions for future research. Experts in the field will present the latest in research findings to an independent panel, who will then prepare a consensus statement addressing six key questions.

    There is no charge to attend the conference.

    For registration information and more details visit: http://consensus.nih.gov

    Visit the NIH Videocast website for a live webcast of the conference The draft consensus statement will be available at http://consensus.nih.gov immediately following the conference; the final version will be released 2-3 weeks later.

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    Gluten Intolerance Group of North America Annual Meeting
    Seattle, WA

    The Gluten Intolerance Group announces its Annual Education Conference June 4 - 6, 2004 Double Tree Hotel-Lloyd Center Portland, Oregon.

    A conference for individuals and families to explore valuable resources, receive cutting edge information and research updates, and to network with others in the celiac and gluten-intolerance community.

    Preregistration guarantees the programs of your choice. The conference starts at 7:30 a.m. on Friday (June 4) and runs through Sunday afternoon (June 6) until 3:30 p.m. The Pennies From Heaven Banquet will be held on Saturday from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., - Celebrating 30 years of Awareness and Support. GIG Kids Day Camp, is available throughout the conference so parents can attend workshops and the Saturday banquet while their children and teens have supervised activities, spaghetti dinner, movie and gluten-free snacks.

    Program choices include: Health and Wellness Issues with Celiac Disease - Your Questions Answered by Cynthia S. Rudert, MD, F.A.C.P.; Integrative Therapies in CD by Dee Sandquist, MS, RD.; Making the Chef Your Ally by Aaron E. Flores, Disneyland Resort; Kids and Youth with Celiac Disease Panel Discussion by Al Williams; Advocating for Celiac Disease by Andrea Levario and Allison Hewitt of the American Celiac Task Force; Optimizing Nutrition with CD by Cathy Breedon, RD; Staying Active with Pain and Nerve Problems by S. Barsotti, PT; Living Mature Years with Celiac Disease Panel Discussion by Al Williams.

    Cooking workshops are held on Friday and include: Gourmet Desserts 101 by Cyndy Clark, owner Grassroots Baking Co.; Crepes - Savory and Sweet by Rebecca Reilly, author Gluten-Free Baking; Focaccia Bread and Pizza Crust by Karen Robertson, author Cooking Gluten-Free!; Fail-Proof Pie Crust for Sweet and Savory Dishes by Carol Fenster, Ph.D., author and owner Savory Palate, Inc.

    Local restaurants have agreed to accommodate reserved guests to eat out on Friday night, this reservation is required at registration and is optional to conference participants. The restaurants are Corbett Fish House, Old Wive's Tale and Jake's Grill.

    It will be a great weekend to relax and know that everything we eat is safe. The full schedule and brochure can be downloaded at www.gluten.net and click on Events or by calling GIG at 206-246-6652. Registration and fees are described in the brochure with an Early Bird discount available until May 1, 2004. Registrations with Visa or MasterCard payments may be faxed to 206-246-6531. Family rates are available (maximum 2 adults and 2 children) as well as One Day Only rates and Banquet Only rates. Childcare is available at a nominal fee for children 4 and under for all three days. Preregistration is required for childcare and walk-ins will not be accepted. See the brochure and registration for more details.

    For details contact
    Gluten Intolerance Group
    15110 10th Ave SW, Suite A,
    Seattle, WA 98166-1820,
    (206) 246-6652, FAX 206-246-6531
    or visit the WWW

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    Camp Celiac 2004

    The Massachusetts and Rhode Island Celiac Support Group for Children & Adults, Too! hosts this very popular, sell out annual event. Held August 15-20 on the site of Camp Aldersgate, N. Scituate, Rhode Island, Camp Celiac is open to children ages 7-16 with Celiac Disease. This five day sleep away camp provides swimming, row boating, canoeing, field events, ropes courses, arts & crafts, cooking classes and the wonderful opportunity of meeting peers in a similar situation. The overnight camp costs $275. and is all inclusive. Applicants are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

    For more information email Tanis Collard with your your full name and mailing address or WWW.

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    Gluten Intolerance Group Kids' Camps 2004

    GIG Kid's Camp - EAST COAST (Camp Kanata, Wake Forest, North Carolina) Session 2 June 6-12

    GIG Kids Camp - WEST COAST (Camp Sealth, Vashon Island, Seattle WA) Session 6 July 26 - 30 Session 7 July 31 - Aug 6 Session 6/7 July 26 - Aug 6

    For details contact Gluten Intolerance Group, 15110 10th Ave SW, Suite A, Seattle, WA 98166-1820, (206) 246-6652, FAX 206-246-6531 or visit the WWW

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    2nd Annual Gluten Free Fun Camp at Camp Courage

    The Twin Cities R.O.C.K (Raising our Celiac Kids) group has started plans for our 2nd Annual Gluten Free Fun Camp at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN. Gluten Free Fun - (GFF) Camp will take place August 10th through August 13th, 2004.

    We are looking for sponsors for scholarships for kids who cannot afford the tuition, and without support from donors, would not be able to attend Gluten Free Fun Camp. Donations can be mailed to R.O.C.K. Gluten Free Fun Camp - 29572 Gerlach Way - Cannon Falls, MN 55009. All contributions are tax deductible.

    Camp Courage is a barrier-free residential camping facility located on Cedar Lake near Maple Lake, Minnesota. Set on 305 acres of beautiful lakeshore, woods and fields, Camp Courage features two campuses with cabins, dining halls/recreation centers, craft shops and outdoor classrooms. Both campuses share a pool, gymnasium, health center and horseback-riding arena. The focus of this camp is to provide a well-monitored situation where children with celiac disease and their siblings, ages 8-17, can enjoy a Gluten-Free summer camp experience.

    For details contact Katie Weidner

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    The 27th Annual CSA Conference, Expanding the Knowledge, October 22-24, 2004 Oklahoma City Marriott

    Conference Objectives:

    This conference will enable attendees to:

    Designed For:

    CSA/USA, PO Box 31700, Omaha, NE 68131-0700, (402) 558-0600, CSA, www.csaceliacs.org

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    Gluten Free Gang of Central Ohio 2004 Conference

    Where: Columbus, OH
    When: Saturday, November 6,2004

    For more information or to register at: www.columbuschildrens.com/edu/celiac.cfm


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